With Halloween behind us, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas! I just love the holiday season, it’s my favorite time of year to craft. Floor wax (yes, floor wax) glitter ornaments have been on my to do list for forever and I decided to finally give them a whirl. They are so easy to make and give the tree that extra sparkle without glitter getting everywhere. TRY THEM! You can find my tutorial below, along with a few extra steps on how to turn those glitter ornaments into a thoughtful teacher gift. I got to play with my new Cricut Maker for this project and it’s love at first cut! I always gift my child’s teacher a gift card (typically involving coffee), but I like to also add in a more thoughtful handmade item to the bag. These ornaments would also be perfect to make for the school nurse, music teacher, art instructor and all those other awesome teachers in your child’s life. You might also want to make your child’s teacher a cute Merry Christmas card to go with the ornament.
Cricut Maker Machine
Cricut Cutting Mat (StrongGrip for glitter vinyl recommended)
Cricut Red Glitter Adhesive Vinyl
Cricut Black Adhesive Vinyl
Cricut Transfer Tape (StrongGrip for glitter vinyl recommended)
Cricut Essential Tool Set
Mop & Glo Floor Wax
Step 1: Grab your supplies online at Cricut.com, click on “shop”. If you don’t already have one, the Cricut BrightPad is amazing and totally life changing when weeding glitter vinyl! Add it to your wish list!
Step 2: Pour 1-2 tablespoons of Mop & Glo floor wax (trust me) in each ornament. Gently swirl it around so it evenly coats the entire inside. Don’t shake or you’ll get bubbles. Dump out the excess liquid.
Step 3: Pour 1-2 tablespoons of white glitter into each ornament. Gently move the glitter around until the entire inside is coated with sparkles. The floor wax will act as a glue to the glitter.
Step 4: Insert image #M42366 from Cricut Design Space. Add a “square” and unlock it to turn it into a rectangle. Place in the middle of the apple, as shown in the photo below. Select the entire design and click on “slice” in the bottom right hand corner. Remove the middle images and delete. You can find my Cricut Design Space project HERE.
Step 5: Duplicate the apples for as many ornaments you will be making. Add in your own text, typing in each teacher’s name, in Cricut Design Studio. You can use any font you’d like, as long as the letters fit in between the apple pieces. “Kyden” font from the Cricut Design Studio is shown below.
Step 6: Prepare a standard grip mat with black adhesive vinyl (black side up) for your first cut. Click “make it” and follow the instructions from there. Prepare a StrongGrip mat (or brand new standard grip) with red adhesive vinyl (glitter side up) for your second cut and follow the instructions from there.
Step 7: Place the glitter vinyl on the Cricut BrightPad. Life. Changing. Weed out the vinyl that you will not be placing on the ornament.
Step 8: Use the StrongGrip Cricut transfer tape to place the apples on the ornaments, as shown in the photo below.
Step 9: Place the black vinyl on the Cricut BrightPad. Weed out the vinyl that you will not be placing on the ornament.
Step 10: Use the regular Cricut Vinyl Transfer Tape to place the names in the center of the apple pieces, as shown in the photo below.
Step 11: Gift to your favorite teacher!
Visit Cricut.com for more holiday inspiration! What are you crafting with your Cricut Maker?
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