HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED
HERE’S WHAT YOU DO
STEP 1: DOWNLOAD THE FREE SVG FILE
The first thing you’ll need to do is get the free SVG file you’ll use for this project. I keep all the SVG files I use for the projects I make in my SVG Library. These SVG files work with Cricut and Silhouette machines, as well as many others. This library is open to everyone and is free! You can access the library here.
STEP 2: PREPARE THE VINYL DESIGN
Open the design in your software program and size it to fit on your ornaments. I used 3″ embroidery hoops, so I sized everything to fit within that space. Before you send the designs to your machine to cut, be sure to mirror everything.
When everything is sized correctly, you can cut the stencil with your Cricut or Silhouette. Once it has finished cutting, weed away the excess vinyl. Remember the design should be mirrored, so it will look backward as you’re weeding.
Use a weeding tool to remove the small pieces inside the letters. Then, cut apart the individual designs.
STEP 3: PREPARE THE FABRIC FOR THE ORNAMENTS
Cut a piece of fabric a little larger than the ornament. You can use any type of fabric that can be ironed.
I found this cute buffalo plaid fabric at Dollar Tree. It was actually a winter scarf that I cut up.
Center the vinyl design on the fabric.
Press the design according to the manufacturer’s directions. I pressed mine for 15 seconds at 320 degrees.
Then, pull off the clear carrier sheet.
STEP 4: ASSEMBLE THE ORNAMENTS
Separate the embroidery hoop and place the fabric over the inside hoop. Center the design as much as possible.
Place the outside hoop over the top.
If the design shifted and isn’t centered, you can gently pull at the fabric to put it back in place. Once the design is centered, tighten the hoop.
Flip the ornament over and glue the remaining fabric to the back of the embroidery hoop.
STEP 4: ADD EMBELLISHMENTS AND JUTE
Glue on some Christmas embellishments like pine leaves, pinecones, and berries.
Thread some jute through the opening at the top.
Trim off ends so they are even.
Tie a knot in the jute to hang the ornament on the tree. These would also make cute gifts to give to friends and neighbors!
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Want to make your own? Get the free cut file for this project in the Resource Library.