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Cricut-made DIY gingerbread man bauble

DIY gingerbread man bauble

I love everything gingerbread so couldn’t resist whipping up some sweet Cricut-made DIY gingerbread men baubles to decorate our Christmas tree. I love crafting with my Cricut machine and this is such a fun way to make your own decorations. Every year I try to add a few new decorations to our Christmas stash and these were super popular with my children. The gingerbread man is a timeless tale and these gingerbread men baubles are sure to delight this Christmas.

There are two ways you can decorate the inside of the bauble. You can either fill with brown glitter or paint the inside. I will go through the instructions for both methods.

DIY gingerbread man bauble supplies:

Clear, plastic disc ornaments
Filler material, paint, or glitter
Permanent vinyl in white and green
Cricut Maker
Weeding tool
Transfer tape
Scissors
Gingerbread man template

If filling your baubles with glitter you will need:
Brown Beacon Glitter It or similar
Funnel
Cup, for excess glue and/or glitter

If filling your baubles with paint you will need:
Gold paint
Funnel
Cup, for excess paint

How to make a Cricut-made DIY gingerbread man bauble

There are two ways to colour the inside of the bauble. You can either fill with glitter or fill with paint.

To fill with glitter:

Remove the tops from the ornaments.

Pour a small amount of Glitter It into the ornament and slowly swirl around until the inside is coated.

Remove the excess Glitter It by pouring into a cup.

Using a funnel, pour glitter into the ornament and shake around until completely coated.

Tap the ornament upside down over a different cup to remove excess glitter.

If a thicker coat of glitter inside the ornament is desired, allow the ornament to dry and repeat the previous steps.

Once the glue is dry, replace the cap.

 

To fill with paint:

Remove the tops from the ornaments.

Pour a small amount of paint into the ornament and slowly swirl around until the inside is coated.

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Remove the excess paint by pouring into a cup.

Let the ornament rest on its side or upside down overnight to dry completely.

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Once the paint is dry, replace the cap.

 

How to decorate a gingerbread man bauble

Open the Cricut Design Studio and create a new project. Upload the template to the Cricut Design Studio.

Select to remove the background of the image (if needed) and save as a cut file.

Insert the image into your project and select your desired print colour to help organise the cuts.

If all of the details of your ornament will be the same colour, click and drag to select the elements for the ornament and select to weld the items together.

Select the image and size to match the dimensions of the ornament.

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Cut the images from vinyl.

Weed the excess vinyl away and then use transfer tape to move the designs to the ornament.

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Press firmly or swipe over the transfer tape with a scraper to make sure the vinyl adheres to the ornament.

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Remove the transfer tape to reveal your finished gingerbread man bauble.

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2 Comments

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    Helen
    December 16, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    Such a cute craft!

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