This DIY tutorial for how to make mini farmhouse sign Christmas ornaments with the Cricut Maker will add a rustic feel to your Christmas tree.
I’m super excited to show you guys my new favorite Christmas ornaments today. They are the mini farmhouse sign ornaments. How cute are they?
But they are not the only ones I made. All the decorations on this tree, minus the lights in the star are made with the Cricut maker.
So if you tuned in this week you’ll see posts on how to make the other Christmas tree decor.
If you don’t want to wait for the posts and you’re ready to go right now, I will link to all the cut files in the supply list of this post.
For the front house sign ornaments you will need:
Strong grip mat
Standard grip mat
Cricut Bright Pad
White paint – I use Rust-Oleum chalk paint in linen white
Brown paint – I used espresso
Hot glue gun and glue
Trucontrol knife (optional)
Mini Farmhouse Christmas Ornament cut file
Other cut files: Flag Garland, Plaid Snowflake, Snowflake Christmas Trees
The first thing you want to cut our vinyl. Place the vinyl black side up on to the standard grip mat.
Load the mat into the machine and make sure you have your fine point blade in the Adaptive Tool System. Choose vinyl from the materials list. Press the Cricut button and cut.
Next, we will cut the back of the signs. The white portion of the cut file.
Take your Basswood and firmly play sit down on the strong grip mat. next tape around it with the painter’s tape to help hold it into place.
Move the squares around the mat in design space until they all fit on where you placed your wood.
choose the basswood setting and place the knife blade into the Adaptive tool system. Press the Cricut button to start cutting.
This is going to take several passes and a little bit of time. You can use this time to weed your vinyl.
Using the Bright Pad can help you see all the tiny cuts so that you can weed more easily.
Be careful leaving it. Some of them are quite small. Which makes it more difficult to weed.
Once the backs of the signs have been cut you can remove them from the mat. If any of them are not completely cut you can use the true control knife to finish the cut by hand. Next cut the frames out of Balsa.
To do so you want to do the same thing you did with the Basswood. Place the Balsa firmly down onto the strong grip map. Tape around the edges with painters tape.
Arrange the frame pieces on the map design space to fit on your Balsa.
Choose the Balsa setting and press the Cricut button to start cutting.
While Balsa is cutting you can paint the basswood. I used Rust-Oleum linen white chalk paint.
When all of the frame pieces are cut paint them brown. I used an espresso Brown acrylic paint.
Be sure to paint all of the edges as well.
While the frames are drying you can apply the vinyl to the dried signs. Center them as best as possible, knowing that you’re going to put a frame around them.
Once the frames are dry I use a craft glue to glue them down to the front edge of the sign.
After the frames had dried I took some more brown paint to touch up outer edges of the signs. This allowed me to paint the edge of the backing of the sign as well. Giving a nice finished look to the sides of the ornament.
After all the paint and drive I took 7 in of Baker’s twine and folded it in half to create a loop for hanging the ornament. Then I hot glued the ends of the twine to the back of the ornament.
Once the glue was dried the ornaments were finished. I also wrote 2018 on the backs of all of them, just so I can remember what year I made them.
I think they turned out absolutely adorable. And they are my new favorite ornaments. Seriously so cute.
Do you love them? Do you embrace The Farmhouse look?
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