Iv’e enjoyed finding projects that I can do with Parker. It’s never to early to start molding that creative little brain! For Christmas, our daycare provider made these adorable LOVE signs for each of the parents. It was such a wonderful surprise and absolutely made our Christmas. I often host craft play dates with my moms group and thought this would be a great project to do.

I tend to look for fun projects that are easy to do with tons of kids around, can incorporate them into the project and don’t take a lot of time.

The total for this project was about $15.00 and the paint can be used for future projects. I got all of my supplies at Michael’s and the folkArt paint was on sale for $.99. You can save a few dollars and just paint the L and E but I like the look of the different levels.

These little beauties come in handy for all sorts of projects. It makes it easier and quicker to paint wood leaving minimal mess. You can also use them over and over again which is also a perk.

I painted the boards a few hours before we did the hand and feet imprints. I wanted to make sure the paint was completely dry so there was no smudging. It’s great when you have an extra set of adult hands. I would paint their hand and feet, with a roller brush, and then one adult would hold the plaque while the other directed their hand or foot in the right place. It’s certainly not perfect but the imperfections are what make it real and beautiful.

I love how they turned out and how festive they are for Valentine’s Day. It’s a great decoration to bring out once a year to remember how tiny those little hands and feet once were. I can’t wait until St. Patrick’s Day rolls around to do it again!

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  1. Carrie This Home February 11, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    This is so cute, Mary! You’ll look back on those little feet and won’t believe Parker’s feet used to be that small! I do that with my kids all the time!
    I would love it if you’d link this up to the Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop. Our readers love to see super cute projects like this!

    1. Mary Meyer February 11, 2014 at 2:37 pm

      Thank you so much Carrie! I will definitively check it out and join the party.

  2. Alie February 28, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    How did you get the letters on the board? Glue?

    1. Mary March 1, 2015 at 9:26 pm

      Hi Alie! I used hot glue to secure the letters. You could also use wood glue.

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