One of our family traditions is making and giving Christmas ornaments to our family. It is such a nice way to capture the essence of the year. My daughter loves painting the inside of the clear balls and making pretty swirls. We have made this ornament for about 8 years now. After realizing that our family had enough to fill a whole tree, we decided to try something new.
This year we made fingerprint Christmas ornaments. They are so much fun and easy for children of all ages.
What you will need:
self hardening clay- We used Crayola (takes a few days to harden at room temperature.)
straw to make hole
cookie cutter (shape of your choice)
Roll out a ball of clay with the rolling pin on wax paper.
Using a cookie cutter press down on clay and cut excess off around the cookie cutter. Remove cookie cutter. Using the end of a straw make a hole for the ribbon/yarn for hanging purposes.
Have your child press their thumbprint on the clay.
Using a letter stamp press the initials of your child’s name on the ornament above the fingerprint.
Lay out the ornaments on wax paper to dry. This will take between three and five days. Once the clay hardens you take a black crayon and lightly color over the thumbprint. This makes it easier to see the lines in the fingerprint. Spray the ornament with silver glitter spray. Let topside dry; flip and spray underside with glitter spray. Write the year with silver sharpie on backside of ornament. Thread ribbon or yarn through hole for hanging. And voila’! You have yourself a timeless piece that you can hang on your tree year after year.
Doesn’t that just make you want to say, “awwww!” 2 Little P’s is an amazing shop on Etsy that creates beautiful hand stamped jewelry, leather cuffs, and handcrafted art jewelry. Each piece is created by hand, which means that each piece is unique and no two are ever the same. Cathy, is the artist and shop owner and she has two little peas of her own that she treasures. In fact, it was her two precious girls that inspired the artist inside of her to create beautiful jewelry that can be treasured for all time.
I absolutely adore the personalized pieces. There is something special about the connection and the emotional expression that these pieces display. The hand stamped sterling silver infinity necklace is absolutely stunning. This necklace is perfect for moms and grandmothers. Cathy crafted a custom piece for me with the names of my children and their birthstones. What a beautiful piece! I cried when I opened the box. This gift is such a special way for me to carry my babies with me each and every day. I love how delicate the necklace is. Cathy can personalize a custom piece with any name, special phrase, date, or bible verse.
This hand stamped sterling silver washer charm necklace from 2 Little P’s will warm your heart and nurture your soul. It is suspended from an 18 inch sterling silver ball chain, and features a sterling silver washer charm along with two Swarovski birthstone crystals to complete the look. It is a limited edition 2 Little P’s original.
Another very unique piece that is offered in this shop is the fingerprint charm bracelet. Another beautiful heirloom piece. After placing your order, Cathy will send you a kit that will help you capture your child’s fingerprint. Send the prints back to her and she will customize a charm bracelet that is unique to you and your family.
So if you are looking for a gift for someone special that screams I LOVE YOU! This is it! Order here:
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post! I will be posting a giveaway hosted by 2 Little P’s. You will have the opportunity to enter and win a customized Sterling Silver Infinity Necklace of your very own.