Can you guess what this ornament is made out of?? Yep, paper! If you have a cutting machine, you can make one too – and I have the trick to using paper. I think one of the main reasons to have a cutting machine is to make personalized crafts, so I just love this Personalized Snowflake Ornament. Just think, these cost mere pennies and you could make tons and tons for unique gifts and more.
Let’s get started on the step-by-step tutorial – – you’ll need:
–Cutting Machine (I mean, you could technically cut it out by hand, but that would be crazy – snowflakes are so intricate) – I used my Cricut Explore machine for this project
–template – I grabbed this particular snowflake template from the Cricut options
–paper – I used cardstock, but you could use just regular paper too – you’ll just need more layers
–glue – I used Elmer’s cause it’s awesome
–spray glitter (optional, but really, glitter should be mandatory;) )
First up, design your image to cut the main shape and then to cut words out of the middle of the shape. (this took me a ridiculously long time to figure out!)
Then simply cut out the shape. And cut another one. And again – – with cardstock I cut a separate shape 4 times. If you’re using regular paper I’d say about 10 times.
Now, simply glue one layer to another, and repeat til the ornament is thick as you’d like. I originally thought I’d cut wood for this project, but I was worried it wouldn’t make the intricate cuts. With layering paper I achieved the same thickness as I would have with the balsa wood. You can kind of see the layers here:
Glued and ready for sparkle!
I simply sprayed it with a couple of coats of spray glitter and let it dry. That was it! I think I was a little thick on my first coat of spray, hence it’s a little blotchy, but I’m just going with it 🙂
I’m excited about how it came out and how thrifty it can be to make my own unique personalized ornaments this year!
If you love Winter Wonderland projects using your Cricut Explore, be sure to check out these awesome projects from fellow bloggers on my team – –
Winter Wonderland Mantel Luminaria from Let’s Eat Grandpa
Winter Treat Boxes from Crafting in the Rain
Winter Wonderland Decor from Albion Gould
Tea Light Winter Village from Popper and Mimi
Personalized Snowflake Ornament from Sugar Bee Crafts
Whimsical Deer Art from One Krieger Chick
Frozen Inspired Pallet Art from Sweet Rose Studio
Can I send you names of grands and great grands and pay you to make the snowflakes for me???
Mandy Beyeler says
Sorry, I won’t be able to – – maybe check on Etsy? Have a great day!