This Birth Information Ornament will make a perfect holiday gift.
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)
- Transfer tape
- Silhouette + Mat + Silhouette Studio
- Fake snow
- 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)
- Duplicate the circle so you have two, one for the front and for the back
- 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!)
- Set up the back information, I used the font KG Dark Side. I found that it fits best in the following order
- Cut out using the vinyl presets
- 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
- 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
- Transfer the vinyl design to the ornament using transfer tape
- Smooth down by rubbing with your fingers in small circles all over the design
- 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
- 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)
Looking for more Silhouette Projects?
My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!
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