Christmas ornaments are always fun to make. Each year, I try to sit down and make ornaments with my boys. Sometimes I just let my boys create ornaments without my help, and sometimes I create ornaments on my own with out them. 🙂 This year, I’ve got the supplies to make ornaments with them, we just need to pick a day to do it. Do you enjoy making ornaments with your family? Last year, I got invited to an ornament exchange party and was so excited to go. I quickly put this DIY Red Truck Christmas Ornament together, and I made two of them so I could keep one for myself! Today, I’m going to show you how I did it.
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DIY Red Truck Christmas Ornament Supplies:
- Adhesive Vinyl (in colors of choice)
- Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Air 2
- Blank Ornament
- Transfer Tape
- Design Space Cut File
I started out by cutting the vinyl with my Cricut machine. Then I weeded each piece. I was sure to leave the square in the corner of each piece. I did this to help me line up each layer.
I was ready to start layering the vinyl. For this project, I wanted it all layered on the transfer tape, before I started applying it to the ornament.
I determined which layer would be the very top layer. I applied the transfer tape to the white layer.
I removed the white layer from the backing.
Next was the black layer. I lined up the square in the corner, making sure I got the wheels under the fenders lined up just right. The square helps with this!
Then I peeled that layer off of the backing.
Next I placed the transfer tape on the red layer, also lining up the square in the corner.
I was almost done at this point.
Lastly, I put the green layer on.
Before I applied the truck to my ornament, I made sure to remove the squares, so they didn’t stick to the ornament.
I applied the red truck to the front of the ornament, and smoothed it out well.
Then I filled the ornament with shredded paper.
I added a couple of ribbons to the top and it was finished! I adore the way this DIY Red Truck Christmas Ornament turned out. I might just have to make a couple more to go on my tree too!
Do you love the look of and old Red Truck? Especially at Christmas time? Also, this is a great tutorial for layering vinyl!
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