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Beautiful DIY Scrapbook Ornament: Baby’s 1st Ornament Keepsake

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Tutorial for a scrapbook ornament adaptable for any special event you want to remember for years to come.

I wish I could say I am a scrapbooker. I’ve tried, but I can’t keep up. While I do try and make picture books for the kids, I do tend to collect “stuff” that I would add to their scrapbook should I choose to take that up one-day {um, yeah, right.}.

I was going through drawers the other day and found the baby hats we got at the hospital. Then I came across some of our hospital bracelets and the first food wrapper from the baby food jar. Even though I make most of their food, I do occasionally buy jars to have jars for crafts later, and for the wrapper {LOL}.

Since I couldn’t keep up with baby books or scrapbooks, I wasn’t sure what to do with this cute little baby stuff. I couldn’t throw it away. At one time I had planned on making shadow boxes with the baby hat, bracelets, and other cutesy newborn items. But that never happened either. You know, while I wouldn’t trade it for the world, having littles really puts a damper on my crafting/creating time ;).

Scrapbook Ornament

During a “quick” trip to a craft store, I was walking up and down the aisles dreaming of all the things I could create if I had an unlimited budget and a crafting vacation. The possibilities were glorious!

Then I saw them.

Large PLASTIC ornament globes that come apart.

What could I fill them with?!?

Shredded paper, little origami stars, fake snow, smelly good stuff…



DIY Scrapbook Ornament: Baby’s 1st Ornament

Here’s what you need:

Keepsake Ornament collage
  • Large plastic fillable globe
  • Whatever you want to put in it. I know that sounds vague, but it’s true. Think of it as a scrapbook ornament. While I focused on newborn and infant items, you could do a concert, or a vacation. All things DISNEY!! The possibilities are endless.
  • String or ribbon. This is how you will hang it from your tree.
  • Glue if you want to seal the ornament so it doesn’t come apart {or so your kids don’t pull it apart}. I do highly recommend this. From personal experience. Ha!


Fill it up with as much or as little as you want.

Seal it with glue, if you want.

Thread your ribbon through the hole at the top. Tie a bow or make a knot.

Baby First Ornament Scrapbook

That’s it! This craft is SO easy and it makes a meaningful keepsake.

What would you fill your ornament with?


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