I love making ornaments for Christmas! Once I became a mom, I knew I had to do something special for my kids. Finding one to create for my baby boy was definitely important. I know it’s not his first Christmas but he still has adorable and tiny feet. I found this cute ornament by Bare Feet On The Dashboard on Pinterest and knew I had to create one for myself. It was easy to make and really affordable. Check out the instructions below to create a DIY footprint ornament for baby’s first Christmas.
I used washable non-toxic paint and a foam brush for the footprints. You can use any color but I went with red to match our Christmas decorations. The paper I used is from the cardstock section at Hobby Lobby. Always check the store’s website for any deals or coupons. I rarely pay full price for my craft items. I wanted to use something with a pattern that would show on the opposite side of the footprints. A glitter cardstock will also work as long as one side is plain. I gave him some snacks while I tried getting his footprints for the ornament. It’s probably easier to get the footprints if your baby is sleeping but I thought about that afterwards. Ha! I purchased a disc shaped clear plastic ornament for $1.00 at the Dollar Tree. You can also find them at your local craft store for a great price. Once again, don’t forget to use a coupon if possible to save some extra money. I cut a circle around the footprint making sure that it would fit inside of the ornament. Next, I rolled it up to place it in the ornament and then flattened it out with a pen. Instead of writing Kaisen’s name and year, I decided to use some glittery stickers. You can add your child’s date of birth on the back using stickers or paint markers. Finally, add a ribbon to the ornament so that you can hang it on the Christmas tree.
If you want to create more adorable ornaments for Christmas, visit my blog post on Tampa Bay Moms for great ideas.