Craft a Believe Ornament that is easy to make with craft sticks and a Cricut Explore Air 2. You’ll be amazed how quick they are to make!
Believe Ornament with Cricut Explore Air 2
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Crank up your Christmas music, fire up your Cricut machine, grab your kiddos craft sticks and let’s have a night in making homemade Christmas ornaments! My sweet friend who blogs over at Albion Gould came up with the idea to host a Cricut Christmas Ornament Exchange. Genius!
I’ll admit, I was stumped. To be perfectly honest, I have not pulled out any of my 25 boxes of holiday stuff. My options were limited. Somewhere in my house, I have blank ornaments. Somewhere is the key word. I kept thinking of alternatives to using those. I considered buying more (but really – 25 boxes – do I need more?).
I finally decided that nope, I would use what I had. While browsing through my craft room I came across the giant box of craft sticks my kiddos use for school projects. They reminded me of the popular pallet art, and I thought, hmmm….. this could work.
I loved the thought of a “believe” in a cool handwritten style font. When I opened a drawer to get the twine for hanging, I found this bag of wooden snowflakes I had purchased last year at the Target dollar spot. BINGO.
So let’s get to work. I debated doing my own handwritten word imported into Design Space, but decided that this one
— already made would be perfect.
HOW TO MAKE A BELIEVE ORNAMENT ON A CRICUT MACHINE:
- I started by folding over an index card and cutting it to fit the size of 4 craft sticks. You could use a paper plate, cardstock, or a piece of cardboard. I just grabbed what was closest. I also used my trusty glue gun. In the end, I lined up 4 craft sticks for a pallet style look.
- While my glue was drying/setting, I resized the word Believe to fit my dimensions and deleted the reindeer antlers. I made the dot of the i the same color and attached it.cut the word Believe out of vinyl on my Cricut. Once I weeded it, it was ready to go!
This is a perfect chance to use up any scraps of vinyl you have laying around. Waste not, want not, and all that.
- Using transfer tape, transfer the vinyl to the wood. Be sure to adhere it well before peeling off the transfer tape.
- Yay! You did it. If you look, some letters are sticking up. I continued to burnish them on as well as I could. You want all the edges sealed.
- I then used a sponge brush to pounce my paint on. I did this to try to minimize any paint seeping under the vinyl.
After I let the paint dry for 5 minutes, I removed the vinyl carefully. There will still be some spots of wet paint.
- To finish it off, I glued the wooden snowflakes in the corners and replaced the dot in the “i” with a tiny star I had in my button box. I then hot glued the twine to the back so it would be easy to hang.
SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR BELIEVE ORNAMENT:
Now I get to play secret Santa and mail it off to my fellow Cricut blogger.
See all the CRICUT INSPIRED ORNAMENTS HERE:
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