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DIY Glitter Christmas Ornaments: The Easy Way to Make Your Own Custom Ornaments

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DIY Glitter Ornaments: How to make easy custom Christmas ornaments with vinyl. Free Christmas word SVG cut files and how to put vinyl on a curved surface!

Everyone loves a good ornament DIY tutorial during the Christmas season! Creating DIY glitter Christmas ornaments is nothing new, but I decided to try it myself this year and share my own process.

I did this ornament craft with my kids last year as well. They helped me swirl the glitter around inside the plastic ornaments.

In addition to my DIY glitter Christmas ornament tutorial, I am giving you 15 FREE Christmas word SVG cut files to use on your ornaments! The free Christmas SVG files will work great to personalize your ornament designs. You can also type out your own festive holiday words in Cricut Design Space – check out my post on installing and using fonts in Design Space.

DIY Glitter Ornaments with FREE Christmas SVG cut files for Cricut.

Let’s go over the supply list, and then I’ll walk you through how to make your own glitter ornaments step by step in the video below.
Looking for more Christmasy Cricut crafts?! Check out my Holiday Recipe Vinyl Signs and my DIY Paper Mistletoe tutorial!

DIY Glitter Christmas Ornaments: How to make easy custom Christmas ornaments with vinyl. Free Christmas word SVG cut files and how to put vinyl on a curved surface!

So here’s the deal most crafters want to know which liquid glue is best for these glitter ornaments. I prefer using polyacrylic for my handmade glitter ornaments as my first choice but I have also used polyurethane as you will see in my video below which worked equally as well and did not yellow even after 2 Christmas’ had passed.

DIY Glitter Christmas Ornaments: How to make easy custom Christmas ornaments with vinyl. Free Christmas word SVG cut files and how to put vinyl on a curved surface!

DIY Glitter Ornament Supplies

Your first step is to gather your supplies take a look at my recommended supplies for Christmas glitter ornaments.

Free Christmas sayings SVG files for glitter ornaments.

DOWNLOAD THE FREE ORNAMENT DESIGNS

Next, download the free ornament SVG words. Download these free templates by signing up via the form below. If you are already a member, log in right here and find it by searching ornaments or Design #63. Need help entering the vault? Read this helpful post here. 

DIY Glitter Ornaments: How to make easy custom Christmas ornaments with vinyl. Free Christmas word SVG cut files and how to put vinyl on a curved surface!

I design all my own SVG cut files including all these cute Christmas SVG phrases and holiday words. I love teaching other cutting machine crafters how to make their own SVG files check out my FREE Magic of SVGs workshop here!

If you are interested in learning what fonts that will work in Cricut Design Space I have a whole Christmas font post you will love here!

How to Make Christmas Glitter Ornaments

How to make easy glitter Christmas ornaments with polyacrylic and glitter.
  1. Fill a 30 ml syringe with polyacrylic or polyurethane. 
  2. Push the syringe into the top of your ornament.
  3. Swirl the polyurethane around till fully coasted and tip the plastic ornament upside down on a cup to drain the excess.
  4. After about 2 minutes of draining, pour glitter into the ornament with a small funnel.
  5. Swirl the glitter around until fully covered with glitter. For the inside, take a paper towel and cover the top and shake to coat the top thoroughly. See video for details.
  6. Place your glitter Christmas ornament upside down again on a cup to dry for about 30 minutes before adding the ornament top back on.
  7. Hang your ornament!

How to Make Glitter Ornaments – Video Tutorial

Once you have your supplies and the free Christmas SVG templates for these ornaments watch the full video below or take a look at my quick-place picture tutorial!

More Holiday Crafts to Love!

DIY Glitter Ornaments: How to make easy custom Christmas ornaments with vinyl. Free Christmas word SVG cut files and how to put vinyl on a curved surface!

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I have spent the last 9+ years building my creative skills and sharing them with others. My flower designs are created with simplicity, color and crafty fun in mind. If you havenโ€™t yet, be sure to join the subscriber community to gain access to all my freebies or visit my signature design shop here!

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12 Comments

  1. Hi Abbi – I just came across your account – I just received a cricut maker for Christmas and looking for ways to use my new machine. I liked your Christmas ornaments with the glitter – I tried to download the sayings – but they are on a letter size page and it looks like you might have created these on a larger page or using landscape or something…. Could you please let me know how I can download all of the Christmas Fonts – I must be doing something silly here…. Thank you looking forward to hearing back from you Lucy

    1. Hi Lucy,
      Have you uploaded the SVG file to Design Space? The preview image will only show part of the words. Once uploaded to design space you should see the full imagery appear. ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. OK – I got it…. I was just seeing the image on the download screen so to speak and did not even think about putting it in the design space…. I knew I was doing something silly….

        Thanks… I feel like a toddler…. So much to learn….

        Lucy

  2. What size are your vinyls for the ornaments inches wise? I want to make some but not sure how big to make the vinyls.

  3. I love this idea of glitter ornaments. I have glass ornaments now I know what I will do with them. I was going to try and mix two colors of glitter and put them in an ornament. Love this website.

  4. Hi thinking about making valentines ornaments. I only found the disc clear plastic ornaments not round. Any special tips when working with these.
    Thanks

    1. Hi! The disk ornaments should work very similar to the round ones. You may need to get creative with the process of draining the polyacrylic. Maybe try sandwiching the disk inside a flexible plastic cup.

  5. So helpful, thank you! Iโ€™m new to the Cricut and am excited to make some ornaments. Your pst was so helpful!

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