Merry Christmas in July!!! So that means it’s time to Deck the Halls with some new Christmas Ornaments!!! I took some Wood Slice Ornaments and add some fun sayings and accents. They are sure to spruce up your Christmas Decorations!
I did my project with my Glowforge (if you would like more information on this please let me know). However, you can totally use vinyl. Also, with the proper blades you can also cut chipboard or wood on some of the cutters (please check your machine options for this).
This weeks FREE Christmas Ornaments can be found in the Freebie Library. File number is 42. I have also created a video tutorial along with some directions on how I made my ornaments and some pointers! Remember to please share what you created! Check me out on Facebook and Instagram and remember a pintrest pin is always appreciated!!
Christmas Ornaments Supply List
- Cutting Machine or Glowforge and software
- Christmas Ornaments\Wood Slice Ornaments (click on the link)
- Wood Slices
- Wood for the Glowforge that is prepped (masked) if you are using a Glowforge
- Adhesive Vinyl in your color choice if you are doing vinyl
- Gorilla Super Glue Gel
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue
- Paint and brush – I used White and Black
- Paint Pens – I used Posca and/or Arteza
- Beads – I bought mine off of amazon
- Weeding tools, scissors, cutting knife, transfer tape etc
Video Tutorial – Christmas Decorations – Wood Slice Ornaments
Here are the steps I took to make the Christmas Ornaments
Step 1 – Load the free cutting file into your favorite cutting software and size appropriately. I used the Glowforge, however, most cutters can cut thin birch or chipboard (check your cutting machine). In the video I show how i load it into the Glowforge app and send it to the Glowforge. I actually show a video of it cutting.
Step 2 – Cut your wood or vinyl. On the glow forge you need to mask your wood with paper transfer tape to protect from scorching. Also, you can paint your board ahead of time to save on painting later!!!
Step 3 – Once you have your wood or vinyl cut do your weeding. For the Glowforge that means removing the mask from the wood. I found the Gorilla duct tape works amazing!!! You can also use weeding tools, pin pen, etc
Step 4 – Paint your letters. I use the paint pens. They are quick and easy!! I can move pretty fast if I leave them in the board. However, tweezer helps hold it as well while you paint.
Step 5 – Once I painted my letters I then decided what l colors I wanted on my wood disks. I then painted those and set aside to dry. You can do this earlier if you know what color are going to be or if you follow my images!
Step 6 – Glue your letters to the wood. I use Gel super glue. However, they make 3m tape that you can place on the back of the board to make it super easy to put on your wood.
Step 7 – Once everything is attached now we can finish off our ornaments. I used some ribbon that I folded to form the bow and then wrapped twine around them. Pull tight and knot on the back side. Then add a drop of glue to the back of the knot.
Step 8 – Add some beads. I using twine put it through the hole of the disk. I found that using a piece of floral wire works wonders. I you can get a spool from the Dollar Tree. I use the wire like a needle threader. I bend a piece in half. Put my twine in it and then you it to put through the hole of the wood and the beads. When i put the last bead on I put a little drop of hot glue on the twine where the bead will be and then slide the bead over it and held for a second. Tie a knot at the top.
Step 9 – Glue your bow on. You are all done!!!
How to get your FREE Christmas Ornaments File
To get your FREE file please go to my Freebie Library, sign in (don’t worry if you are not a member yet, sign up and the password will be emailed to you!!! Also, remember I include it in the bottom of the weekly email too! 😉 ) and download Number 42 – Christmas Ornaments\Wood Slices The downloaded file will have multiple file options SVG, PNG, DXF (If you have the free version of Silhouette Studio you will need this file) and EPS.
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Barb James says
I am really impressed with how tiny the cuts can be on a Glowforge. Nice work!
Thank you! Yes! It’s Crazy!
Alicia Key says
AWEsome! I’ve been craving a GlowForge! I had talked myself out of it for a week before I saw this video and now I WANT one again! But I’m a QUILTER! What can a quilter do with a GlowForge? Fabric is “mentioned” on their site but I didn’t find any examples of its use. I enjoyed watching you work- It puzzled me a bit because I couldn’t figure out why you put them SO close on the plastic but then I realized you were cutting out the letters not the circle! GREAT ideas! I bought those Arteza pens- they just came coupla days ago- am I gonna have to get the GlowForge just to use them?!?!?! (just kidding—wonder if my hubby would go for that as a reason????) Thanks for all you do!
Thank you so much! I have wanted a glowforge for so long. I saved up before the purchase. I have seen people score or Engrave on the fabric. As for the paint pens they are awesome!!! You can use them on anything you paint. I am going to be selling DIY kits. I have already done a few.