This year I made a new skirt for our Christmas tree. I decided to make it a treasured heirloom by adding our children’s handprints every year. I used acrylic paint. I poured a small amount of paint on a paper plate and had my kids smear their hands in the paint. I actually used a separate piece of felt for them to put their handprints on and attached it to the skirt. You can use fabric glue or stitch the handprints on. I painted the kids names and the year next to their hands. While their hands were all painty I had them do two handprints so that I can keep one in their baby books. On the second set of prints I cut them out and wrote their names on the back with permanent marker and the year.

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