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DIY baby gifts are so fun to make and mean so much to the recipient!
Personalized newborn baby gifts are so cute, don’t you think? Personalized keepsakes don’t get any more adorable than one for a new baby in your life.
They don’t have to be difficult either. With a Cricut cutting machine and some iron-on vinyl, you can make this birth stat elephant for any baby to love on and parents to swoon over!
But beware, you might want to have another baby just so you can make one for yourself…ha ha!
Materials Needed for DIY Baby Gifts
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- elephant – I got this super cute one off Amazon
- Iron-on Vinyl
- Cricut cutting machine– always check prices between Cricut.com and Amazon (click links to compare!)
- Cricut mat and tools
- EasyPress 2
- EasyPress mat
Birth Stats Elephant Tutorial
I have printable instructions and a full video tutorial on applying the iron-on to the ears so make sure to turn on the volume and watch it below (or at the top of the post!)
You can easily design the birth stats in Cricut Design Space yourself, but if you have Cricut Access and want to use my template click here.
Cut the images out of iron-on vinyl. Make sure to turn on the mirror setting in the preview screen and place the HTV on your mat with the shiny side down. Cut it on the iron-on setting.
Weed off the extra vinyl and cut the plastic backing so you have separate pieces of the birth stats.
Using an EasyPress 2 to Apply Iron-on
Since the elephant is polyester, I set the temperature on the small EasyPress to 315F. If you need more help on how to use an EasyPress, make sure to check out my Cricut EasyPress 2 review.
Once the EasyPress is preheated (it only take a minute or so!), press the ear for a few seconds to get the moisture out.
Since I will be pressing twice (kind of like layering), I will be pressing them on a little bit differently. Press the first layer with two hands on the EasyPress and a lot of body weight for about 3 seconds. Wait 30 seconds for the iron-on to cool and then peel off the backing.
Place the other pieces of the birth stats where you want them making sure the plastic backings don’t overlap. Place a Teflon or protective sheet off the whole hear and press lightly for 20-25 seconds.
Remove the plastic backing. Flip the elephant over and press the back of the ear for 15 seconds.
Cover with a protective sheet and press for 20-25 seconds. Remove plastic, flip over elephant and press the other side for 15 seconds.
Newborn Keepsake Birth Stat Elephant Video Tutorial
Here is a full video tutorial. Make sure to turn on the volume to hear more details. If it’s not showing up below, check at the top!
Another great gift idea is a DIY block cute nightlight with my free SVG cut file!
Here are the printable directions!
See post for step by step picture and videl tutorial. Link to CDS file in post also. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
See post for step by step picture and videl tutorial. Link to CDS file in post also.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.