With Mother’s Day just a few days away I made myself a present–one that reflects both my personal style and the extreme pride I feel for the 3 amazing, little beings who inducted me into Club Mom. These painted & embroidered hand prints are made modern with the use of graphic print backings and transitional colors. It’s a simple, clean project made (in part) with messy hands. Mama’s, honor yourself with a little craft time this year by making your own kids’ hands modern!
Embroidery Floss in colors: Black, Light Grey & Orange
Lay fabric on a flat surface. Use sponge brush to spread a layer of paint on the oldest child’s hand; firmly press hand against fabric; lift hand straight off.
For subsequent kids’ handprints, repeat the last step only layering print off-center from the previous one and using lighter shades of paint for each one. Let dry.
Note: If you’re working with babies the print will likely be a blobby mess. Embrace it and let it go. As long as you get the general size of the hand, then the memory’s captured and can be cleaned up with the next step.
My Children’s Handprints: Ages 10, 8 and (almost) 1
Place fabric in embroidery hoop; stitch around the general outline of each hand in a coordinating or contrasting color.
Iron fabric if necessary; place in frame. Hang with pride.
Tip: Take a photo or scan finished piece into your computer. Make prints of your hand-y work for family members, or shrink it down to use as card fronts!
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Every season, YarnYAY! presents a new box for knitters who are ready to dive into a more in-depth project than our regular monthly boxes. For Autumn, we've gone mad for plaid, and are thrilled to have partnered with FOUR other (besides mine) woman-owned, small businesses. (Tap to see.)
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