My mom’s birthday is a few days after mine and each year she gets harder and harder to buy for. I’ve pretty much been using framed pictures of Caroline for every gift for family since she’s been born and I’m sure everyone is thinking “thanks, but please not another picture frame” so I had to get a bit more creative for this occasion. I wanted a practical grandma gift that would get good use so I decided to make footprint stamped tea towels!
Now, you’re probably thinking you don’t need a tutorial for this and you’re right. But it’s definitely not as easy as you would think. First you have to paint the baby’s foot, then you have to somehow pick her up without her feet touching anything (including you) and carefully stamp her foot in the middle of your towel.
It’s imperative that you buy a pack of at least 5 towels for lots of attempts. Only one of my attempts at stamping Caroline’s foot was successful…
My first piece of advice is to not use red paint. The outcome looks like a creepy Halloween project. Lesson learned.
By the last towel I got a decent footprint but I’m still not entire happy with how it turned out so I sent it to mom along with some flowers. I guess some projects are better left on the pages of Pinterest.
If you have any other (preferably less messy) gift ideas for grandparents I’m all ears!