Thursday, July 7, 2011

Wash Your Hands- A Gentle Sentimental Reminder

This tutorial I shared over at Babes and Sage a few weeks ago. Now I am sharing it here.




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When your kids were little there was nothing cuter and precios, then when they get big you often find yourself reminding them constantly...wash your hands!! So today, I am combining the two in what I like to call...


"A Gentle, Sentimental Reminder"

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Supplies Needed: Cotton Material (scrap piece), embroidery thread (different colors if more than one child), needle, hoop, pencil, scissors, letter cut-outs


First step (not shown) Trace your children's hands on paper. Cut out.
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1. On the wrong side of the material trace your cut out hand with a pencil.


2. Insert material in hoop and tighten


3. Of the 6 strands of the embroidery thread only use two of them. Sew with a simple straight stitch around the pencil line. Make sure your knot is on the pencil side. The non-pencil side is what will be seen when finished


4. Shown is the finished side.



Repeat 1,2 & 3 according to how many children you have. My children are 6 years old, 3 years old and 5 months so I knew their hands would fit snuggly inside one another.

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5. With cut out letters ( I used my silhouette) glue on "Wash your"


6. Wrap material around a frames insert and tape on the back.


7. Assemble frame. I added a satin ribbon to the top.
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You are done!! I love that this will forever be in my guest bathroom and it will capture a moment in time with my children that will soon be priceless and in the mean time remind them to WASH YOUR HANDS!!




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11 comments:

Kirsten @ Mushki Loves said...

I have seen these and want to make one for my Princess' bathroom! I LOVE yours! I am your newest follower! I would love it if you followed back! I am pinning this!

Jenni said...

I LOVE this and will be using this idea in our hally bathroom. Did you see the hallway reveal? This is the perfect project! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!
Thanks for sharing!!
HUGS~
Jenni
kissedbyafrog.blogspot.com

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I love this! Super cute, would be really cute in preschool bathrooms too :)
I just wanted to stop in and say thank you for your comment, it means a lot that you took the time :) I'm not cleaning today, just taking a break and visiting some blogs and have a big smile on my face as I read all the love!
Thanks
Kristin

R @ Rebecca's Roundup said...

This is SO cute! Thanks for sharing cuz I cant wait to make one and treasure it forever.

Ashley said...

aw how cute!!! i love it:)
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Tasha said...

That is truly so sweet. I love it.

Analog Girl said...

I love this idea! Super cute!

Kristy said...

Oh!!! I love this!!! Gotta make one!

Jenn @ Frugal Upstate said...

This is such a cute idea-and it would be so easy to make even for folks without much in the way of embroidery skills. I think I'll have to make one for my MIL with all 3 grandkid's hands on it!

Jenni said...

Hey Girlie, just wanted to drop by and let you know that I will be featuring this on Thursday at the linky party! Hop on over and grab a featured button. Hope to see you back again this week with something else AHHHHHmazing!
HUGS~
Jenni

Ginger@gingersnapcrafts said...

Featuring YOU over on my blog. :) Thank you for linking up at {wow me} wednesday last week.

Ginger

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