I've used their foot prints a couple of times, and even their tiny little butt prints. (It was a shirt with 'butt-erflies' on it. Too funny!!)
Anyway, I saw this picture at Come Together Kids and thought it looked like something I could do. (She's got a whole tutorial on how to make it.)
Great idea, right? (By the way, she's got lots of neat stuff so go check out her blog.)
Anyway, my mother-in-law is more into modern and these flowers were a little frilly for her so I tweaked it just a bit and came up with this.
I tried to keep the flowers a little higher on the 'trees' so that it was clear that they were hands since my flowers are bigger than Laura's. And, since it was a gift for Dax's mom, I decided to add his hand in there too. He's in the middle with all of his little saplings around him. :0) I also wrote their names along the trunk.
It was a little labor intensive making all those flowers, and I was concerned whether she would like it at all.
Oh, I also started with a purchased canvas to save some effort where I could.
But, I think she LOVED it, so it was definitely worth the effort.
While I was busy making it, though, I wondered to myself why I never make any of these treasures for myself.