Decorating the Christmas tree is such a fun time not only because it feels like Christmas is really coming, but because of all the memories. Each year I make a point of adding a few ornaments to our tree that mark the special events of that year: a new house, new baby, big travels. But, how do you mark the years when you are just anxiously awaiting something to come…like a new baby? I happen to be expecting my 4th baby right now and I wanted that baby, even though not here yet, to be part of our Christmas tree this year. You can easily make this ornament in very little time and you will have it for years to come to remember the Christmas that you were pregnant.
- Colorful Felt
- Embroidery Thread
- Tacky Glue
- Clear Tape
- Thin Ribbon
- Black Puff Paint
- Baby on the Way Template
To begin these DIY baby ornaments, print out the template on regular computer paper. The template is pretty simple, as you can see from the image below. To get to the PFD, simply click on the image below.
Once you have the PDF of the pattern printed, grab your clear tape, felt and scissors. Since the stork piece, in particular, is very detailed, it’s important that you attach your pattern to the felt in a way so that it won’t move or slide as you are cutting. To do this, first cut out the paper shape. Then, cut a piece of felt that is slightly bigger then the paper shape. Next, tape the paper shape directly to the felt. Finally, take your scissors and cut through the tape, to get the exact shape you are after.
To finish off the ornament, grab some contrasting thread and blanket stitch around the entire perimeter of the ornament. And finally, because you want to remember WHEN the baby was on the way, grab some black fabric paint and add the year at the bottom of the DIY baby ornaments.
Could these felt DIY baby ornaments be simpler? I don’t think so! DIY baby ornaments make great shower gifts for the expecting mother. If you’re looking for other fun baby gifts, check out these football team DIY baby bibs.
I hope you are having fun coming up with creative ways to mark this year on your tree!
All the best,
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Nancy is the play-at-home mom of 3 little ones, ages 3 and under. When she gets a chance she blogs at dosmallthingswithlove.com about the intersection of motherhood and creativity. She has a special passion for embroidery, something she has been doing and experimenting with since she was a girl. A farm girl at heart, she now lives in Minneapolis and enjoys gardening, reading, stitching, traveling and painting. Most any day you can find her with a baby on her hip, barefoot, chasing her kids around the yard and eating beans fresh out of the garden.