Photo Handprint Ornaments: 25 Days of All Things Christmas

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Hi friends! Welcome to Day 7 of All Things Christmas! I have a fun Christmas craft- handprint photo ornaments- for you today that’s a good way to make a sweet momento to keep for yourself or to give as gifts (or both!).

25 days of all things Christmas

A little bit of a backstory- about a month ago, my daughter Evie, who just turned 5, asked why all of the pictures of her were “on the computer” while there were prints of my older 2 kids in frames. Ouch. I realized that I have really been slacking in the printing pictures department!

I decided that needed to change. While I was in Wal-Mart last week, I found this amazing printer, the HP Envy 4512 All-in-One Printer/Copier/Scanner
. I love that it does everything in one machine,  but the best part? I can print photos from my phone wirelessly! Oh my goodness. To say I’ve had fun with it the last few days is an understatement. I was worried about the cost of ink with a new printer, but HP ink is so great that it prints two times as many photos as generic brands.

HP store

Evie and I spent a few hours together making some fun Christmas crafts, specifically the handprint ornaments. It was so much fun! And I’m glad that I won’t have any more “lost” photos on my phone- I’ll be able to  print as I take the pictures! (Yesterday, I printed a phone from my husband’s phone while I was sitting on the couch in the living room- the printer was in the dining room! Soooo fun!)

handprint photo ornaments HP 4512

These handprint ornaments are so easy to make- especially when you’re able to print the photos at home! This NEVER would have been completed in my house if I’d had to have the pics printed!

Here’s the tutorial for the photo handprint ornaments:

Print your child’s photo. (Hint: one that isn’t particularly a close up works better size-wise.)

Look how easy it is with a smartphone and the HP 4512!


“Paint” your child’s hand with metallic paint. We used gold and I love how it looks agains the black.IMG_8541

Trace the handprint onto another piece of paper then cut both pieces out. I used a different color on the back so I could write on it since the first piece was black. Glue the pieces together, adding a piece of thin ribbon or raffia in between the two pieces (in a loop) so it can be hung on the tree.IMG_8548

Add your child’s photo to the front, then write a message on the back.


Hang on the tree and enjoy!

evie HP 4512

I love to hear your ideas! How do you see yourself using the HP printer?

PS While your kids are out for the holidays, you can enjoy this paper doll printable courtesy of HP! I’ll definitely be printing them out for my girls!


About Kelli Hays

Kelli Hays is a wife, mother, writer, and friend. She has been blogging since 2008 and loves sharing inspiration for the everyday woman!


  1. Your daughter is too adorable. My favorite part, after the photo of course, is that you had her write her own name on the back. It would be fun to make new ornaments annually and compare her handwriting. #client