Today I’m sharing a Cricut Craft for a Cricut Christmas Ornament. Are you ready to make Christmas ornaments for your Christmas tree? Or make handmade gifts to give someone? Make this ornament with a few craft supplies plus the Cricut – die cutting machine. See how easy it is to make this stylish ornament with the Cricut.
It’s that time to think about gifts you can make family and friends. I love making Christmas ornaments to hang on the tree. Do you? This is an easy Cricut Craft that you can make for yourself or for a Christmas gift idea.
Cricut Christmas Ornament
This Christmas ornament says Joy To The World. You can use any Christmas saying or words you want! The holiday sayings are designed in Design Space, made with vinyl and cut out on the Cricut. Remember, you can make any words you would like with your Cricut for this project. Below you can see the fonts used and how to make Christmas ornaments with wood rounds.
Cricut Christmas Ornament – Joy To The World
How to make a Christmas Ornament With a Cricut
Affiliate links may be included in the post. By clicking the links for qualifying purchases we earn a small commission. This is at no additional cost to you.
- A standard grip Cricut mat
- Permanent vinyl (color of your choice)
- Transfer tape
- Scraper tool and Weeding tool from your Cricut Tool Set
- Ribbon color of your choice (5/8” size)
- Acrylic Paint (color of your choice)
- A Paint brush (for paint) or a Foam Brushes (for sealer and mod podge)
- Painters tape or masking tape
- Mod Podge (for sealing the surface where you apply the cut out vinyl)
- Stain (Skip this step if your wood round is pre-stained.) Another option are (Gel Stains)
- Pre-cut wood rounds
- Greenery (small floral grenery or picks of your choice)
- Hot glue gun
Wood Round Christmas Ornament DIY
- If you need to stain your wood round- Begin to apply stain to the wood round. If painting, it is best to use matte paint.
- However, this may require 2-3 coats.
- If staining, be sure to stain in a well-ventilated area.
- Allow 24-48 hours for stain and paint to completely dry and soak into the wood.
- Use masking tape or painter’s tape to create a crisp line for a two-toned painted look.
- Once stain and paint is dry; Add a layer of mod podge as a sealant to the front of the round where the vinyl will later be applied.
- If there is no the barrier between stain and vinyl, the oils in the stain will break down the adhesive on the vinyl.
- In Design Space prepare your design or phrase by using the text tool. Size according to wood round used.
- I used the font Avenir and Montens. If you don’t have this font, you can use any sans serf and script font.
- **NOTE: If using a script font in design space, don’t forget to kern your letters (kern = connecting the letter to cut as one piece).
- Once designed and sized accordingly, select make it in design space.
- Adjust the machine setting or material dial to a custom, washi sheet.
- Fonts that have small, delicate cuts in the letters will use this setting to help it cut smoothly.
- Load the permanent vinyl to your machine on the standard grip mat and hit “go”.
When the cuts are complete, begin to weed around and inside the letters of the vinyl by using your weeding tool (looks like a dentist’s pick).
- After the designs are completely weeded; cut off a piece of transfer tape the size of the vinyl and apply the transfer tape using pressure with the scrapper tool.
- Note: This is done in order to get the vinyl off its carrier sheet and onto the project’s surface.
Turn the entire design face down and begin to gently apply pressure and pull the vinyl’s carrier sheet off and away from the transfer tape.
Place the weeded vinyl with the transfer tape on top of the dried wood round.
- Once enough pressure had been applied; slowly remove the transfer tape and very carefully and slowly roll it away and off the round.
- The vinyl will remain on your project.
- Lastly, using hot glue attach the greenery to the wood and top with a small bow.
- Thread ribbon through the top to create a hanging attachment.
- *NOTE: if the wood round does not have a pre-made hole, create one using a small drill bit. Or hot glue a loop to the back of the ornament.
Joy To The World Christmas Ornament
- Now your ornament is ready to hang on the tree, from a garland or mantle. Or give it as a homemade Christmas gift to someone special. If you didn’t make it yet, pin it for later! Happy Christmas crafting!
- Cricut Makers can also be found on Amazon.
- Christmas Craft Ideas
- Craft Ideas
- DIY Aprons With Cricut and Personalize Aprons
- How To Print And Cut Stickers On a Cricut
- Are you organizing your home? Try this Cricut Craft and make DIY Pantry Labels
- How To Make Vinyl Bottle Labels (For spray bottles or other glass or plastic bottles)
- Free Projects In Design Space
- How To Make A Bunny Banner With A Cricut
- Fall Pumpkin Banner
- Burlap Utensil Holders and Name Tags DIY With Cricut + SVG FILES