Thursday, December 15, 2011

"Baby's First Christmas" Ornament

One of our non-secret projects this weekend was to make an ornament for Levi in honor of his first Christmas.  I had some leftover clear ornaments lying around so I swished around some acrylic paint to give the inside a nice red/white swirl(here are more details instructions). 
I let it dry over night and the next morning we went to work trying to get a handprint from Levi. Easier said than done. I don't have any great tips for getting a baby's handprint (I've read that it's better to do it when they're asleep!). Basically, we painted his hand black and held out the ornament just out of his reach, hoping that he would reach for it. He did..with his other hand, of course. We had to wash off a few duds, but eventually got one we were happy with.  

Oh, the life of a son of a crafter...
..and I may have at least one more ornament tradition idea in the works. 
Hey, December blogging hasn't been half as bad as I thought. :)


  1. How precious! All that effort will certainly be worth it in the years to come.

  2. He's an artisan already! What a cute baby hand he has :)