I love the look of the plain glitter ornaments, but I had some silver glitter vinyl from Expressions Vinyl that was just begging to be put to good use, and I hadn’t made my boys their personalized ornament for 2012 yet. It just made perfect sense to add another layer of glitter to my glitter…more is more at holiday time, right?
I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut my boys’ initials from solid colored vinyl, but you could easily cut it out with a sharp Xacto knife as well. Just print out the initial onto printer paper, trim it to size and tape it on top of your piece of vinyl. Carefully use the Xacto knife to cut through both layers (paper and vinyl) to cut out your letters. Apply the initial to the ornament using a small scrap of transfer paper.
I used the silver glitter vinyl for my boys’ names along with a “2012” for the back side. The font that I used is Lobster, and it’s one of my current favorites.
These are seriously so easy to make that they become addictive! I ended up making one for each of the kiddos of Eight By Five, and I’m headed back to the craft store this week to see if I can find any more of the glass disc ornaments since I’ve had lots of requests for more. Such fun!
I’m rather obsessed with the tremendous amount of sparkle that these add to the Christmas tree, and I’m honestly contemplating getting rid of all my old solid colored balls and replacing them with a whole bunch of these!
I don’t see where you have directions how to do the glitter ornaments just the vinyl help please where is the directions?
Hello, you can find the directions for the glitter ornaments here: https://www.happinessishomemade.net/glitter-ornaments/
So pretty and I love how easy they were. Now I want to go find some Christmas stickers to do my own. Thanks for sharing!
Kersten Macdonald says
Hello wondering what’s size the big letter is for cutting.
The font size will depend on the size of your ornament. My monogram letters were around 2″ tall (not sure of the font size) for 2.5″ ornaments.
Hi, Thank you for the tutorial on the glitter ornaments. You stated you used the Lobster font for the names. Did you use the same for the initials? they look like a different font.
I’m on Pint rest looking at your Christmas ornaments do you still make them in 2018?😄
yeah they are and same i used these ideas at last year and love the easy to make
Priya P says
I did these and they look amazing! But after a few days all the glitter came unstuck from the floor cleaner and are in a pile at the bottom of the ornament. Did that happen to you?
Oh no! I didn’t have that happen with ours at all, Priya, and I have made dozens of these ornaments. We have ornaments from 2012 on our tree this year that look just as good as they did on the day we made them. I’m sorry you had trouble with yours!
Hi Heidi, I was just wondering how and what are u using to get the whole ornament glittery?
Hi Shelly, you can find the tutorial for making glittery ornaments here: https://www.happinessishomemade.net/glitter-ornaments/ 🙂
Hi. I realize this is an older post, but when I look up the lobster font it does not look like yours. I’ve checked multiple locations. If you still have this file can you confirm the font you used please. We just made these at a crafting party with friends and we need to finish. Thank you!
It is indeed the Lobster font (available here: http://www.dafont.com/lobster.font).
Renee Fraley says
I want to make the personalized glitter ornaments asap, but I’m confused about how you print the names out. Is this done on a computer? If so, how can it be done without ink ending up on the glitter vinyl? Could you please give me step by step instructions in a simple way for me to understand?
The vinyl is cut with a Silhouette Cameo machine, a personal electronic cutting machine, not a printer.
Stephanie M. says
I am looking at ordering these ornaments from you for 2015. Can you accommodate this? is there anything you need from me for this?
please let me know