I have a couple of "Baby's First Christmas" projects I am working on for Nora's first Christmas. We completed the first project this week with this little footprint for the xmas tree. I saw it on Pinterest a while ago and saved it, but when I went to the website, it was gone, so I was left to my own devices. It was pretty easy to figure out and I am happy with the results!
|Because the dough has to dry out completely in order to harden, you don't want it too thick or it will take forever to become hardened. I rolled mine to about a 1/4 inch thick.|
|When you are ready, make your imprint with whatever you decide to do. I have seen hands, feet, paper doilies, toys!- you name it, someone on Pinterest has tried it and made something neat out of it!|
|I did a couple of footprints to make sure we got a good one. I also wasn't sure how it would turn out after baking and painting and wanted to be able to keep the one I liked the best.|
|Cut carefully around the imprint and transfer it onto a baking sheet. Don't forget to add a little hole somewhere if you are planning to hang it on your tree. Bake at 200 for 3 hours.|
|After it was baked and dried, I painted the foot with pale pink paint (2 coats) and then podged it to make it nice and shiny and sealed.|