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How many of your ornament on your tree are personalized?
I think pretty much every ornament on our tree is personalized in some way which makes decorating the tree so much fun for us.
One of my favorite ornaments is the Santa Handprint Ornament from last year. Connor was amazed to see how much his hand has grown in just one year.
And now this year we made a Reindeer Handprint Ornament.
Want to make one too? It’s pretty easy!
All you need is white clay, brown paint, a red pom pom, brown sharpie, one googly eye, and ribbon
Step 1: I rolled out the white clay and then pressed Connor’s hand in it. I used a knife to cut around the handprint. Then I baked it in the oven. Don’t forget to poke the hole for the ribbon before baking.
Step 2: I painted the inside of the handprint brown. Once the paint dried I outlined the handprint with a brown sharpie and colored in the hooves.
Step 3: I glued on the eye and nose and used double sided tape to attach pipe cleaner antlers to the back.
Step 4: I traced the handprint onto the felt, cut it out and glued it to the back to give it a more finished look.
Step 5: Thread the ribbon through the hole and hang on your Christmas tree.
I love how the reindeer and Santa look next to each other on the tree. The Santa is still my favorite but it so fun to see how Connor’s hand has grown. I’m going to have to come up with another handprint ornament for next year’s tree.
What is your favorite ornament on your tree this year?
Cute!! My favorite ornament is a snowman ornament…I love snowmen!!
So sweet. I would love to have a tradition like this with my kids. Thanks for sharing!
Kara, this is adorable. I cannot wait to Pin this and have my little ones make these for our tree. I love it!!
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I love hand print crafts, and I love making Christmas ornaments for the tree each year. I LOVE how you combined the two. And I think it is such a great way for the kids to see how much they have grown each year. Thank you so much for sharing this craft! And I would really love for you to link it up to our Made by or for Kids Linky http://wemadethat.blogspot.com/2012/12/we-made-that-linky-17.html
I have one of these form my son hanging on our tree an was thinking my daughter definitely needs one too! CUTE
Such a cute way to record the size of your kid’s hands!