I had heard about putting your children's footprints on a piece of paper, adding a poem and framing it. But, I thought, "Why not do all of that on burlap instead?" So we did! Did you know that if you use spray adhesive to attach a piece of burlap to computer paper, you can run it through your printer??? Awesome! That is how we got the poem on. Then, we used black paint to do our kids' footprints.
Here it is:
We also went to Hobby Lobby and had the kids pose with letters that spell Dad and took their picture. Then, we came home, printed them off and put them in a frame. I love that they each show their personality in the pictures. Very sweet. Here it is:
You know how I love to share the realities of DIY. All in all, it went pretty smoothly. However, there were some glitches like: My first few poem prints on the burlap were too light and I had to change my font so I almost ran out of burlap, I forgot to bring my camera to the Hob Lob, so Heather had to use her phone to take the pics (I still think they turned out great!), it was pretty messy to do the foot prints, and Heather and I both had to take our burlap prints in and out of the frame SEVERAL times because of stickers we forgot to remove or random burlap strings that were left by the glass. Here is a pic of us after 11:00 p.m. when we finished!