Handprint pillow keepsake….

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Little hands are so cute—and sweet. I captured my children’s little 10 year old hands recently with this idea to always be able to see how little they were….

You will need….
  • 2 cotton placemats
  • freezer paper
  • a favorite Christmas fabric
  • iron
  • fusible heatbond (no sew)
  • permanent fabric glue
Glue around the perimeter…leave a spot open to be able to stuff the pillow…

I use this GemTac

Trace your kids hands onto freezer paper…

Cut out the hands…
Iron the hands (shiny side to fabric) to the wrong side of your pretty Christmas fabric…

Take the freezer paper off after you have cut out the hands…

Using the Gemtac….glue the back of the hands to the front of the pillow

Allow to dry…

I also placed the age in small tiny jingle bells that I had on hand. Glue and let dry.

I stuffed with some batting…glued the seam shut and secured with pins until dry. How cute huh!!!

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.
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6 thoughts on “Handprint pillow keepsake….

  1. Ann @ makethebestofthings

    So cute and well done! And when they are teens and their hands are HUGE this pillow will be a sweet reminder. SO sweet.

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