Every year about this time, I get a ton of emails and messages asking me about my sweet little Hand Print Christmas Wreath I made and posted about 5 years ago. When I made it, it was mostly a throw back to my child hood because I remembered doing something similar in school.
(Here's the original picture with my very old picture tag.)It couldn't be more easier, plus it's super cheap, and the MOST cherished Christmas decoration I have! I loved it so much that the very next day I made two more for both grandmas as a little present. I love seeing it up in their houses to this day.
My oldest son was 2 1/2 at the time and last year I wanted to create another wreath with my second son who was about the same age. However, the season got away and I didn't ever make it. This year, however, my youngest is 2 1/2 so I need to up my game and make two wreaths this year because is just wouldn't be right! Then my middle child will have something else to add to the therapy list, right?
You only need a few supplies:
Chipboard (I used a cereal box)
6-8 green colored card stock (I used two different shades to bring some variation) The amount depends on how big your child's hand is.
Red Cardstock (or red pom poms would be really cute!)
Small round circle punch
Large round plate (I used a 10")
Small round bowl
Step. 7. I adhered them on with a little liquid glue, having each of them face out or in. Depending on what I thought looked good.
Step 8. I finished it off with a few red "berries" that I punched out of red cardstock using a 1" circle punch and adhered on.
Step 9. Tie a ribbon around it for a hanger.
Step 10. THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP! Write the child's name, age and date it was done! It's always fun to look back on these types of cherished items and see how old the person was.
So, now that I've given you the scoop (finally!) who's making one this year????
Watch the how-to video HERE!
Here's another fun Christmas activity you can do with your kids!This post is linked up at - Weekend Re-Treat, Friday Finds, Creative Collection, Link Party Palooza, Monday Funday, Totally Talented Tuesdays, Wow Me Wednesday, Whimsy Wednesday, Creative Collection, Super Saturday,