After making my first acrylic ornament, I have to admit that I wish I had done these a long time ago. I'd wanted to try my hand at creating the acrylic ornaments that I have seen for a while, but finally got around to making!
One of the things that I like most about the acrylic ornament is that you can see the light shine through it from your Christmas tree lights, it's so pretty!
If you are wanting to try something new this holiday season, maybe make a perfect personalized gift for someone, try making these acrylic Christmas ornaments.
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To make these ornaments, you will need the following supplies:
- Clear Acrylic Ornament
- E-Cutter (I used this one here)
- Acrylic Paint/Paintbrush
- Ribbon and Twine
You will start with your acrylic blanks. These come with a protective thin sheet on each side to protect against scratches before you use them, so peel off one side for now.
My ornament is about 1/8″ thick acrylic. To me, it was the perfect thickness so that it's not too heavy on your tree. I've purchased several, and I went with the ones I felt are a high quality, from HTVRont.
Add a drop of paint and spread it out as far to the edges as you would like. You can leave it as it is with one coat, or you can add multiple coats of paint, allowing for drying time in between each coat. Mine has two coats, I was happy with that look.
While it's drying, it's time to choose what your acrylic ornament will say.
For my first one, I was using the LOKLiK machine from HTVRont. It was my first time using the machine and the Idea Studio software that came with it. So I chose a simple “Merry Christmas” from the library in the software. But you can use any SVG file you would like, or you can create your own design in the software also.
Here are some ideas for your custom ornaments:
- Family Name
- First Christmas
- Holiday Symbols
- New Baby
- Street Name for Neighbors
- Name Tags/Dinner Table Place Holders
- Pet Names (Perfect For Pet Lovers!)
Then cut your vinyl and weed it.
After that, add your transfer on top of your vinyl, and remove the vinyl backing.
When your paint is dry, flip over your ornament and peel off the other side's protective covering.
All you have to do is add your vinyl to your non-painted side.
Then for easy hanging, add some twine through the hole and finish decorating as you choose! I went with a bow added to the front. However, You can also add rhinestones, jingle bells, all kinds of things.
These are not only the perfect addition to your Christmas tree and your crafting resume, these also make the perfect gift!
To me, gifts that have that personal touch make all the difference during the Christmas season. It's something that says, “I like you enough to make you something!”
Can you picture your family reaching into their Christmas stocking and pulling out one of these Christmas decorations? It's something they can immediately hang on their tree year after year.
And keep in mind that I did this with a Christmas design, but you can easily do this for all seasonal holidays. Rather than going with a ‘Christmas ornament shape', go with just an acrylic round ornament that doesn't have the tab at the top. You can make all kinds of holiday decorations with simple rounds perfect for Easter trees, Halloween decor and much more.
You can also take your gift wrapping to the next level with these and use them as your gift tag for a little festive flair. The possibilities are endless!
These acrylic ornaments are so delightful for special occasions. Please don't wait forever to try them like I did! This entire ornament was done in under 7 minutes, even with drying time for the paint! I hope that this inspires you to make one, because, afterall, that's what I'm here for! XOXO, Meg