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This Birth Information Ornament will make a perfect holiday gift.

Decorate with memories by creating a special birth information ornament with your little ones details

We had a baby explosion in my family last year (4 baby girls born within 10 months of each other!) and I know all the moms, dads, grandmas and grandpas will enjoy hanging these ornaments on the tree year after year. When I was growing up my mom had metal ornaments for my sister and I with our birth weights, lengths and times one them; I was always fascinated that they knew the exact time I came into the world!

The supplies for this project are cheap and easy to find but they represent priceless memories so you might as well make a bunch

Supplies for each ornament:

  • Flattened plastic ball ornament (I bought mine at Micheal’s)
  • Vinyl
  • Transfer tape
  • Silhouette  + Mat + Silhouette Studio
  • Fake snow
  • Funnel

Vinyl Instructions:

  1. Set up a 3 inch circle, you can make a perfect circle while holding down the shift key (it also works to make a square)
  2. Duplicate the circle so you have two, one for the front and for the backDecorate with memories by creating a special birth information ornament with your little ones details
  3. Set up the name, as large as it can be to fit in the circle. I used the font Sofia for the name (don’t forget to weld it!)
  4. Set up the back information, I used the font KG Dark Side. I found that it fits best in the following order
    • Date
    • Weight
    • Length
    • Time
  5. Cut out using the vinyl presets
  6. Weed the vinyl, pulling off the circle and leaving behind the letters, remove the insides of the letters.

*I had to cut a few replacement letters, the silhouette hiccuped and didn’t cut all the way through the spaces inside the e and o. After editing all these shots I realized the top of the 7 got ripped off so that needs to be replaced too

Decorate with memories by creating a special birth information ornament with your little ones details

Ornament Instructions:

  1. Eyeball the center of the ornament, it’s important to get it centered because the ornament is flatter in the middle and won’t bubble as much
  2. Transfer the vinyl design to the ornament using transfer tape
  3. Smooth down by rubbing with your fingers in small circles all over the design
  4. Remove the top of the ornament and fill with fake snow. I used two types, one was iridescent and one was basically shredded plastic. FYI if you’re in a pinch don’t have any fake snow then feel free to chop up some clear plastic bags
  5. Replace the top and shake, the snow will settle and you’ll need to add more (you might need to do this a few times)

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Comments

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    That is so cute. I might make one for my new (ish) niece for her first xmas this year.

  2. Alisha Kostiuk says:

    These ornaments are adorable and would make great gifts for grandparents too.

  3. OMGosh I love this ornament so much. Thank you for sharing. I can’t wait to make some of my own.
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  4. Love this idea!
    {totally reminds me of the “Horton Tree” from “Days of our lives”}
    What a great gift idea!

  5. Love this idea! It celebrates babies without being too cutesy!
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  6. I so love these cute little ornaments! I am going to give it a try.
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  7. That turned out great! Looks professionally done! Love the fonts!

  8. What a sentimental Christmas ornament! I’d love these for my kids too!
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  9. I wish I had one of these machines, people can create the coolest things.
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  10. Great idea and what a lovely ornament. What a thoughtful gift.
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  11. What a great and simple DIY for the holidays. Plus, personally I love a tree that is filled with all sorts of DIY ornaments instead of the static store-bought perfect ones. – Katy
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  12. These ornaments are amazing! I’m going to half to copy your idea and make some for my own tree.
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  13. I am so in love with this idea. What my sister in law has her baby I am going to do this for her. Love it!!
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  14. I just love this idea. It is so unique.
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  15. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    This is such a great ornament to give as a gift to grand parents and Aunts and Uncles. It looks so simple to make.

  16. I love these! I have to confess, they are a bit intimidating to me. I feel like I need to start ornaments with a flatter surface. But you make these look so easy! And, Sofia is my FAVORITE font!
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    • Don’t be scared! These are pretty flat and the scripty font it more forgiving than something with all straight lines. If it’s a little out of place you can’t tell. Sophia is one of my all time faves too 🙂

  17. Now that is a fantastic idea. Great for the new grandson we are expecting in December
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  18. This is great! I’d love to make one for my daughter and for our upcoming arrival. Thanks for sharing the instructions!
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  19. That is really a cute idea! I need to get one of those machines and start creating myself!
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  20. Those are so adorable, and I love that it is not too hard to do. I need to get one of those machines soon, I have seen people creating all kinds of fun crafts!
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  21. Those are BEAUTIFUL! I love ornaments that aren’t tacky and these would look beautiful on my tree.
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  22. What a cute idea, and they seem simple enough that even an un-DIYer like me could probably manage it. Great gift idea!
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  23. These are a great idea! I think I will have to make them for my mom. The flattened ball ornaments seem ideal for this! Thanks for sharing! Pinning!
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  24. This is such a cute abd unique gift idea.

  25. That is adorable and so simple. I have to make some for all the kids.
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  26. Very cute idea- perfect keepsake gift. I need to check out the Silhouette.
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  27. What an adorable idea! I need to have one made for my soon to arrive niece or nephew!

  28. Love the idea! Wonderful DIY… I have a Mary and a Rose (twins) born in 2011.

    Simple even a non crafter can manage!

  29. I am a sucker for meaningful, sentimental Christmas ornaments…to me, that’s what makes a Christmas tree so special! These are lovely, and perfect gifts for Grandmas 🙂 I’m sure they will love them!
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  30. We made one of these when our 1st grandson was born. We still have it and it’s his favorite ornament to hang and must go on first every year! Love these!

  31. These are so precious! Who wouldn’t want to receive one of these as a gift?! Great job.
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  32. Alecia,
    I love these darling ornaments. I never thought of using the silhouette for Baby ornaments. I have been doing them all by hand. Thank you for enlightening me. I thought the font would not fit on the ornament. Whoo Hoo! You have taught me a new technique. There are some very lucky little ones to have you in their life.
    Awesome Gift,
    Karen Marie
    Dragonfly & Lily Pads
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  33. These look so professional!
    Sadly, I will never be so good at vinyl.
    Ruchira recently posted…DIY Mini Ferris WheelMy Profile

    • It’s a bit finicky with all the pieces but it’s very forgiving because nothing is joined 🙂 I had to place a few letters by hand and unless you look really close you can’t tell

  34. What a sweet gift! I think I know a few new mom’s who would love to have something like this!!!
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