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4 Best Unique DIY Baby Keepsake Ideas

October 09, 2020 4 min read

Making a keepsake for a little one is a pretty important task. You are naturally going to want to make sure that you come up with something cute, unique and wholly special for those babies gifts. 

So, to do that, you will want to make sure that you come up with some babies first year keepsakes to get started. Let's take a look at some of them below:

Handprint and footprint baby keepsakes 

Handprints and footprints are the perfect keepsake idea for their first year, and it is not difficult to make a handprint or footprint of your little one, and it will last forever. You are effectively immortalizing that period, taking that unique moment, and effectively locking it into place permanently.

You can do this in quite a few different ways. You can just get some paint, or ink, you can even have a mold made of a baby's hand or foot, to have a 3-D model of the print that you want. Regardless, it is just a very cute idea. 

Baby keepsakes like this is a precious item because it does help to immortalize your child. They will never be this tiny again, so this is a unique and special period in their lives, and it would only make sense that you would want to treasure it forever. 

Memory blanket 

Something that a lot of people do when they want to create a unique keepsake for their little one is to make a memory blanket out of old baby clothes. You use the clothes to form a blanket, a patchwork quilt of memories and good times.

A memory blanket from baby clothes is an excellent way for you to connect with your little one and the entire family. A baby blanket is quite a common thing, and they often come home from the hospital in them, However, to make it even more personal, creating one from scratch or adding to a personalized family blanket is a great idea. 

One that is made from the clothes of your little one is incredibly useful and personal because it is a memory of them when they were young that will stay forever. When they are older, perhaps even adults, you can look back at this blanket, which has all these memories, and enjoy what you had, the life that you've brought into the world. 

It's not difficult to do. If you don't know how to make a baby memory quilt, you just have to focus on getting the best options possible in terms of clothing. Look for clothing that is strong and durable, something that can be easily made into a new fabric shape, and then you'll be ready to go. If you're not sure, check out how to make a quilt from baby clothes online, there are plenty of instructions.

Baby blanket 

We did talk about the baby blanket a little bit earlier, but it is such an important item that it's worth talking about as a DIY keepsake. 

Once upon a time, the baby blanket is something that would've been made anyway. It would've been specially created by an older member of the family, or a relative, and then it would've been used to bring the baby home from the hospital. It would be one of the first belongings that they ever had, and it would be very special in that regard.

So, in that respect, it would make complete and total sense that you would want to have a nice baby blanket for your little one. If you make it yourself, then it becomes a keepsake, something you can put into a wooden box and store safely for many years, until you want to take it out and share it with your son or daughter for their children. 

Sometimes, people have special dates printed, the names of the baby, and things like that. These are all things that will help to make such a massive difference when it comes to baby keepsakes. You could also make a personalized family quilt to celebrate the whole family.

In essence, what you're trying to do is create a sort of time capsule. Something that will preserve the memories of a certain period perfectly. So, things like a baby blanket, which can have dates and names printed on it, is an excellent way to preserve the past.

First drawing 

The first drawing of something will be precious to your little one because it is the very first piece of art that they've ever done. It's a unique collection of expressions and originality, and it's something that would be a wonderful DIY keepsake. 

It's not difficult to do, just give your child access to some colors, and let them go wild. Whatever kind of creation they make is their expression at the time, and it would be a lovely addition to any baby keepsake box or baby book.

Making it special

So, when it comes to creating precious keepsakes for your baby, you understandably want to make sure that you get the best things. Naturally, you are going to want to focus on giving them the type of baby keepsakes that would work best and creating unique memories that will be with you for a long time. It doesn't have to be too complicated either.

The perfect thing about a good keepsake is that it's something that has a personal connection for you. It reminds you of your child or a loved one in a very positive way, so it's important to think about how you can find that special item to capture in memory books. 

Whether you decide to create a baby journal or keep photographs, a painting, or a drawing; it's something that has a deep and personal connection with you, and will ultimately be the perfect keepsake for years to come.

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