There is no better way to commemorate this crazy year than with a new Christmas ornament on your tree! See how to create this painted acrylic home sweet home ornament using an svg cut file provided free!
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Our living room Christmas tree is full of ornaments for all our travels and memorable milestones from our lives. But since 2020 included no travels and mostly time at mom, I thought the “2020 – year we stayed home sweet home” concept was pretty fitting.
And remember a few months back when I shared this painted acrylic sign I created for my fall mantle? Well when I stepped foot in a Michaels right at the beginning of the Christmas decorating season I saw they had a whole shaped acrylic ornaments section in their ornaments aisle! I grabbed up three circle shapes from my Michaels rewards and knew I wanted to repeat that acrylic sign concept on a smaller scale!
Home Sweet Home ornament supplies:
- Cricut Maker
- Clear acrylic ornaments
- Home Sweet Home SVG cut file (available free!)
- Red adhesive vinyl
- Acrylic paint (love me some Deco Art Americana!)
- Mini velvet bows (I got mine at Dollar Tree)
- Gold ribbon
- Mod Podge
This concept can be done with any phrase or paint color so feel free to use it as inspiration! First cut your design on your Cricut using permanent adhesive vinyl.
Be careful when weeding as there are lots of small piece here! I’ve said it a million times and I’ll say it again, my Cricut 5 piece basic tool set is my go to for any weeding projects like this! If you don’t already have one, ask for one from Santa!
Use transfer tape and scraper tool to apply the vinyl to one side of the acrylic ornament.
Flip it over and put a few drops of paint right in the middle of the acrylic. Use your paintbrush and swipe the paint left and right, leaving a dry brush streak at the end.
Once dry, thread with ribbon and attach the velvet bow on top. I love these little sets of velvet bows that already have a twist tie attached and always grab a pack at the Dollar Tree every year! I used a little hot glue to keep it in place and make sure the little tails don’t impede on the vinyl saying.
Also I shot these I went back and added a layer of Mod Podge on the back of each of these to prevent additional scratching (since it will be hung around pine needles).
How cute is this home sweet home ornament for 2020?
Make sure you check out the DIY ornaments at Michaels to see what other shapes they have that would look great with vinyl on the front and paint on the back!
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