How to turn baby things into baby keepsakes

These seven ideas for turning your special baby things into baby keepsakes will ensure your first year memories last forever.

By Today's Parent
How to turn baby things into baby keepsakes

How to turn baby stuff into baby keepsakes

Framed baby onesie

Baby’s first onesie is a special one. But making a framed momento is an easy way to remember how truly tiny your son or daughter once was. All you need is a frame, some backing paper, glue, and your favourite onesie. Get more information:

first onesie framed in a nurseryPhoto: Shop Sweet Things via Pinterest

Baby time capsule

A baby time capsule is the perfect way to save lots of precious little trinkets in one memory-filled container. Buy or decorate a sturdy box or container, then fill it with anything from little shoes, socks and toys to locks of baby hair, cards from friends and family, and photos. Choose a date in the future when you’ll open the capsule (perhaps with your grown-up “baby”), or simply store away until your heartstrings want some tugging. Where to buy: AlmostSundayInc

How to turn baby things into baby keepsakesPhoto: AlmostSundayInc via Etsy


Memory quilt

A wonderful way to turn baby things into a baby keepsake (and future family heirloom) is to sew your favourite baby clothes together into a quilt. Those who are handy with a sewing machine could do this at home, but if you’re nervous about doing the beloved pieces justice, then consider outsourcing the job to someone who sews for a living. We love this pretty quilt from

quilt made out of onesiesPhoto: Finding Happyfull via Pinterest

Clothing art

Keep a special piece of clothing, like a frock from a baptism, and pin it in an ornate frame. It’s a pretty souvenir that can live in your little one’s room for years to come. Get more information:

framed baby frock on floral wallPhoto: Project Nursery via Pinterest

Onesie baseball cap

How cute is this idea? Rather than a time-heavy quilt or a basic framed onesie, get a little more life out of your little one's fave garb by making a hat. Get the instructions:

How to turn baby things into baby keepsakesPhoto: Jessica Abbott


Memory bears

How cute is this? Pick a favourite onesie and make a sweet bear (and matchie balnkie, too) with this easy tutorial. Get the instructions:

teddy bear and blanket made out of a onesiePhoto: PA Country Crafts via Pinterest

Keepsake ornament

Fill an oversized ornament with baby’s hospital hat and bracelet. How sweet. Get the instructions here:

How to turn baby things into baby keepsakesPhoto: Thrifty Crafty Girl via Pinterest

Read more:
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This article was originally published on Nov 30, 2016

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