Tattooed Plaster Hands




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Make decorative tattooed plaster hands inspired by Piero Fornasetti. A terrific conversation starter for your home and a fun way organize your jewelry.

Step 1: Watch the Video Tutorial Here!

Step 2: You'll Need

Plaster of Paris

Minwax Polycrylic

Clip art images


Spray Adhesive

Americana Multi-Surface Satin Paint in Cottonball



Staple gun

Rubber dishwashing gloves


Step 3: Prepare the Glove!

Draw a 3" diameter circle on the scrap wood

Drill a hole on the circle's edge so that you can insert the jigsaw blade

Cut out the circle with the jigsaw

Staple the rim of the rubber glove to the cut out hole

Step 4: Fill and Cut

Fill the matching glove with water and pour it in a mixing bowl

Add the plaster until it is the consistency of pancake batter

Pour it in the glove, squeeze out any bubbles, and let dry overnight

Cut out the clip art images

Step 5: Embellish

Remove the plaster hand from the rubber glove *You'll have to cut it off

Paint the plaster hand with the Americana Multi-Surface Satin in Cottonball (white)

Spray the images with the E-6000 Spray Adhesive

*Clip around the images so that they lay flat on the curved areas of the hand

Coat everything with Minwax Polycrylic and let dry



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    8 Discussions

    Keri Plezia

    3 years ago

    Another good one Mark!!! Can't wait to make these for my jewelry ;o)

    Mark Montanolovelymrsme

    Reply 4 years ago

    Now if I can only figure out where to put them in my crazy cluttered house! :)


    4 years ago

    Wow, this is such an awesome instructable! This is going to be a project for my girls and I because we have a lot of jewelry and could definitely use this to hold quite a few pieces! Thank you for sharing this idea as well as the link for the Clipart!


    You can get them anywhere. Try She has tons to choose from on her site. Easy to print out and use. Thanks for commenting!