Monday, January 7, 2013

Handmade Gift Idea - Handprint/Footprint Santa, Reindeer, & Christmas Tree Coffee Mug

I know that Christmas is over, but these turned out too cute not to share.  I plan on making an insert for most holidays/seasons.  I bought several coffee mugs that you can decorate inserts for at the dollar store last year and never used them.  I later found larger, name brand mugs(pictured below) on clearance for $4 at Target.

Each year we try to do some handmade gifts for my parents and aunts(and Daddy and I!).  I scoured the internet for hand/footprint ideas.  I chose Santa for Evan's hand, A reindeer for Isabella's hand, and a Christmas tree for Kallie Jane's foot(I thought it would be too easy to mess up a handprint with a baby).

I used green scrapbook paper and cut it out to match the sizes I would need.  I painted their hands/feet the color needed and gently placed them on paper.  I then added a white dot on Santa's hat, a red dot for the Reindeer nose, 3 differe dots in the antlers for lights, and a start at the top of the tree.  Once it dried, I used a sharpie to draw santa's face, the reindeer's face, Christmas lights, outline the star, and write their names and the date.

I then went through and put dots on the Christmas tree for lights and laminated the pages so that they would survive if they got wet.

As I mentioned above, I plan to do this for each season this year, so stay tuned!

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27 comments:

http://livingatthewhiteheadszoo.blogspot.com/ said...

Very cute I love handprint crafts. Just pinned for next year =)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I love this! What a great idea to do each year!

Cher said...

What a cute and easy idea! I have a laminator and can never think of anything fun to use it on!

Melanie F. said...

Great way to immortalize the kids prints when they're young! :) I've got to try this with my little ones! (melmarilyn@yahoo.com)

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

That is such a neat idea and every time I took a sip, I'd smile!

Mudpiesandtiaras said...

I love hand and footprints! Great keepsakes!

Mama to 4 said...

WHAT A SUPER CUTE IDEA! MY PARENTS LOVE HOMEMADE GIFTS FROM MY KIDS!

MikiHope said...

What a cute idea!! And I know any parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle would really really appreciate this!!

TerinAleah said...

What a great idea!!

shelly said...

I love handprint gifts! They are so cute and remind you of how little the kids were at different stages. I need to make one of these for my hubby to take to work!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This is such a cute idea! I love that feet prints got used too.

Crystal Threeprncs said...

These are so cute! What a great idea.

Tesa @ 2 Wired 2 Tired said...

Those are really cute! My kids would have so much fun making them and they would be a truly special gift for the coffee lovers in our family.

Jennifer Clay said...

How cute!! I love doing homemade items like this and by using your child's art work makes it even more special!

Mama Luvs Books said...

These are super cute! I cherish the homemade gifts!

Janet W. said...

What a cute idea to make a personalized mug! Who wouldn't love their child's artwork on their mug?!

Andrew L. said...

Great idea! I know our son's grandparents would all love this as a gift.

slehan said...

Too soon the little hands will be too big to fit on a mug...

Rachel said...

Super cute idea!!

A Happy Hippy Mom said...

I love the idea! Super cute!

sgumer said...

these are great ideas for gifts. i will have to try this next year.

bmom76 said...

I really like this idea it can work for all kinds of presents.
chelsea r

Robin O said...

These came out looking great! I would like to try making some as Easter gifts. Everybody can use a coffee mug, so it's useful too! Thanks!

HappyMomC said...

what a neat idea!

Chris said...

What a great idea! I was actually browsing the internet trying to come up with a new and different craft project that my kids can do for Easter for their grandparents. This fits the criteria for sure. Thanks for sharing!

Hailie Jordan said...

These are super cute! They look very simple and like very good grandparent gifts (:

HappyMomC said...

Neat idea, surely will try this!

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