If you love the “Holiday” ornaments on the title page of our “Holiday Spirit” story, you’ll be happy to know you can make your own. Just die- or hand-cut a variety of ornament piecings (check out our patterns here and be sure to scroll through the slides to find your favorites), adorn them with glitter and letters to spell out your message of choice, and hang them with metallic thread.
It’s super simple, so I’m thinking if I start now, I’ll surely have it done by December!
EDITED TO ADD:
A clarification: We’ve gotten a ton of feedback asking for patterns for these specific ornaments. Because all of the ornaments were cut with the Provo Craft Cricut and the “Joys of the Season” cartridge, we are not able to offer patterns. I am so sorry for any confusion or frustration caused by the post.
I did ask Jennifer Perks for additional info on creating the ornaments. If you have the “Joys of the Season” Cricut cartridge, she’s included reference numbers.
The “H” ornament is made with the design on p. 66 (of the Cricut “Joys of the Season” book) cut in red. Then cut it out again in green for the wreath. Machine stitch in red around edge of ornament. Cut the hanger on p. 79 out of a bronze paper and adhere with adhesive foam. Add self-adhesive pearls for the “berries.”
The “O” ornament uses the design on p. 62 (the upper blackout one). Cut that in aqua cardstock. Then cut the “layers” design in a darker teal. Brush these pieces with liquid adhesive, sprinkle glitter over them, and shake off the excess. Cut the layers design from kraft cardstock for the hanger. Attach the darker teal layers and kraft hanger with adhesive foam.
The “L” ornament is cut from that same bronze cardstock using the ornament design on p. 62 (the lower blackout one). Cut the matching “layers” from pink cardstock for the swirls and a light grey cardstock for the hanger. Machine-stitch around the ornament. Adhere the hanger with adhesive foam and the swirl with a dry adhesive. Embellish with silver self-adhesive pearls.
The “I” ornament is cut from a darker green cardstock using design on p. 79 (the lower blackout one). Then cut the upper ornament design on p. 62 from a lighter green cardstock. The hanger was cut from kraft using “layers” design on p. 79. Machine-stitch around the edge of the lighter green ornament and adhere to the darker green ornament with adhesive foam. Add the hanger with adhesive foam.
“D” is cut out of the same darker teal colored paper used for the “O” from the ornament pattern on pg. 79. Then cut the snowflake ornament on p. 61 out of the lighter aqua paper. The hanger is cut out of a light gray cardstock (pattern on p. 79), then covered in glitter. Machine-stitch around the edge of the snowflake ornament and attached with adhesive foam to the darker teal piece. Add the hanger with adhesive foam. Embellish with the same silver pearls used with the “L.”
“A” is the same as the “0” except base is bright red, the layers are the same red as the “H” and the hanger is the light gray cardstock.
The “Y” was the most complicated one. It’s made exactly the same as the “L” except the green is the same color used for the base of the “I” and the swirls and topper are the same as the cardstock used for the base in the “L.” Lastly, cut out a Holly sprig from p. 69 (blackout) out of a green cardstock. Add this to the ornament before adhering the hanger, and embellish with pink and red pearls.
For the chipboard letters, which were from Heidi Swapp, painted them white, add glitter, then add them to the ornaments with adhesive foam.
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