Monday, April 11, 2011

Handprint Art

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Thank you for all your kind comments on Westin's one year pictures!  Y'all know how to make a girl feel good.  ;)  I cannot take 100% credit for my outfit or hair though. I am not very fashion forward or even remotely trendy so I had Elizabeth help me with my outfit and my friend Aubrey did my hair.  The shirt I have on is from Forever 21 and everything else was old.

A few of you noticed Westin's hand print canvas on our shelf.  We did it when he was 10 months old and it is far from perfect but I just couldn't paint over it and try again.  ;)  As soon as we did it I thought it looked like a turkey.  Haha   

Hollie mentioned in the comments about a similar idea that she got from BeckyBecky gets her children's hand print every year around their birthday on an 8x8 canvas.  The idea is eventually to have a collage on your wall of your child's hand prints. (Click on their name's to see their versions.)

I decided to start this tradition with Westin and our future children.  I thought it would be fun to do them in the colors from their birthday party so we did Westin's in red and aqua.  Thank you, Lindsey for helping me!  I don't think we could have gotten it more perfect!  And thank you, Hollie for letting me know about this fun idea!

So what did I do with the old hand print?  I am now the proud owner of a priceless Thanksgiving decoration!

Here is a picture of the cute little guy who gave us his hand print.  ;)  My Dad hung his swing and Westin was sooo happy!  He loves to swing!

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Twice as Nice said...

Your little guy always puts a smile on my face. What a doll! Love the hand print idea. Wish my son was little again with all of these ideas from blogland. I want a redo!!

Emily said...

Westin is just too cute!

Where do you buy the canvas.. Hobby Lobby?

julie & joe said...

I love the hand print turned into a turkey.
I love handprint crafts. I saw a cute Easter bunny one I'll have to send you!

Lauren Lashlee said...

Love the handprint idea!! Also, the pics professional pics are all so beautiful!! Love the barn in the background.

Ruth Ann said...

Speaking of traditions and handprints...I read once about buying a table cloth and each year make a footprint and handprint on it...and then by graduation, the table cloth will be all filled up! Such a cute idea, but I never started it with my boys and they are 4 and 5.

Lindsay said...

You will not regret starting this handprint tradition! I also got the idea from Becky H. & my son has made one each year on his birthday. We'll be making our 5th one in July (boohoo!)
Here's a link to my blog post about it:

hi-d said...

haha...that turkey handprint is so adorable! I love how you transformed it.

That's such a great idea to do the handprints every b-day. I think I may have to borrow that idea for Maximus.

The 1 year photos of Westin and with the 3 of you are so sweet. I'm debating about spending some money to get some professional photos done of Maximus and then the 3 of us. I've taken a bizzillion photos so far myself, but I think it would be fun to get some professional ones.