Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Memory Footprint Keepsake

Create a one-of-a-kind present for Dad or Granddad to cherish this Father's Day! We took one of Daddy's old military dress shirts and up-cycled it into this lovely keepsake. My son stamped his footprint at the bottom of ours, but this would look great with all of a soldier's medals and ribbons on it too.

You will need:
one of Daddy's old shirts
a canvas or thick cardboard
a frame
acrylic paint

Take apart frame and remove glass. For our Memory Footprint Keepsake, we used an 8x10 frame and canvas. Place canvas on the desired portion of the shirt to be displayed and measure and cut 1 inch out from all canvas edges. Wrap shirt tightly around canvas and staple in place on back (like upholstering a chair.) If desired, you can then stamp a footprint or handprint on the front, or affix other mementos. Then place the covered canvas back into the frame and secure the back.

Sure to look great on Dad's desk or hanging proudly in his office!

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea and special lifelong treasure. Thank you very much for joining in the celebration of #purebloglove, we enjoy having you each week. I hope to see you on Thursday at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee