Is it just me, or do these months seem to go by faster and faster? We’re already in April! Before we know it, it’ll be May and we’ll be celebrating Mother’s day. So, since it’s only a month away, it’s time to start thinking about our sweet moms and some gift ideas for them!
I love to give handmade gifts, especially with Jade’s help. We made a cute little handprint coaster for David for Christmas this last year, and I thought making a set of them would make the perfect Mother’s day gift! These DIY handprint coasters are not only inexpensive, but are seriously incredibly easy to make. And they’re totally adorable!
- 4 white tiles (I got mine at Home Depot for $.16 each!)
- 4 acrylic paint colors
- Paint brush
- Vinyl Bumpers
- Clear protective glaze
- Little hands!
This little project is perfect for any number of kiddos (if you have more than 4, you can double up the prints or make more coasters!). What’s so great about using these tiles is if you make a mistake, you can easily wipe it off and do another! I may have had to wipe off Jade’s print and redo it
1,254 a few times. 🙂
And, because it’s virtually impossible to get a toddler’s handprint without it smearing in the first place, there was no way I could have gotten any pictures of it, too. I’m not that good! 😉
To make these cute coasters, you just paint the kiddo’s hand and press it on the tile. Easy peasy! Let the handprint dry for an hour or two. Then spray a few light coats of a clear protective glaze on top to make it waterproof. I like to use Rust-oleum’s Triple Thick Glaze. Let them dry completely overnight.
Flip the coasters upside down and add a vinyl bumper in each corner. I got mine at Home Depot where the furniture pads are. They’re perfect for making the coasters stay in place better on a table and not slip around too much!
Stack up your coasters and tie a pretty bow around them!
My mother-in-law is getting these for Mother’s day (so if you’re reading this “grammy,” you already know what you’re getting!) and are going to be so cute on their table!
The best part is how imperfect they are. She’ll get to have Jade’s sweet little handprints forever!
Are you making any gifts for Mother’s day?
Hope your weekend is lovely, friends!
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34 thoughts on “DIY Handprint Coasters for Mother’s Day”
These are so cute! My kids would have so much fun making them! I can’t believe you didnt get a picture of the handprint in progress 😛
Amanda recently posted…Simple No Sew Trick To Lengthen Curtains
Thank you Amanda! Haha, I know, a picture would have been just so easy, right?! 😉 Hope your weekend is going great, and Happy Easter! 🙂
What a sweet gift! And great job getting those little hand prints. I know just how hard that can be 🙂
Aimee, The Crazy Craft Lady recently posted…How to Make a Plank Entry Wall
Thank you, Aimee! Oh man, it was HARD. Ha! It took us a good half hour to get even 3 handprints. She would decide she was over it riiiiiight after I got the paint on and was putting her hand to the tile. She’d close her hand up and say “all done!” Haha. But they still came out cute! Happy Easter! 🙂
These are so cute! My daughter is sitting next to me right now and is very interested in this crafty gift project! I have never tried that triple thick glaze spray!!
Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom recently posted…How I’m Doing on my 2015 Goals (3 Mo. Check In) and Meal Plan Week 54
Aw thank you Carrie!! They’re so the perfect craft for kiddos, esp. older ones who can hold their hand open and follow directions easier. 😉 Ha! Thay glaze spray is awesome and totally protects the paint! Happy Easter my friend! 🙂
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Have a great week!
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Thank you, Christie!! That’s so sweet of you!! 🙂 I’ll head over and check it all out! Have a great week. 🙂
These are super cute, Amanda! Such a sweet Mothers Day gift idea! 🙂
Kendra @www.joyinourhome.com recently posted…One Room Challenge: A Bathroom Makeover (& Plan)
Thanks, friend! I was hoping my hubby would get the hint and make these with Jade for ME…buuuut I don’t think that’ll happen. 😉 Oh well! Hope your week is fab!
What a great idea for a Mother’s Day gift! Only in the world of blogging does someone know in advance what they’ll be getting 😉
Ann @ The Clumsy Wife recently posted…Spring Birthday Gift Ideas for Him & Her
Thank you, Ann! Haha, you’re so right! It’s a good thing our families are supportive, right? 😉 Hope your week is great!
These are so cute! I love handprint projects. These would be an adorable Mother’s Day gift.
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Thanks Amy! Handprint projects (and gifts!) are the cutest! It’s something to always look back on! 🙂
I love doing DIY stuffs as well! I find it the sweetest gift for those people you love. I have done a personalized pillow for mom last mother’s day. And I feel happier because she is using it each day.
I agree, personalized gifts are the best and are so much more meaningful! Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great weekend! 🙂