Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Baby's First Keepsake Ornament


Christmas is right around the corner and this Christmas I have two little ones to celebrate with. Last year I made a Baby's First Keepsake Ornament for my daughter. My due date was Christmas eve but she decided to make an early entrance so I was busy trying to get the whole new mommy thing down so she didn't get her Baby's First Keepsake Ornament until the following year. I just made my son's ornament a few days ago. They are super easy to make, super cute, and super cheap.


Supplies
All you need is Puff paint or Paint Pens, your baby keepsakes (hospital hat, patient bands, and anything else you have that will fit), and a clear plastic or glass ornament. I prefer plastic because it's baby proof!!! You can finds these at any craft store and I'm sure Walmart has them but I haven't looked. I bought mine at Micheals two years ago when my daughter was born but they still sell them there. I think I paid .40 cents max for a big plastic ornament because they were on sale.


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UPDATE: So I recently had my third baby and made him a keepsake ornament out of his hospital items. We didn't get the pink and blue hat the other two got when they were born but we did get a hospital hat so I squeezed the hospital hat and his ID bands into a plastic ornament and personalized the ornament with my son's name and birth date. I used a green Sharpie paint pen to personalize his ornament.

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