If you are anything like me, you like to savor family and childhood memories. I keep small notes from our kids, pictures, and even a few of their baby shoes. To keep these treasures as part of my Christmas decorations, I created a DIY Vintage Baby Shoe Christmas Ornament.
It’s week FIVE for the Deck The Home DIY Challenges and it’s been so much fun to watch all of the amazing ideas for creating a beautiful home at Christmastime.
This week is all about Christmas ornaments.
Yes, I guess I am old enough to call my own kids’ baby shoes vintage. I don’t know how much they will like that, though!
To start making this DIY Vintage Baby Shoe Christmas Ornament, I wanted to be sure not to disturb the integrity of the shoe, itself. So I don’t use any glue or adhesive.
Although, you are more than welcome to use whatever you want.
This baby shoe was worn by our three oldest kids. I know there is a match somewhere. But as with ALL kid’s shoes, the other one to make a pair is missing (hehehe)
The knots that are attempted to have tied a bow with tiny fingers had to be left in tact. I think they add to the preciousness of the memories held with this baby shoe.
I also chose to leave to scuffs to show the wear and tear.
My components for this DIY Vintage Baby Shoe Christmas Ornament are simple.
Add your faux greenery and crystal twigs into the shoe.
Tie a shoe bow with the ribbon.
Attach to the ornament and shoe string with a pipe cleaner.
You can hang the DIY Vintage Baby Shoe Christmas Ornament by the shoe strings or rest it on a Christmas tree branch for display.
Add a name tag, colorful ribbon or special memory to the baby shoe for added details. The creativity is up to you.
In the past I have made a “Memory Christmas Tree” and I think this sweet baby shoe would be the perfect addition.
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So so so sweet Meegan, and what a fun memory to pull out each Christmas!