Baby’s First Ornament

 Ruby needed an ornament for the tree. Something that would capture her tininess this year!
Ruby was a good sport and super patient….at first. I had to work quickly because she just wasn’t having it after the first two attempts. Newborn hands are naturally clenched in little fists most of the time so it was a little tricky to paint, but we still got a nice little print.
I brushed mod podge onto her hand, pressed it on the ornament, then sprinkled fine glitter over it. That was it! I haven’t made these with regular craft glitter. I don’t think it would cover as solid as the fine glitter.
 Kaylee loved how Ruby’s turned out and wanted one too. Hers took about 30 seconds start to finish. Much easier since she knew what was going on.
The glitter adhered perfectly to the mod podge. I thought I might have to add another coat over the top, but I don’t think that is necessary. I printed the year on the back with a permanent marker and that was it!
 I think they turned out so pretty, just like the little girls that they represent.
Here is our first baby’s ornament. I can’t believe he can almost pick me up ::sigh::
They are all so precious.


  1. Thats very cute and so simple to make. I’m going to try this. I’ve also heard of using a embossing stamp pad to make a hand print on your ornament and sprinkling embossing powder over the hand print. then you hold the ornament over a heat source like a stove (not too close thought) The powder puffs up and if permanent on the ornament.

  2. Those are so cute! I saw those on pinterest and wished for another baby. :(

  3. I saw that on Pinterest and thought it was just adorable … I recommended the idea to all my friends with new babies. Yours turned out so cute!

  4. Soooo doing this! Super cute and love the glitter!

  5. This is so much better than the generic decorations that say baby’s first christmas. How pretty, thanks for the great idea.

  6. adorable! Now I wish I could go back and make these for my kids 1st Christmas. I’d like to invite you over to my Ornament link party and neat giveaway. Hope you can come check it out!

  7. This is such a wonderful idea!!! Would you please share this with my readers for Fun Stuff Fridays?

  8. love it just told my mom i need a babys first christmas ornamant for my 7 month old daughter…thanks for sharing im gonna do this with her

    • Awesome! Good luck! I’m sure it will turn out great. These little ones can be a little difficult to have hold still long enough for a good print, but even if it isn’t perfect, it’s still a cute smudge print too :)

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