I’ve found myself this year trying to replicate the modern tile on places around the house, other than the floor. I’m back on here to share with you the most simple DIY Christmas project. I even had most of these materials already around my house. But for the sake of sharing, I’ll quickly walk you through how I made my own farmhouse-inspired tile ornaments. For this project you will need:
- Craft acrylic disks
- Acrylic paint or any paint samples
- Sponge brush
- Cricut machine
- Cricut mat
- Weeding tool
- 351 matte white vinyl
- Transfer paper
- Interior & Exterior Varnish
I already owned quite a few of the acrylic disks from some monogram keychains I made awhile back, so I was excited to use and repurpose these. You can order these from the craft website I used here. They have quite a few size and color options, as well. For this project, you just need one hole for the ribbon. I ordered 3” disks in the color white with one hole.
For the stencil designs, I purchased two from the Cricut Image Store. The names are MS Tile Backsplash Single. The third image I found online and imported it as an upload into Cricut Design Space. Once you have imported all of your desired images, size them exact to the disk size. I’ve found it helpful to insert a circle shape in the software to lay the tile design on top of.
I painted two coats on my disks while my vinyl was being cut. For the paint, I happened to have leftover wall paint samples from our newly built home. The color I used is Sherwin Williams Repose Gray. Regular acrylic paint will also work for this project! At first I was going to use the vinyl just as a stencil as I have in other projects, but in all honesty, using the vinyl as is really saved a few steps and looks just as nice as painting with a stencil. After the images are finished cutting, weed out all the pieces that aren’t in your design. Now apply a piece of transfer paper to pick up the remaining vinyl design. Tip: I always reuse my transfer paper, so you should only need a few pieces to use for ALL of your ornaments.
After your vinyl is transferred to the painted disk, apply an interior/exterior varnish to help seal the paint and vinyl. Let these dry then tie a piece of ribbon through the hole.
And there it is. Sweet and simple. I’m now thinking about making these in smaller sizes to incorporate into my garlands! I hope this provided an affordable and efficient alternative idea for your Christmas tree ornaments.