Your baby’s first year of life can zoom by in an instant. Create keepsakes that will help preserve those precious moments for a lifetime. From your baby bump to photo ideas, these are crafts you’ll love to create.
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What better place to put your baby’s first photo than in a frame made just by you. Crafted using a shadow-box frame and scrapbook paper, this frame can be customized to your liking.
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Document the most-precious nine months of your life with this scrapbook tutorial. Great tips on how to craft something that both you and your baby will love to look back on.
DIY belly cast
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Don’t forget how big your bump got with this DIY belly cast. Hang in the nursery or save in your closet to remember how your body changed for your baby-to-be.
Sonogram snow globe
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Create something as magical as the first moment you saw your baby with this sonogram snow globe. Using simple holiday crafting materials, this will become one of your favorite ornaments on the tree.
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Don’t forget to document every month of your pregnancy with a journal or photo book. Purchase the template from this website, or use the idea to make your very own.
A little bit of everything
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Create or purchase a box to decorate to save all of your favorite newborn keepsakes in one place. Craft smaller boxes to hold a map of the birthplace, baby’s birth story, and his or her very first shoes. Add or remove any of your favorite items as necessary.
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Crafted with wood, this shadow box holds all of your baby’s first moments in one place. A great addition to any nursery, this may be an instant tearjerker on your more emotional days.
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Most hospital memorabilia is small enough to keep in a jar. Choose a pretty one and place everything in a time capsule that will keep things safe from dust and dirt.
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Don’t bother buying a new ornament for your baby when you can craft one using your baby’s hospital bracelets and newborn hat. Carefully use a glass ornament or purchase the safer plastic version to keep for years to come.
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An easy way to craft a keepsake that can keep items with dimension, this pinwheel book is not only fun to look at, but it is memorable as well.