First Christmas Personalised Ornaments – Acrylic decorations. Love love love these! They will look gorgeous on the Christmas tree to cherish every year.
To clarify this Christmas ornament project was created on a Cricut Maker.
First Christmas Personalised Ornaments
Firstly, you will need an acrylic blank ornament. The ornament shown in the pictures for example, is a mirrored 8cm Acrylic 3mm thick circle from Woodform Crafts. Here is the link:
Silver Mirrored – https://www.woodformcrafts.co.uk/product/10-x-silver-mirror-acrylic-8cm-hanging-circle-wc1061/https://www.woodformcrafts.co.uk/product/10-x-silver-mirror-acrylic-8cm-hanging-circle-wc1061/
Secondly, you will need a Cricut machine and the design required for this is in Cricut Design Space. Subsequently, to access this you may need a Cricut Access subscription. I designed my own SVG for this project, here is the link:
As soon the design is loaded, you will be able to customize it by changing the names and moving the snowflakes etc. If the names are longer you can adjust the size or move the snowflakes.
Before clicking ‘Make it’ hide the 8cm back circle and select all of the design, then WELD.
NOTE: The 8cm circle at the back of the design is for alignment purposes only, this will need to be hidden before you cut the design.
Furthermore, you will also need a 10cm piece of permanent vinyl for this project. This is the white vinyl I have used in this project:
For the pink and blue I used vinyl sheets from this pack
Start the project by loading the Cricut machine with the mat and vinyl then press start to cut. Above all please make sure that you use the correct material settings for the vinyl being used.
As soon as the Cricut has finished cutting, eject the mat and carefully remove the cut vinyl sheet. At this stage you can proceed to weed your design.
NOTE: The square and small circle on the design are there to aid lining up the decal and acrylic blank. Remove these after applying the design to the acrylic ornament.
TIP: for small writing, intricate designs etc. place transfer tape over the whole design before weeding it. Turn the design over, take the backing paper off and weed straight off of the transfer sheet. As a result this keeps all the tiny letters firmly stuck down and stops them moving about.
Lastly, you will need approximately 15cm of ribbon or cord to make the hanger for your ornament. I prefer the cord for a neater finish. All the ribbon and cord was from Hobbycraft. Links for this is below.
White Organza ribbon – https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/white-organdie-ribbon-12mm-x-6m/569761-1017
Furthermore if you don’t use or have a Cricut machine, these Acrylic Ornaments are for sale in my facebook shop Beejui Creations | Facebook