Footprint LOVE Plaque

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Are you looking for a cute idea for baby or toddler to make as a gift for the holidays?  We made this cute plaque for Grandparent’s Day and our family loved it.  I love doing projects with my daughter’s handprints and footprints.  She’s already growing up way to fast and I know I’ll love looking back on how tiny her hands and feet used to be.  Your loved ones are sure to adore this footprint LOVE plaque.

This project was really simple to make.  We already had all of the supplies so it didn’t cost us anything.

What We Used:

1 scrap piece of hardwood flooring (about 15″x5″)
White sheets of vinyl paper
White multi-surface paint
Black multi-surface paint
Paintbrush
Cricut machine, like the  New Cricut Explore Air Machine in Gold, and supplies
Painter’s tape

How We Put it All Together:

  1.  Using the Cricut machine and vinyl paper, cut out the letters “L”, “O”, and “E” in all caps and 3 inches tall.
  2. Without taking the backing off of the letters, arrange them on your board just to get an idea of the spacing.
  3. Using the painter’s tape, mark off an area of approximately where the “V” should go to spell LOVE.
  4. Paint your baby’s/toddler’s feet and carefully press them to the board to make a “V”.  This takes two people.
  5. Allow the paint to dry.
  6. Once the paint has dried, remove the painter’s tape around the footprints.
  7. Now use the painter’s tape to make a straight line across the bottom of the board where you want the bottom of your vinyl letters to touch.
  8. Peel the backing off of the letters and carefully line the up with the top edge of the tape and press onto the board.
  9. Because my boards were scrap flooring, they had one end the was cut and a different color.  I painted this end black to make it less visible.
  10. You may choose to apply a wall hanging device to the back if you desire.

You likely won’t have the exact same tools that we had on hand.  Use what you have to save money.  You can used an unfinished piece of board and choose your own finish to apply to it.  You could use a quality pallet board as well.

If you don’t have access to a Cricut or vinyl, you could easily use stencils and paint in the letters. This is what I would have done if I didn’t have a Cricut.

If you are making these for the holidays, you could add some thumbprint mistletoe!

Have fun!




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One thought on “Footprint LOVE Plaque

  1. I was the lucky recipient of one of these “love” footprint plaques. I have it hanging over my bedroom door and it is the first thing I look at in the morning and the last at night before I fall asleep. A precious gift that I wouldn’t take a million dollars for. I love you Kayla and your creative ideas!

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