Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Handprint Christmas Wreath

We made this adorable little handprint Christmas wreath on Christmas Eve this year.   My mother-in-law, Judy, had seen a handprint wreath picture done by a friend, and came to visit us for Christmas with this art idea to do with the kids.  We started with a 16x20 inch canvas and traced a circle in pencil, using a pot lid as a guide.  Next, we used two shades of green paint and red paint for the wreath.  Each of the kids used their hands to paint--the oldest was in dark green (Natalie), the middle was light green (Isaac) and the baby (Cynthia) was in the red (top of bow).  Then, we added a ribbon bow and buttons adhered with glue dots.  So cute and such a precious memory!! 

Here's a look at my mother-in-law's canvas--we chose to do the hand prints all lined up--it makes a tighter fitting wreath.  We used a true green and a darker, olive green for the wreath, and then finished it with buttons and ribbon, as well.  She used Cynthia's handprints for the streamers, too--so cute!!

Hope you make a special Christmas memory in a creative way this year!  Thanks for stopping by!!

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