Inside: Celebrate baby’s first Christmas with this adorable handmade baby bottle ornament! This unique personalized baby’s first Christmas ornament will be a treasured keepsake!
Personalized Baby’s First Christmas Ornament
This summer we welcomed a new member into our family, and this will be her first Christmas!
All of our daughters have a special ornament commemorating Baby’s First Christmas, so of course we had to make one for our new baby girl too!
This baby bottle photo ornament is super easy to make — they’d be the perfect Christmas keepsake to give to grandparents, aunts and uncles, etc.
Who doesn’t love a sweet photo ornament?
You can even make a baby bottle photo ornament for older children, if you didn’t get an ornament during their first Christmas. We also made a baby bottle ornament for each of our older daughters. For the older girls, we decorated the bottle with their birth year.
My four year old loves her baby bottle ornament and has been carrying it around with her everywhere!
Baby Bottle Ornament Supply List
For your convenience in re-creating our baby bottle photo ornament, I’ve provided shop-able ad links to some of the products used; disclosure policy available here.
*TIP: Look for a basic bottle to make your ornament, so the photo shows best. We found that the cheaper baby bottles usually had fewer markings, logos, etc. on them. We also recommend using a plastic bottle, as glass baby bottles are usually pretty heavy and might weigh down Christmas tree branches.
How to make a baby bottle photo ornament:
First, watch our quick video tutorial to see exactly how we made our easy baby bottle photo ornament. Then keep reading for full photo step-by-step instructions.
Click video to play:
First, measure you baby bottle, from the bottom to where the bottle starts to curve at the top. You’ll want to cut your photo about 1/4″ shorter than this measurement so it fits perfectly.
TIP: The bottle we used is the Evenflo Wide Neck Baby Bottle. Since it has a wide opening, it was easy to slip the baby photo inside. It is also light enough to hang on the tree without pulling branches down.
Once your photo is trimmed, roll it up with the photo facing outward, then slide it into your bottle. When you release the photo, it should pop out so that the photo is pressed up against the bottle and you can see it clearly. Adjust if needed.
If your photo does not wrap all the way around the inside of the bottle, fill the middle of the bottle with crumpled tissue paper.
Secure the bottle lid back on your bottle.
Now you can decorate with ribbons, bows, stickers, and anything you like to make your Baby’s First Christmas ornament special!
You can even write a special message, like “Baby’s First Christmas” or the year of their birth on the top of the ornament.
TIP: Be sure to glue a loop of ribbon to your bottle so you can easily hang it on your Christmas tree.
Baby’s First Christmas Ornament Printable Instructions
Baby Bottle Ornament - Baby's First Christmas Ornament
- Glue gun
- Permanent Marker
- Clear plastic baby bottle*
- Baby photo
- Measure you baby bottle, from the bottom to where the bottle starts to curve at the top. Cut your photo about 1/4" shorter than this measurement so it fits perfectly.
- Roll up photo with the picture facing outward, then slide it into your bottle. When you release the photo, it should pop out so that the photo is pressed up against the bottle and you can see it clearly. Adjust if needed.
- If your photo does not wrap all the way around the inside of the bottle, fill the middle of the bottle with crumpled tissue paper.
- Secure the bottle lid back on your bottle.
- Decorate your bottle.
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