A personalized snowflake ornament is an easy way to decorate your tree or even top a gift. Start with a ready to make project and you’re half way there!
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If you love making customized gift tags and tree decorations, then you will love these personalized snowflake ornaments.
Christmas tree ornaments often wear out and need to be replaced, but they can be so expensive.
Making your own is much more cost effective, and super easy if you have the right tools and supplies.
Personalized snowflake ornament supplies
- glass ornaments
- Cricut machine
- Cricut Access Standard
- Silver vinyl (or other preferred color)
- 12×12 Cricut StandardGrip cutting mat
- weeder tool
- Cricut scraper tool
- Cricut transfer tape
Once you have gathered all of your supplies, you will need to open the Cricut Design Space on your computer.
Next, click on the “new project” button in the upper right-hand corner.
Once you have done that, you need to select “projects” from the left sidebar.
Once you have done that, you will search “pretty snowflake ornaments”. Your search results will look like this:
You will need to select the Pretty Snowflake Ornaments project, or, you can simply click here and the design will open automatically.
After the design is open, select the “customize” option in the lower right-hand corner.
You are now ready to personalize the design. First, make sure you measure the usable surface of your ornament. Mine was 2 5/8″, so I reduced the size of the snowflake to 2″, to insure it would fit.
I also deleted one of the snowflakes, since I want to add a name on one side.
Using the “text” function from the left-hand sidebar, I added the name Avery to the text box.
You can use whatever font you like, however, I chose “Holiday Cake”, because it’s fun and festive.
You now need to reduce the size of the name so that the longest side fits in your usable space. For me that was 2″.
Next, with the name still selected, click on the letter in the right-hand sidebar and make the name the same color as the snowflake.
This will ensure that you will only need one mat and one piece of vinyl for your ornament. Also, if you make more than one personalized snowflake ornament, they can all be cut at the same time.
Once you have done that, click the “make it” button.
Cutting Your Personalized Snowflake Ornament
Turn on your Cricut and set the dial to “vinyl.
On your computer, select the “continue” button at the bottom right.
Adhere your desired vinyl to a standard cutting mat and load it into your Cricut as directed.
After your design has finished cutting, carefully use the weeding tool to remove the excess vinyl.
I like to peel back from the top corner to remove the large piece, and then I use the weeding tool for the small bits.
Next, take a piece of transfer tape, peel off the backing, and place it sticky-side down on top of your design.
Use the scraper to adhere your design to the tape.
Then, lay the tape on the glass ornament so that the design is centered. Use the scrapper to adhere the design to the ornament, being careful when peeling up the transfer tape.
Repeat with the process to adhere the name to the back of the ornament, and you now have a personalized snowflake ornament.
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