A baby’s first Christmas ornament idea.

I’ve got a quilted ornament idea for you: make your own custom baby’s first Christmas quilted ornament, by embroidering a name, year, or whatever else you’d like it to say, onto a piece of fabric, and then centering it in the middle of the ornament.


(If you don’t know how to make a quilted ornament, my Snow Globe pattern will show you how to make one, step by step, with a centered picture like this.)

I made this one a couple of years ago for some friends, to match the colors and theme of their new baby’s nursery. (And an even better idea… you could use an actual blanket or crib sheet as your fabric!)


The baby’s bedding had pictures of little buttons all over it, so I stitched a few buttons with some brown thread to make them look like the buttons on the sheets, and then glued them around the ornament.


I kept this ornament pretty simple, but the possibilities for these are literally endless. Do you have any ideas for ways to decorate a quilted ornament for a Baby’s First Christmas? Please tell me!


  1. Rita Gronberg on September 10, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Great idea! Love it

  2. Fran on September 11, 2013 at 12:40 am

    Do you have instructions for the embroidered part of the ornament.

    • ornamentgirl on September 11, 2013 at 3:47 am

      Fran, I don’t have a pattern for that part. I did this embroidery with my sewing machine. You could really put anything you wanted in the center though. Whatever fabric you do use in the center would just need to be around 3 inches square, with the actual picture that you’re showcasing (a print, embroidery, cross stitching, etc..) about 2 inches big.

  3. Mary Newnam on September 11, 2013 at 2:10 am

    Can’t even say how much I LOVE this ornament!

  4. Sally on September 11, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Beautiful…. Wish I had a machine to embrodier!!

    • ornamentgirl on September 11, 2013 at 11:57 pm

      I don’t use mine as much as I would like, but it does come in handy sometimes. It does only small embroidery, but that works out for these ornaments. :)

    • Ruth on March 6, 2018 at 9:54 pm

      Me too!

  5. Mary Martin on September 14, 2013 at 4:25 am

    Hi already signed up but did not get my free pattern. Now how can I get it, please

  6. Sarah on September 14, 2013 at 4:49 am

    so sweet! makes me wish i had a little one to make this for :)

  7. Amy on September 14, 2013 at 5:39 am

    Great ornament! I love doing baby ornaments. I don’t have an embroidery machine so I personalize mine using fabric, freezer paper and my inkjet printer. BTW I placed Honorable Mention in the State Fair of Texas for my snow globe ornament entry of a Christmas ornament for Texas A & M University!! Next year will do a more Christmas-y ornament!! I will send you pictures if both!

    • ornamentgirl on September 15, 2013 at 1:21 am

      Amy, I just replied to your email! And congrats again on your Honorable Mention… so awesome!

  8. Jenn on November 23, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    This is exactly what I’ve been looking for… by chance do you make them to order and sell them???????

  9. Laura on December 4, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    I agree with Jenn! I have been looking allll over for the perfect first christmas for my little man! This is so adorable! So yes, do you make and sell them? I’ve even looked at etsy but nothing compares!

    • Bridget on December 8, 2013 at 12:28 pm

      I would love to know if you make and sell as well!

  10. Joanne l Czeiszperger on July 10, 2014 at 11:25 am

    I would like to purchase some of your ornament patterns. Please send info on how to purchase them.

    • Staci Ann Lowry on July 10, 2014 at 11:02 pm

      Hi Joanne… you can see a list of all of the patterns right here: https://theornamentgirl.com/blog/shop/ ….and then from that page, you can click on whichever pattern you’re interested in for details (and you’ll see “add to cart” buttons)… thanks so much, and please let me know if you have any questions. :)

  11. Lelia on October 7, 2014 at 2:19 am

    Hello, I would like to custom order or purchase a finished ornament. Something for a little girls first Christmas. Do you have any for sale? Thank you, Lelia

  12. Mar on December 12, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    I Love this Ornament! And I would Love To make it for My Grandsons 1st Christmas!

  13. cathy on February 20, 2015 at 2:16 am

    i make these quite a bit but i can never seem to get the top ribbon so it looks as good as these any one have any how to’s or tips for me I just has a step great grand baby and would live to make one with her picture and birth date but need help with top

    • Staci Ann Lowry on February 24, 2015 at 11:30 pm

      Hi Cathy….. I have a short bow tutorial… I will send it to your email. I hope it helps! :)

  14. Cyndi Duke on November 15, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    Oh I can’t wait until I can buy the patterns I want to get. Especially to make this one for my great nephew that was born last month. Do they make quilted fabric that are printed maps? I’d like to try that to match his room decor. My brother moved his family to Germany over 20 years ago as a missionary, so his 4 youngest kids were born there. The 2 oldest were babies when they moved so they traveled all through Europe on missions and guess that’s how my niece chose his decor. I get to see the oldest 3 girls now and my oldest nephew comes to Texas about every 6 months. I always gave them Texas branded gifts thru the years so they would know their roots. Do you think it would be easy to make it look like the Texas Flag? *I would like to make each one something of the sort, and my great nieces pretty pink ones. I really need to stop looking as the day is flying by, but your ornaments mesmerize me.

  15. Linda on October 17, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Do you use interfacing under the center piece when you machine embroider these?

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