Beginner DIY Ornament with Cricut

It’s Holiday time! Which means Holiday projects galore! The Holiday season is my FAVORITE time of the year. I’ve been having so much more fun this year because I am creating so many crafts that I adore. This tutorial is another one of the  AMAZINGLY fun Cricut tutorials I’ve shown you this year. I’ve really concentrated on beginner tutorials this year because so many of you were concerned about the Cricut’s ease of use. As you can see, it is so EASY to set up and get started. You can check out some of my previous video tutorials here. For this tutorial, I’m creating a DIY Christmas Ornament using Cricut Images, Cricut Faux Leather, and Cricut Card stock to show you just how simple it is to create fun projects using Cricut.

What you will need:

If you want to skip the set up process, I have included a link to the snowflake ornament in Design Space here.

1. Open Cricut Design Space and start a new project (+ button)
2. Click on Images 3. In the search bar (top right) type in Snowflake 4. Locate the Snowflake you want to use
5. Resize the Snowflake (In this case, I made it to almost fit the 12×12 canvas)
6. Ungroup the Snowflake (this is optional. For this project I wanted only the pink part of the Snowflake for the back and front.)
Closeup of the UnGroup button located at the top right of the canvas in Cricut Design Space
This is how it will look with the background removed. 7. Click the make it button on the top right corner of Cricut Design Space.
8. Click “Continue” (You will do this twice or you can adjust the quantity to 2 and click apply on the top left of the screen.)
9. Load the Faux Leather and follow the prompts on the screen. Be sure to adjust the nob to “Custom” and the paper type to Faux Leather.
10. Once Cricut is done cutting, weed your Snowflake
This is the front of the Snowflake once it has been weeded
11. Repeat steps 8-10 for the back of the Snowflake

Here is what the back and front of the Snowflake looks like once it has been cut and weeded. Now you will need your glue gun and liquid glue of chose. Shown here is the Tombow dual tip liquid glue.
12. Glue the string on to the top of the Snowflake using one drop of glue with the glue gun
13. Use the Tombow Glue to coat the back of the front (the Cricut Faux Leather)
14. Stick the back (the red card stock) to the back of the Cricut Faux Leather
Now you are ready for the optional embellishments
15. Add the optional embellishments. (I chose to use some buttons that I had to give the faux leather Snowflake a unique look.)
Here are three different versions of the Snowflake ornament. Far left: is using a faux fur/suede material and the one on the far right is using Cricut Foil Cardstock.
These will dry quickly and be ready for you to hang on your tree or anywhere that you need a little holiday decoration. Be sure to #TheDivaIncMagazine if you recreate this tutorial or any of the other tutorials that are in the Magazine or on YouTube. XOXOXO Have fun with your Cricut! Happy Holidays!

*This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine. Some links may be affiliate links and I will be compensated if you click on the and/or purchase. Thank you in advance!

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2 comments

    1. Thank you and Yes it is! I’m trying to think of the materials in a different way and not use them for something they would typically be used for. So this was a fun experiment that turned out better than I imagined. And I love the touch the buttons added to the ornament. 🙂 Thank you for stopping by. XOXOXO

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