You are going to LOVE these 3 sweet DIY Cricut Christmas ornaments! We are using some of our 100 FREE cut files to make these. They are right on trend and simply adorable.
We’ll show you how to put these Christmas ornaments together with the help of your Cricut machine. Cricut beginners these are super easy craft projects before for crafters who are just starting out.
DIY Cricut Christmas Ornaments
You are going to LOVE these 3 sweet DIY Cricut Christmas ornaments! They are right on trend and simply adorable. We’ll show you how to put these Christmas ornaments together with the help of your Cricut machine. These are super easy beginner Cricut craft projects before for crafters who are just starting out.
Dollar Tree Snow Globe Ornament-
Cut file used – https://makersgonnalearn.com/cut_files/let-it-snow-4/
Clear front round container – https://www.dollartree.com/jot-magnetic-round-metal-containers-375-in/196722?Ntt=magnet
Glitter Cardstock – https://amzn.to/3QYclSG
Glitter permanent vinyl – https://www.143vinyl.com/search.php?mode=search&page=1&keep_https=yes?partner=219904
Fake Snow – https://amzn.to/3BrDisf
Bells – https://amzn.to/3xAT2YW
Lynn Lilly Hot Glue Gun: https://bit.ly/2Rjii49
Dollar Tree Jenga Blocks Ornament-
Cut file used – https://makersgonnalearn.com/cut_files/happy-holidays-4/
Mini Jenga Blocks – https://www.dollartree.com/tumbling-tower-games-72ct-packs/317515
Lynn Lilly Hot Glue Gun: https://bit.ly/2Rjii49
Jute – https://amzn.to/3LpgPRj
Wooden Beads – https://amzn.to/3dxrWuR
HTV – Siser EasyWeed: https://bit.ly/3hjLgLP
Wood Slice Ornament –
Cut file used – https://makersgonnalearn.com/cut_files/antler2/
Wood Round – https://amzn.to/3SeSqjr
Starcraft Vinyl: https://bit.ly/3uP2GUo
Torch Paste – https://www.etsy.com/listing/914630284/wood-burn-paste-wood-burn-with-heat-easy?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=torch+paste&ref=sr_gallery-1-3&pop=1&sts=1&organic_search_click=1
Heat Gun – https://amzn.to/3LrlQJ6
Drill – https://amzn.to/3Lsz5sT
Red and White Twine – https://amzn.to/3BSnmkc
Step-by-step instructions for the ornaments:
Be sure to read through all steps before beginning.
1 – Measure the inside space you have available in the container.
2 – In Design Space, add a circle to your canvas and size it to match the measurement you took in the previous step. Change that circle to a guide in the Operation menu.
3 – Repeat the above steps of taking measurements and creating guides for the wood slice ornament too.
4 – Now, it’s time to assemble the Jenga block ornament. Cut a piece of cardstock to place the Jenga blocks on. Use your hot glue gun to glue them in place. We put 7 blocks in a row, but you can use as many as you’d like.
5 – Add glue in between the blocks to make the ornament more secure. Measure the ornament and add a guide to your Design Space canvas. Paint the ornament so it has time to dry while working on the rest of the ornaments. Once the paint is dry, go over the ornament with a sanding block to give a distressed appearance.
6 – Upload each of the cut files you’re using to Design Space. Add them to your canvas and size them to fit your guides.
7 – For the cut file we used for the Jenga block ornament, we wanted to change the sizing of each part of it. So, we selected the design and then pressed Ungroup. Once you do that, you can work with each part separately. When you’re happy with it, select both parts of the design and Weld.
8 – Press Make It to cut out the designs. Once all vinyl is cut, it’s time to weed it. Apply transfer tape and burnish well. Remove the backing. Place your design on the surface. Burnish well. Remove the transfer tape.
9 – Notes for the shadowbox ornament: Trace around the container for the glittery cardstock. Cut it out and glue it into the container. Add your shadowbox elements and glue in place. We made a snowman out of beads that we painted. The top hat is cut out of black cardstock.
Pro Tip: You can find little items in craft stores or online to add to your shadowbox or simply get creative and make your own!
Place the top on the ornament after filling it as desired and apply the weeded vinyl to it. Drill a hole in the top of the container so that you can add a hanger.
10 – Notes for the wood slice ornament: Sand the area of the wood slice ornament where you will be applying your design. Remember when weeding the design for this ornament, you want to weed out the actual design and leave behind the negative space as this will be used as a stencil.
Once you have applied and burnished the design to the wood slice, use a brush to apply the Torch Paste in a nice even thin coat. Remove the stencil and with a heat gun, heat up the design. Put it on low and keep quite a distance from the ornament. Drill a hole for a hanger.
Pro Tip: If you apply the Torch Paste in too thick a layer, it will bubble up and look like charcoal. If you use a high heat setting on your heat gun, the wood slice may warp.
11 – Notes for the Jenga block ornament: Glue a hanger on the back, adding jingle bells if desired.