Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Framed Hand Prints

Here is an idea that I first used when my youngest was just a baby.

Newlywed (not quite year and a half) and new parents (4 months) we were pretty stinkin' broke!  I wanted a special Valentine's gift for my sweet hubby since he continued to love me despite my tremendous weight gain during my pregnancy (seriously folks, I was huge!)

Any way, this is what I came up with.
(Yes, I know there is no apostrophe in "Spaenys" - I'll get around to changing it one day)

Then, after our second one was born I decided it was time to do another one. 
(Yes, I realize I put an apostrophe in "Spaenys" again.  You try nursing two boys for a combined 2 1/2+ years and see how much brain you have left!  I'll get around to changing this one, too.)

All you need is some coordinating scrapbook paper, a pair of scissors, a frame and a paint pen to improperly write your family name and the holiday.

*Just a little hint, if you are right handed, trace everyones left hand.  It's easier to do your own hand that way.

And here I am close to delivery day!
I told you I was huge!  Can you believe how smokin' hot my husband is?  Yea, ladies, he's all mine!  This was us on Ty England's tour bus (our next-door neighbor was his Road Manager).

I've linked this idea at Tatertots and Jello!
And A Little Lovely!
And Be Different...Act Normal!
And Under The Table and Dreaming!

38 comments:

  1. What a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing it.

    (You're not huge!)

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  2. I really meant to do this ... my plan was to trace my sons' hands every birthday and then put them all together to show how they were growing. I like the idea of putting all the family handprints together. Thanks for sharing!

    (And you're not huge!)

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  3. I would love to hang this in your new baby's room in the spring once he/she arrives! Thanks for the great idea :)
    http://enjoylifeandlove.blogspot.com/

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  4. I love this craft - I am definitely doing this with my family over Christmas break
    Jennifer
    www.bigdandme.com

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  5. What a wonderful gift! I absolutely love it!
    mamarockwell.blogspot.com

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  6. We don't' have kids (yet) and I doubt it would look even half as cute with our puppy's paw print, but, I'm going to pass this awesome idea along to my friend. Adorable!
    ps. you are not huge! :)

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  7. I am always looking for ideas for father's day gifts - and this one is a keeper! Thank you!
    Lindsay

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  8. Wow! That is a lovely lovely idea! Great to capture the whole family like that!


    Would love for you to link up at Kids Get Crafty (with and for kids)? It's every Wednesday over at Red Ted Art, current linky: http://www.redtedart.com/2010/12/01/kids-get-crafty-robots/

    Hope to see you there!

    Maggy

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  9. Oh I just love this idea! Thank you for sharing...and Huge?!!!! Not a chance...My little one had an olympic size pool to float around in...I was Gigantic!
    Happy Holidays

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  10. that is such a cool idea! If you have time make sure to come link up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings today. www.ladybug-blessings.com

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  11. This is the best hands thing I have ever seen in my life. I just love the family of hands, and it is very tastefully mounted.

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  12. This is such an amazing idea. I can't wait to do this with my family!!

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  13. Love it! This will be this week's project :) Thanks bunches

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  14. thank you so much for the idea. I made it for valentines! http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=8111910&l=cf1595923e&id=530388754

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  15. This is adorable. My husband will love to put it in his classroom. Thanks for sharing!
    www.thrifty101.blogspot.com

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  16. very cute My boys and I will be out of town on Father's day And I've been dying to find something to send/ leave for my hubby. this will be perfect. thanks for the GREAT idea!

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  17. http://simplysarvah.blogspot.com/2011/06/fathers-day-project.html

    Used the idea for this upcoming Father's Day!

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  18. I love this! I'm doing it with the grandkids for my mother in law as a Christmas gift this year!!

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  19. I'm choosing this craft for a get-together with some girlfriends (and our kids!). I needed something "just right" that would suit the massive and age-ranging brood and this is a perfect fit! Each family can make one, and for sure it won't end up like the some of the more unfortunate crafts that...well, I mean, we can't keep them ALL, can we??!

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  20. I'm a new follower and I love this idea, thank you! I made one of our family and it added just the right amount of color to our picture gallery - http://www.onedogwoof.blogspot.com/2011/11/old-frames-new-art.html.

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  21. Love this! Wish I had thought of it when my kids were little. You don't have to change The Spaney's if it stands for The Spaney's Hands!!! This is like a rebus story. You have use a picture of hands to replace the words.

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  22. Pinterest brought me to you. I made it for my mom and in-laws and everyone loves!!! TY much for sharing. I will post a pic on my blog in a few days if you want to see mine.

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  23. Thanks for posting! I saw this while browsing pinterest and decided to make one for our family! I wish I could share the pic here!

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  24. This is TOO cute, I can't make to one for our family!

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  25. So I'm stealing your idea.. Already working on it.. I'm not very creative and feel bad that I have to STEAL someone else's idea.. booo ;(

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  26. Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing this lovely idea. One of the best things I've seen on Pinterest. Definitely plan to give it a try, many thanks!

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  27. Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing this lovely idea. One of the best things I've seen on Pinterest. Definitely plan to give it a try, many thanks!

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  28. This is cute! Great idea and thanks for sharing. :)

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  29. I love it, off to the store to buy paper and a frame... Thank you so much for the wonderful ideal!!

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  30. I am looking for ideas for my husband for father's day and came across this blog post and your wonderful framed handprints! What a very unique gift! :) Love it!

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  31. So easy to do! What a great idea that can go with anyone's decor :) Pinned so I can remember to do it!

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  32. Don't know if you know this is featured at parenting's Dad Projects for Father's day. Unfortunately the link is wrong and took me a bit to search for this, but this is an awesome idea! Thank you for doing this. Here's the link: http://www.parenting.com/gallery/fathers-day-crafts?view=home&pnid=555785

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  33. Sharing this on our blog! I love it!

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  34. Super cute idea! Thank you...!!! :)

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  35. Thank you so much for sharing! I love this! Going to try to do this for Christmas gifts.

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    Thanks,
    Amy from Some of the Best Things in Life Are Mistakes

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