Thursday, September 6, 2012

Handprint Flower Gift

I love giving gifts that are from the heart.  Also the boys love to do projects and heck pant is always something they enjoy!  My parents are those people that have all the things a person could ever want.  So what do you buy someone like that?  YUP not sure, so I go with gifts from the boys.  My parents house is a museum of antiques and collectibles so homemade gifts have to be able to fit into the theme.  I like to find a nice frame and if it doesn't match it can be brought out to show off when company comes over. 

I found this really fun project on pinterest.  On Nifty Mom she did a Mother's Day Card, I decided to take this and run for a project for my mom's birthday.   I went to Micheal's found a really cool frame that had floating pictures.  I took a picture of mom and the boys and added their handprint flower on either side of the picture.  Added a little note and tada we had a gift.  I should have gotten a picture on a white background to give you a better idea but sorry I took the picture in their kitchen with the granite counter top in the back.  I'm not sure what happened to the gift since then, so this picture will have to do.  I think this would make a great gift for anyone.  I'm a sucker for a gift that took thought.

What you Need:
Frame (Michael's)
Poster Board (Dollar Store)
Paint (Pink, Blue & Green) (Dollar Store)
Paintbrush (Dollar Store)
Paper & Printer - if you want to add a note
Scissors to cut out the flowers

Take the poster board lay down in an area that is ok if you get paint on it :).  Paint child's hand in the color of the flower.  Press the hand down hard on the poster board, make sure you press down so the whole hand shows up.  If you're doing two colors pant another hand in another color for a flower.  I then took green to make a steam at the end of each flower.  I let Cole help me cut out each flower once it was dry.  I centered the picture and put a flower on each side, put the back on and it was ready to be hung up!

A fun gift that was pretty easy to make.


  1. What a neat idea! I kinda want to make one for myself! :-)

  2. Oh I love this, something I can actually do!

  3. That's a great gift!
    Alexis, have a fun weekend.
    Hope your dad is doing well.

  4. I love the clear frame...very sweet!
    Blessings, Joanne


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