DIY Handprinted Keepsake Ornament

‘Tis the Season, the holidays are here again! If you are crunching all holiday activities in the last week like me, pour a glass of wine because this one is pretty easy to do and you can have this keepsake ornament in your family and on your Christmas tree for many years to come.🎄

Ornament 1

Items Needed:

  • glass ornament balls
  • acrylic paint
  • sharpie
  • paintbrush (sponge can do too)
  • paper plate (for easy cleanup)
  • paper towel
  • makeup remover

If you have a toddler or or kid who you think will not cooperate and sit still, don’t fret. I did this all during nap time, lol! 😂  Hey, whatever works, right?  So let’s get started. First, I grabbed the paper plate and paintbrush. Then, I poured a little bit of paint on the paper plate and dabbed the paintbrush a couples Times in it, making sure it was thoroughly coated but not too gunky. Also, I put the paper towel on my son’s chest just in case this holiday ornament making would get a little messy. Thankfully, it didn’t. After everything was set up, I was ready to paint his hand with the red acrylic paint. I grabbed his hand, opened it and started painting it with the paintbrush. Lol, he didn’t even flinch! I grabbed his freshly red painted hand and then carefully made a handprint. After the print was on, I placed the ornament on a secure spot on the table next to me where I knew it wouldn’t roll around and paint and get over everything. Meanwhile, I grabbed the makeup remover wipe and cleaned the paint off his hand. The wipe can also be used to wipe a tiny smudge on the ornament just in case you mess up.  Once the painted ornament dried, I grabbed a sharpie and decorated the ornament with what I wanted to write on it, which was his name and the year.


Thats it! On the tree it went! Pretty easy. I hope you enjoyed this quick little tutorial on how to make this keepsake handpainted ornament. It will be on our tree and hopefully yours for many years to come!



  1. Nap time is the best time to be creative! LOL

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