Time Capsule Ornaments

Welcome to our first ever guest post!

Today we are featuring Melissa from Smocks.on!

This post is a collaboration between many crafters started by the super fun ladies at Little Button Diaries! Find Little Button Diaries here.

Read on for a very cool craft by a very cool lady!

I’m Melissa from smocks.on and I'm so excited that Mary Alice invited me over to share my favorite holiday craft with you! Making time capsule ornaments is a tradition that I treasure more and more each year. These are easy and fun to make for family members of all ages.

Milestone Time Capsule Ornaments

These ornaments celebrate something special that happened during the year. So of course, we made one to celebrate the birth of our daughter.

 

You will need:
*Clear ornaments We like these or these.
*Small mementos and a tiny picture
*Ribbon
*Sharpie

How to:
Gather the mementos or other objects that symbolize the milestone.

This year we shrunk a picture of Rose holding her baby sister for the first time, tiny plastic baby bottles, Baby Alice’s hospital bracelet, hearts because she made our hearts grow, and a pink feather, because Rose says it feels like she’s being tickled with a feather when Alice touches her.

2. Drop each memento into the ball. Arrange with tweezers if it’s not sitting right.

3. Write the year on a piece of ribbon and tie it around the top.

4. Hang the ornament on the tree.


All About Me Time Capsule Ornament

These are little snapshots of where your child is this year. I can promise you that you will treasure the process of making them just as much as the final product!

You will need:
*Plastic Snap Ornaments (We get ours at Michael’s)
*Ribbon
*Scissors
*Sharpie
*Small mementos and a tiny picture

How to:
Brainstorm. This combines two of my favorite things- reminiscing and creating! We sit together on the couch and go through pictures of the year and talk about all of the things that happened. Then, we go on a hunt in the craft shed to find small trinkets that remind us of some of the things that happened that are very special to our daughter this year. Then I arrange them so she has easy access when she starts to create.

Some of the things she chose this year: sand (because she loves playing in the park with her friend Eloise), star confetti (she’s in the star classroom), hay (we had so much fun on the hayride when we visited the farm)...

2. Drop each memento into the ball. Add a picture of your child. Arrange with tweezers if it’s not sitting right.

 

3. Write the year on a piece of ribbon and tie it around the top.
4. Hang it on the tree.

Every year when you bring this out you will be transported to this special time. I always tear up when we take these out!

 

We hope you’re enjoying Craftmas! If you’re interested in more projects that you can do alongside the little person in your life, please come visit us at @smocks.on. If you’re interested in process art or STEAM projects, then @momma_teaching is the place for you. Happy holidays! xxMelissa​


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