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25 Baby’s First Christmas Ornaments (DIY + Store Bought)

Make baby’s first Christmas ornament with these DIY ideas! These projects are a perfect way to trim the tree and have a special keepsake from your baby’s first Christmas!

Baby's first Christmas ornament collage

I’m not exaggerating when I tell you that I think I have about half a dozen baby’s first Christmas ornaments that we hang on our tree every year.

One was a DIY project that I made to showcase a copy of Evelyn’s birth announcement. One was a pretty ornament from Etsy that showcased all her birth stats and the other 4 or so were gifts from my mom.

Evelyn was the first grand baby on my side of the family, so my mom tends to go a bit overboard with the keepsakes. And every year I love hanging up those six or so ornaments on the tree.

A DIY baby’s first Christmas ornament is a great way to have a special keepsake you can pull out year after year.

You can make your ornament with an ultrasound photo, birth announcement, or to showcase your baby’s birth stats.

Here are some of the cutest DIY Ornaments that you can make for baby’s first Christmas. There’s also a few in here that you can purchase, just in case you aren’t the DIY type!

baby's first Christmas ornament

Craft a copy of your birth announcement into this DIY ornament that you can keep forever! This is such an easy, quick craft and will be a fun ornament to put on the tree each year.

dyed clay DIY ornament

This dyed clay ornament from Alice and Lois can be personalized however you choose! Write your baby’s name and birth year or spell out baby’s first Christmas with this elegant DIY.

DIY babys first Christmas ornament footprints

Capture your baby’s tiny feet with this ornament idea from Hey, Let’s Make Stuff. I guarantee you won’t remember your baby’s feet ever being so small, but at least you’ll have the proof somewhere!

baby ultrasound Christmas ornament

Ensure your precious ultrasound photos are never ruined by getting them transferred to a wooden heart ornament from Laura Bold Design. This one is never too late to do—no matter how old your baby is!

baby bottle DIY Christmas ornament

Grab a baby bottle and add your baby’s birth photo to make this easy DIY ornament for baby’s first Christmas! Get the full tutorial from The Soccer Mom Blog.

baby's first Christmas ornament

Add baby’s name, weight, and more to customize this keepsake ball ornament. A classic ornament to hang on your tree.

baby shoes Christmas ornament

Use a pair of tiny decorative baby shoes to make this DIY baby ornament from 30 Minute Crafts. This took her all of 10 minutes with supplies you can buy for cheap!

Baby's first Christmas ornament wood slice

Add baby’s name and the words First Christmas to a wood slice ornament for a pretty DIY project that can be hung on the tree. See how House on Longwood Lane made this one.

baby's first christmas ornament

If you’re making a Christmas pregnancy announcement then grab this photo frame ornament and put baby’s first picture inside! It will be the most special gift under the tree to surprise everyone with the news!

Another way to showcase baby’s first ultrasound is through this snow globe ultrasound ornament. This super simple DIY from Little Baby Fig brings a white Christmas anywhere you go!

Commemorate your baby’s date of birth with a star calendar ornament. This DIY from Craftivity Designs looks so good!

Make a mini time capsule with baby’s first hospital items. See how Practically Functional bottled up baby’s hospital bracelet and beanie for a very special keepsake ornament.

This pretty embroidery felt pattern from Felt with Love Designs turns out so cute! She includes a free pattern so you can make your own DIY baby’s first Christmas ornament!

Grab one of your favorite photos of baby to make this floating photo ornament from Where the Smiles Have Been. It will be so fun to walk down memory lane each year when you put this one on the tree.

We’ve captured baby’s tiny feet and now it’s time to capture their handprint with this salt dough ornament from Mommy Moment. You’ll look back and wonder how your baby was ever so small!

Capture your baby’s sweet face with this tutorial from Undeclared Panache. Her baby profile ornament is one of the most precious DIYs we’ve seen!

Customize these ornaments however you want with some chalkboard paint and wood slices.The Sweetest Digs has the sweetest DIY to make baby’s first Christmas ornament!

Make a hand stitched ornament that your baby will cherish for years using a small embroidery hoop and these instructions from Life at Clover Hill. What a sweet baby’s first Christmas ornament and DIY project!

Get all your baby’s birth stats on an ornament so you always remember how much they weighed at birth! By Pink used her Cricut machine to make this special keepsake ornament!

baby handprint ornament kit

Grab this hand and footprint kit to make your own keepsake ornament at home with baby’s hand or footprints. Don’t forget to capture their tiny prints before they grow!

DIY photo block ornaments

Here’s another DIY ornament that makes a great gift! These block photos from Peanut Blossom can be gifted to grandparents, aunts and uncles, and more. Anyone who wants to see more of baby!

Scrabble ornament for Christmas ornament

Keep it simple by getting baby’s name on scrabble tiles. These can be customized to match your decor and are a fun spin on traditional baby’s first Christmas ornaments.

footprint ornament - DIY babys first christmas

Here’s another way to add baby’s footprint to a wood slice, using a Cricut machine. Tiny feet never looked so sweet!

DIY babys first christmas ornament

This might be the smallest baby onesie we’ve ever seen! I love this idea for housing all of baby’s birth stats from The Cherry on Top.

Enjoy crafting up these DIY baby’s first Christmas ornament ideas! You’ll love putting these special keepsakes on the Christmas tree each year!

Amy Motroni
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