DIY Mother’s Day Gift

This year, for my mom, I decided to make her a little something something including Xavier. I saw this on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/263812490646637204/ and decided I wanted to do handprints like that. I also saw this: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/263812490646637202/ and wanted it written somewhere in her gift. For the clay, I used this recipe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnGpbgYLAs0

Here’s how my handprints looked before getting cooked

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I suggest you turn them sometime while they’re cooking, because I didn’t do it and mine was still a bit too soft. Since I noticed after painting the front, I had to leave it face down to dry during a couple of days, and even then it’s still a bit soft. If you want to hang it, make holes in the clay before cooking it.

Ingredients

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  • Paint of your choice
  • Handprints
  • Brush
  • ** Optional: Ribbon and box frame

First Step

Paint the handprints white to make it easier to put your choice of color after.

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Step Two

Paint your hands the color(s) you chose

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Step Five/Final product

I didn’t think I would use a ribbon so I didn’t make holes, but in the end I did use one so I had to hot glue it to the back of the handprints. I do not suggest you do that if you want to properly hang it. It doesn’t hold very well. To finish it all off I printed out the saying I wanted and pinned everything in the shadow box I bought on amazon (http://www.amazon.ca/Lawrence-Frames-14-Inch-Shadow-Display/dp/B004X7IH0Q/ref=sr_1_12?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1399606715&sr=1-12)

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Happy Mother’s Day to all mother’s out there 🙂

Until Next Time!

Young Mom ❤


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