D.I.Y: I Got Phoebe's Feet & Hands Cast.

baby foot and hand casting
I've always been a little obsessed with cute little baby hands and feet... I mean aren't we all. There just so blooming adorable. So when I had Phoebe, I knew I wanted a way to remember them forever.


So we took Phoebe along and got her cute little hands and feet cast in the moulds.


So what to do? Well I hadn't really thought of hand and feet casting before, but I watched an episode of The Mummy Diaries and saw Sam get Paul's done, so I knew I had to get Phoebe's done aswell...

But gosh it's so expensive! I was so shocked by the price, that for a while I thought about not getting it done. Plus the cheapest I found locally to me was £140 for each set... Isn't it mad!

I didn't want to fork out so much money, so I started looking into other options. Of course I could have done it myself because I love a good D.I.Y job, but I wanted something that wouldn't look to much like I'd done it myself... you know what I mean?! Thankfully I found an alternative.
baby foot and hand castings
baby foot and hand castings
baby foot and hand castings
Bojangles Creative Cafe...

Bojangles is a crafting cafe, which mainly does paint your own pottery, but they have a lot of other crafts too, included feet and hand plaster impressions for babies. And the price was so much more reasonable. Take a look here.

So we took Phoebe along and got her cute little hands and feet cast in the moulds. It took about two weeks for them to be ready for us to collect, and I went for the copper/bronze design as I think it looks really lovely, and I'm so happy with how they turned out. Plus it's so cute how you can see all the little lines in her skin.

I'm over the moon with how they turned out, and totally recommend the plaster impression casts.


Now let me talk you through the small D.I.Y I've done for them. So as you can see from the pictures. They are now in lovely display box frames... well that's my handy work, and I'm so proud of how great they look.

Whilst looking into casting options, I came across a service where you could get them cast and mounted into frames, but as I said before the price was just so ridiculous. So I thought I could do that myself and that's exactly what I've done, and it was super easy...

The frames where super cheap from Hobbycraft, and it took me about 10 minutes to make.
baby foot and hand castings
Here's the process.
I took some thick embossed white card, cut it to shape and glued it to the base of the frame, next I glued each casting onto the card and hey presto it was done. Told you it was super easy...
baby foot and hand castings
baby foot and hand castings
baby foot and hand castings
baby foot and hand castings
baby foot and hand castings
I left them to dry over night. Then just reattached the base to the frame and they were complete. I'm over the moon with how they turned out, and totally recommend the plaster impression casts. Can't wait to put them up on my wall now.
baby foot and hand castings
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