Create beautiful, on trend, Rae Dunn inspired Christmas ornaments, in a few easy steps!
I used to buy wood ornaments every year from a website that would put my kids pictures on them so that I could have a snapshot in time of what my kids looked like that year. Well last year I bought these wood ornaments from Amazon to make my own (this will be a future blog post, LOL!). They were $8.99 for a pack of 20 ornaments, so very budget friendly.
I didn’t get around to making my photo ornaments and wanted to do something different with the ornaments that I purchased. I decided I wanted to use my Cricut to make Rae Dunn inspired ornaments!
I started out by painting my ornaments, some in Waverly white chalk paint, and some in Apple Barrel Black paint.
While the ornaments were drying, I used “The Skinny” font that I downloaded from Dafont.com. Then I chose what words I wanted to use. I designed the words I wanted to use in Cricut design and printed them out on vinyl, matte black for some, and white black for others. Then I weeded the vinyl and put them on transfer paper.
Here are some of the words I did:
Next, I painted the tops of each ornament black. For the black ornaments, I painted the tops Folk Art Silver Sterling, by Plaid.
Next, I painted the tops silver.
I am super pleased with how they turned out! Since I don’t have a mini Christmas tree out yet, I displayed them 3 different ways. In a wood box, on a magnetic board, and the reindeer names I made were displayed in a galvanized basket.
Not bad for $8.99, plus the cost of the vinyl and paints.
Here is the link for the Amazon ornaments, in case you are interested:
And some of the finished ornaments:
If you don’t have a Cricut or don’t want to create your own transfers, they are available in my Etsy shop. I can customize different words as well as different colors.
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