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DIY photo ornament for Baby’s First Christmas

Create a DIY photo ornament using your baby’s birth announcement! This adorable baby’s first Christmas ornament is so easy to make and a keepsake you will cherish forever!

DIY Photo ornament using baby's birth announcement

I love receiving birth announcements from my friends who just had babies! It’s so fun to see their newborn baby photos, as well as all of their birth stats like their weight, height and time of birth.

Most parents will keep one birth announcement for themself and frame it or put it into a shadowbox. Here’s another idea that is a fun and unique way to save your baby’s birth announcement!

Turn your birth announcement into a DIY photo ornament that is personalized just for baby for an easy baby’s first Christmas ornament! This would also be a sweet gift that you can make for the new parents.

See how I made this adorable and super simple DIY photo ornament from a birth announcement!

Supplies needed for This DIY Photo Ornament:

DIY photo ornament supplies

Create This DIY Photo Ornament from Baby’s Birth Announcement

Take an extra birth announcement that you have. I made this DIY photo ornament from my friend Crystal’s birth announcement. I know she is going to love it!

Cut the birth announcement into thin strips lengthwise, about 1/2″. You can use a paper cutter or scissors.

Try to preserve important elements of the birth announcement like the baby’s name, birth weight, time of birth, newborn baby photos, and anything else that stands out. This will depend on how the announcement was designed, but there’s usually ways to save those elements so they show through in the ornament.

cutting birth announcement into paper strips

Take each strip and curl it over a pen or pencil. Curling it with scissors usually rips the paper, so just take the few extra seconds to wrap it around. I hold each strip against the pencil for a few seconds.

curling birth announcement to use as filler for DIY photo ornament

Continue until you have wrapped each strip around your pencil and have several curled pieces.

multiple curled strips from birth announcement

Grab your glass ornament and put some crinkle paper at the bottom. This creates a little base and adds more color overall. I like to match the colors in my birth announcement.

adding crinkle paper to DIY photo ornament

Place each paper strip into the clear glass ornament ball one at a time. Do this part carefully so you can retain the curled shape. Add all of your strips in, shaking it up a little as you go.

adding birth announcement strips to DIY photo ornament

Put the top on and shake your ornament up a little more. Add a decorative ribbon to add a pop of color and voila!

tying a robbon a DIY photo ornament

See how easy that was? It’s such a sweet and simple way to keep your birth announcement. This is also a really inexpensive and thoughtful DIY gift for the new parents!

finished DIY photo ornament against Christmas tree

You can also do this with wedding save the dates or invitations. I love bringing our DIY photo ornaments out every Christmas and seeing our treasured memories!

Make this easy DIY Christmas ornament from your baby's birth announcement! Hang this clear, glass ornament on your tree as a special keepsake every year!  This personalized ornament also makes a unique gift for new parents.   #DIYornament #birthannouncement
Amy Motroni
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