This DIY Jesus Is the Reason for the Season Christmas Ornament would be a lovely gift for Sunday School teachers, pastors, and family. Cricut sent me the Cricut Explore Air 2 for use in this and any other Cricut related craft, but my opinions regarding the machine and craft tutorials are all my own. This post contains affiliate links, which add no cost to you, but help support this site.
I have a vivid childhood memory of my mother walking me through a store in the mall to pick out a gift for my Sunday School teacher. Would she like a pair of earrings? Or a blouse? Or a scarf? I remember several of the gifts that I gave her over the years, but what has stayed with me the most is the value that Christmas time is an ideal time to express a heartfelt “Thank you” to those in our lives.
With four children, my kids have multiple teachers and volunteers across a wide array of programs. I wish that we could afford to give an expensive gift to them all, but, unfortunately, that isn’t possible. We did spend the weekend making these Jesus Is the Reason for the Season Ornaments, and I plan on placing these in a treat bag with candy. Times like these make me glad that I have my handy dandy Cricut machine!
- Cricut Explore Air 2 (the machine I am using) or any other machine compatible with Cricut Design Space
- Cricut Standard Grip Cutting Mat
- Cricut vinyl in red, green, and black
- Cricut Basic Tool set (this project does require some serious weeding)
- Cricut Transfer tape
- Flat unfinished ceramic ball ornament (can be purchased at most craft stores)
- Mod Podge
- Foam brush
Open Cricut Design Space. You can find my image file in Cricut Design Space via the project page HERE. I am using a basic Cricut font, but you may have to pay for the wreath if you are not a Cricut Access subscriber. Do you want to learn more about Cricut Access subscriptions? Check out “Do I Really Need Cricut Access?” and “Which Cricut Access subscription do I need?”.
Measure the ceramic ball ornament to make sure that the image will fit into the shape. If the image file as is does not fit, resize accordingly.
Cut the image on the Cricut Explore Air 2.
Use transfer tape to transfer the green wreath and the text to the ceramic ornament. You will have to do some serious weeding! Add the red holly berries.
Press all the vinyl elements down firmly. Secure with a few coats of Mod Podge. Let dry thoroughly before wrapping or gifting.
Are you looking for more Cricut Christmas ornaments or other Cricut related ideas? Check out my Cricut project page!