Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Handprint Christmas Tree skirt

Christmas always makes me nostalgic!
I am reminded of all of the Christmas's that 
I have celebrated with my sweet kiddos.
I think of the twinkle in their eyes
and smiles on their faces
as we have made years of memories!

One thing that helps me mark the years
is our Christmas Tree Skirt 
with  my kids' hand prints.


child's handprint Christmas tree skirt
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Every year as I pull this Christmas Tree Skirt out of
storage, I compare hand sizes and reminisce 
at how much my kids have grown.


hand print christmas tree skirt, keep track of kids size each year


I made this tree skirt in 2007,
the year my 3rd child was born.


hand print christmas tree skirt, keep track of kids size each year

Supplies needed:
*1-2 yards red felt
*white ric rac
*string
*chalk
*glue gun


hand print Christmas Tree Skirt, felt hand prints


Directions:
*tie an 18" string to a piece of chalk
*put end of string in the center of red felt
*pull string tight and draw a circle on the felt
cut the circle from the felt
*use a salad bowl to trace a circle in the center
of the larger circle and cut it out
*glue white ric rac onto the edges of red felt skirt
*trace child's hand onto white felt sheet
*cut out hand prints
*glue hand prints onto tree skirt with glue gun
*write year onto white felt hand with puff paint


hand print christmas tree skirt, keep track of kids size each year


At one point I stitched the year onto the 
handprints, but puff paint was MUCH easier!


hand print christmas tree skirt, keep track of kids size each year


Our hand print Christmas Tree
is a reminder of how quickly my kids have grown.
And it helps me to remember that
the best things in life are memories!


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