We also just over a month away from Christmas, and to help get you in the spirit I teamed up with some other Cricut bloggers to show you just how many styles of ornaments you can make with your Cricut! And if that wasn’t already amazing, we’re giving away a Cricut Explore Air 2! That’s right! Do you want a Cricut in time for the holiday? Well make sure you read all the way to the bottom for entry details.
If you’re joining me from any of the other amazing bloggers’ sites, welcome! My name is Ariel and I blog about bold, bright, colourful and eclectic decor and DIYs. You can see my work // here // and read more about me // here //.
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!
To see a kick-ass retro Christmas house tour click // here //
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:
Christmas Garland from The Learner Observer
3D Christmas Tree from Woman in Real Life
Star Ornament from The Inspired Home
Penguin Ornament from A Boy and His Mom
Handlettered Ornaments from Teacups and Things
Paper House Christmas Ornament from Fresh Crush
Easy Christmas Ornaments from Sparkle Shiny Love
3D Snowflake Ornament from Brooklyn Berry Designs
Mini Deer Pallet Ornament from Love Create Celebrate
3D Gingham Trees from Rambling Renovators
Glitter Monogram Snow Globe Ornaments from Bawlers and Crawlers
Paper Geometric Christmas Ornaments from Life is a Party
Atomic Starburst Ornaments from PMQ for Two
Cassie Bustamante says
oooh i love this one!!! so pretty and fun and perfectly done!
Thanks girl! I love the range of colours I was able to incorporate into them.
Kristi Dunphy says
So fun! Love the retro look
Thanks friend 🙂 I hope you entered to win a Cricut
Ooooh I love this idea! So colourful and fun! (And I want a Cricut!)
I hope you entered to win one! Cricut is an amazing company to work with, and I’m sure you’d do great things with one.
Brynne | The Gathered Home says
These are so good! I’m loving your Midcentury Christmas inspiration you’ve been posting!
Thanks friend 🙂 This is the first year I’m actually in a position to do more MCM. Although like I said, I love a New England style Christmas too, so i’ve gotta find a way to balance that out. I love being a more eclectic style blogger because I can actually do that!
Those are such cute ornaments – I love their retro vibe. I would totally want to make mugs for my whole family with the cricut.
You should totally! I hope you entered the giveaway! Worst case you could draw a few on by hand with some sharpies. This particular starburst isn’t too complicated
Ariel, hook me up! LOL! Seriously those are gorgeous ornaments – I know I keep saying this but your talent is fabulous my friend!!!
Thanks girl 😉 I want to see what you’re making with yours! You got one at Haven right?!
Yikes I didn’t 🙁 It’s on my Christmas list!
You should apply! Or better yet, check back on friday for my gift guides 😉
This is so cute and retro! Love it.
I’m all about the eclectic and retro!
Carrie Broughton says
I love email oranaments
Carrie Broughton says
Haha homemade! I however am not liking the autocorrect.
Maggie @ Maggie Overby Studios says
I have a few vintage ornaments from Germany that have a similar hand painted starburst and they are one of my favorites. Too cute!
You WOULD have amazing ornaments from Germany! I’d love to see some
So cute I love these!!!
This is a really neat idea! I love how creative you can be and that with a circuit the possibilities are endless. I wouldn’t make just any one thing I’d explore and make multiple different things! 🙂 such a nice way to be creative.
they truly are! You can make your own files, purchase one of the thousands and let your imagination roam! such a great tool
So cute! I love your bright Christmas colors! I’d love to try my hand at these ornaments 🙂
I love these! It would be cool to add the starburst to lampshades too! Oh the possibilities!
ooh yes! I’d grab some of the extra sticky stuff to either place outside or inside the shade
Dannyelle @ www.lifeisaparty.ca says
These came out so nicely, love them. And love that you could do them in any colours to match your decor. Love your brights. 🙂
Exactly! I could do them in shades of gold to match your tree!
Shelley | Crazy Wonderful says
These ornaments are awesome! Love how the colors work together. I would be busting out personalized gifts left and right with that thing!
Thanks friend! You can bet I’ve done a few dozen personalized gifts this season
These are adorable! I would love to stock up on homemade ornaments like this and I could see this tool being great for homemade gifts as well!
It’s a fantastic tool! I can’t believe I waited so long to buy one, honestly
Natasha Degready says
Oh this looks simple and fun! Great post!
They definitely are! Thanks for stoping by 🙂
Oh these are just so so so good! I love the colours (as I tend to with your projects) and the fact that there’s always a dash of pink!
Thanks friend 🙂 I’ll always find a way to add some pink!
Joann @ Woman In Real Life says
These are so beautiful Ariel. They would go so perfectly with all the vintage drinkware my mom has given me! I need to make me some of these. (Maybe it’s time to buy a bar cart and dress it up with these ornaments?) Jo
YES IT IS time to bust-out a bar cart and bring the two items together! I’d love a set of drink ware like that, enjoy them!
I absolutely adore the idea of clear bulbs and filling them with pompoms! So many possibilities. You’re always so creative ????
Thank you Valerie! I love it too, but then I’d have to buy more pompoms! ahaha
like my ribbon, I tend to hoard my pom poms 😉
I made the starburst…….beautiful! Thank you for sharing!
Oh that’s fab! Hope they bring you some joy