Monday, November 15, 2010

Mommy & Me Monday: Turkey Handprint Trivets

These would make great grandparent gifts. It would also be fun to make a bunch and use them each year on your Thanksgiving table.

Below you can see most of the supplies used. I traced the boys' hands on the wrong side of some scrapbook paper and cut them out. Instead of doing each "feather" in a different paper, I decided to use a brown plaid paper I really liked for the whole tail. I used my star punch to make feet and a beak (I cut off a star point for the beak) and my heart punch (cut in half) for the wattle. I used a regular size hole punch to punch out an eye. The photo shows everything laid out on the tile before I Mod-Podged it. That's why it looks kind of crooked. The first step was to spread a thin layer of Mod Podge all over the clean, dry tile with a foam brush. Then I laid out the paper pieces and brushed another layer of Mod Podge over the top. After that coat was dry I added stickers to spell each boy's name and the year. Then I put another 2 coats of Mod Podge over the top again to really adhere the stickers. The photo below shows one tile which is mostly dry and the other one still wet. If you try this and have never used Mod Podge, don't worry, it dries clear. I think these turned out SOOOOO cute. I am so happy with them. I will add little felt circles (like the kind you put under furniture) to the back corners. I think I'll also pick up some little plate easels at Hobby Lobby and display these on a shelf in an upright position. They will be fun to pull out each year. I was barely able to fit my 9 year olds' hand on one, so I'm glad I did it this year. He might be too big next year to do this!


Krystal said...

These are really cute - and they look pretty simple too for someone like me who is not super "crafty" :) Smart idea to try before the boys' hands get too big!

Leeann Hill said...

I LOVE this section of the newsletter...sometimes it's the only section I read. My 2 yr old and I try to do a weekly (sometimes bi-weekly) craft so I look forward to your ideas! I'm so thankful you make the time to share with all of us.
Thanks a bunch,
The Hills