Thursday, June 16, 2011

Father's Day Present Wrapping

I just wanted to show off what Sadie and I did last night:

 That is the on a present for Robert for Father's Day. It was super quick and easy, so any new mamma's out there haven't wrapped presents try this!

Here is what I did:
  • Wrapped the box in brown kraft wrapping paper, any solid color paper would be fine
  • Coated the bottom of a styrofoam bowl with white non-toxic paint (a plate would of been better, but all I had were bowls) use whatever color you have or that matches your wrapping paper
  • Dunked Sadie's hand in the paint, this was probably the hardest part and why I think a plate would of been easier, you could also try painting baby's hand with the paint if you had foam craft brushes
  • Do a test print (or two) on scrap paper - I did this because the paint was super globby on Sadie's hand, if you paint it on you might not need to do this step
  • Helped Sadie open, and keep, her hand open and pressed down on the wrapped box - remember to push down on the back of the hand to get the palm print, otherwise you will just end up with finger tips
  • I then cut the "i" and "daddy" out on my Silhouette SD, I had some sticky backed card stock so I used that, but you could use cute scrap booking paper etc, if you don't have a Silhouette (or Cricut etc.) just paint on the words or use markers or use baby's finger to finger paint it
I would suggest stripping baby down to a diaper to do this as Sadie and I both ended up with paint all over us, again using a plate instead of a bowl might of reduced this mess. 

Ok, let me know if you try this and how it works out for ya!


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