Use your cutting machine to create these beautiful Rae Dunn inspired Christmas ornaments.
Author Pam Baker
Cricut or Silhouette Cutting Machine
clear glass or plastic ornaments
DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paintin color of your choice
plastic cup or water bottle
rubbing alcohol and cloth
Step One: Paint Ornaments
NOTE: If you are using white or colored ornaments, you will want to skip this step.
Remove the top from the ornaments.
Then you will squeeze a little bit of paint into the ornament. I like to add about four squeezes and rotate the ornament after each squeeze. Just don’t use too much paint. You can always add more, if needed.
Once you have about four squirts of paint in your clear glass or plastic Christmas ornament, you’ll want to kind of tilt it and roll it around so that the paint coats the entire inside of the ornament. It’s also helpful to kind of tap the ornament against the palm of your hand.
Let the ornaments rest upside down for 10 minutes. That should be enough time for the excess paint to run out. After 10 minutes, turn the ornaments right side up and let rest another 10 minutes. I typically rotate the ornaments back and forth a few times and then leave the ornaments to dry overnight.
Be sure to let the ornaments dry completely before proceeding.
Step Two: Prepare SVG Files
You'll want to be sure to download and Unzip your Rae Dunn inspired SVG files, if you haven't already.
From Cricut Design Space you'll start a new project, upload your images and then select the images you want to add to your project canvas. You can add as many SVG files as you want.
Step Three: Resize and Cut
Once you have all your SVG image files on your canvas in Cricut Design Space, you will want to resize them, if necessary so that they fit properly on your ornament.
Drag your images around on the canvas in Design Space to get them spaced out the way you want them, leaving enough space around each word so you can easily weed and apply the words to your ornaments. When you have them spaced out, select all the images and click on Attach. Then you're ready to cut your vinyl.
Place your vinyl on your mat and load in your Cricut machine and follow the prompts in Design Space.
Step Four: Apply Vinyl to Ornaments
After you make your cuts and weed the vinyl, you're ready to apply the words onto your ornaments. First, make sure your ornaments are free of residue, dirt and fingerprints by wiping them gently with a cloth dampened with rubbing alcohol.
Cut out a 4" piece of transfer tape and use it, along with your brayer, to transfer the words onto your ornament.
Line up the vinyl with the center of your ornament and apply from the center outward.
You can finish the ornaments by attaching ribbon, greenery or twine.
Rae Dunn Inspired Christmas Ornaments - Ideas for the Home by Kenarry®