It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas! Aside from all the yummy treats we’d get to cook and eat during the holidays, we’re so excited about all the decor. In our case, we’d take any excuse to DIY so this year, we made Christmas ornaments using some acrylic blanks, vinyl stickers and our Cricut! Scroll through to read up on the full tutorial + get these designs as a png/cut file for FREE.
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Tools and Materials
Cricut Project: DIY Christmas Acrylic Ornaments
Step 1: Create a new project on Cricut Design Space. Download the FREE cut file below and upload it onto the canvas.
PS. Feel free to make use of the Cricut software’s built in text and shape features as well as the pre-made templates if you’d like to customize your own decals for the acrylic ornaments!
Step 2: Install the Cricut Joy Fine Point Blade on your Cricut Machine. For this project, we used our Cricut Joy but you can likewise cut vinyl stickers and decals using the Maker and Explore Air using the Premium Fine Point Blade.
Step 3: Cut your vinyl sticker sheets to size and attach them to a Cricut Standard Grip Mat, making sure to place the colored side face up with the backing attached to the mat.
Step 4: On your machine, click “make it” and you’d be prompted to the materials and blade settings screen. Remember: DO NOT mirror the design here since we won’t be flipping the sticker when we attach them to the acrylic blanks.
Step 5: Under the “materials” tab, choose the appropriate vinyl setting. In our case, we used “premium outdoor vinyl”. Depending on the thickness of your material, you may have to adjust the pressure and passes. Remember to test cut first so you don’t waste your materials!
Step 6: Click the “Go” button on your Design Space and let the machine create your vinyl stickers for you.
Step 7: When the cut is complete, unload the mat and weed out the design. You can do this with your hands or if available, a Cricut Weeder. Remove the negative space. These are the excess areas that are not part of your design.
Step 8: Use a transfer tape to help you lift the design from the backing. This is especially useful with intricate designs or if you plan to add text to the center of your Christmas ornaments.
Step 9: Remove the protective sheet on your acrylic ornaments.
Step 10: Time to transfer the design to your blank acrylic ornaments. Use a squeegee or a scraper to help you push the vinyl onto the acrylic as well as to remove any air bubbles.
Step 11: Peel off transfer tape and add a string and we’re done!
Optional: Further personalize your ornaments by adding initials, text or other holiday icons! Sharing this quick video on how else you can decorate your Christmas ornaments:
This Googly Gooeys DIY Christmas Acrylic + Vinyl Ornament PNG/cut File features a star and flower design for your holiday decorating needs. It’s a great for adding a fun element to your decor and celebrations!
If you decide to make these DIY Acrylic Christmas Ornaments or use this free Cricut cut file, please show us. We’d love to see what you make. You can find and tag us on our various social channels: Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Tiktok and Instagram and use #CreateWithGoogly. Looking for more arts and crafts ideas? Check out our other blog posts for more crafting and Cricut resources.
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