Christmas Tree Napkin Ring

Make Christmas tree napkin rings for your holiday table. #svg #freesvg #papertemplate

These are festive quick and easy Christmas Tree napkin rings. They will add a touch of Christmas color to your table decor. With just a few materials you can have a table setting full of them in no time. What a great project to get the family or the children involved in crafting. I used a personal cutting machine but I have included a template to use for cutting out by hand as well.



this is the free pdf template


cut shapes
cut shapes

Using a cutting Machine:

Load the SVG file and cut each shape from the appropriate colored paper. Cut as many as you need for your table.

Using the template and scissors:

Cut the appropriate shapes from the corresponding colors. Cut as many as you need for your table. 

fitting together
fitting the napkin ring together

Take the green napkin ring shape and slide the tree halves together. This will make a round napkin ring and a complete tree. Adjust the shape as needed to work with your napkins. 

add the star

Use a Glue Dot and adhere the gold star to the top of each Christmas Tree. 

Insert the napkins and they are finished and ready to place on your Christmas dining table. 

finished project

This post is a part of Craft Lightning Holiday craft challenge. Each crafter is challenged to create a December holiday craft that takes 15 minutes or less to create (excludes drying time). The challenge runs from November 5 – 9. Each day, eight new crafters present a holiday craft creation. These projects are featured on Made in Crafts, The Country Chic Cottage, and 30 Minute Crafts. (links are in the above graphic) Remember to visit each day to see the new set of crafty creations.

This post contains affiliate links for materials. Using these links will provide a small commission to Try it – Like it – Create it but will cost you no additional fee.

(this post is updated from 2017)

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12 Cricut Ornaments

A dozen links to Cricut Ornaments from Try it – Like it – Create it. @OfficialCricut


Over the years I have made a number of ornaments on my Cricut Maker. A few of these are 3D paper constructions that can be used for ornaments. Here is a round-up of all the ornaments that are included on my site.

Starting on the top row:

Spiral Ornament

3D Paper Christmas Ornament (old website)

Paper Christmas Tree Ornament

Second row:

Santa Box (available Dec. 1)

Polygon Ornament (old website)

3D Star

Third row:

Paper Ornament

Mid-Century Ornaments

Recycle Star Ornament (old website)

Fourth row:

3D Snowflake

3D Square Ornament

And one more I forgot in the collage image, making it a dozen Cricut Ornaments.

3D Scene Ornament (old website)

Making a Paper Ornament

Make a paper ornament with a free SVG file and cardstock from CutCardStock.

with CutCardStock

finished ornament

It is so fun to craft for the holidays. This ornament is a beautiful addition to your tree but would also make a great hostess gift for those holiday parties you are invited to attend. You could stylize the surface design to suit the receiver.

I created this free SVG file to share with you as a part of the CutCardStock design team. I love creating SVG files, and I will be sharing projects, including SVG files, with you twice a month.  

The links provided are for your use and may contain affiliate links.
They cost nothing for you to use.
Thank you in advance for supporting this site with its use.

card stock

The card stock used for the ornament is Bonsai and is weighted at 80# cover. CutCardStock has a ton of different colors to choose from.

finished texture

I chose to create a visual texture on the surface of the cardstock. I began by stamping, then color smooshing, and finally ended by spraying with DIY shimmer spray.

Make sure the cardstock is completely dry before cutting. Set the red line to score, and the black shape to cut.

I cut nine ornament shapes from the 8.5″ x 11″ page. Each piece then got folded in half along the score line.

Video Tutorial:

The ornament SVG can be downloaded for free from the store [Ornament]


The pieces were glued together with twine added for hanging. A pearl bead was added to the top and a DIY tassel to the bottom for embellishment.


You can find this SVG file to purchase in the store if you are looking for additional ornament shapes. [ornaments]

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Believe SVG

Show you believe with this free SVG.

What a wonderful time of year! I love the innocence of children and their wide eyes at all the decor of the Christmas season. It truly is a time to Believe. Grab this free SVG file to show that you Believe.


Grab the free SVG file from the store: [Believe SVG]

Check out all the other wonderful Christmas Saying SVGs in this month’s SVG hop.

Merry Everything!
Merry Christmas Wreath
Merry Blessed Christmas Obsessed
Merry & Bright
Mama Claus
Merry Christmas to All and To All a Good Night
Merry Christmas
Christmas 24:7
There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays
holly jolly holiday
Joy to the World
Elf Quotes
It’s the most wonderful time of the year
sleigh all day

3D Star with Free SVG

Free SVG file to create a 3D Star with Cut Cardstock and Cricut.

I have a post today on Cut Cardstock where I am making a 3D Star using their Stardream Metallic Card Stock in Gold.

Cutting the card stock on my Cricut Maker, I chose the 100 lb setting and cut the file twice. This works great for thicker card stock.

Special thanks to Cricut and Cut Cardstock for providing materials used to make this project.

3D Star SVG

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DIY a Mini Santa Gnome

Learn how to make a Santa gnome from simple materials, many found at the dollar store.

Mini Santa Gnomes are so fun to make and are great holiday-themed items. Each one can have its own personality. They can have big noses or long beards. You can twist the fake fur making a handlebar mustache. Your Santa gnome can be made fat or skinny. Change the color of the hat for a different look. Different decorative elements on the hat can change the theme completely.

I chose to add a pin to the back so my Santa Gnome can be worn. Another option would be to add a hook and hang him on your Christmas tree. These mini gnomes can decorate packages or used for other decorative elements. I have one sitting on my desk!


The list of materials may seem rather long but they aren’t expensive. Once you have obtained them all, you can actually make ten Santa Gnomes from one pack of gloves. You will have a lot of other materials left over, so grab another pack of gloves for more gnome making. Items noted with DT were bought at the Dollar Tree.


  • 2 pairs of gloves DT
  • small rubber bands DT
  • nylons DT
  • pom pom or bell DT
  • scissors
  • polyfill (or similar)
  • Hot Glue and Gun
  • fake fur
  • pinback (optional)
  • ornament hook (optional)

Fake fur can be expensive so purchase as small a cut as possible – 1/4 a yard or even an 1/8 a yard. You don’t need much for the mini gnomes. I found mine at Walmart. Fake fur can be found in a variety of different colors.

Video Instruction:

Christmas Candy Bar Wrappers

Wrap candy bars for Christmas with these free printables.

Christmas candy bar wrappers make for a simple gift. They are nice to have on hand should you need to gift someone unexpected. The wrapped candy bars also can be added to your stocking gifts or your Christmas tablescape.


  • free printable
  • printer
  • copy paper
  • scissors
  • tape runner (or any adhesive)
  • candy bar

Free Printables


Choose your file to download or download both. Then print and cut. I used regular printer paper for my wrappers.

Video Instruction

DIY Candy Advent

Create your own Candy Advent with this free SVG file.

Making your own advent for Christmas lets you customize it your own way. I made mine into a candy advent but it would also be fun as coins, dollars, or any other little items.

Special thanks to Cricut for providing materials that were used in this post.


  • Cricut Maker
  • Cardstock – 12″ x 12″
  • candy
  • Cricut Markers
  • Glue Dots
  • SVG file


To begin, download the free SVG file – Candy Advent.

The SVG file can be used to cut and draw. I chose to draw the type and numbers but you can cut them out of vinyl or card stock too. Then the shape was cut from the 12 x 12 card stock.

The drawn text is done as an outline. I chose to fill it in with a marker. A thick permanent marker was used to fill in the numbers. I did so in a rough, quick manner to make the advent appear more handmade. You can choose to do yours as you desire.

I used snack sized candy and attached them to the advent with Glue Dots.

Here is a close up of the numbers and the candy attached to the advent.

What will you use on your advent?

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