Lisa Leonard Designs

family hand-prints winter wonderland

December 15th | decorating, DIY

I had an idea to make our handprints into a wintery forest scene. It was a fun project–here’s how I did it.

I traced each person’s hand and then added some extra small branches to make the hands feel a little more tree-like.

After I cut out the hands, I cut out simple trunks and taped them together.

I spray painted a large canvas with flat gray spray paint.

Then I placed the trees where I wanted them and used a silver glitter spray paint to cover all the exposed areas.

The paint is still a little wet in the picture above, but you can see it’s a slight contrast. I wanted it to be subtle.

Then I took my time placing tiny dots of glue all over like falling snow. I wanted it to look like it was snowing, and the snow was collecting in the branches of the trees.

Then I sprinkled glitter–a super fine glitter, to cover all the glue dots.

And I let it dry overnight. Such a fun, winter project that celebrates family!

20 Responses

  1. cheryl rodda says:

    Wow… that is awesome! I think I need to do that!

  2. April says:

    I Love it!
    What a beautiful festive keepsake:)

  3. Kristen516 says:

    How cute……my girls and I made the clay ornaments this weekend! They had a blast!

  4. angela king says:

    so cute! i may have to try this someday. :)

  5. polly dove says:

    What a great idea! Truly special … I love it.

  6. Vicki says:

    That is such a beautiful keepsake! LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!

  7. So sweet! I’ll have to pin this for one of our Saturday crafts :-)

  8. LOVD says:

    this is brilliant and so meaningful. I’m pinning it to remind to do this next year!

  9. How awesome is that??? So creative and turned out fab!

  10. Dorothy says:

    What a great idea! I love it.

  11. kirstie says:

    so cute, lisa!!! you’re gonna have to share with me your secrets – how do you get it all done??? 😀

    • Lisa Leonard says:

      hi kirstie! here’s the secret–i don’t get it all done. And what i do get done, I have a lot of help–a house keeper who comes in 2x/month, babysitters here and there a team of amazing people in the workshop. and it’s still craziness sometimes!

  12. Sarah says:

    I love it, Lisa! This is a must-do for Christmas vacation!! Happy holidays!

  13. Sarah-Anne says:

    totally loving this idea. you are so creative, friend!

  14. Katie says:

    This is so beautiful!!! Thank you so much for sharing how you did it! I’m enjoying your blog!

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