Pitter-Patter Tree Platter

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 I'm a total sucker for anything that reminds me of my kids and that's why I love this new Christmas platter they helped me make!

Not only is it cute, but also it only cost me $1 (plus the paints that I already had) because I got the charger at Dollar Tree!

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acrylic paint (greens, brown)

small paint brush

puff paint (white, green, and glitter)


clear coat or Mod Podge

1. Paint your little sweetie's sweet little foot with green acrylic paint and stamp it on the platter.  I don't have a picture of this step in action since we had to work quickly and my hands were busy helping him so we didn't make too much of a mess.  While I painted his foot I had him sitting on the counter next to the sink and as soon as we were done making the footprint I stuck his foot in the sink and washed it off.

2.  My second subject was more stationary and easier to get a picture of (but I do feel a little crazy for painting my baby... I guess that's what he gets for having a crafty Mama and he just needs to get used to it!)

3.  I used the white puff paint to decorate the outside border of the platter and write a Christmas message.  I also used some puff paint to make a star on top of the tree, and to add some pine needles to the tree.  I used a small paintbrush with brown acrylic paint to create a tree stump.

4.  When all the paint was dry I painted a couple coats of Mod Podge on top to seal it and protect it (so I can always have it to remember their sweet little feet on their first Christmas together!)

Once it's dry it is ready to display!  I know I will love pulling this out every Christmas and remembering when their feet were small enough to fit on a plate (my husband wears size 14)!

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  1. So cute. I’m sure you’re little one was wondering why you were painting his foot! I wish I had thought of this years ago. My children are 30 & 34!

  2. So precious!!

  3. What a fun way to remeber just how little the kids are. You’ll treasure it forever!
    Kindest regards,

  4. I will help my 8 little great grandchildren make this for their moms/dads during our Thanksgiving get together. What a cute thing. I look for things to do with these children 1-6 yrs old when they visit me – just as I did with my grandchildren. The grandchildren love to tell me what a good time they had coming to our house. SO IMPORTANT TO KEEP FAMILY TIES ALIVE. NITA


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