Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday-Ghost Feet

I didn't realize until about a week after Eliza was born that the hospital did not give us a copy of her foot print. We ran right out and did it on our own but it still makes me sad we don't have the very first one. When I saw this project I loved the idea, can't get enough exact prints of her size at a certain age.


Supplies:
Board or Canvas
Black Paint
White Paint
Sponge Brush
Ribbon
Lettering/Vinyl


I used a blank piece of board from Joanns, I thought about using canvas but I just pictured Mark putting his foot right through it. I brought it home and spray painted it black.


Next take your first foot and paint it white. I did Eliza's foot first, I figured she would give me a bit of a problem so if she is first we could work our feet around her. I set her in her highchair, gave her a bottle, and she couldn't have cared less! 






I let that dry and then did my foot


Apparently I have a very high arch in my foot, as you can see it isn't flat like Eliza's foot, so only my heel and toes actually came out. That clearly would not look like a ghost so I had to paint in the rest of a foot.




Next up was Mark, he wasn't interested in having his documented through picture so here is the end result. 





When it is all dry put on the eyes with black paint, a sharpie, or use googly eyes. I didn't have googly eyes small enough so I just put on the eyes with a sharpie, I figured it would be a better chance of being round. I went ahead and cut our Happy Halloween on the Cricut. I wish I would have done a better job measuring, Eliza had me distracted. The words didn't fit like I had hoped they would. 




I added a little bow for Eliza, and some ribbon to be able to hang it by. 



I think from now on with Tutorial Tuesday I will start putting a little note at the bottom of what I would have done different.


What I would do different:
Pay better attention to the letter spacing
Buy a bigger piece of wood


I hope you enjoy this cheap, easy, adorable craft for Halloween! See ya next week.











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18 comments:

Courtney said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm gonna attempt this - fingers crossed Bryan cooperates. Any suggestions what I can use for a boy instead of the bow?

Audra @ The Kurtz Corner said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

These are super cute! Thanks for linking up :)

Holly Lefevre said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It is adorable. I still have my son;s ghost feet from when he was 2! Great project. I shared it on facebook!

grannysparlour said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Adorable. I love the playfulness and spontaneity!

Pam said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Lovely project. What a great idea to have footprints as part of decor. TFS

DeeAnn said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi! I was just blog hopping and stumbled across this post. It's an adorable idea!

Lori Apgar said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

LOVE this!!! My boys' feet are too big now for this but it is adorable! Love her little bow! I also appreciate hearing the "what I would do different next time" things too :) Thanks for linking up with us at the Bug Bytes!

Sheila... said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

very creative!

Jamie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

HOW cute!!!! Very creative!!!! What a neat idea. Love the little ribbon on the middle one too. :)

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a clever idea! Loved it and am going to scraplift ;). Tfs!

Amy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Really cute and clever- thanks for sharing this week at FCCB :)Amy

Sarah {the fontenot four} said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

So cute!! New follower.

Style Outside The Box said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Just saying Hi from Style Outside the Box! We would love to do a link swap with you! :) New Follower from Oct Fest! :) Come say HI at http://www.styleoutsidethebox.blogspot.com/

:)

Kalyn Ernest said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Style Outside The Box Hey there! I am new to blogging, what is a link swap???

jessica dukes said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

ive done this before with preschoolers, but i love this idea! :-) i am a new follower over from the follow fest, i am glad i found you! yay!

Antonella said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is the cutest project!!! I love all the projects that the kids do with hand and foot prints (I wish I had more of them!)...

I am your newest follower from the Fall Fest :-) Hope you are having a great day (ours is snowy - makes me question if it is Christmas and not Halloween in a few days - lol)
Hugs,
Antonella :-)

Holly Knitlightly said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What an adorable craft!! Eee! :)

I stumbled over here from the followers fest!
Cheers!
Holly

Larelyn said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a precious idea and such a special memory of her first Halloween. Thanks for the tutorial and sharing with us at FCCB.