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For our Cricut ornament hop I made some atomic starburst ornaments using my Cricut and Expressions Vinyl. I love a good retro Christmas, but I also love a New England Christmas, so my style choices always reflect a balance between the two – lots of pinks and blush and starbursts, but also tons of plaids and greens. it just works!
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For this project we’re using a basic atomic starburst to design cut into a few key colours and applied to a plastic ornament. These aren’t show-stoppers like my painted ornaments // here // but they are the perfect accents to my decor and will compliment my existing collection beautifully.
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- Cricut Explore Air™ 2 machine
- Expressions Vinyl: Evergreen, 14k Gold, Flamingo Pink, Costa Rica Blue, Red Hot
- Cricut® Tools Weeder
- Cricut® 12″ x 12″ LightGrip Adhesive Cutting Mat
- Clear Plastic Ornament Discs 80 mm x12
- Velvet Ribbon
Step 1: Chose a design for your starburst. I found this one online, but you can also purchase them from the Cricut Design Space for 0.99$.
Step 2: Load the image into the Cricut Design Space and scale it to the appropriate size. I wanted to have several on my ornament (which is on the larger side) so I scaled them to just over 1″ wide.
I then copied and pasted it about a dozen times so that I was getting them all at once.
Step 3: Make sure you cut them for all the colours you intend to use at once. Nothing worse than laying on a pattern to realize you forgot one colour and then having to peel everything off.
Once the sheet is cut, remember to peel back the excess vinyl delicately.
Step 4: Using your weeding tool, place the starbursts on your ornament.
Step 5: I’ve chosen to group the colours next to each other in a pattern. As such, every time I place a gold star, I know where I’m placing the green, red, pink and blue ones.
For each ornament there are 3-4 sets of stars.
Step 6: Adorn with the bow of your choice and display! I’ll probably be putting these bigger ones on a shelf of our newly completed renter friendly built-Ins // here //
This little guy doesn’t even warrant a tutorial! Just cut the numbers 2016 and stick to an ornament, add polka dots and full with pom poms!
Now that you’ve seen what the Cricut can do, it’s time to enter to win your own Cricut Explore Air 2!
Now it’s time to check out the other great Christmas Cricut Ornaments from my Canadian blogging friends!
From top left, they are: