Grandparent’s Day is this weekend! To celebrate, I, with the help of my favorite littles, helped create a DIY Handprint Photo Display.
One of my favorite ways to include Jensen with our family is to use his hand and foot prints. I learned how to transfer these a few years ago and I’m so thankful.
He’s always a part of our family.
My parents love pictures; my dad constantly takes them. Any gift that includes showcasing the grandkids is one they’re going to love.
This Handprint Photo Display is easy to do at home too! You’ll only need a few things…
- Wood plank or slice
- Ink pad
- Clothes pins
- Marker or paint
- Sawtooth hanger
- Hot glue gun
First, attach a sawtooth hanger or whatever hanging device you like to the back. I normally do this first so I don’t hurt anything on the front when I hammer the hanger in.
The next and probably the most fun part of this DIY gift is the handprints.
You can find an ink pad at your local craft store. I think I found the one I’ve been using at Joann Fabrics. I’ve had it for a few years and it’s still full of ink!
There’s really no trick in getting the handprints nicely on there.
Since Mila is three, she can do it better than when she was younger. Isla, my niece, did not like the ink on her hands. I still think her handprint turned out adorable!
Just gentle press their hands on the pad then whatever else you’re using. Make sure to wipe their hands off after.
For Jensen’s, I do my special process. If you’d like to see some of my work, check out my Etsy page: Grey Woods Design.
Then, write their names over top their handprints. I just used a thin Sharpie, but you could use paint or even a circuit for this step.
After, heat up your hot glue gun and attach the clothes pins.
Add pictures of your parents’ favorite kids and you’ll have a perfect DIY Handprint Photo Display!
Although I didn’t take a ton of pictures of this DIY, I hope you liked the video! It was so much fun to do.
Do you celebrate Grandparent’s Day? If so what do you give to your grandparents?