It’s official: I’m in full-blown Christmas mode… seriously I’m so ready for the holiday season! Holiday window displays are starting to pop up all around town, Starbucks’ holiday menu is here, this weekend it was the Toronto Santa Claus Parade and we also had our very first snowfall. Everything has me inspired to start getting my holiday crafting on and I’ve decided to bring back my DIY series “Handmade Holiday” for this year’s holiday season! Today, we’re going to be making some super simple ornaments using the Cricut Explore Air.
You may remember a while back when I wrote about my new Cricut. Since then, I’ve used it to make all sorts of things. (It even ended up playing a crucial role in creating my Halloween costume this year.) It’s safe to say that I’ve fallen in love with this little guy and everything the Cricut can do – and how incredibly easy it is to use!
For today’s DIY you will need:
- Glass ornaments
- One Cricut mat
- Cricut adhesive vinyl
- The Cricut basic tool set
- My FREE Cricut cut files/templates
Remove the protective sheet from the mat and align the vinyl to the grid on the mat. Press firmly so that it sticks to the mat, I found that it was really helpful to use the the Cricut scraper tool on top of the vinyl to help remove any air bubbles and really help it stick to the mat.
Log-in to the Cricut Design Space. Using the “Image Upload” action, upload the images/cut files you want to use for your ornaments. Turn your dial to vinyl, load the mat, and press go when your Cricut prompts you to!
Remove the vinyl sheet from the mat. Next, cut around each design and remove the vinyl that you won’t be using from the section so that you’re only left with your design. Finally, remove your design and place it on the ornament and smooth it out, pressing firmly. Cut some ribbon and add it to the ornament.
Easy peasy, right?! I just absolutely loved how these turned out. You can download the graphics I made to create your own ornaments with here. (Not included: reindeer, be merry with wreath and the christmas flower. You may download those three images here.)
Now, for the moment you’ve all been waiting for! You’ve seen what a Cricut can do, so it’s time for you to enter for your chance to win your very own Cricut Explore Air 2! I’ve teamed up with some other fabulous Canadian bloggers for this giveaway, so be sure to scroll down and check out their Cricut Ornaments after you enter. This contest is open to US and Canadian residents, and one winner will be selected randomly from the widget below.
If you already own one, you can get 10% off AND free shipping until the end of November by shopping through this link and using the coupon code “HOLIDAYDEALS”
Enter to win your own Cricut Explore Air 2!
Don’t forget to check out all of the other Cricut Ornaments made by my Canadian Blogging friends, who I’ve teamed up with for this giveaway! The possibilities with a Cricut are endless:
From top left, they are:
Christmas Garland from The Learner Observer
3D Christmas Tree from Woman in Real Life
Star Ornament from The Inspired Home
Penguin Ornament from A Boy and His Mom
Handlettered Ornaments from Teacups and Things
Paper House Christmas Ornament from Fresh Crush
Easy Christmas Ornaments from Sparkle Shiny Love
3D Snowflake Ornament from Brooklyn Berry Designs
Mini Deer Pallet Ornament from Love Create Celebrate
3D Gingham Trees from Rambling Renovators
Glitter Monogram Snow Globe Ornaments from Bawlers and Crawlers
Paper Geometric Christmas Ornaments from Life is a Party
Atomic Starburst Ornaments from PMQ for Two
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