Christmas: DIY Acrylic Ornaments

4 Materials
$2
2 Hours
Medium


I had so much fun with these easy to make ornaments! I found these plain acrylic disc ornaments at Michaels and they were a must get! They can be painted, papered, or as shown here, are the perfect surface for vinyl.

Supplies:

  • Acrylic Disc Ornaments (Michaels)
  • Assorted Vinyl and Transfer Tape
  • Assorted Beads
  • Snowflake Ornament Hooks (Walmart)
  • Misc Jewelry Supplies (Jump Rings, Head Pins, Pliers)
  • Design
  • Digital Cutter (Cricut, Silhouette, etc. )


NOTE: This project assumes a digital cutting machine and familiarity with applying vinyl but you could use a die cutter to cut the images or cut images using an X-Acto knife.


The ornaments come 18 pieces to a package. Regular price is $9.99 w/out sale or coupon. I bought mine 40% off.


I used Cricut Glitter Vinyl and a metallic turquoise vinyl I had in my stash. The images I used were various ones I had in my collection.

First step is to size your images to fit the ornaments. These are 3 inches in diameter so you want to size your image slightly smaller. Then cut and weed your vinyl. Set aside and prepare your surface.


I used glass cleaner and paper towels but you could also use alcohol to clean them. You want to make sure you remove any residue plus you want a clean surface! Then apply the transfer tape and apply your image to the ornament.

Once you've positioned your vinyl then use your scraping tool to apply. Remove transfer tape. Now it's time to embellish!


I added some iridescent rhinestones to the trees on these, and some black ones on the gnome.


I picked up these cute snowmen beads at JoAnn's when they were having a great sale. They were perfect for the turquoise. I also found these snowflake ornament hangers at Walmart. I wish I'd bought more! I strung the bead onto a head pin, closed, then used a large jump ring to attach the ornament hanger to the ornament and a smaller jump ring to attach the bead. Same process for the others shown using coordinating beads.


And there you are!


One of my friends did a Krampus tree this year so I had to make her an ornament for it!

Suggested materials:
  • Acrylic Ornaments   (Michaels)
  • Snowman Beads   (JoAnn)
  • Cricut Glitter Vinyl   (Jo Ann)
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  • Retta Retta on Dec 11, 2021

    I was gifted a Cricut for my birthday. This looks like a great project for me to begin with!

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