DIY Baby Memory Frame

As part of the post about Baby Keepsakes I mentioned a Memory Frame. Here is how I made ours and what I included.

DIY Baby Memory Frame

The frame I used came from Cox & Cox and already had a fabric backing. However it wasn’t really padded enough to secure the items to the back of the frame. I didn’t want to use glue as I may decide to use the items at a later date for something else or if I want to take the frame down and store them. Instead I brought a piece of mount board and covered this is wrapping paper which said ‘Born in 2012’ on it. You could use fabric if you wanted but I liked the paper and had used to wrap gifts for all the NCT babies in our group.

I then used pins where possible to secure the items in the frame. As I completed this when Monkey was around three months old there wasn’t too much to choose from to fill the frame. If I was to do it now I think I would struggle to get everything in! The items I chose were:

  • The baby grow Monkey came home from hospital in
  • His first rattle which was the first play thing he grasped
  • Monkey’s first picture taken the morning after he was born by Bounty in the hospital
  • His first dummy
  • A pair of felt shoes I had made for him
  • A little card detailing the time of birth, weight, name etc which was given to us by the hospital
  • Wrist band
  • Tummy button clip (washed!!)
  • A piece of ribbon which has – ‘you are my sunshine’ printed on it, as I use to sing this rhyme to him when he was tiny
  • A soft toy which was a gift from friends and has Monkey’s name and date of birth printed on the inside of the wings.

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You could include anything you wanted including mits and a hat, although I didn’t want the frame to look too over crowded and it is only 50cmx50cm. I made something similar for our wedding and they hang together in our spare room. I will be making another one for our new baby around the same sort of time….must get started on the little slippers!

What would you include in a memory frame?

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14 Comments

  1. To Arizona......and beyond

    This is such a good idea, I love that you put the baby grow in and pinned everything so you can re-arrange later if needed. Our first baby is due in March and I would love to make something like this after they’re born. Better than keeping everything hidden away in a box!

  2. Janine

    Aw that is so pretty. I have never thought of a frame. We have boxes instead. I kept the wristband, first clothes dodie and christening gown. Oh yeah and cards we received.

  3. .Sara. (@OoSerzoO)

    Oh my goodness!! This is a brilliant idea! My children are older now but I could still do this! I have all there hospital bands and first outfits etc in memory boxes. It’s a lovely way to display favourite baby items. I love the fabric backing idea, thank you for sharing! xx

  4. ERF Mama

    This is so lovely. 🙂
    I have wanted to do this for years – but never got around to it. I still have some of the items though, laying around hehe, so this might just give me that push. 😉

    #justanotherlinky

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