Y’all know my sister had a baby 2 months ago – my sweet little moose of a nephew, Miles Robert. He’s just the cutest little thing ever. I love doing things for my first time mommy sister – every time we get together, I shower her with gifts! Lucky girl, huh? I love being able to share the presents I give her with you guys, because hopefully I can inspire you to make some easy DIY gifts for the mama’s in your life too! Today I am sharing this easy DIY Baby Brag Book I made using the MyPrintly software from HP. It’s a great tool for printing photos and projects and I am so inspired every time I use it! Bonus? IT’S FREE!
When I had Abbey I purchased a baby brag book for like $25 at a baby store! And as cute as it was, the functionality is EXACTLY the same as one you can make yourself! I bet you didn’t even think of making one yourself, but it’s SUPER DUPER easy and kinda sorta fun too! Plus homemade gifts are always better because they are filled with love!
I picked the best photos from the day we spent with them at the hospital the day he was born, photos of mommy and baby bonding, daddy holding baby and cousins meeting for the first time! I printed them all out on HP glossy 5×7 photo paper – it’s great quality! – and assembled them together with a cover image I created in PicMonkey and printed with MyPrintly.
MyPrintly has such an easy user friendly interface, so I am all about it. I am definitely not craft challenged, but this was just really simple to use, so literally ANYONE can do it!
Next I sent a line of embroidery thread through the photos with a thick embroidery needle, then tied on the back and trimmed the threads. So easy guys.
She can now keep it in her purse, and share the photos of her adorable dude when shes at work and can’t be with him! Plus she can see his cute little face anytime!
I chose to use a needle vs a hole punch because it’s less invasive if she wants to take the book apart and put the photos into an album or scrapbook! I put my thinking cap on for this one, y’all!
Check out my Instagram HyperLapse of me assembling it, and how easy it really is!
And here’s my YouTube video too!
What would you make with the MyPrintly Software?
This post is part of a sponsored campaign with MyPrintly and MomSelect. All thoughts and opinions are my own