Christmas is right around the corner, and this year, I’ve decided to make some oh-so-cute DIY Vinyl Christmas Ornaments for everyone on my gift list.
Years ago, my mom started the tradition of giving us a new Christmas ornament each year, and I loved it so much that I continued the tradition with my boys.
With all the adorable ornament blanks available, I decided to not stop there, but to personalize one for each person on my list so they can hang them on their tree for years to come.
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EASY VINYL CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS
It’s never been easier to craft a handmade gift without taking up an insane amount of time.
After all, this season should not be about spending countless hours in your craft room, but rather focusing on Jesus, spending time with family and friends, and enjoying all the fun festivities in the weeks to come.
Can I get an amen?
So when I decided to make these little gems, I got right to work and created 10 Free Christmas Ornament SVG Cut Files, and I’m sharing them with you today so it will be quick and easy for you to make some too!
So let’s get to work, shall we?
Scroll to the bottom of the post for a printable list
- Wood Slices
- Glass Ornaments
- Heat Transfer Vinyl
- Oracal 651 Permanent Vinyl
- Cricut Cutting Mat (I prefer these over the Silhouette Mats)
- Transfer Tape (I prefer clear Dollar Tree contact paper. It’s sturdier than the name brands and at $1 each, you can’t beat the price!
- Teflon Sheets
- Heat Press Tape
- Free Christmas Ornament SVG Cut Files You will find the files in our FREE community library. Simply subscribe to our newsletter below to get instant access to them along with all of our FREE resources. (These files are for personal use only. They are not to be altered and sold in any way. If you’d like to make products to sell using the files from FOI, check out our commercial license options.)
- Silhouette or Cricut Cutting Machine
- Cricut Weeding Tools (I prefer these over the Silhouette tools)
- Heat Press, Cricut Mini Press, or Household Iron
Applying Heat Transfer Vinyl to Wood Slices
- Preheat your Heat Press to 305°, at 20 seconds.
- Open your files in Silhouette Studio or Cricut Design Space.
- These designs were made to fit the ornaments; however, you may need to make some minor adjustments to the size.
- Cut your design by vinyl color. Don’t forget to mirror the image. (The designs have been created so that when layered, there will be no extra bulk.)
- Weed your designs.
- Position your design on the wood slice and secure with heat press tape if necessary.
- Lay the ornaments on your heat-press. (You can press multiple ornaments at a time.)
- Place a Teflon sheet on top of the ornaments and press for 20 seconds.
Applying Permanent Vinyl to Round Christmas Ornaments
- Take a deep breath!
- If need be, shrink the design slightly. It’s far easier to apply a smaller design as opposed to a larger one.
- Once you weed your design and apply transfer tape to it, snip the transfer tape in several places to help you wrap your design without getting wrinkles.
- Start in the middle of your design and work out. At this point, do not press your design too hard, as you may need to make some adjustments.
- Once you are happy with the way your ornament looks, working from the middle out, finger press your vinyl in place.
As I stated above, it does take a little practice, but it won’t be long and you’ll be able to apply the permanent vinyl with ease.
Aren’t they just adorable?
Whether you’re making the DIY Vinyl Christmas Ornaments for yourself or as a gift for a friend, you’ll be able to enjoy them for years to come!
If you’re a Silhouette user and need more help using your Silhouette Cutting Machine, I highly recommend The Ultimate Silhouette Guide by Melissa Viscount.
This book cut my learning curve in half when I got my Silhouette Cameo and I often refer back to it for DIY projects that I’m not familiar with. As a Footprints of Inspiration reader, you get 10% off by using coupon code: FOOTPRINTS at checkout. (Sales excluded.)
Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
While you’re here, be sure to check out all of our Free SVG Files! Oh, and if you love this easy tutorial, I’d be honored to have you share it on Pinterest!
Until next time…
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