These easy DIY Christmas ornaments are definitely one of those projects every Cricut crafter needs to make at least once. Download our free Cricut cut files to get started.
I know a lot of you, myself included, have a love-hate relationship with glitter. It’s so sparkly and pretty but boy, it is messy!
But the beauty of these DIY Christmas ornaments is that once they’re finished, the glitter stays put. It can’t go anywhere because it’s stuck to the inside of the ornament! And, bonus! That leaves a nice smooth surface for you to add a vinyl decal on the outside and really customize your holiday ornaments.
This is a fairly easy Cricut project for beginners. The hardest part of the whole thing is getting the vinyl to lay flat on a curved ornament. But keep reading the instructions below and I’ll give you a few tips to make that easier.
After you see how easy it can be, this is sure to be one of your favorite Cricut vinyl projects.
Let’s get started!
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Easy Cricut Project for Christmas – Vinyl Glitter Ornaments
- Plastic table cover (recommended)
- Clear Plastic Christmas ornaments
- Polyurethane or Polyacrylic
- Small disposable cups
- 2 small funnels (like spice funnels)
- Cricut cutting machine
- Self-adhesive vinyl
- Transfer tape
- Cricut weeding tool
- Scissors or paper cutter
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You will see instructions for this project using polyurethane and polyacrylic. Either way, make sure you get a gloss or satin finish instead of matte.
NOTE: After this project, your funnels and spoon will not be food safe. I keep a couple of spoons and funnels in my craft room that is only used for craft purposes now.
The first thing you’ll need to do is prep your ornaments for the layer of glitter coating the inside. Take the caps off your ornaments and set them off to the side so they don’t get sticky or covered in glitter.
You just need enough to coat the inside. But if you add a little extra that’s alright. You are going to let the extra drain out anyway.
Once the excess has drained out, you can pour it back into the can if there’s a lot.
Let’s start adding the glitter. Grab your second funnel and place it in the opening of the first one you filled earlier. You can also use a piece of paper rolled into a cone for this.
For size, you’ll want the larger dimension (height or width of the cut file) to be just a tad smaller than the diameter of the ornament it’s going on.
Tip: Cut your vinyl to size before placing it on the mat to save material and preserve the stickiness of the rest of your mat.
Never start at the outside and try to smooth inward. You will get bubbles and creases in your vinyl that will be very hard, if not impossible, to remove without just cutting out a new decal.
You will definitely have wrinkles all over on the transfer tape, but you should be able to get the vinyl fairly smooth.
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So, you have learned how to make beautiful vinyl glitter ornaments with this easy Cricut project for Christmas. I have made them in the colors I like. You can change the text and the color of the glitter to make personalized ornaments for you and your loved ones.