Today we are making these DIY Glitter Ornaments using your Cricut machine. These DIY Glitter Ornaments are gorgeous and super easy to make!
Anyone else totally obsessed with glitter? I honestly cannot get enough (my husband, not so much 😆).
When my husband heard I wanted to make glitter ornaments he was sure there would be glitter scattered all over the place. Little did he know that for these ornaments the glitter is actually on the inside so it’s completely mess free!
I should put the disclaimer that these are mess free as long as your toddler doesn’t decide to karate chop the Christmas tree knocking this ornament off and somehow managing to knock off the top of the ornament scattering a bit of loose glitter on the floor.
Otherwise, completely mess free! 😆
These are also SUPER easy to make and they look so gorgeous when they are done! Below is a quick video showing you exactly how I made these glitter ornaments.
You will also find a supply list and written instructions below. I hope you get a chance to make a set of your own!
Don’t forget to download these free designs by filling out the form at the bottom of the page so you can make a set of your own!
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SUPPLIES NEEDED TO MAKE GLITTER ORNAMENTS
- Clear plastic ornaments
- “Glitter It” adhesive – you can also use polycrylic
- Fine glitter
- Plastic cups
- White and Black Permanent Vinyl
- Red and Green Permanent Vinyl
- Lint free cloth to wipe off ornaments
- Ribbon or Ornament hanging hooks to hang up the ornaments
- Cricut machine – I have a Cricut Explore
- Standard grip cutting mat
- Weeding tool
- Scraper tool
- Brayer tool – this is optional but really helpful for making sure your materials are firmly stuck on mat
- Transfer tape
- Cricut fine point blade – this is the blade that comes with your machine
- Soft Tape Measure or Ruler – used to make sure the designs are the right size for your ornament
HOW TO MAKE GLITTER ORNAMENTS
Step 1: Pour a generous amount of the “Glitter It!” glue in your first ornament. Polycrylic can also be used for this step.
Step 2: Gently turn the ornament to evenly coat the entire inside of the ornament with the glue.
Note: When you get to the top of the ornament, rotate the ornament over a cup so you don’t spill the glue.
Step 3: Let the ornaments sit in a plastic cup for 20 seconds to let the remaining glue drain.
Step 4: Turn the ornament over on the cup to keep it stable and use a small funnel to pour in the glitter.
Note: You can also use a small rolled piece of paper to make a cone for this step.
Step 5: Remove the funnel and gently rotate the ornament to spread the glitter evenly.
Step 6: Once the ornament is completely covered in glitter, place the ornament upside down in the cup to dry.
Note: Drying time will be different depending on the adhesive you use. I decided to just let them dry overnight to make sure they were completely dry, but a couple hours is probably sufficient.
Step 7: Repeat steps 1-6 for your remaining ornaments.
Step 8: Download the free designs and upload them to Cricut Design Space. Check out my video here if you need help with this step.
Download my free glitter ornament designs (located at the bottom of the post) and upload them into Cricut Design Space. The designs are broken out into individual files so you can choose which files to upload if you don’t want to make them all.
Step 9: Measure, resize, and cut each layer of the designs you are using.
Using a soft measuring tape or ruler, measure how wide your ornament is when it is facing you. Adjust the designs in design space to be a bit smaller than your measurement to ensure it fits.
Place the permanent adhesive vinyl on your standard grip mat and optionally use the brayer tool to make sure the vinyl is firmly on the mat. Make sure your dial is set to cut vinyl, load the mat, and cut the designs.
Step 10: Once the design is cut, flip over your mat to peel the vinyl off of the mat. Then remove the excess vinyl and weed the designs.
Step 11: Apply transfer tape to your design.
If the design has multiple layers, apply transfer tape to the first layer. Use a scraper tool to make sure the design sticks completely to the transfer tape. Then line up the second layer of the design and apply the transfer tape. Use the scraper tool again to make sure it sticks.
Peel off the transfer tape so you are only left with the design.
Step 12: Cut small slits in the transfer tape all around the design. This will allow you to apply the design to the round ornament cleanly.
Step 13: Wipe off your ornament with a lint free cloth to make sure there is no dust when you apply the design.
Step 14: Apply the design to the ornament. Press down in the center of the design and work your way outward.
Note: I try to only gently press down the design at first to make sure I can easily lift up pieces and realign them if they don’t look perfect the first time I lay the design on. Once the design is where you want it, press more firmly on the design to make sure it sticks.
Step 15: Gently peel back the transfer tape to remove it from the design.
Step 16: Put the top of the ornament back on and use ribbon or ornament hangers to display the ornaments.
Step 17: Repeat steps 11-16 for the remaining ornaments.
Don’t forget to save this project on Pinterest!
To download these SVG cut files, just fill out the form below and click “GET IT NOW!”
DOWNLOAD MY FREE GLITTER ORNAMENT SVG CUT FILES
HOW TO USE THESE CUT FILES:
You can use these files on your Cricut Maker, Cricut Explore, Cricut Joy, Silhouette Cameo, or other brands of electronic cutting machines that use these file types.
If you need help downloading the files and uploading them to Cricut Design Space, I have a quick tutorial on how to do that here: How to Download SVG Files and Upload them to Cricut Design Space
Please review the licensing information for these files by clicking the link below.