Easy DIY personalized Christmas ornaments to make or buy

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Originally Published: October 7, 2019

Updated: August 30, 2020

Personalized ornaments are always popular Christmas decorations to make yourself. There are tons of unique Christmas ornament ideas and handmade baubles work great as both gifts and decor. If you need a Christmas project that you can master without massive frustration,  baubles and ornaments are an excellent choice.

10 DIY Christmas ornaments using silhouette and Cricut that anyone can make

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Before we look at project inspiration, you need ornament blanks. Ornament blanks make completing your Christmas ornament crafts easier, and a lot more fun. Mix different shapes and materials to make your DIY ornaments more interesting (and only look like they took all day). These are some of the most popular blank styles for ornaments.

Ornament blank

DIY Christmas Crafts

#1 Stainless Steel Angel ornament Blank

#2 Clear glass disk ornaments to use different craft techniques. Perfect for “frosting” the inside with snow or paint on the outside

#3 Unfinished birch wood circle blanks If you’re going with a rustic theme, these are the perfect blanks with hanging twine.

#4 clear acrylic ornament sample of 24 ornament blanks in six shapes and nine sizes to choose from! Perfect if you would like to make a few different types of ornaments this year.

#5 25 Wooden snowflake blanks with laser engraving available. If you would rather not DIY your own ornaments, get these ornament blanks laser engraved or purchase the blanks and make your own personalized ornaments.

#6 This kit of wooden blanks with matching string comes with 40 blanks in assorted shapes. If you’re on a budget like myself, you will be happy to know that this kit is priced under $30, making your cost $1 per ornament. Score!!

#7 These beautiful wood slice blanks aren’t just for ornaments. They are also great for rustic-themed weddings, table numbers, table decor, home decor, crafts, and supplies, etc… They’re handpicked, then cut evenly. These pieces are unfinished so you can do any project!

#8 Have you heard of pearl acrylic? These blanks are super cool. First, check out these black Pearl laser-cut Acrylic circle blanks! I absolutely love the finish! If you want to add some color to your ornament use these red pearl acrylic blanks instead.

DIY ideas for Christmas Ornaments

Ornament crafts for Silhouette and Cricut

You can craft all of these ornaments with a cutting machine, blanks, and a few other elements with things around the house; such as vinyl, ribbon, paint, and string. Most of these are handmade Christmas ornaments for sale. Others have the tutorials included for you to follow. I hope these Christmas tree ornaments inspire you!

Easy Christmas Ornaments to Make or buy

#1 Buffalo plaid monogram ornaments

Make personalized buffalo plaid ornaments to add the final touches to farmhouse Holiday decor. Who knew buffalo check adhesive vinyl was a thing! No need to weed black and red vinyl to make your pattern. Then add a vinyl monogram or custom text.

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#2 buffalo plaid birth stat ornament

Here is another buffalo plaid ornament idea. This ornament is a birth keepsake ornament but you can easily cut out the vinyl text to personalize however you like. 

Not sure what vinyl to use? Read this Vinyl 101 tutorial and learn exactly what vinyl to use for your projects. The tutorial was written for a Silhouette Cameo, but matching vinyl to different types of crafts is the focus.

#3 birth stats elephant ornament

How cute is this birth stat Christmas ornament!  I got such awesome feedback in my DIY birth stat template keepsakes post, so I know you love making birth stat gifts! I absolutely love the baby picture on the back! DIY this ornament using birth stat templates or purchase this ornament as a keepsake gift.

#4 laser cut baubles

These personalized wooden name ornaments are laser cut. Make a beautiful Christmas tree decoration using thin balsa wood on a die-cutting machine like the Cricut Maker. If you prefer a simpler project try just cutting the name or using simple Christmas graphics.

#5 Unique Laser cut Ornaments

IF you would prefer a more interesting shape, perhaps these unique hexagon laser cut ornaments are will make the cutest Christmas decorations.

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#6 heart arrow ornaments

Craft a personalized glass ornament with a simple heart and arrow design. Easily recreate a similar design using adhesive vinyl. You can put your family’s name in the heart and use the year instead of a date.

#7 Rae Dunn Inspired Ornaments

I love these Rae Dunn-inspired ornaments by Amber Simmons. Of course, you cant use the actual Rae Dunn font due to copyright,  but this skinny sans font is awfully close! If you prefer, you can purchase a Ray Runn inspired ornament decal set.

#8 first Christmas farmhouse ornament 

This rustic farmhouse Christmas ornament gives all the farmhouse feels for a first Christmas. There are tons of farmhouse Christmas Tree cut files like this one to use for this project. 

#9 DIY Wood Slice Ornaments

Use your wood slice blanks to create these simple but pretty DIY wood slice ornaments with Cricut, or silhouette. Head on over to Printable Crush to get the SVG and Cricut tutorial that also teaches you how to use the contour tool.

#10 DIY GLASS & VINYL ORNAMENTS

Personalized ornaments using one of the many Expressions Vinyl Christmas packs and glass ornaments. Get the tutorial here

#11 DIY framed ornaments

Country Cottage Chic made these photo ornaments using the Cricut maker and provides a free template for the frames.

#12 custom unicorn glitter ornaments

The perfect keepsake for a little princess! Add all your special details to your glitter unicorn ornament and watch your child’s eyes light up in return!

#13 Wooden Snowflake Ornaments

These wood snowflake ornaments are just beautiful! You can order from 8 to 24 snowflake ornaments in the set and the box is included! Design your own wooden snowflakes using balsa wood or thin birch plywood and your Cricut Maker or silhouette! If you are in need of snowflake cut files, I love this Snowflake SVG bundle with 15 designs.

I hope you’ve found some new inspiration for DIY Christmas ornaments, or a few personalized ornaments to support small businesses!

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