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!