Creating Easy Christmas Ornaments with Cricut

How to Create a Cricut Christmas Ornament

 

 

A couple months ago I attended an event where I not only learned what a Cricut was, but luckily enough came home with one! I couldn’t believe after being introduced to this machine that I ever lived without it.

To say I’ve made some pretty cool projects is an understatement – it wow’s me all the time with its capabilities.

I can put my own designs on anything from clothing to pillows, and I can even create my own greeting cards and print my own art!

I’ve had so much fun these last few months figuring out which project to try next with my Cricut, but since we are entering the holiday season the most obvious choice had to be making a Christmas ornament!

This project took me about 30 minutes, and I truly think the results are pretty incredible considering how short of a time it took and how easy this was to execute!

This year’s Christmas tree in our home is getting a little revamp, and it’s all centering around black and white striped ribbon.

I decided to put together a couple ornaments that fell in line with my new theme, and they were super easy to create!

I picked up some clear glass ornaments, Krylon Black Chalk Board Paint, gold sparkles, black and white striped ribbon, and Cricut gold Vinyl from Michael’s for the project, and the only other thing I needed was my Cricut!

 

 
Supplies needed to Create a Cricut Christmas Ornament
 

 

The first ornament was very easy – I just chose a simple font on my Cricut app and printed “noel” for the ornament. I filled the ornament with sparkles, and tied a ribbon around the ornament and voila!

 

 
How to Create a Cricut Christmas Ornament
 

 
How to Create a Cricut Christmas Ornament

 

 

The second ornament was a bit more tricky, but still easy overall.

I painted the ornament with the Krylon Black Chalkboard Paint, and after drying printed out a template on the Cricut App that I liked which said “be merry and bright”.

Once I transferred it onto the ornament I again tied a ribbon around it and I was finished.

 

 

How to Create a Cricut Christmas Ornament

 

 
How to Create a Cricut Christmas Ornament
 

 

 

 

Such a quick and easy project, but the contrasting ornaments look so pretty and stylish!

 

 
How to Create a Cricut Christmas Ornament
 

 

 
How to Create a Cricut Christmas Ornament
 

 

 

I’m going to keep working on my tree ornaments since my Cricut is such a fun and easy way to create the exact look I’ve envisioned for this year’s tree.

Now for the fun part – I’ve teamed up with a group of 13 fabulous Cricut-loving blogging gals to give away a mint green Cricut Explore Air 2.

Check out some of these amazing ornaments the group created below, and enter to win.

This contest is open to US and Canadian residents, and one winner will be selected randomly from the widget below.

Good luck to everyone who enters!

 
 

Now that you’ve seen what the Cricut can do, it’s time to enter to win your own Cricut Explore Air 2!

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Now it’s time to check out the other great Christmas Cricut Ornaments from my Canadian blogging friends!

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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

 

 

 

 

 

Xoxo Mandy

51 Comments

  1. November 21, 2016 / 4:59 pm

    Ahhh these are SO pretty! I really love the contrast of the black. So chic.

  2. November 21, 2016 / 5:14 pm

    I would LOVE a Cricut – I would make decor for my daughter’s bedroom.

  3. Nancy T
    November 21, 2016 / 6:29 pm

    Oh my goodness! So many possibilities! There are teacher gifts, ornaments, wall quotes – just so much goodness could come out of a Cricut in my hands!

  4. Stephanie m
    November 21, 2016 / 7:39 pm

    I’d make greeting cards

  5. Andrea f
    November 21, 2016 / 7:39 pm

    I love the ornaments. They turned out beautiful. I had no idea such a cool thing existed. Would love to try it out!

  6. November 21, 2016 / 7:56 pm

    This is so fun!! I love the contrast of transparent, black and gold It’s definitely your style. Cricut is just so addicting!! I’m still going to join because I want to score the pink one 🙂

  7. Grieta Allison
    November 21, 2016 / 8:01 pm

    so pretty!!! It would be such an amazing little project I could do together with my daughter. I would also go quotes crazy haha

  8. Marla
    November 21, 2016 / 8:22 pm

    I absolutely love this i want to make christmas onaments too amd christmas cards for my friends. I really need this 🙂

  9. November 21, 2016 / 10:21 pm

    Crikey, Cricut (I’m not Australian, I don’t know why I said “crikey”)! I didn’t know it was possible to fall in love with a machine (other than my label maker of course). If someone in my family isn’t getting married, they’re getting knocked up, so this would be a great way to gift those special people with ornaments, shower goodies, or personalized wedding gifts.

  10. Kimberly C.
    November 22, 2016 / 1:18 am

    The ornaments are so pretty!! It would be great to make a few personalized gifts!

  11. Michelle K
    November 22, 2016 / 3:04 am

    I have a first generation circut and I love it, with this one I would make all the Christmas ornaments and ever buy pre made again.

  12. Erin W
    November 22, 2016 / 4:40 am

    I will be making some awesome Christmas ornaments for gifting!

  13. Carey Hurst
    November 22, 2016 / 4:43 am

    How amazing , I will make some crafts for sure . I would love to do some of my art for my books and illustrations. Also I am loving your ornaments , would put on my own spin and make some as well .

  14. Carina Vause
    November 22, 2016 / 4:50 am

    I had one of the original cricuts, but it bit the dust and a new one has not been in the budget. I would be estatic to win this!

  15. ivy pluchinsky
    November 22, 2016 / 4:58 am

    I would make some Christmas ornaments too with my family! This looks really cool!

  16. Leslie
    November 22, 2016 / 5:02 am

    I want to make a “mama bear” sweater

  17. krystyl olson
    November 22, 2016 / 5:05 am

    I would Gift to my grandma… she’s very crafty, and since my grandpa died, she’s really thrown herself into her card making. it’s great that she’s doing something productive. there is SO much to do with a cri-cut, it’s really amazing. I’d make some acrylic tumblers with disney quotes.

  18. Tainan Lu
    November 22, 2016 / 5:16 am

    I would love to make greeting cards

  19. Jonnie
    November 22, 2016 / 6:12 am

    I want to make personalized greeting cards for my loved ones.

  20. Bailey
    November 22, 2016 / 6:43 am

    So many things to make! I think I’d start with Christmas cards.

  21. Gord
    November 22, 2016 / 7:36 am

    I would give this to my crafting gf. I don’t know what she would make but they will be awesome.

  22. Cheryl MacPhail
    November 22, 2016 / 9:40 am

    I would love to make those personalized decorations for the tree.

  23. Amy Heffernan
    November 22, 2016 / 10:55 am

    I would make LOADS of ornaments! Thanks!

  24. Shannon Mark
    November 22, 2016 / 10:57 am

    i would love a circuit so i could make stencils for wooden signs!

  25. Jeannette McMillan
    November 22, 2016 / 11:28 am

    What an awesome tool! I would love to win this!

  26. Kim Tanti
    November 22, 2016 / 12:58 pm

    I want to redecorate my daughters room. This will be great to make one of a kind throw pillows and curtains so on. Oh my gosh it is endless. I will have a year to make new ornaments. WHOOOOHOO. Good luck all.

  27. November 22, 2016 / 1:08 pm

    I love your ornaments, and your simple black and white colour scheme. The gold and glitter are a great touch.

  28. Shannon
    November 22, 2016 / 1:38 pm

    I don’t own a Circuit but I have heard amazing things!! I would start off by making a Christmas Banner and Christmas Chalk board!

  29. Kimm Coleman
    November 22, 2016 / 1:59 pm

    I would love a Cricuit to make gifts for friends and family

  30. Angela September
    November 22, 2016 / 2:27 pm

    I love crafting of all sorts like scrapbooking and making homemade cards and gift baskets. So I would use it for an array of these things!!!

  31. Gillian Morgan
    November 22, 2016 / 2:41 pm

    I would make christmas cards.

  32. November 22, 2016 / 2:57 pm

    I love that black one! The stars are a the perfect added touch.

  33. Mireya T
    November 22, 2016 / 3:47 pm

    So pretty! Possibilities are endless!

  34. Krystal Boudreau
    November 22, 2016 / 4:51 pm

    I would start with Christmas ornaments. The ones above look amazing. Thanks for the giveaway.

  35. Tracie v
    November 22, 2016 / 5:21 pm

    Oooooooh I’m on love all over again❤️

  36. Cindy
    November 22, 2016 / 6:53 pm

    Beautiful ornaments! I would love to have a Cricut! So many amazing possibilities!

  37. Kathy
    November 22, 2016 / 9:43 pm

    Would love

  38. Kathy
    November 22, 2016 / 10:10 pm

    Would love to try

  39. Catherine Gibbs
    November 22, 2016 / 11:19 pm

    These ornames are beautiful! I’ve never used cricut but they look like a lot of fun!

  40. November 23, 2016 / 3:00 pm

    You just can’t go wrong with black, white and gold! So chic, and they’d make great gifts, too!!

  41. angela m
    November 24, 2016 / 11:45 pm

    I would love to make Christmas ornament cards.

  42. Bailey Dexter
    November 26, 2016 / 12:03 am

    I have been planing a bedding set for my grandkids, I would love to dd all the finishing touches using the cricut.

  43. Susan
    November 26, 2016 / 4:39 pm

    OH my goodness! Imagine my happiness today in thinking I could win a Cricut Air — something I’ve always wished for and could never afford. I love making cards and party items — and am inspired by your ornaments. Thanks so much for this opportunity! Merry Christmas!

  44. thomas rusinak
    November 26, 2016 / 8:30 pm

    I would make xmas greeting cards!

  45. Cathy C
    November 27, 2016 / 12:29 am

    There is so many things that you can make with the Cricut. I think I would make new ornaments and maybe even gift some.

  46. SUMMER PLEWES
    November 27, 2016 / 1:03 am

    I have a project using antique windows that I would love to use this for. I am so excited !!!

  47. November 27, 2016 / 5:39 am

    I love the looks of your black ornament with the gold lettering! I think i’d use the blackboard paint on the base of a wine glass and then personalize it with guests’ names in gold. Guests could take their glass home as their gift from me.

  48. Melinda
    November 27, 2016 / 7:02 am

    I would make these wonderful Christmas ornaments.

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