Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wrensday: Baby Shoe Ornaments

These are some of the most sentimental ornaments on our Christmas tree. I had saved my children's baby shoes for many years. As my children got older I realized that the shoes would never be worn again-too many new, cuter shoes for the grandchildren to wear. What's a mom to do? Hang them on the Christmas tree!

I love the scuff marks on the toes.

I labeled the bottom of the shoes for each child. With a Sharpie marker, I wrote their name on one shoe and their date of birth on the other. I simply tied the shoelaces together to hang them up.

Every year, when I hang them on the tree, I'm reminded of the little, fat feet that use to fill them.


  1. What a sweet idea. My friend's mom saved the mobile that had hung above his crib and made the little animals into ornaments--thought this was a cute idea too.

  2. Oh, I love this idea! I'm going to dig my daughter's baby shoes out tonight and hang them on our tree!

  3. Oh!!! I am about to cry! Now I will have to go and find my kids booties and do the same thing!! Love the mobile idea too!


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