Plaster hands

Growing up my mom had these plaster hands of each of us kids sitting on this big wood cabinet/shelf/display piece of furniture thing. They sat in front of the respective child’s yearly portrait. And we were not allowed to touch them, probably a good rule, because knowing me they’d most likely be shattered by now. But I thought they were the neatest thing ever and knew I wanted some for my kids too. Well we got the kit and when each kid was about 6 weeks we made the plaster hand (took two tries to get it right) but since I don’t have a giant piece of furniture just waiting to display little plaster hands, we had to think of a way to show them off, but keep them out of reach of the little guys. Well we found two metal wall shelves from The Container Store, which I just went to go find the link only to find out they no longer sell it. 😦 Guess we can’t have anymore kids… (kidding!) Check it out.

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I love how it frames the hand. We set each hand on a small box for better visibility and to center it in the frame, since they’re hung at about 6 feet above the floor. We also put the rosary each of them received from a friend at their baptism with it. They look really nice with the collection of picture frames we have them with I think.

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FYI, No we don’t actually have Disney characters framed on our wall (not in this room anyways) but we try to keep pictures of the kids off this blog. Here’s another angle.

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Does anyone else have a good way to display something 3D like this?

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