The holiday break is here! Hopefully you’re able to soon take a step back and focus on the activities you most enjoy about the holidays. Looking back on Christmas as a kid, it occurs to me I remember more about the simple rituals of decorating the tree, baking, and playing board games with family than I do about any particular present.
Christmas Handprint Decorations
This is the first year my oldest has gotten into crafting, so I’ve been taking plenty of opportunity to create memorable traditions for our family. We’ve been making our own clay ornaments, and even made a new batch last night. They’re great gifts.
But this time I’m making something for myself. I never got around to buying a Christmas tree skirt, which is a good thing since now I can make my own!
Once upon a time, I could sew. I even sewed my own costumes during my theatre days in high school. But as most unpracticed skills go, I’ve grown awkward with a needle and thread. Accordingly, Fabric Fusion has become my best friend when it comes to making costumes for my kids. My adhesive friend saves the day again for my new tree skirt as well.
Christmas Tree Handprinting Materials
- Felt for the skirt
- Felt or paint for handprints
- Fabric glue
- Markers or Glitter glue for writing names and dates
- Fabric ribbon for adding a border, if you choose
- Tape measure, if you care about precision
Getting the Handprints
Now my tree skirt complete with handprints brightens the base of our tree! I used gold glitter glue to write their names (altered for the pic) and date. Markers work too, if you don’t happen to have a glitter glue stash.
What are some of your family holiday traditions?
Hope your holidays are very merry!!