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23 Crafts to commemorate your new baby

Prints

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Clay prints

Clay prints

Photo credit: You’re so Martha

Make your own clay for your baby’s prints with this safe and edible dough recipe. Craft into an ornament or hang in your baby’s nursery to cherish year-round.

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A step along the way

A step along the way

Photo credit: Barnes Family Love

Purchase a large canvas to track your baby’s feet-growing process throughout the year. Choose significant months, or create a print each time he or she moves up a shoe size.

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Feet in the sand

Feet in the sand

Photo credit: Paging Fun Moms

Great for summer babies or nurseries decked out in a beach theme, these sand-filled toes are too cute to pass up. Made with Plaster of Paris, you can add special seashells to the frame to vamp up the theme a bit.

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Little ballerinas

Little ballerinas

Photo credit: Meet the Dubiens

Perfect for little ballerinas in the making, this craft can hold a few keepsakes. Use to document baby prints and add first onesie or bow as part of the ensemble.

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Hand over hand

Hand over hand

Photo credit: Martha Stewart

Not every handprint needs to be made with paint. Draw your baby’s hand every month over the last one to see how your baby grows throughout the year.

Little outfits

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Fabric book

Fabric book

Photo credit: Donna Downey

Save your little one’s favorite outfits and snap a few pictures of him or her wearing them. Once he or she outgrows them, turn them into a book. Something you can keep forever, this little book is made entirely of your baby’s little clothes.

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Clothing quilt

Clothing quilt

Photo credit: Boy, oh boy, oh boy Crafts

Nothing is as special as a quilt, especially one crafted from your newborn’s very first outfits. Use this crafty tutorial to learn how you can sew one or ten.

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T-shirt bear

T-shirt bear

Photo credit: The Mama Earth Project

This bear was crafted using just a plain old T-shirt, but you can use this same tutorial to make a bear with your baby’s first outfits to cherish forever.

Misc.

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DIY baby stat board

DIY Baby stat board

Photo credit: Don’t worry, be happy, keep learning

You can order one, you can print one, or you can make your very own baby stat board. Crafted using a wooden board and mod podge, you can customize this board to match your baby’s nursery perfectly.

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On the day I was born

On the day I was born

Photo credit: The Creative Mama

Tell your baby’s birth story with the use of a wonderful little book. Make one with the use of your favorite photo-book printing site, or make one using a scrapbook album or DIY book.

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A year of firsts

A year of firsts

Photo credit: Lily and Bliss

A wonderful way to commemorate your baby’s first year, this is one chalkboard frame you won’t want to change. Cute enough for the nursery or a hallway, you’ll find yourself staring down memory lane.

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DIY photo blocks

DIY Photo blocks

Photo credit: Somewhere in the Middle

DIY these cute little photo blocks with a picture of your baby and his or her stats to keep in the family room or place in the nursery. Something fun for your baby to play with, and something wonderful for mama to cherish.

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Accordion brag book

Accordion brag book

Photo credit: Martha Stewart

Not everyone has a social-media account to drool over your baby’s photos, so create an accordion brag book of your baby’s firsts to show off at every chance you get.

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