As we head into the holidays, making keepsake ornaments is one of my favorite things to do with my son! Last year, we made Salted Dough Ornaments and although I love doing those, this year I needed something extremely simple. As we prepare for a new baby that could arrive basically any time now, I wanted to be sure we were able to do an ornament plus have an ornament for the new baby to do as well.
This year I decided to head to Pottery Barn Kids and pick up the Holiday Handprint Ornament Kits! These are around $15 and extremely easy to use, plus quick.
All the supplies you will need are in the box with your kit. The clay was different than what I was expecting. I was expecting more of a hard clay and this was extremely soft being that it’s an air dry clay.
My son and I made his ornament, which he was so excited to do! We did the hand print a few times just to get it deep enough to make a good imprint into the clay. If you mess up, the clay is very easy to work with and redo!
I also wanted to add his name into the clay too plus the year. I used the end of a safety pin to carve in the name and date. Next, you simply use one of the cutters that are in the kit based on the size you need, we needed the largest one for him. Then, you trim off the extra clay and make your indention for the ribbon. The last step is letting it dry!
The final touch was hanging it on the tree. My little man was so anxious to hang it up on the tree and admire his hand print! I love that we will be able to keep this for years to come and continue doing one each year as he grows!
Now, I have a kit patiently waiting on my sweet little girl to make her arrival! I’m excited to be able to do her hand print and hang it on the tree as well before Christmas Day!
Not only are these wonderful for our tree, they are perfect to make as gifts for the family as well.
Do you make keepsake ornaments every year? If so, what is your favorite way to make them?
Disclosure: This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™, but all my opinions are my own.