DIY VOICE RECORDING CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS

I'm showing you how to make voice recording ornaments that will be cherished for years to come! A wonderful gift for grandparents too!

SUPPLIES

SUPPLIES

Voice Recorder (link in blog post below) 4″ embroidery hoops  Felt  Hot glue gun  Fabric scissors

HOW TO MAKE A VOICE RECORDING ORNAMENT

HOW TO MAKE A VOICE RECORDING ORNAMENT

There are two main parts to making these ornaments – recording the audio and making the ornament itself. Let's start with recording.

WHAT TO RECORD Here are a few ideas:  – Tell a Christmas memory from long ago. – Talk about what Christmas means to you. – Tell how to make a beloved Christmas recipe.

RECORDING ONTO THE VOICE RECORDER Remove the paper tab from the voice recorder to activate the battery. Press the tip of a pin into the hole where it says REC. The voice recorder will beep letting you know it is ready. Keep the pin pressed down while recording.

MAKING THE ORNAMENT   You can either use photos or drawings. For the drawings trace around the hoop and have your kids draw directly onto the fabric. Fabric markers or Sharpies work great.

PRINTING PHOTOS ONTO FABRIC The easiest way is to buy printer-ready fabric and follow the instructions. You can also use freezer paper to transfer photos onto fabric with an iron then print it.

Load it into your printer, making sure the fabric side is facing the right direction to be printed on. Print your photo as a 4″x6″ print at the highest quality setting.

Once your fabric is ready, slip it into the hoop. Cut excess fabric with fabric scissors. Use the mounting square that comes with the voice recorder to  attach it to the back of the ornament.

FINISH THE BACK OF THE ORNAMENT Trace your hoop on a piece of felt and cut it out. Hot glue it on the back of the ornament. Stick one of the play button stickers that comes with the recorder over the spot where you need to press.

ADD A HANGER Add a hanger – a piece of baker’s twine or other string tied through the top of the embroidery hoop works well.

Get the full step-by-step tutorial here.

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