I finally got a real shadow box to put all of Alex's newborn stuff in. Previously I had just put into an 11x14 frame and called it a day, but as I walked by it everyday I just thought that did not do it justice. So after I got a gift card to Michael's for Christmas I went and picked a 16x20 frame (I think).
I made this a while ago, and I probably shared it on the blog already but here it is again. This is something else I saw on Pinterest and I plan on redoing it every year. Alex was not to keen on his hand in paint, so it kind of looks like he has half of a thumb.
This is something else I have seen on Pinterest that I do for each holiday. I did a ghost and candy corn for Halloween and a turkey hand and foot for Thanksgiving. We also did some butterflies made with both feet and a fish and a jellyfish with his hands.
I saw this one night when I had an extra 16x20 canvas laying around and I went to work. I freehanded the whole thing. I would have been easier if I was not such a perfectionist. But it took me about 20 minutes to get the B up to my "standards" and it is still not perfect but I love this way it turned out.
This was something else found on Pinterest recently. We each dipped our feet into white paint and then I decorated them as snowmen. I tried to decorate the scarves on the snowmen to match our stockings and tree skirt. I think I did a pretty good job, but in the picture it is hard to see the black print I painted onto it.
And my final one for the day is this. I traced Alex's hand and made it into a Christmas tree glued onto a 16x20 canvas. It was super easy, just a little time consuming.