How to make an easy, keepsake handprint ornament …
It’s hard to believe, but the holidays are COMING! And one of my favorite things to do around the holidays each year is make a special ornament by hand.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have endless hours to sit around crafting each Christmas, but I do carve out about an hour each holiday season to make an annual ornament with my kids.
And this year, I’m sharing some of them with you as part of 31 Days of Handmade Christmas Ornaments, hosted by An Extraordinary Day, Cupcakes and Crinoline, Yesterday on Tuesday and Silly Pearl. Today is day 30!
So if this is the first post you’ve seen, there’s a lot of great ornament ideas to catch up on!
I have three little kiddos at home, so my “handmade” ornament each year is some type of “handprint”.
It’s a great way to capture a moment in time and be able to pull it out each holiday season and remember how cute their little paw prints were, and how they’ve grown over the years.
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The great thing is, a handprint ornament is NOT hard to make, and they require very little in the way of supplies, none of which break the bank.
Alright, here are some good, staple-type supplies that are good to have on hand when creating your own handprint ornaments…
Handprint Ornament Supply List:
- ornament (color of your choice, but the larger the better, and I’m most comfortable using the UNBREAKABLE/shatterproof variety, just in case)
- Acrylic craft paints
- Craft paintbrushes, multiple sizes
- Pipe cleaners
- Ribbon scraps
- Googly eyes
- Hot glue
- Sharpie pen(s)
**Note: MOST of these items are fun little extras, and certainly not required. The only essentials for a handprint ornament are an ornament, some paint, and a handprint 🙂 **