This Nativity Stable Ornament looks lovely on a Christmas tree. In this tutorial, I’m sharing how to make this easy beginner Cricut project + the significance behind the colors used in this craft. This post includes affiliate links, which, when purchased through, add no extra cost to the consumer but help support this site to bring additional Cricut projects and tutorials.
I have to admit that Christmas ornaments are my favorite Christmas craft to make. I make dozens of ornaments a year. Some I keep and others I give as gifts. All the ornaments that I make have some sort of meaning behind them. This Nativity Stable Ornament is a very easy beginner Cricut craft. It only requires an image cut! But I choose the additional colors to be significant for our home and our faith.
If you celebrate Christmas for religious significance, the colors used in the project may be meaningful to you, as well.
Gray– The adhesive foil color represents the unpure world into which Jesus was born.
White– The ornament filler is white to represent Jesus’ purity. Even though he was born in a stable to a human mother, he had purity like no other baby ever born.
Red– The red ribbon signifies the sacrifice that Jesus made for us.
- Cricut machine (I’m using the Cricut Explore Air 2 in this project)
- Cricut Adhesive Foil
- Cricut StrongGrip Cutting Mat
- Plastic fillable ball ornament
- White colored ornament filler
- Red bow (red ribbon)
- Glue Dots Mini Dots
- Cricut weeding tool
- Optional: measuring tape, transfer tape (NOT StrongGrip)
Open up Cricut Design Space. Here is the nativity file that I’ve used in Cricut Design Space. If you are a Cricut Access subscriber, then the image should be free. If you are not a Cricut Access subscriber, there may be a charge for the image.
For my ball ornament, I cut an image just under 2 inches in height. I’m using a standard size ball ornament. If you are uncertain if your ornament is a similar size, use the measuring tape to measure the front of the ornament to determine the size that you would like to use for your ornament.
Send the image to the machine and cut the adhesive foil with the StrongGrip cutting mat. I use the StrongGrip cutting mat for adhesive foil because the foil can be quite sturdy, and the StandardGrip cutting mat will not always secure the foil.
Weed the image with the weeding tool.
Place the image on the ornament carefully, pressing the air bubbles out as you go.
Fill the ornament with the filler.
Make a red bow and secure above the image with the Glue Dots.
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