Tutorial: Wood Grain Christmas Ornaments with Silhouette or Cricut

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I’ve seen so many Silhouette Cameo and Cricut small business owners preparing to sell glitter Christmas ornaments for the upcoming holiday season. While I love seeing so many beautiful glittered ornaments – I know that this ultimately means that sellers are likely to face more competition and a lower selling price this year. Why not skip the glittered ornaments for today and try out something a little different? Today, I’m sharing a tutorial for wood grain ornaments:

Supplies

Tutorial: Wood Grain Christmas Ornaments with Silhouette Cameo or Cricut by cuttingforbusiness.com

Wood Grain Christmas Ornament Tutorial

  1. Gather all your supplies and create a design in Silhouette Studio or Design Space. I created two simple text designs (blessed and loved) using Smoothline Script.
  2. Cut a circle insert shape for your ornament using cardstock. Download the insert I designed (depending on the size of your ornament, you may need to size up or down) or create your own.
  3. Cut out the faux leather woodgrain the same size as you made your insert in the last step. I cut it on my Silhouette using the preset chipboard settings. Cut settings for Cricut are listed in the package.
  4. Place your vinyl design onto the faux material using transfer tape. Tutorial: Wood Grain Christmas Ornaments with Silhouette Cameo or Cricut by cuttingforbusiness.com
    Tutorial: Wood Grain Christmas Ornaments with Silhouette Cameo or Cricut by cuttingforbusiness.com
  5. Use glue or spray adhesive to attach your faux material to the cardstock. The faux material is a little floppy, so you’ll need to reinforce it. Allow a few minutes for it to set before moving on.Tutorial: Wood Grain Christmas Ornaments with Silhouette Cameo or Cricut by cuttingforbusiness.com
  6. Roll the cardstock and faux material and place it inside your blank ornament. You may need to use the end of a pencil to help it unroll. Tutorial: Wood Grain Christmas Ornaments with Silhouette Cameo or Cricut by cuttingforbusiness.com
    Tutorial: Wood Grain Christmas Ornaments with Silhouette Cameo or Cricut by cuttingforbusiness.com
  7. That’s it! Place the ornament top back on and finish with a ribbon for hanging. See both my finished Christmas ornaments in the photo below.

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Tutorial: Wood Grain Christmas Ornaments with Silhouette Cameo or Cricut by cuttingforbusiness.com

12 thoughts on “Tutorial: Wood Grain Christmas Ornaments with Silhouette or Cricut”

  1. This is such a great idea. I would make it double sided (either identical side or put the year or a monogram or initial on the other side) – that way it would be spectacular from all viewing angles! Thanks!

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