I’m excited about this next Handmade Christmas Ornament feature! One of my long time blogging buddies and fellow crafter is taking over the blog with some fun and easy Vinyl Christmas Ornaments!
Hello! My name is Julie and I’m a crafter. Crafting at the holidays is a particular favorite of mine. I love going through Christmas decorations and ornaments and remembering all the different things I have made. As a crocheter I love making crochet ornaments, but lately I’ve fallen in love with these ceramic and vinyl Christmas ornaments.
Christmas crafts are also fun to gift, and these DIY Vinyl Christmas Ornaments are the perfect example. I can personalize these ornaments with favorite savings, phrases, images, even pop culture references.
You could even put together a themed tree based on your DIY ornaments (like this Grinch tree I made this year.)
All you need to get started are a few supplies.
DIY Ceramic and Vinyl Christmas Ornament Supplies
- Ceramic Ball Ornament
- Metallic Vinyl
- Transfer Paper
I used a vinyl cutting machine to cut out my words and designs, but you can also do this by hand with a craft knife. I’m hosting a Very Texas Christmas Party in a few weeks and decided I would gift my committee members a ‘Merry Christmas Y’all’ ornament as a thank you.
I chose a metallic red vinyl for the words and cut those first. I applied the vinyl words to the ceramic ornament with transfer paper, which helps keep the lettering even.
When you cut the lettering you’re cutting a solid sheet, which means everything is one color. Since these are for Christmas I thought it would be more fun if there were both red and green.
After cutting the letters in red I cut some holly leaves and berries in green.
I added the green leaves and berries next to my lettering and now I have red, green, and white ornaments.
While I was making ornaments I decided to make some other fun designs as well!
Do you love the Polar Express? I made a ‘Believe’ ornament with red lettering on one side and green jingle bells on the other.
This one is for my youngest son who is a fan of the book and movie.
90’s pop culture fans should recognize this reference! This one is a gift for a friend who hosts an annual ornament exchange.
My sister loves to bake and I knew this one would be perfect for her.
I saw the phrase in a pie shop on a trip last year and knew it needed to be crafted.
Merry Christmas Y’all! And if you’re looking to knit or crochet some gifts this year, I have some great ideas for you!
Visit Julie over at her blog, Julie Measures. Julie believes you should measure your life by cups, yards, and miles. She shares DIY projects, recipes, travel tips, and more.
Check out the other posts in this collection of Handmade Ornaments!
Buffalo Check Ball Ornament
Vinyl Christmsas Ornaments