Looking for a unique Christmas tree decoration that uses an Arabesque tile? Learn how to make this beautiful ceramic tile ornament using our free downloadable SVG.
My very favorite holiday tradition is our family ornament exchange.
Every year each person makes 10 of the same ornaments. Then we get together around Thanksgiving and we swap.
So everyone will leave with 10 different ornaments made from people they love!
We have been doing this for over 20 years, and my Christmas tree only has handmade ornaments hanging on it.
I absolutely love it!
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More Christmas Ornaments Tutorials:
Since I have made so many different Christmas ornaments over the years, that means you can find lots of handmade ornament tutorials! Like these Beaded Star Ornaments, these M&M Candy Christmas Ornaments, and these Book Page Christmas Ornaments.
Be sure to look around the blog for more Christmas Ornament ideas!
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Where to Buy Arabesque Tiles:
You will be able to find the arabesque-shaped tile and just about tile, flooring, or home improvement store.
But, not all arabesque shapes are the same.
In the picture below are two different sheets of arabesques tiles from two different stores. The size and shape are different.
What Size does the SVG work with?
You can download this design for either Home Depot tiles or Lowe's tiles.
Just make sure you are downloading the correct version for the tiles you have because they each are a different size.
Supplies You'll Need to Make This Craft:
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- Cricut Maker, Explore, or Joy
- StandardGrip Mat
- Arabesque Ornament Free SVG File
- Foil Adhesive
- Transfer Tape
- Weeding Tools
- Arabesque Tiles
- E6000 Glue
- Gold Glue-on Bail (for jewelry making)
Download the Free SVG Here:
Cut the File in Cricut Design Space:
Upload the SVG file into your cutting software, I use Cricut Design Space.
Measure your tiles and adjust the size of the design as needed.
Place the adhesive foil on the mat and load it into your machine.
Follow the prompts from your cutting software and cut the design.
Weeding the Design:
Remove the foil from the mat, and cut the different designs apart with a pair of scissors.
You'll want to weed each design separately.
Using a weeding tool, remove the negative pieces of the design.
Next, apply a square of transfer tape over the design and press it into the tape using the scraping tool.
- If you are using foil, like me, you need to be very patient and move slowly through the next step. Foil vinyl can be a pain to work with. If you are using regular vinyl then just proceed as normal.
Flip the design so it is facing down. Slowly peel back the paper making sure that every part of the design is sticking to the transfer tape.
Watch out for the inside letter pieces, they can be tricky. Us the weeding tool as needed to help hold pieces to the tape.
Applying the Vinyl Design:
Hold the transfer tape over the tile and eyeball your spacing. Once you think you have it centered, apply the tape to the arabesque tile and press all over the ornament using your thumb or scraper tool.
Slowly peel back the transfer tape back. This time you want the design to stick completely to the tile.
It is so cute, and I love that shimmer of the foil!
For my ornament, I created a positive and negative version of the design.
If you want to learn how to do that watch the tutorial video below.
Attaching the Hanger:
The last part of attaching the metal hanger is the easiest part of the whole craft!
Simply apply a good-sized dot of E6000 glue to the back of the tile, at the top of the ornament.
Press the glue-on bail into the glue and let it sit until dried.
Once dried, you can hang them with a piece of ribbon, or an ornament hook.
The Finished Arabesque Tile Ornaments:
I absolutely love how these turned out, and I am so glad I stuck with the foil even though it was such a pain. 😂
Here are all of the designs, the positive and negative with the Lowe's tiles.
And here are the Homo Depot tiles.
Which set is your favorite?
Our Crafting Essentials List:
- The Cricut Cutting Machine is easily our favorite crafting tool. We use it in so many of our tutorials!
- These MakerX Crafting Tools are perfect for keeping in the craft room, and are always ready when you need them!
- This Fiskars Paper Trimmer is easy to use and cuts nicely without frayed edges.
- These Scotch Precision Scissors cut like a dream and you get multiple pairs in a pack!