Activity #529: Cut up your baby announcements

by on December 15, 2009

in Crafty,Link love,Month 5

When I saw this “first ornament” tutorial on Wedding Bee, I thought it meant for a baby’s first Christmas, but soon understood that it’s for a couple’s first married Christmas.

Why was I reading WeddingBee.com? Who knows. I get easily lost in the Internets.

first ornament

Made from leftover wedding invites, it is a clever and subtle tribute to the event, and easy to adapt for what you guys are probably more interested in — a baby’s first ornament.

And if your baby’s first Christmas is also your first married Christmas, well then Mazel Tov! Make ornaments for both occassions.

Materials needed:
> clear fillable globe-style ornament
> 4-6 baby announcements
> straight edge for cutting against
> cutting tool
> glue or adhesive

Cut announcements into strips. Roll up tight. Secure the end of each strip. Insert into ornament.

Find fillable ornaments at a craft supply store for about $1.25. (A set of 12 is on Amazon for $15.99.) They snap apart and back together again.

clear ornament

More complete photo tutorial >

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RookieMoms.com co-founder Whitney lives with her husband, son, and daughter in the San Francisco Bay Area where she writes about parenting, crafts, and activities that moms can do with babies in tow. She and Heather also publish 510Families.com, a site for East Bay parents and are the authors of The Rookie Mom's Handbook and Stuff Every Mom Should Know.

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