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13 DIY Christmas Ornaments - With a Cricut or Without

13 DIY Christmas Ornaments - With a Cricut or Without

      Christmas in July? It’s a real thing for some people. Others like to prepare in advance to ensure they finish their projects by Christmas. I know people that would do Christmas all year round if they could. Whatever the case may be, here is a collection of Christmas ornament craft projects you can make using your Cricut machine. I have included a few projects that can be made without a Cricut, so if you don’t have one yet, I’ve got you covered. Check it out, and you may find the perfect Christmas ornaments to make as gifts this year or to decorate your own home. Be creative and use them as Christmas decorations anywhere, not just on a tree. Make Christmas home decor by hanging them on a wall or a window. Hang one on a bulletin board to make your work area festive. Hang one on a doorknob or over a mirror. String some on a cord and hang them over a doorway (or even around your neck, if you’re one of those people). The possibilities are endless and are limited only by your imagination!

1. BALSA WOOD TREE ORNAMENTS USING YOUR CRICUT 

 

     Such a simple project! Even beginner Cricut users (like me) should have no problem making these tree ornaments. The best part is, each one can be unique based on which paper or card you use on the front of them. You could do a bunch the same or all different.

2. SIMPLE AND FUN FAMILY “HAND”-MADE ORNAMENTS

     Here is a fun project to do with children. They actually use their hands and fingers to apply paint to an ornament and then decorate it to look like snowmen or reindeer. Too cute!

 

3. SNOW GLOBE ORNAMENT USING DIE CUT PAPER WITH YOUR CRICUT

     I love this idea! Put any type of holiday design you can find inside your snow           globe. The finished product looks professional and even hard to make while actually     being quite simple. Maybe I could impress my family and friends with this project.         Shhhh! Don’t tell them!

 

4. COLOR-BLOCKED JOY ORNAMENT USING CRAFT WOOD AND ADHESIVE VINYL

     These little JOY ornaments are so cute. I love the specific directions for the size of the craft products needed and even the exact design for the word ‘joy’. They would be so easy to duplicate, but it would also be fun to try other colors or words.

 

5. CHRISTMAS IN JULY: STYROFOAM TREE ORNAMENT USING FOUND OBJECTS

      This is a great project, especially if you don’t yet own a Cricut machine. It’s not too involved, and you can use small objects you already have on hand to make it, although you will need a styrofoam cone and chalk paint. I like that you can use it as an ornament or add a stand to the bottom to set on a table or shelf.

 

6.  HAND STITCHED FELT CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS USING CRICUT MAKER

     I love how this project combines using a Cricut machine with hand stitching. Something about hand sewing is so satisfying. It gives me a cozy feeling just thinking about it. I picture myself sitting in a comfy chair working on these, maybe with a fire going (if only I had a fireplace). There's even a link included to brush up on your embroidery stitches if you're a bit rusty. 

 

7.  SANTA ORNAMENTS: A STEP BY STEP COLORING GUIDE

      Coloring is not just for children. You didn't think it was, did you? These vintage Santa illustrations are so cute, and there is enough detail to make them fun to color. The unique painting process gives the background such a professional look. I love it!

 

 8. HOLIDAY TUTORIAL: A FORTY CENT SNOWMAN ORNAMENT...LITERALLY!

   Okay, let's just admit it. Crafting can be kind of costly sometimes, but we crafters know it's worth the expense. Well, with this project, you might even be able to convince the hubby, too. Each little snowman costs only forty cents. I hope you have a coin jar handy, a filled one, of course.

 

9. SO-EASY 6 STEP PLEDGE GLITTER ORNAMENTS

    This is another project for those whose Cricut machines are still hanging out on their wish list. These Pledge Glitter Ornaments are so bright and sparkly and couldn't be easier to make. I think this would be fun to do with my grandchildren! Oh, wait. Maybe during the summer, and outside, with them wearing smocks and me a raincoat.

 

10. CHRISTMAS IN JULY - DIY WOOD ORNAMENTS WITH CRICUT + BONUS SNOW GLOBE

     This is a bonus project, as there are several variations using wood with iron-on or paint and vinyl and even directions for a snow globe at the end. I want to make them all! I'd better get busy. I'm going to have to give up some reading time and TV time for this. It will be so worth it!

 

11. TRASH TO TREASURE BURNT OUT LIGHT BULB PROJECT

     This is such a neat idea! I love that you can re-purpose what would normally be considered trash by using it to create something new, not to mention totally cute. I am personally partial to the penguin. Oh, dear. Am I allowed to alliterate? Well, anyway, this can be made without a Cricut machine.

 

12. DIY PERSONALIZED CERAMIC TILE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS

     This project was done with a Silhouette Cameo machine, but you could make it with a Cricut as well. I love this idea. I think it might be my favorite of all of these. Using tiles is such a creative idea, and you can personalize each one. It looks fairly simple to do.I already looked up shaped tiles online to make sure they are still available, and I found some!

 

13. THE PERFECT DIY GIFT! WRAPPED WIRE NAME TAGS

     Who doesn't love to see their own name in print? These wire name tags are the cutest. Every family member can be represented on your Christmas tree. Gaining a new family member? Simple - just make another one. They can even be hung up other places once Christmas is over. One last project that can be made without a Cricut.

 

I hope you found something here that you'd love to make for the coming Christmas season. I found a lot more than one project I want to do. I guess now it's time to be realistic about what I can actually accomplish and narrow down the choices to my very favorite ones, or one? It will be hard, but I can do it. Which of these are your favorites?

 

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