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How to Make a Mid-Century Modern Christmas with Cricut

Being big fans of Mid-Century Modern decor, many years ago we bought a silver tree. We have a green one too and each year we decide which one to use. We let our daughters decide. The 3D gem shapes from the Sprinkles and Confetti collection at Cricut reminded me of Mid-Century Modern so I used them to create Christmas tree ornaments. Using hot pink and light green cardstock added to the modern theme. Our tree needed a modern feeling tree topper so I used the star design from Indie Art from Cricut to create a paper topper. Follow along as I work through the process of making DIY Holiday decorations for our tree.

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Ornaments 1 (dark pink)

Ornaments 2 (teal)

Star topper

 

scoring cardstock
The scoring blade is essential for making these ornaments. 
 

cut cardstock
Cut and scored ornaments.
Use extra caution removing them from the mat, they can easily tear.
 

fold on score lines
Fold all the score lines.
I found working from the middle to the outer folds worked best.
 

glue edges
The Best Glue Ever worked well for gluing the ornaments together.
Using the Medium Point No Clog Writing Cap application tip applied the right amount of glue.
Holding the pieces together for a few minutes was all that was needed for a tacky adhesion.
 

leave to dry
Let them dry thoroughly.
 

add wire for hangers
Using a thin wire, I cut lengths of about 6 inches to create a hanger.
 

bend a knot at the wire end
Bend the end of the wire into a "knot".
Feed the end of the wire through the top of the ornament.
 

create a hook
Fold the wire in half, twist, and then fold into a hook shape.

ornaments on the tree
Ornaments hanging on the tree.

Now onto the Star Tree Topper

cutting the kraftboard
Cutting the Kraftboard with the Fine point blade.
 

using red tape
After cutting 2 stars, cover 1 with red double-sided tape.
 

cut foil ready to transfer
Cut out 2 of the pinwheel designs onto Adhesive foil, weed, and apply transfer film.
 

transfer the foil vinyl
Apply the film to each of the stars.
 

adding the wire to the star
Using a long length of wire, twist it together for additional strength.
Remove the red film for the tape.
Place the folded wire onto the star. 
 

join the 2 stars together
Join the two stars together making sure the wire is sealed in place.
 

star on the tree
The finished star on the top of the tree.
 

all together on the tree
The ornaments and star together on our tree.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Very neat! Lovely as always!! Thanks for sharing with us at the To Grandma's house we go link party see you next week!

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