Baby Announcement Ornament

One of the best things about this holiday season (other than the fact that is the first one in three years we aren’t moving) is that it’s my little girl’s first one. I am having so much fun making everything extra special for her. Part of that has been starting new family traditions. One of the traditions we’ve started this year is making homemade ornaments. I wanted to do a really special ornament for Miss P this year. I thought about buying some kind of baby’s first Christmas ornament but nothing really popped out. So I thought, why not create my own? And what is more personalized than using her baby announcement or a homemade baby announcement ornament.

I started out with just trying her hand print on an ornament. We’ve tried the hand print thing before on things we’ve sent to Daddy. She didn’t always cooperate so I didn’t really have high hopes for this. BUT, she held her little palm out perfectly and I quickly pressed the ornament right to it and viola!

After letting the paint dry a little bit I cut up pieces of her baby announcement and dropped them into the bulb.

I love that you can see little bits of it as you turn the ornament around.

It’s perfect for her first ornament. I plan on doing a couple more for her but this one is just lovely to celebrate the most special event of the year.

Are you starting any new traditions this year? Tell me about them!

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Chelsea is the owner and blogger of Making Home Base. Making Home Base is a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY and home decor projects, crafts, delicious desserts, and military life. After moving 5 times in 6 years, she's finally settling in her new (to her) military base house. She looks at the obstacle of residing in a rental home as a challenge and loves finding budget friendly ways to make her house feel like home. Chelsea lives in Southern California with her husband and daughter.


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  1. Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers says

    Really really sweet and I’m so jealous that you were able to get the hand print on there! I tried last year with Miss E and it was a complete disaster!

  2. says

    Chelsea, this is so precious! I didn’t realize at first that it had the tiny little hand print on it. Oh how that will become more and more special to you as the years go by. And I also love that it has pieces of the birth announcement in there. What a truly special ornament, and very creative. That’s one you need to hang at the very tip top of the tree in a few years when curious little hands are about. :) Maybe you should make a backup? Have a great day!

  3. says

    This is such a sweet and sentimental gesture for you baby. For sure you’ll treasure this ornament for years to come. I make mine during thanksgiving, slippin in all the things we are thankful for in an ornament and then hanging them on the tree. :-)

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