Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Look Ma, Two Hands!

Check out my GIVE AWAY HERE!!

 Check out the wall above the leather chair, empty.  Until today when I added an art project I've been working on, since May.  Really, like May or June.  Funny how you start something and then something else pops up, that is more fun and you stop working on it....story of my life really.  This project turned out cute and I love it, but I don't see me doing another, EVER!


Ta Da, hand trees, yep that's what I said....hand trees. 

Here they are close up.  Let me say, I love mod podge, you can do so much with it.  The flip side, it's so dang sticky and messy, and I hate being covered in it.  If you feel the same way this project may not be for you. 

First I wrapped two 16x20 canvases in burlap, I used hot glue to stick it to the back side.  Then I used my sizzix to cut out a zillion leaves in NINE different fabrics.  Okay that may be over kill, but I like variety.  You can use as many different leaf fabrics as you want.  Then I traced my kiddos hands on to fabric and cut them out.  This is where the mod podge comes in to play.  I used it to glue down the hand trunks.  I also cut a different fabric for grass.  This a close up of Lauren's trees.

When you glue the trunks down, don't do the finger section.  Now you want to glue on tons of random leaves, when the leaves are done you can glue the finger section down.  Definitely glue the fingers on top of the leaves, or you won't see the hand, and this is what really make the project cute.  This is Connor's trees close up.

I'm very happy with how they turned out, I kinda feel like they are missing something.  Suggestions are welcome, thanks for stopping by!

Tammy :)

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Donnie said...

They came out so cute. I'm sure your kids are proud of their part too.

Tammy @ Type A said...

thanks Donnie, the kids had a blast when we cut out the hands, but then like i said i did stuff that was more fun and they forgot all about these! until i hung them up today and they were like 'where'd those come from' doh!

Anonymous said...

Darling hand print trees! You will no doubt treasure them the older they get.

Merry Christmas, Tammy!


Holly said...

What a great idea and they're beautiful!!

Kaysi @ Keeping it Simple said...

Those are so fun!

Anonymous said...

So darling! Thanks for sharing at the Boardwalk Bragfest!

Steph said...

Very cute and fun! I bet your kids are so proud of them!

Unknown said...

these are so cute!

would love for you to link up at our saturday linky party.

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

What a precious idea! And a wonderful keepsake of your little ones' hands too!

Johnnie said...

Hi. Stopping by to invite you to come check out week 5 of Thrifty Thursdays. Happy New Year!


Elle Uy said...

haha this is too cute! I love DIY art. Great way to personalize a space. :)


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