I am kicking off Cricut holiday week with some handmade ornaments that you will want to make for your tree. All week this week we are sharing fun Cricut projects that you can make for your holiday decor. If you want to see all of the ideas, be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post. First, however, you need instructions for making these adorable (and easy!) handmade ornaments.
Supplies needed to make these handmade ornaments:
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- Cricut Faux Woodgrain Leather
- DecoArt Patent Leather Paint in white
- Cricut machine (the Explore or Maker will work here) (click here to see which is my favorite)
- Cricut cut file (click here to access)
- Tacky glue
- Paint Brush
Click here to access the Cricut cut file and cut your shapes from the faux leather sheet using your machine. Leather should be placed wood grain side up and be sure to use the blade recommended by the software when cutting.
Then remove your pieces from the mat as shown below. The insides of the ornaments can be discarded or you can save them and use them for another project. Each ornament will have a front and a back piece.
Then you will want to paint the back piece with your leather paint. Two coats were added to each ornament while allowing the paint to dry in between coats. NOTE: You do not have to paint all the way to the edges as these will be covered.
Once everything has dried completely, you can add the front piece over the top. Use tacky glue all the way around the edges as shown below.
Then just put the two pieces together and wipe away any excess glue. Place something heavy on top of your ornaments and allow to dry. Then add some twine for hanging your handmade ornaments on the tree.
Repeat the same steps for as many handmade ornaments as you wish to make for your tree.
The wood grain texture is amazing for your tree and the white really stands out!
So, if you are planning a rustic Christmas tree, be sure to make these handmade ornaments with your Cricut machine. You will love the way they turn out!
You could even design some more with other shapes in the center. So many adorable ornaments and so little time!
Grab your faux leather and get started on a batch of handmade ornaments today. You have plenty of time before Christmas to make a bunch of fun ornaments for your tree!
Now, are you ready for even more fun Cricut holiday crafts? Just click the picture below of a craft idea that you want to make and the instructions will open up in a new window on your computer. Happy crafting!
So, do you love these handmade ornaments and want more ideas with your Cricut? Stay tuned all week as we have more ideas headed your way!
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