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Frame ornaments are my fave! Adding pictures to the Christmas tree is a fun way to bring back those memories year after year. I thought I would make a version for Cricut Holiday week this week. And you are going to love them! Read on to see how to make these frame ornaments with a score line for added detail. You can also scroll to the bottom of this post to see even more Cricut holiday posts from our blog partners for this series.
Supplies needed to make these frame ornaments:
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- 4-ply mat board in various colors (I purchased this listing on Amazon)
- Cricut Maker (I recommend this one for mat board) (click here to see why I love the Maker)
- Knife blade (click here to see how to use it)
- Scoring wheel (click here to learn more)
- Hot glue and a glue gun
- Craft knife
- Self-healing mat
- Cricut cut file (click here to access)
So I thought a video might be helpful with this one. You can watch how to make these frame ornaments below.
Can’t watch the video or missed some of the steps? Just follow along below.
Click here to open up the frames I made in Cricut Design Space. Cut with your Cricut Maker and the knife blade adding the score lines with the scoring wheel. Pick 4-ply mat board when cutting and follow all instructions on the screen. Check your cuts before removing your project from the machine. If they are not cut all the way through, send for another pass through the machine or remove and use a craft knife and self-healing mat to finish the cuts.
Now a few words about the score lines. The two frame ornaments that I ended up making work perfectly with the scoring wheel and adding those embossed details. However, if you get too intricate with your embossing (like on the red example below) the mat board will start to crack and you will have the white core showing through. Just a word of caution when you are designing your project. The two frames on my cut file did not have any issues so feel free to cut away on those.
Once everything is cut, print some pictures to add to your frame ornaments.
Trim the pictures to the size of the frame using scissors.
Then assemble the entire thing with your glue gun.
Start by adding a loop of twine to the back of your frame.
Then use hot glue to attach your picture to the back of the front piece.
Then run a bead of hot glue all the way around the back.
And assemble the entire thing together.
Then all that is left is to hang your frame ornaments on your tree.
Just look at those embossed details and what they add to the project!
I am in love with the idea of adding score lines to mat board and now am wondering what other projects I can make with this same technique.
Fill up your tree this year with frame ornaments and all of those memories you have made throughout the year.
Do you love this project and do you also want more ideas with your Cricut machine? We have several blog partners that are joining us this week for Cricut Holiday. You can click on the image below of the project and the instructions for each one will open in a new window on your computer. Happy crafting!
So, if you loved these frame ornaments, be sure to stay tuned as we have tons more Cricut fun this week!
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