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Family History Crafts & Gifts

Share your genealogy research with loved ones by creating heirlooms and gifts that speak of your family history. These are some of our favorites to make or buy.

Make a family photo wall display

Family Photo Wall - Martha Stewart Weddings Inspiration

How to make photo cubes by transferring images onto wood blocks using soft-gel transfer medium.

You can even put old family photos on rocks! Perhaps to make a paperweight or a gift for a plant lover?

villabarnes: Playing With Rocks

20 Things to Make With Photos

20 Things to Make With Photos | Only For Her

13 yrs of growing kiddos hand prints on the back of our tree skirt! Hard to put away each year...

SPLENDID MARKET: Family Tree (skirt)

SPLENDID MARKET: Family Tree (skirt)

Christmas Tree Skirt Keepsake-Every year put your kids handprints on a plain tree skirt.

Life Sprinkled With Glitter: Christmas Tree Skirt Keepsake

Rag quilt of memories - use old clothing and linen to make a blanket full of memories from your family's pre-loved stuff!

do it yourself divas: Quilts

save newspapers from the date of big life events and frame pictures in them (photocopy the newspaper page onto archival paper so it won't yellow or damage the picture)

Free Printable Journaling Cards for scrapbooking (or having guests fill out with a memory at a family gathering)

Never throw out old/broken china again, re-purpose with custom jewelry

This thumbprint tree keepsake chart would be wonderful way to remember weddings, showers, anniversary parties and family reunions. The blank thumbprint tree is available in three designs as a download from

Thumbprint Keepsake Chart | ShopFamilyTree

If you haven’t snagged them yet, we have 4 Free Family Tree Templates!

photo coasters: 4x4 tiles and 4x4 pics, glue photo onto tile with glue stick, cover with resin, mount 4 felt circles onto bottom corners

Photo Tile Coasters {Using Resin} | Oopsey Daisy

My Mother, Myself, My Children ~ scrap a multi-generational page of sibling photos. For continuity, print out all pictures in B/W. It's so interesting to see family similarities through the generations!

Password Required - Digital Scrapbook Place Gallery

Make a visual timeline of your ancestor's lives. Include their relationships, marriages, children, country or regional immigrations and occupations...and even more personal facts. Also include important world history facts such as wars and other big world events. These changes help to put your ancestor's lives into an historical perspective. ~ What a cool idea!

Personalised Timeline Print

Collect your family's stories. Make a small journal about a particular family member with their stories inside! Use a print of their photo on cover. It may spark interest from your kids as you work on it.

the quote keeper's diary (Rebecca Sower)

Family Heritage Coloring Book. Fill with family stories. Love this. (if you are in my family, shut your eyes. I may try to do this for the kids this summer!)

Game of Clue | Family Reunion Helper

This is a great alternative to the traditional family tree. Awesome for families with international adoptees.

My Roots Lie Here Artwork For Kids

Recipe inspired heritage page for a genealogical album or heritage scrapbook.

Vintage Sweets | Vintage Street Market Blog

Family History Recipe Book I have wanted to put together a recipe book like this for ages. Here is some inspiration for it! ~Carol

My Mix of Six: Recipe Book