This Birth Information Ornament will make a perfect holiday gift for all the moms, dads and grandparents in your life. The supplies for this project are cheap and easy to find but they represent priceless memories so you might as well make a bunch.
We had a baby explosion in my family last year (4 baby girls born within 10 months of each other!) and hanging these ornaments on the tree year after year will be great reminder of how lucky we are to have a giant family.
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! Now my kids can have the same thing on their tree.
I used plastic ‘unbreakable’ ornaments for these (see previous statement about 10 million children) but you can do the same thing on a glass ornament. I would love to put glass ornaments on my tree but between the kids and the cats it would be a mess and someone would be getting stitches!
Supplies for each ornament:
- Flattened plastic ball ornament (I bought mine at Micheal’s)
- Transfer tape
- Silhouette + Mat + Silhouette Studio
- Fake snow
Ornament Vinyl Instructions:
1. Set up a 3 inch circle by selecting the circle tool, click and hold down the shift key while dragging to make a perfect circle
2. Duplicate the circle so you have two, one for the front and for the back. Repeat for as many ornaments as you need
3. Set up the name, as large as it can be to fit in the circle and weld the letters. I used the font Sofia for the name
4. Set up the back information, I used the font KG Dark Side. You don’t need to weld this unless you select a script font where the letters overlap. I found that it fits best in the following order
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
Birth Information 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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