When I got products from Ceya I wanted to combine glitter and mica powder. On the first try, I decided to make an ornament. Having not done this before, I wasn’t sure of the outcome, but I am thrilled with the results and can’t wait to try other applications.
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Make a paper ornament with a free SVG file and cardstock from CutCardStock.
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.
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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.
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.
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]
There are many creative ways to make ornaments. You can use paint, alcohol ink, or fabric. Why not use origami paper? I cut mine into squares but tearing the paper would also make a beautiful ornament. I am working with papers from Yatsutomo. The ornament is plastic but this technique will also work on glass.
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Scotch tacky glue
The iridescent paper didn’t want to stay put. I found overlapping it with the other patterned papers helped to hold it in place. After covering the ornament with origami paper, I used a color-coordinating ribbon to finish off the look.
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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.
I am participating in a Cricut Ornament Exchange. We were challenged to make a Christmas Ornament using our Cricut machine and then we sent them to another participant. I sent my ornament to Kara at Happy Go Lucky. The ornament I made is from an original design and the SVG file will be included below. The inspiration for this ornament was the red and white spiraled hard candies as well as candy canes.
Doubled sided scrapbooking card stock
Personal cutting machine (I used a Cricut Explore Air 2)
The process for this ornament is more hands-on after the cutting of the design. When I cut out the design, I wasn’t getting through the card stock. I finally went to change the blade and found that my blade had some form of material stuck around it. Once this problem was resolved, the cutting was so easy. I really like using two-sided paper. I chose red which had burgundy on the other side. The only downside to using this kind of paper is the core of the paper is white and shows a bit on the edges of the paper.
Design Space showing the progress of cutting the paper.
The cut paper before weeding.
The cut shapes.
The two brads, you can use any color.
Take the bow shape, using your fingers, curve the bow shape.
To begin you are going to stack the elements in order on the brad. Here is the bow we began to curve in the above image.
Then add the ends of the ribbon to make the bow.
Stacking all six similar pieces together, curve the paper by rolling it in your hand. This will help form the ornament in a later step.
Add the six pieces to the brad and then add the brad to the bottom. Make sure all pieces are facing the same direction if you are using a two-toned paper. Fan open the brads but not the full amount so there is some movement available.
Begin to seperate the ornament shape once piece of paper at a time.
Now you can tighten up the brads by reaching into the ornament. You can manipulate the shape as needed even by pushed top and bottom towards each other until you are happy with the rounded shape.
I sent the file to my sister and that same night she went a bit crazy and made these two.
Learn how to turn a mirrored image into a 3D ornament just like this snowflake with Cricut.
The thing I like most about snowflakes besides no two being alike is that they are great for winter decor. They work for Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years, or a general winter theme.
Using any mirrored image, you can turn it into a 3D shape. Snowflakes work for this idea. In this post I will show how I took a simple snowflake cut in Design Space and by adding a score line then making multiple cuts, it can be turned into a 3D hanging decor.
Make one large snowflake to hang in a doorway or from a light fixture, or you can make multiples to hang all together to cover a larger area or make smaller versions for Christmas tree ornaments.
Read to the end of the post where you can enter to win a Cricut Maker Machine.
twine, string, or fishing line to hang the Snowflake
I wanted to thank Cricut for providing my cutting machine in order to create posts using their products.
This is an Explore Air 2 – Easy one-Cut Holiday project. One shape that is cut multiple times to make the ornament. In the video below you will see how you set up one snowflake to cut and then you can tell your machine to cut multiples of that one image. The software knows where to place it on the mat to use the optimal amount of surface space without wasting any materials.
The following video will show you how I set up the snowflake file in Design Space.
Fun hat ornaments made from toilet paper rolls and yarn. Learn how to make your own.
These cute Winter Hat Ornaments are easy to make. They only take a few items that you probably already have at home and they are easy enough to make with children. Use one kind of yarn or a variety to create a striped hat. The options are really endless by using a variety of different yarns. This is a great craft to use up leftover project yarn.
toilet paper roll
Cut a 1/4 to 1/2 inch loop from the toilet paper roll.
Cut lengths of yarn about 10″ long. I wrap around my thumb and pinkie fingers and then cut on of the loops.
Fold one piece of yarn in half. Place the loop through the tube.
Put the ends of the yarn through the loop.
Pull the ends tight.
Continue to do so until the tube is full of yarn.
Using one more strand of yarn, collect all the yarn ends and tie a double knot, very tightly.
Stuff a balled-up tissue into the hat to fill out the shape.
Trim the top “poof” of the hat and play with it to get the desired fullness.
You can use different colors of yarn to create a striped pattern if you desire.
Different yarns will create a different look, acrylic versus wool, etc…
You can use another piece of yarn to hang your ornament or insert a wire hanger into the top of the hat.
Instead of an ornament, use the hat to top off a bottle of wine.
Decorate a present using the hat like you would a bow.