These Cricut gold glass ornaments are beautiful and elegant. They’re easy to make with the help of your Cricut machine and can be made with any of the machines – Cricut Maker, Explore, or Joy.
Create a set to hang on your Christmas tree or make some to give as gifts. They are sure to be much appreciated.
Glittering Cricut Gold Glass Ornaments
-Cricut Joy (You can also make this with any of the other Cricut machines as well)
-Smart Vinyl Permanent in White (or other vinyl with a mat)
-Clear Glass Ornaments
-Cricut Transfer Tape
-DecoArt Extreme Sheen in 24K Gold
-DecoArt Galaxy Glitter in Champagne Stardust
-Decorative ribbon, 1/2” wide and gold metallic rickrack ribbon
- Gather supplies.
Painting the Glass Ornaments:
Remove cap from ornament.
Squeeze Galaxy Glitter Champagne Stardust paint into the opening.
Place your covered thumb over the opening and shake the ornament until the paint inside has mixed together and covered the inside. Add more glitter paint and shake if needed.
Allow glitter paint to dry for about 10 minutes.
Next, squeeze a good amount of Extreme Sheen 24K Gold paint into the ornament.
Once again, place your covered thumb over the opening and shake the ornament until the paint inside has mixed together and covered the inside. Add more glitter paint and shake if needed.
Repeat for remaining ornaments.
Preparing the Images:
Open Cricut Design Space.
Click on the “+” sign to start a new project, opening up a blank canvas.
Click on the “Upload” button from the toolbar and browse your downloaded files to insert the SVG file.
The phrases will appear on the canvas. With the image selected, click on Ungroup.
Click and drag over the individual phrases and then select the “Attach” button to secure all words from the phrase together for cutting.
Maintain the size or adjust to fit your ornament. To adjust the size, highlight the image and click on the size box in the top toolbar. Change the measurement to suit your ornament size accordingly.
Change the image color if desired to match with the material color.
Cutting the Permanent Smart Vinyl:
Select “Make It” in the upper right corner to proceed with cutting.
If using Cricut Joy Smart Vinyl, choose “no mat” for cutting.
Note the size of the Smart Vinyl needed and cut the length of the vinyl accordingly.
Choose the Smart Vinyl, Permanent from the list of options in the drop down menu.
Following the instructions prompted on the screen, cut out the vinyl.
How to Assemble the Ornaments
Cut around the phrase with a pair of scissors.
Using the weeding tool, peel away the excess vinyl around the cut images and discard.
Cut a piece of transfer tape a bit larger than the size of the phrase.
Peel away the transfer tape backing and place the transfer tape overtop of the cut phrase. Gently rub the vinyl to help it stick to the transfer tape.
Peel away the vinyl backing, leaving just the image adhered to the transfer tape.
Cut slashes into the transfer tape, avoiding the vinyl, to help shape the phrase around the curved ornament.
Carefully consider the placement before applying as the permanent vinyl can’t be removed if placed incorrectly. Position the image with the transfer tape on to the ornament and press in place.
Press the image down with your fingers and slowly remove the transfer tape leaving the vinyl phrase on the ornament.
Repeat for other ornaments.
Reattach the ornament caps and tie a piece of decorative ribbon to the top of the ornaments.