In the blogging world you are surrounded by masses of very creative people, all of whom have some excellent ideas and often you will find me sharing their ideas as I genuinely am amazed at what they come up with.
You know that I am not on their level but I do enjoy a bit of my own creativity every now and then and this year I decided we’d send our own homemade Christmas cards to our family.
I trawled my Christmas Pinterest board for ideas, I scoured the internet and finally I settled on The Dubiens Thumbprint Christmas lights idea for it’s simplicity.
I found 50 ready made cards and envelopes for £3.93 which will keep us going for a few years.
I invested in some washable Crayola paints 6 colours for £4.99, again we only used a fraction of them.
I asked the girls to choose one colour at a time and placed a small dob on a paper plate, then I invited them to dip in their finger, ‘squidge it around a bit’ to avoid using too much and then to put a print on the card. Some cards have 2 prints, a couple have an overload of one colour until we got the hang of it.
We then chose another colour each and repeated the process. This was to avoid all the colours looking brown if they got mixed together.
We put them on the mantelpiece to dry out and the next day I connected the dots with a green felt pen and a ‘clasp’ on each light to represent the bit where the lightbulb sits.
If I had read the above mentioned post all the way through I would have discovered Mrs Dubiens started with her felt pen line first and then added the fingerprints, this would have saved some very tricky dot to dots on my behalf where I had to connect the girls prints – you live and learn people.