6.10.2010

fingerprint pendants

(off of one of our summer to do)
I got this great idea from smashedpeasandcarrots
who got this great idea from: the crafty crow

 I think they are just so sweet!


I got some sculpey

(is it pointless to say I got if for 40% off. It's just kind of a given right?)
I got a pearl color so it has sparkles in it.

rolled it out

took some cookie cutters:

(started with the big hearts.....changed my mind....then decided to do our whole family-- two big hearts (adults) three small hearts (our kiddos)

pressed our little fingerprints in and put in a pan to harden in the oven
(just followed the instructions on the package)

oh and I poked holes for the jump ring (before cooking!)


wrote on names and dates
and had to make my own jump rings because my hearts were too fat!


I used a crimp bead and added some beads...and decided that if I wore this is a necklace I would have a backache from carring this weight around.

so I turned it into a little hanging decor for my rearview mirror.

combined all the strings together
glued them together using clear nailpolish

added this hook

I already had an air freshner in my car...

so I cut off the air freshener and used the string to hang my fingerprints




I also thought that these would be so cute as a keychain

or you know those family home evening charts that have the pegs..these would be cute as the name tags for them.

and my kids made one into a keychain for mother's day
you can read about it HERE

57 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness!!! I love this so much! I'm doing this with my niece when she comes back into town as a gift for the family! Thanks for sharing this precious idea!

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  2. So cute! I need to add this to my to-do list!

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  3. Precious! I saw some jewelry once with fingeprints and it was about an arm and a leg, so this is much more my style!!! I will be making these! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. These are such a gorgeous idea! I'm adding to my holiday to do with the kids list!

    Popped over from Sweet Charli...

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  5. Well how stinkin' cute is that!!! WAY!

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  6. Those are so cute!! That would be a good idea for Christmas ornaments too!!

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  7. I've seen (and lusted after) some fingerprint hearts on etsy and never thought to try to DIY a set. Thanks so much for the idea! Yours looks great!!

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  8. Fantastic - thanks for sharing your instructions.

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  9. This is lovely, thank you for sharing. I love what you turned them into!

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  10. How darling!!! Thanks for sharing! Great tutorial!

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  11. What a cute idea!
    Thanks for linking up and sharing!

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  12. I’m already your Friday follower, but wanted to say hi!

    My latest postings are, “Springtime Beauty,” “The Power,” “The Triumphant Heart,” “Pure Love,” “Peace of Mind,” and “Simple Gesture.”

    Ron

    http://inspiredbyron.blogspot.com/

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  13. this is SOOO GOOD. YES, SO GOOD IN FACT THAT i HOPE you'll get yourself a link from our blog to this tutorial by using our DIY / Craft Tutorial Linky Party.

    We've only just begon this series, but it's going to be every Wednesday, from now on.

    We'll leave the first (few) linky party open for a weeek, till all the good tutorial writers/creative talents know where to go EVERY WEDNESDAY.

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  14. This is so precious! What a great gift this would make! Thanks so much for linking up! :)

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  15. I've tried this before, but it did not turn out oh so gorgeous as yours - I'll have to try again!
    New follower from Follow Me Friday :)

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  16. These are adorable! I love all your creative ideas.

    Laura @ alomg for the ride

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  17. I love this idea!

    Found you through Feature Yourself Friday, new follower

    Kimberlee, from www.TheSpunkyDiva.blogspot.com

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  18. this is adorable and so cute. Very creative to make it into a rearview mirror decoration. I am following you from Follow me Friday.

    Check me out at:
    www.necciescreations.blogspot.com

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  19. These are precious! I love smashedpeasandcarrots! :) She is awesome! Thanks for reminding me of this super sweet project!

    Erin :)

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  20. So Sculpy is the key! Adding this to my list now! (Of course!)

    Just wanted to let you know that I mentioned your blog in my post today. I finally completed my terra cotta pot "gumball machine" and gave you credit galore!! Hope you'll come by to see it!

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  21. Holy cow that's super cute! Great idea!!

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  22. Thanks for stopping by and linking up!

    Laura @ along for the ride

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  23. Simply adorable! Love this! They look perfect hanging from your rear view! Thanks so much for joining The Sunday Showcase Party. I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  24. Hi Kimbo! I'll be featuring your pendants tomorrow. Stop by and grab a featured button if you like! Thanks again for linking up to The Sunday Showcase! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  25. This is SOOOO cute! I've been seeing Finger print stuff around and trying to think of a cute way to make some! Very nice!

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  26. This is such a cute idea and I think it adds great emotional bondage to your family.

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  27. Love this idea! Would make great grandparent gifts! - Karen

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  28. What a very cute idea! So many cute things you could do with this!

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  29. This is adorable! Going on my to-do list!

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  30. Nifty! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  31. This is such a fantastic idea! I am going to adapt this to make a keychain for my husband for Father's Day.

    Thanks so much for sharing!

    ~ Jennifer

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  32. I love these! They would make adorable tiny Christmas ornaments too!

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  33. I love this. I am getting ready to do a craft camp and we are definitely going to make these. Awesome idea. I am thinking of using them in a wind chime. Thanks for sharing!

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  34. I did this last year with my boys and we made it into a mobil for our sunporch. It makes me smile everytime I see it! It is such a great project to do with kids. I love how you hung yours in the car. What a great way to enjoy it even more!

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  35. this is too sweet! thanks for sharing the project :)

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  36. ok, that is soo darn cute! i would love to make one of these!! thanks so much for sharing this fabulous idea :)

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  37. i wanted to let you knnow i featured your craft today- i love it - thanks so much for sharing - Jamee from jameehomemaker.blogspot.com

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  38. I saw this idea on Smashed Peas and Carrots too! But when I saw yours, my heart skipped a beat when you turned them in to decorations for your rear view mirror!! Love it!! I featured these on my friday favorites!
    http://lilbitofus.blogspot.com/2010/06/friday-favorites_18.html

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  39. I've never heard of Sculpy! I pretty much live in Michael's!

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  40. I absolutely love how this turned out - so very, very precious...

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  41. love this and gonna do it! when i do i will for sure link back to YOU! THANKS FOR LINKING UP to "AP Tuesdays @ New Nostalgia~~oh, and I featured you again:)

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  42. I chose this project as one of my favorites from last week's Mad Skills party, so I will be featuring it today!

    madincrafts.blogspot.com

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  43. Love this! What a great idea and super cute craft and keepsake. :)

    DigiMom
    www.digicrumbs.com

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  44. Thank you for contributing this to http://www.FineCraftGuild.com's DIY Tutorial Linky Party.

    It's beautiful and well presented.
    And just the perfect summer craft!

    If you have a new & equally wonderful tutorial you wish to share with us this week, come on over. We just opened a new linky party for this week's greatest talented artisans out there! (and you are one of them ;-0)

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  45. Excellent collections. I like everything above.

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  46. How hot does the oven need to be and for how long? It doesn't say on the package

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  47. LOVE this. I did these with my daycare kids as a mother's day gift. Thanks!
    tricia
    http://iburneddinner.blogspot.com

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  48. I was wondering if I could use one of your pictures of the fingerprint pendant. I will link back to you. I'm working on a Mother's Day post of my favorite hand and footprint crafts.

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    1. Here is a link to the post that I used your picture in. http://lovetolaughandlearn.com/favorite-mothers-day-handprint-and-footprint-crafts/

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