Sunday, November 6, 2011

Thanksgiving Potholders

Before we get to the tutorial for today ...
I gotta give a shout out to Gina from East Coast Mommy 
(and also  her shop Cute as a Button Designs)!

She was awesome-rockin-super enough to review some FOOTWORKS products for me!
AND she's hosting a give-away as well!

So, want to know what she thinks about the Footworks line of products?
AND ... want some FREE Avon??  Then head on over to her place.

And while you are there, stay a bit and look around.
She has awesome ideas!


Now, on with the show :)

Ever notice how fast your kids grow up?
I do.  My daughter is now 18 and my son is almost 9.
What the heck?  Where did time go?

One thing I find myself oogling and loving the most
during the holidays is their craftiness from holidays past. 

The ones that make my heart melt the most
are the ones that show how big they've gotten.
You know, the ones that have footprints
or handprints worked into them?

So, I decided that I wanted to do another handprint/footprint project
this year using my son's handprints.  Hmmm, what to do?

Thanksgiving = turkeys = food = cooking = POTHOLDERS!!

So, this is what we ended up with.
It took literally less than 15 minutes ...
but it will be a lifetime of memories!!

Simple - Easy - Peasy!

Items Needed:
Fabric Paint (Brown, Green, Red, Yellow, Orange, Black)
Two New White Potholders (I got mine at IKEA for $1 for BOTH!)
Tiny Little Hands :)

Step One:
Smear Brown Paint on the palm and thumb.
Dab the colored paint on each finger.

Step Two:
Lay the hand on the center of the potholder and gently press each finger down.
Lift the hand straight up.

Step Three:
Using the black fabric paint draw legs and an eye.
Then use the orange to make a beak  and red to make the gobbly gobble piece
(what IS that piece called anyways??)

Step Four:
Use paint to write their name or anything else you want to say.

Step Five:
Wash up :)

Done!  Told you it was easy!

What thanksgiving things have you made with handprints or footprints?
Comment below as I would LOVE to know!

I Will be Linking Up to All or Some of these Fun Parties This Week:

The Stuff of Success Creative Kristi


Samantha said...

These are so cute! I love them x

Charlene Juliani said...

These are so cute! I would love if you would link this to my little link party of kids' activities Hey Mom, Look What I Did at Adventures In Mommy Land (

Unknown said...

Oh, wow, those are adorable ! What a great idea to put them on a potholder! You could turn an upside down handprint into a reindeer and make them as Christmas gifts too! Would you pleeeeeeease share this here at my holiday linky?

Vicky @ Mess For Less said...

That is so cute! I would love to make some for Grandma. I am posting this to the Mess For Less facebook page. I am a new follower from Made By Little Hands Mondays. Vicky from Mess For Less

Charlene Juliani said...

Thanks for sharing on Hey Mom, Look What I Did at Adventures In Mommy Land...hope to see you soon!!

Miranda @ Life in the Motherhood said...

What a cute idea - and on potholders!? Genius!

Thanks for linking up to our Harvest Party! Just wanted to let you know that this will be featured on our blog tomorrow!


Michelle DuPuis said...

So cute! And what a great idea for grandparents. :-)

Unknown said...

I WISH I had stumbled upon this when all my boys were little!
Lol, I think I will do it anyway (even though my oldest is 19:))
I am including you in my top thanksgiving handprint craft post:)