HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED
- 3″ Acrylic Blanks (I got mine here)
- Gold Chrome Vinyl (I got mine here)
- Transfer Tape
- Weeding Tool
- Mod Podge (I got mine here)
- Fine Glitter (I got mine here)
- Glue Gun and Glue
- Electronic cutter (cricut explore or maker, silhouette or other cutter)
- Cut File – Christmas Sayings BA2116 (click here to get the SVG file for free from my free SVG Library)
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. Look for the file called Christmas Sayings BA2116. It will be listed under the Craftmas 2022 Category-Day 16.
STEP 2: PREPARE THE VINYL DESIGN
Open the designs in your software program and resize them to fit on your acrylic circles. The circles I used measured 3″ If you resize the circle in the file to the size of your ornament blank, all the designs will also be resized to fit the blank. So I resized the width of the design to 3″ wide and then deleted the circle. I used gold chrome vinyl for all of the designs.
When everything has been sized correctly, you can cut the designs with your Cricut or Silhouette.
When everything is finished cutting, remove the vinyl from your cutting mat and trim off any unused vinyl.
Weed away the excess vinyl from around the designs.
Use a weeding tool to remove the small pieces inside the letters.
Cut a piece of transfer tape and place it sticky side up on your surface. Then place the vinyl on top of the transfer tape and smooth it down.
Rub over the designs firmly with your scraper tool.
Then, trim off the excess transfer tape and vinyl backing and cut the phrases apart.
STEP 3: PREPARE THE ACRYLIC PIECES
First, you’ll want to cover your work surface. Next, remove the clear protective sheet from one side of the acrylic circle.
Brush on a light, even coat of Mod Podge. Make sure you’re doing this on the side without the protective layer.
Sprinkle on some fine red glitter.
Allow the Mod Podge to dry and then shake off the excess glitter and pour it back into the container.
Brush on another even coat Mod Podge over the top of the glitter. Use light pressure as you brush over the glitter so you don’t brush it off.
Allow the second layer of Mod Podge to dry completely.
STEP 4: FINISH THE ORNAMENTS
Remove the protective layer from the other side of the circle.
Grab one of the vinyl words and pull off the vinyl backing.
Center the word on the circle.
Rub over it with your scraper and then pull off the transfer tape.
Use a craft knife to scrape out any Mod Podge or glitter from inside of the hole in the circle.
Cut a piece of ribbon about 10″ – 12″ long and fold it in half. Thread the folded end through the hole. I used my craft knife to push the ribbon through.
Pull about 2″ of the ribbon through the hole and make a loop with your fingers.
Thread the other ends of the ribbon through the loop and pull it tight.
Then, tie another knot at the end of the ribbon to make a loop for hanging.
Finally, make a small bow out of some ribbon and glue it on the ornament.
And that’s all there is to making these ornaments. It’s hard to see how sparkly they are. The glitter and the chrome vinyl together are so pretty!
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