On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…
10 finger handprints
A 9 piece Christmas felt tree
8 paper snowflakes
7 words for artwork
6 hand-made ornaments
5 gifts for L
4 festive letters
3 photo shoots
A 2 piece no-sew blanket
And a new spot for our Christmas tree
I promised the post for the Day 10 project following Christmas because I didn’t want to ruin any Christmas surprises. Now that we’ve all opened our gifts and had some time to enjoy them, here is it: a custom tshirt with the girls’ handprints!
M received a handprint shirt for Father’s Day this year and loved it. Unfortunately it shrank in the wash and can now only be worn around the house 🙂 I thought a new one in his size would be the perfect gift! This gift only cost $3 as the shirt was on sale at Target and I already had the paint (which was from the dollar store anyway).
M loves his gift and has been wearing it everyday since Christmas!
I started by painting hearts on the shirt using acrylic paint (in colours the girls picked, of course!). Once this had dried, I used white paint to add the girls’ handprints. A fine-point paint brush was used to write their names and the date. If painting on a tshirt, remember to put some cardboard between the 2 layers of the shirt so the paint doesn’t bleed through to the back. There you go… easy and inexpensive but a super meaningful gift!
Did you give or receive any DIY gifts this Christmas?