I saw THIS adorable, simple ornament on Pinterest a while back, and I thought is was so sweet! How hard can that be? Well, it turns out that crafting with a 5 month old isn't exactly as easy as I previously thought.... it was pretty hilarious actually. I bought a four pack of ornaments with intentions on using one as a "practice" run and boy was I glad I did! She squished up her hand and got ink everywhere. So, with a little help from my hubby and a sleeping baby... we made this sweet ornament (and one for each set of Grandparents too.)
Here's what ya need...
White or clear ink (non-toxic, acid free, and washable!)
Glass ball ornaments
Embossing powder (I used the blue glittery kind)
A paint pen (I used white)
We rubbed ink on baby girl's hand while she slept and then carefully pressed it to the ornament. Then cover the print in embossing powder and blow off the excess (outside!) I used an embossing heat tool to set the ink and powder, but a hair dryer on high will work too! Just make sure you get it nice and hot so that the glitter will stick! When it was dry and cool, I wrote her name and the year under her print. Attach some ribbon, and you've got a sweet little gift and a special memory for your tree!
I am a wife to Brian, my best friend and love of my life! We were married June of 2009 and moved from where I grew up in Lee's Summit, Missouri to San Diego, California for Brian's job. We spent 2 great years there, and came back home to Missouri just in time for our little Lovebug's arrival! She was born July of 2011, and we are in LOVE with her! When I'm not cuddling my sweet girl, I keep myself busy by making our home cozy, filling my hubbby's tummy, sewing, decorating, and honing other domestic skills. Thanks for stopping by!