Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Vintage baby shoe Angel ornaments

What kind of gift do you give to a grandmother?  Hand made and heart felt gifts are the best!  I made these one of a kind gifts for my mother-in-law for Christmas.  She opened them early at Thanksgiving time since we were in town.
These are vintage baby shoe Angel ornaments!  I got the idea from Kimberly at Art Joy Stuff.    Kimberly made ornaments with vintage photos of children.  Since this was a gift, I used photos of my mother-in-law's five children.  I even found a pink baby shoe for the girl ornament!
Here is her reaction while opening her gift!! : )  :  )  :  )

  It warmed my heart to bring such happiness to her.
My mother-in-law loves angels so much, she named her daughter "Angel."  So these ornaments are quite fitting!

...And this would be my husband's baby photo!  Ha ha ha, his mother said that this was his "smile" at that age!  This just cracks me up!
Here's how I made them:
Drilled a hole in the back of the shoe, then tied ribbon in a loop to make the ornament holder.

Glued cheese cloth to the inside of the shoes with hot glue.

 Printed on card stock and cut out the photos.

 And added a bow and some Christmas jewelry...I think this was an earring. pink!!
Here is my inspiration photo.
You can visit Art Joy Stuff on etsy for similar ornaments here.  She makes such beautiful things!
Thanks for visiting my little corner of bloggie land.
Hugs, Catherine
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  1. Looks absolutely wonderful, what a terrific gift!

  2. So pretty. Those are some sweet ornaments!

  3. Super ornament and even more super gift! Linda@Wetcreek Blog

  4. What a cute idea! As a Grandma I would love one of my Grandson! Thanks for sharing at TTF~

  5. These are so cute! What a wonderful idea.
    Mary Alice

  6. Oh Catherine, they are darling! I love the idea of personalized, handmade gifts. They are truly a gift from your loving hands to your mother-inlaw's heart.
    enJOY a Merry December,

  7. I will leave the making to you, but that is an excellent idea. I would like that as future gift.

  8. How creative and adorable are these? I would LOVE something like that for my tree. I still hang pictures of my girls when they were little in ornament frames. How special and blessed your mother-in-law must feel! Thanks for visiting my blog!

  9. Those are ADORABLE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I love them so darn cute and how clever

  10. Hi lovely lady.
    Your Idea for this is a work of love so sweet. Thanks so much for your sweet comments and being my newest follower now. I am also following you. I hope you and your family keep warm on this cold weekend.

  11. You know how to warm a heart, mine, with your visit, and your mother-in-laws with your thoughtful gift. Merry Christmas!

  12. These are totally adorable and what a creative idea. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  13. Oh these are just adorable and what a special gift packed full of memories you made for your mother in law. Very special. Thank you for hooking up at Creating Christmas. I love this so much.

  14. This has to be one of THE most creative things I've seen. Where, oh where did you manage to find those precious shoes?? This is such a meaningful gift, and quite creative. You are a blessing to your MIL. Thank you for visiting my blog. I am glad to return your follow. XOXO

  15. These are so adorable! I'm a grandma who is simply smitten with my little grandangel, so I'm definitely going to have to try my hand at these! Fabulous, we'd love to have you share at WIW, too.

  16. Love these!! So clever and unique! Thanks for linking up :)

  17. These are just wonderful!! Thanks so much for your recent visit and kind words!!


  18. I have seen a lot of things done this year with baby shoes. How very sweet! Easy to see that your mil loved them! I have a pair of pink felted ones that I got at an estate sale. Have done anything with them yet. I'm thinking maybe something for Valentines. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  19. Wow, great idea, you have very style. Kisses from Spain.
    See you:

  20. excellent article and very good points.


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