Before you get lost in a myriad of parenthood responsibilities, take a moment to snap a photo, set aside a favorite baby trinket, or jot down what's new and cool about life with your little one.
Our keepsake crafts will help you capture the many precious milestones of your infant's first year. The best part: These pretty projects can be put together in just a few hours while your baby naps--but the results will be worth cherishing for a lifetime.
Document your newest addition by tracing each family member's hand and mounting the cutouts on a matted frame. For the best results, trace your baby's hand while she's sleeping.
Rather than burying baby trinkets in a box in the closet, showcase crocheted slippers, a newborn hat, or a treasured rattle alongwith a favorite photograph.
Capture little details that you can share with your child someday. Turn a loose-leaf binder into a sumptuous scrapbook to hold everything from congratulatory cards to baby socks to a precious lock from her first haircut.
Some items, like video or audio tapes or plush dolls, just don't fit in a book or frame. Include a newborn-size disposable diaper--before long, you won't believe your child was ever that tiny.
Transform a favorite baby blanket into a pillow. Personalize it with a monogram of buttons, embroidery, or whatever other loving touches suit you.
(Caution: The pillow is decorative only and should not be placed in a baby's crib.)