DIY Mother’s Day Gift Idea – Footprint Bags

Hello dear folks. With Mother’s Day just around the corner (Sunday 6th March), I thought I’d get myself a-crafting again with the boys.

I don’t know where they get it from, but Arthur and Teddy seem to have an incredible talent for footprint painting. Our poor family have already been inundated with Christmas footprint cards, canvases… what else could they possible want a footprint on??? Of course….
A bag! 
With Spring in the air and the return of the birds, this is what we’ve come up with. 
All you need is:
Feet (any size will do)
Plain Cotton Tote Bags – I got them from Amazon (less than £1 each)
Fabric Paint – I also got these from Amazon
Paint brushes
The boys enjoyed making these, and today, whilst they’ve been at nursery, I’ve finished off the rest of the birds and the writing 🙂

So what do you think? I’d love to see any DIY gifts you’ve made.

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  1. February 25, 2016 / 8:47 pm

    Those are great! My wife's been doing similar ones she found on Pinterest including turning a single footprint into a mouse and two feet together to create owls!

    Hadn't thought of robins! Thanks for the tip!


  2. February 25, 2016 / 8:47 pm

    OMG how super cute are these! Brilliant idea btw since we get charged for carrier bags now. Wish I was this arty and creative 🙂

  3. February 26, 2016 / 10:17 am

    Oh my goodness! That is SO cool! I love it – what a fab idea, and what a lovely gift to receive! I will be giving this a go for sure, but I don't think I'm quite talented enough to make those birds work!

  4. February 26, 2016 / 10:17 am

    Oh my gosh these are completely amazing!! I adore hand and foot print gifts and these are one of the best I've seen! I'm useless at drawing and don't have nice writing though so I'd need to rope hubby in for those bits! Fab idea xx

  5. February 26, 2016 / 10:18 am

    These are amazing I would love to receive one on Mother's Day. If I was creative enough I would try and make one with the kids but I guarantee it would end up a disaster! X

  6. February 26, 2016 / 10:18 am

    Oh my goodness I am in love with these. So creative and thoughtful and actually really useful.

  7. February 29, 2016 / 11:01 am

    I don't think my comment posted yesterday! These look awesome, i have attempted hand and footprint painting with my daughter before but it's always ended in a complete mess. But these are such a lovely idea, maybe I'll have to give it another go now she's a bit bigger!! xo

  8. February 29, 2016 / 11:01 am

    These are absolutely adorable! What a lovely gift x

  9. February 29, 2016 / 11:01 am

    What a lovely idea! So mice to have things like this to keep or give for gifts x

  10. February 29, 2016 / 11:01 am

    These look absolutely brilliant and so professional, I am sure the grannies will be absolutely thrilled with them!xx

  11. March 1, 2016 / 8:58 pm

    Such a wonderful idea! Mine would be so messy though! I just shared this on my blogs fb page as it's such a sweet idea, maybe i'll get my bum in gear to do it for next year!

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