Christmas ornaments make lovely gifts or present tags. This post contains affiliate links, which will add no additional cost to you but help support this site.
Even after several months, this Split Monogram tutorial is still my most popular post. Everybody, especially in the south, loves a good monogram.
I’m using the same technique to create a quick ornament. These ornaments can be simple gifts on their own or can pull double duty as an ornament and a gift tag.
- Wood ball ornament
- Acrylic paint (2 colors)
- Measuring tape
- Cricut Vinyl
- Cricut Essential Tools set (for weeding and applying vinyl)
- Cricut Explore Air 2 or Cricut Maker
- Cricut Standard Grip Cutting Mat
- Optional: Mod Podge or other sealant for the ornament
Paint the wood ball ornament on both sides. I painted the ball portion of the ornament black and the top with a gold glimmer paint. Let this dry completely.
Measure the ball portion of the ornament at the widest and the narrowest. Write down these measurements.
Follow the Split Monogram tutorial to create the monogram for the ornament.
TIP: Choose your font carefully. The ornament text will be small (especially the name in the center) and may be difficult to weed, depending on the font type. Thicker, more traditional fonts will be easier to weed. The cursive font that I used for this project is lovely, but it was more difficult to weed and apply.
Once you’ve designed the monogram, resize it to the measurements that you took previously. Be sure not to make the monogram larger than the narrowest portion of the ball ornament. I made this mistake the first time and had to re-cut the vinyl.
Cut the vinyl with the Cricut Explore on the Cricut vinyl.
Weed the vinyl with the tool. Carefully apply the vinyl to the ornament.
Optional: Seal the ornament with a light coat of Mod Podge or other sealant.
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