DIY Baby Memory Box and Printable Keepsake Tags

By Merrilee of Mer Mag

Our baby girl is turning two in October and this upcoming milestone has got me itching to finally buckle down and gather together her baby mementos in a fun and cute way. I decided to create a memory box filled with meaningful items and added hand-written tags to each piece that listed sweet memories and details. Read on for the downloadable keepsake tags and the baby memory box instructions.

To get started on her memory box, I began with the birth announcements we had sent out: “Golden Breath,” an adorable gold foil-pressed design from Minted. Next, I created simple tags to attach to things we wanted to keep because they remind us of special baby moments, like this snuggly bear hoodie. I can remember her wearing it and us cuddling together, smelling her sweet newborn smell!

Supplies:
• Keepsake tags printable (in either peachy-pink or grey)
• Cardstock
• String or ribbon
• Scissors
• Hole punch
• Pen or marker
• Decorative paper (optional)
• Keepsake box (We found this white one at our local Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft store. We also like these ones from the Container Store; I used them for our sons’ memory boxes.)

Steps:
1. Download the tags (in either peachy-pink or grey) and print them out onto cardstock; cut each tag out with scissors.
2. Punch a hole at the top of each tag and thread a piece of string or ribbon through the hole; attach it to the memory box item by tying a knot.
3. Write memories, dates, and any special details on the tag.
4. Gather all your memory box items and continue making and writing a tag for each.

 

5. For the baby memory box, draw or paint a design on the lid. I painted her monogram and birth date.

6. Apply decorative paper to the insides of the box; we found some old Martha Stewart Crafts paper that perfectly matched her gold foil-pressed birth announcements. Add any additional details on the inside of the lid (I included her name, weight, and height). 

Place each keepsake item in your new baby memory box. And if you’re like me, you might just have to sneak a little peek inside the box each and everyday thereafter to remember those special moments, like her tiny toes and the sweet little shoes that once enclosed them!

Studio photos by Trisha Zemp

Find more of Merrilee on her blog.

5   COMMENTS
  1. So great!!! I think I will incorporate this in my cousin’s baby shower or maybe as a gift to her later on down the road.

    • great idea to use in a shower Crystal! love it!

  2. Jennifer

    Minted has the cutest designs. I was so pleased with my products.

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  4. Karly

    Wonderful idea! Love it.