Monday, June 18, 2012

DIY: easy gift from parent and child for grandpa

Save this for Father's Day next year!

Lorelei and I made a gift for her grandfather for Father's Day but that could easily be for a birthday, Christmas, or other gift-giving holiday. Here's what you need:

potholder or oven mitt
fabric paint
fabric marker(s)
another adult (seriously -- do this with a partner!)

I poured some fabric paint onto a paper plate, then put Lorelei's hand in it to get it coated. With a little cajoling, my mom and I managed to get her to open her fingers wide, and then we pressed her hand onto the potholder. Once her handprint was dry, I traced my own hand around hers and put the date underneath.

On the backside, I wrote this message: for a Dad and Papa [or grandpa, etc.] who has always done just the right amount of handholding.

Super easy -- and a sweet, sentimental gift!


  1. Very sweet :) Sharing on Pinterest, have to remember this for the future!

  2. Thanks for sharing. I hope you don't mind but I've featured your project on my blog. Come stop by and grab your "I've Been Featured" button and display it proudly. :)