Looking for easy ways to make Christmas ornaments for a baby? These DIY ornaments can be used as keepsake ornaments to celebrate baby’s first Christmas.
One of my favorite Christmas traditions is to make homemade ornaments with the kids every year — and I like to start when they’re babies! Having a precious handprint or footprint painted on an otherwise plain ornament helps to make baby’s first Christmas that much more special. Going the DIY route is also a fantastic way to make memories while capturing those early moments in a keepsake that will last for years to come.
The best part of all this? Homemade Christmas ornaments become a family tradition that you can start no matter how little your child is. (And if you’re worried about ornaments safe for baby, give this post a quick read!).
Below you will find 20 of our favorite homemade Christmas ornaments and keepsakes that you can create with your baby from day 1!
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The links below contain an adorable array of ways to commemorate that first Christmas. From classic handprint and footprint salt dough ornaments to colorful Christmas tree and photo ornaments – you’re sure to find a favorite. (NOTE: Most of these baby ornaments can be preserved as keepsakes to last a lifetime with mod podge sealant!!)
Homemade Ornament Keepsake Ideas for Baby’s First Christmas
Click the links below to see DIY baby ornament ideas and start creating beautiful memories this Christmas!
Salt Dough Snowman Keepsake Use baby’s handprints to create a snowman keepsake ornament.
Fingerprint Christmas Tree Ornament Treasure little fingerprints all season long with this adorable Christmas tree ornament!
Handprint Photo Keepsake Ornament Add a special photo to a handprint craft and create a long-lasting keepsake.
Handprint Santa Ornament Make your child smile with this fun Santa ornament using baby’s handprint.
Salt Dough Handprint Christmas Tree Add this special Christmas tree ornament to your very own Christmas tree.
Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids Have more than one baby? Make a family Christmas tree using everyone’s handprints!
Homemade Salt Dough Ornaments Try this cute Santa and reindeer salt dough ornaments.
Reindeer Handprint Ornament An adorable reindeer handprint ornament that will brighten up any tree.
Simple Salt Dough Handprint Ornament Want to make a super easy Christmas ornament with your baby? Use salt dough to make a simple handprint ornament – no paint needed.
Salt Dough Handprint Ornaments Get creative with an array of ideas for salt dough handprint ornaments!
Mitten Tree Keepsake Treasure baby’s handprints with these mitten keepsake ornaments!
Mod Podged Christmas Ornament Looking for something extra cute? You’ll love this mod podge multi-layer ornament idea using baby blocks!
DIY Christmas Photo Ornament Create your own simple, beautiful Christmas photo ornament for baby!
Baby Memory Ornament Keep all of baby’s very first memories close by this Christmas with this unique idea.
Footprint Ornament Craft This glittered craft is such a SMART way to create a beautiful DIY baby footprint Christmas ornament without actually putting glitter on your baby’s foot!
Baby Food Jar Ornament Create a personalized baby ornament while upcycling those food jars.
Handprint Snowman Ornament Turn a handprint craft into a Christmas ornament with a simple tweak!
DIY Ultrasound Snow globe Ornament For a really unique baby ornament this Christmas, add an ultrasound picture!
Photo Transfer Ornament (Video) Watch this DIY ornament tutorial to see how you can transfer a photo onto the wood with just a few simple tools — here’s the pack of pre-cut wood baubles you’ll need that comes ready to hang!
Remember to treasure these early years with your babies anyway you can — keepsake ornaments, crafts and most of all, time together!
Don’t forget to grab this FREE printable calendar to help you choose simple, fun activities for baby’s 1st Christmas!
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Ana, a mom to three rambunctious little boys, has supported thousands of women throughout their pregnancy and motherhood journey since 2012 as a prenatal and postpartum educator at MommysBundle.com.