I’m thinking this would be a fun holiday craft to do with the kids/grandkids. Just trace their hand prints onto felt in colors for that particular holiday. Then link them with a piece of ribbon. Probably hot glue would show through the felt, so a few stiches with embroidery floss ought to hold the prints onto the ribbon. You could also use embroidery floss to embellish the prints with names, ages, etc. You could intersperse holiday shapes with the prints too–like hearts, stars, etc. They could also be from felt & could be decorated with beads, sequins, embroidery, etc. If a single layer of felt is too floppy, trace around the first layer & make a double layer. You could use yarn or embroidery thread to attach them together using a blanket stitch or other simple stitch. The blanket stitch is easy to learn & looks nice. Click on the label “blanket stitch” below this post for directions. You will find all sorts of uses for the blanket stitch in crafting and sewing.
This garland could be added to from year to year if you like, getting longer every year. It could be fun to think of new places to display it as it gets longer. Or you could just make it this year with multiple handprints to get the length you want. Makes a great gift for grandparents!
I like the idea of linking hands. It shows love, friendship, helping, individuality, and family. I am going to start this garland this year with my grandkids & can’t wait to keep adding to it. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season.