Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Record Your Childs Voice to Make a Custom Ornament

This is a simple tutorial of something that I love.  I made this custom voice ornament this Christmas.  I love it because it has my daughter's voice on it and I'll be able to cherish it for years to come.  To make this you need an fabric, felt or knitted ornament  (mine is from Target), recordable device (Amazon or Consumer Crafts has them), seam ripper, needle and thread and cotton balls (to fill the sides back of the ornament).

You want to pick an ornament that can be taken apart with a seam ripper and that is
large enough to hold the recordable device.  Record the message onto the device before you sew it in the ornament.

Using the seam ripper find a seam to remove that will fit the recordable device.  Remove the existing filling.
Mine had foam in it so I broke off the body part but left the foam in the head of the lion ornament.

Insert recordable device in (I added a little cotton to keep it fluffy.
Using a blind stitch sew back up the ornament.
Hang your ornament on the tree and enjoy it for years to come.

Here is a video of the ornament with my daughters voice:


  1. Great idea...tutorial was awesome too!!! Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. this is such a great idea!! Build-a-Bear sells the recordable devices ($8, I think) so I should be able to do this in time for Christmas :) thanks for sharing!


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