Use this Hand Lettered FREE Holiday SVG File to make pretty wood ornaments with your favorite Cricut Machine.
Last month, I told you some creative ways to make a wood sign for Thanksgiving, and now I’m telling you how to create some pretty wood ornaments with this FREE Holiday SVG File.
As a bonus, I’ve teamed up with some of my favorite bloggers to bring you even MORE free holiday SVG Files. First, let’s get started with some Cricut Basics.
If you’re new to the Cricut world, and not sure how to use this Holiday SVG File, make sure you check out some of my Cricut Tutorials.
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- My Favorite Cricut Maker Projects
- Get Started in the NEW Cricut Design Space
- 11 Reasons You Need a Cricut Access Subscription
- How to Create a Make it Now Project
- What Different Cricut Materials Can I Cut?
- The Most Useful Cricut Supplies and Accessories
- Cricut Print and Cut Materials You Need to Try
And here are some tips on how to work with this Holiday SVG File in Cricut Design Space:
SVG File Tutorials
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- My Favorite Cricut Design Space Updates
- How to Edit Text in Cricut Design Space
- How to Create Custom Designs in Cricut Design Space
- 11 Reasons You Need a Cricut Access Subscription
- How to Customize a Cricut Access Project
- How to Upload Patterns to Cricut Design Space
- How to Upload Print and Cut Files to Cricut Design Space
- How to Upload SVG Files to Cricut Design Space
- How to Create a Cricut Print and Cut Project from SVG Files
- How to Use the Slice Tool to Make Large Vinyl Decals
- How to Use the Weld Tool in Cricut Design Space
- How to Use the Cricut Contour Tool with SVG Files
- How to Design Custom Invitations in Cricut Design Space
- Make Your Own Invitations from SVG Files in Cricut Design Space
Now, you may be wondering, what is the right holiday ornament project for me?
Really, it depends on what look you’re going for.
Here’s a list of materials you can work with for this Holiday SVG File, and I’ll go into more detail below.
Holiday SVG File Materials you may need:
- Free Holiday SVG File (download link at the bottom of this post)
- Wood Ornaments
- Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Air 2 (on smaller wood pieces, you can also use the Cricut Joy)
- Cricut Vinyl
- Cricut Transfer Tape
- Cricut Iron-On (Please note that foil iron-on does not work great on wood. I recommend something sturdy like glitter iron-on)
- Cricut EasyPress 2 (for iron-on wood ornaments)
- Acrylic Paint
This Holiday SVG File works AMAZING with Cricut Vinyl and this is what I recommend for beginning Cricut crafters. I say this because this file has layers.
- Upload the design to Cricut Design Space, resize the file to fit your ornament, then cut.
- Cut around the designs with scissors, then weed the design.
- Apply Transfer tape to the front of each design. Hint: If you’re having a hard time getting the design to stick, the Scraper tool will help you out. Scrape as you peel off the vinyl backing.
- Place the designs on the front of the ornaments in this order: Good, Cheer, Leaf, then Berries. Carefully remove transfer tape in between each placement (use that Scraper tool!!).
I don’t have a vinyl wood sign tutorial, but I did use these techniques to make my cornhole set.
If you need more instruction, check out my Cornhole game tutorial.
I absolutely LOVE using iron-on for wood ornaments. I think it’s easier to use with this Holiday SVG File because you won’t have to use transfer tape…
BUT more can go wrong with an iron-on project, so I’m giving you some tips to help you out.
- Check out THIS POST on layering iron-on. I went into much more detail than I can here. It’s for a t-shirt, but the same principles apply.
- Choose the right material. For layering, I recommend using Glitter iron-on. It is the easiest material to work with. It’s sturdy enough handle more than one go with the EasyPress, which makes it perfect for layered files.
- Don’t use Foil Iron-on. I did a project with it once and it turned out fine, but it was very tedious to get it to stick. Trust me, if you’re creating multiple ornaments, you want to stick with a sturdier iron-on.
- Use the right settings. I have a printable EasyPress Heat Guide to keep on hand, but also check out Cricut’s online guide. This is for Cricut materials, so if you’re using another brand, you may get different results.
- Use a smaller EasyPress for this project. That will give you more control
Check out a more detailed post on how to make Wood Signs with the EasyPress 2.
Painted Ornament with Vinyl Stencil
To use this Holiday SVG File for painted ornaments, you’ll basically follow the vinyl instructions above.
The difference is you’ll paint each layer and let it dry COMPLETELY before you apply a new one.
You can also apply the Good, Cheer and leaf layers, paint, let dry, then stencil in the berries, but you have to be very careful with your brush strokes, otherwise the colors could bleed together.
If you want more tips, check out these tutorials on using vinyl stencils on wood projects:
- Painted Wood Ornaments Tutorial
- Hand Lettered Wood Sign Tutorial
- Faux Wood Burned Sign Tutorial (to do this for this Holiday SVG File, I would faux wood burn paint Good Cheer and the leaf, then paint the berries white).
Ready for even MORE Free Holiday SVG Files? Click on the links below from some of my favorite bloggers:
- Snowflake Ornaments – We Can Make That!
- Winter Wonderland Arabesque Tile Ornament – Brooklyn Berry Designs
- Good Cheer Hand Lettered Wood Ornament – Printable Crush
- Mistletoe and Merlot Ornament – Kelly Leigh Creates
- Merry Christ-mas Wood Slice Ornament – unOriginal Mom
- 3D Tree Ornament – Try it – Like it – Create it
- Oh Snap! Gingerbread Man – Hello Creative Family
- House Under Elf Surveilance – Happy Go Lucky
- Let it Snow – Everyday Party Magazine
- Shaker Ornament – Mom of 5 Trying to Survive
- Gingerbread Ornaments – Artsy-Fartsy Mama
- Rustic Elements Wood Slice Ornaments – The Girl Creative
- Layered Christmas Wreath Ornament – Liz on Call
- Felt Christmas Ornament – Life Sew Savory
- Big Bulb “Holly Jolly” Ornament – Fynes Designs
- Merry Christmas Gnome – Cutting Machine Crafting
- 3D Paper Ornaments – That’s What Che Said
Download the FREE Good Cheer Holiday SVG File
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- Thanksgiving Place Cards
- Friendsgiving Thanksgiving SVG Files
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- Santa and Mrs. Claus Gift Tags
- Good Cheer SVG File
- Holiday Baking Gift Idea
- Newlywed Gift
- Joy Canvas Wreath
- Gingerbread House party
- Snow Cool SVG File
- Stocking Gift Tags
- Handmade Christmas Ornaments
- DIY Wood Ornaments
- DIY Christmas Card
- Home for Christmas Sign