Placenta bracelets & more wild things moms can make with their afterbirth

Dec 13, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. ET
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After giving birth, you are a fool if you throw your perfectly good placenta out. What is your placenta, if not a blank canvas for a work of art?

There's that old saying — placenta crafts are in the eye of the beholder. Wait, you haven't heard that saying? Just us? 

Well, there are plenty of new moms out there who could never stomach the thought of repurposing an organ, and there are just as many moms who think it's a great idea to use what God gave ya. Or maybe you're just feeling extra hungry after popping out that baby, and you want something good to eat. We're not going to judge. Here are more than a dozen ideas to keep you busy if you can't bear to part with your post-baby placenta:

1 /10: Placenta art

1/10 :Placenta art

2 /10: Placenta beads

2/10 :Placenta beads

3 /10: Placenta bracelet

3/10 :Placenta bracelet

4 /10: Placenta dish

4/10 :Placenta dish

5 /10: Placenta encapsulation

5/10 :Placenta encapsulation

6 /10: Placenta necklace

6/10 :Placenta necklace

7 /10: Placenta smoothie

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7/10 :Placenta smoothie

8 /10: Placenta tree

8/10 :Placenta tree

9/10 :Umbilical cord heart

10 /10: Placenta shirt

10/10 :Placenta shirt