A Helping Hand; Handmade Gift

A Helping Hand; Handmade Gift. One size fits all handmade gift fit for anyone with an oven! Mother's / Father's / Grandparent's Day, Birthdays & Christmas. TrishSutton.com

One size fits all.  This handmade gift is fit for anyone with an oven or a grill!  Think Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Grandparent’s Day, Birthdays and Christmas.   Made with love for aunties, mommies, daddies, grandparents and anyone else who might love a helping hand from a little loved one.

And who doesn’t love a helping hand?
Or the hand prints of little loved ones?

To share a ‘helping hand’ you will need just four items…

Cloth Oven Mitt
Fabric Paint
Fabric Marker
A Little Hand

A Helping Hand; Handmade Gift. One size fits all handmade gift fit for anyone with an oven! Mother's / Father's / Grandparent's Day, Birthdays & Christmas. TrishSutton.com

To create a Helping Hand Oven Mitt…

Pour fabric paint onto a plate then have the person attached to the little hand rub their hand around the plate until their hand is covered with a layer of fabric paint.

Firmly press the painted hand down on to the mitt; then have a helper hold the mitt down while lifting the little hand carefully off of the oven mitt to avoid smearing the paint.   The hand and mitt will ‘stick’ a little when separating.

A Helping Hand; Handmade Gift. One size fits all handmade gift fit for anyone with an oven! Mother's / Father's / Grandparent's Day, Birthdays & Christmas. TrishSutton.com

Allow time for the hand print to dry then use a fabric marker to write a message (and/or name & date) on the oven mitt.  I wrote ‘a helping hand’ and added a heart on our mitts; then below that line my little guy wrote his name.  Once the writing has dried completely the helping hand is ready to be shared!   Adorable.

A Helping Hand; Handmade Gift. One size fits all handmade gift fit for anyone with an oven! Mother's / Father's / Grandparent's Day, Birthdays & Christmas. TrishSutton.com

A quick tip:  The hand print will ‘pop’ better on smooth fabric as more of the hand shape is transferred to the fabric.  I suggest not using fabric mitt with texture similar to terry cloth.

A Helping Hand; Handmade Gift


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About Trish

When this sleep deprived self proclaimed tea addict is not creating messes with her five year old, Trish can often be found watching ESPN whilst debating penalties and plays with her college aged son. Along with tea, Trish could live off of licorice and popcorn. Her favorite place in the world is by her husband's side - preferably in a football stadium, at Disneyland or in San Diego.

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    1. Hi there! I used a fabric marker (the one I used is linked if you just click on the word however most craft stores carry them) and I was able to find the oven mitts at Target. I hope that helps! Thanks for stopping by ~ Trish

      1. Hey there, question! Do you wash the mits again after applying the handprints before gifting? How many washes before the ink fades?

        1. Hey Emma! I did not wash the mitts after painting. And as far as paint fading ~ I’ve been using mine since August 2015 and have washed them at least once a month. They still look great.

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  2. Hi! The oven mitt is a great idea!! Is the fabric paint hard to wash off the “little hand”? Also, can the oven mitt be washed after the project is complete?

    1. Hi Roslen! Thanks for stopping by. I washed my little guy’s hand immediately after pressing his handprint onto the mitt and the paint came right off his hand. I have washed my handprint oven mitts 6-7 times since making them and the paint is still there and looks fantastic. 🙂 I hope that helps ~ have a great day!

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