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DIY Acrylic Christmas Ornament with Cricut®

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Create your own personalized Christmas Ornament with acrylic blanks, adhesive vinyl and your Cricut cutting machine.

Every year, my husband and I make handmade Christmas ornaments. Actually, since my kids were toddlers, we’ve been making handmade ornaments.

In fact, I can remember making Beaded Candy Cane Ornaments with my mom when I was a little girl. Did you ever make beaded candy cane ornaments? Here’s the easy tutorial from Arty Crafty Kids. By the way, they’re super easy to make – even for children. (Just be sure to watch them so they don’t put the beads in their mouths.)

My husband makes these beautiful turned wooden ornaments. And last year he made me some acorn ornaments. They’re beautiful and I just love them.

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DIY Acrylic Christmas Ornament

This year, I thought I’d make each of our grandkids some personalized Christmas ornaments using acrylic blanks and my Cricut Maker.

At first I thought I’d make them using the engraving tool with my Cricut Maker. But, I ordered the wrong size acrylic blanks. They were simply too thick to be used with my Cricut Maker.

So, I came up with Plan B. Plan B was to make these DIY Acrylic Christmas Ornaments using adhesive vinyl and my Cricut Maker. I was really pleased with the way they turned out.

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Video Tutorial

Be sure to watch the video tutorial on my YouTube channel. And, while you’re there, be sure to subscribe to my channel so you’ll know when videos are released!

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FAQs

Q. What size blanks should I use?

I used 3″ acrylic blanks. Good news, though! You can use any size because the images are scaleable within Cricut Design Space!

Q. How do I access this Christmas ornament design?

The Santa Sleigh with the custom name design is available exclusively in Cricut Design Space®. The images and fonts used were all found in the Design Space Library. Some images are free to Access members or you may purchase them. (By the way, I HIGHLY recommend the Access membership.)

Q. Do I have to use Cricut Design Space?

Yes. If you want to use the design I created, it is only available in Cricut Design Space.

Q. Do I have to use your design?

No. You can use this technique to create your own design within Cricut Design Space.

Q. What acrylic blanks did you use for your ornaments?

I purchased the UNIQOOO 3″ Clear Round Acrylic Christmas Ornament on Amazon. These blanks will NOT fit in your Cricut cutting machine as they are 4mm thick and your Cricut machine can only cut materials up to 2.4mm thick.

Q. Do I have to use 3″ acrylic blanks? Can I use different ornament blanks?

Yes and yes! You can use any ornament blank. I used these, but some of my favorite are these disc shaped Christmas ornaments, these plastic ball ornaments, and these flat white ornaments.

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Personalize Christmas Ornament in Cricut Design Space

Yield: 1 Ornament

Learn how to personalize a shared project file in Cricut Design Space. Add custom names so you can create personalized Christmas ornaments. This design features Santa's sleigh and reindeer flying over the tops of pine trees.

Materials

  • adhesive vinyl, white
  • adhesive vinyl, black
  • transfer tape
  • Christmas ornament blanks
  • rubbing alcohol
  • paper towel
  • ribbon

Tools

  • Cricut cutting machine (the Maker is my favorite)
  • Cricut Design Space
  • brayer
  • scissors

Instructions

  1. Open Cricut Design Space.
  2. Click on THIS LINK to open the ornament design in Cricut Design Space.
  3. The design will open in the preview. You can read through the instructions and even print them out so you have the instructions readily available as you work on the project. Click on Customize. acrylic Christmas ornament
  4. The project will open in Design Space. acrylic Christmas ornament
  5. Click on the name you wish to edit or select it from the Layers panel. acrylic Christmas ornament
  6. Double-click to open the text editor. Resize the name as needed to fit within the ornament. acrylic Christmas ornament
  7. Hide or delete any layers you don't want to use. When you're ready, click on Make It.
  8. Load the black vinyl for santa's sleigh and the trees onto your mat. Follow the instructions in Design Space to cut out your designs. Remember, you can click and drag to move your designs around, add spacing, etc. Be sure to Mirror your project if you will be applying the design to the back of your ornament. Unload the mat when the design is through cutting.
  9. Flip the mat over so the vinyl is on the bottom and peel the mat away from the vinyl.
  10. Use your weeding tool to weed away the vinyl from your design.
  11. Load the white vinyl for the names onto your mat. Be sure to Mirror your project if you will be applying the design to the back of your ornament. Unload the mat when the design is through cutting.
  12. Flip the mat over so the vinyl is on the bottom and peel the mat away from the vinyl.
  13. Use your weeding tool to weed away the vinyl from the design.
  14. Prepare the acrylic blanks by wiping with a paper towel moistened with rubbing alcohol. This will remove any dust, residue or fingerprints from the ornament.
  15. Apply a piece of transfer tape to the Santa design, line up on the back of the ornament and press in place. Use a brayer to help secure the vinyl to the ornament.
  16. Apply a piece of transfer tape to the name design, line up on the back of the ornament and press in place. Use a brayer to help secure the vinyl to the ornament.
  17. Attach ribbon to the ornament. I cut an 11" piece of ribbon, folded in half, then inserted the folded end into the hole in the ornament, then insert the loose ends of the ribbon into the loop and pull to tighten. Then simply tie a knot onto the loose ends of the ribbon.

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I was really pleased with how these acrylic Christmas ornaments turned out. And the acrylics that I used are nice and thick! You can, of course, embellish the ornaments as much as you like.

More Christmas Ideas

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