A metal Christmas ornament not only has a rustic industrial feel but lasts for years. Discover all the supplies you'll need to make your own ornaments. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn a commission.
Making handmade Christmas ornaments is my favorite type of crafting for the holidays.
They make great keepsake gifts, and they are fun to put on the tree every holiday season.
The SVG file I designed for this project, I have also made available to you in my shop. Make sure to check that out!
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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 Faux Fur Christmas Ornament, and these Arabesque Tile Ornaments.
Be sure to look around the blog for more Christmas Ornament ideas!
Supplies You'll Need to Make This Craft:
- Metal Tags
- 1" Bells
- Macrame Cord
- Cricut Cutting Machine
- 10 Christmas Phrase SVG Bundle
- Standard Grip Mat
- Black Vinyl
- Weeding Tools
- Transfer Tape
10 Christmas Songs/Phrases SVG Bundle:
Grab the 10 Christmas Song Phrases SVG Bundle from my Shop.
This file includes 10 different Christmas song phrases.
Cut with Cricut:
Upload the SVG file into your cutting software, I use Cricut Design Space. Size the designs to fit your tag size. My tags measure 4" x 2.5", so I sized them just a little bit smaller than that.
Send the design to your cutting machine and load it with black vinyl. I love watching my machine cut!!
Once cut, remove the vinyl from the mat and weed or remove the negative parts of the design.
Cut a piece of transfer tape just larger than the Christmas song Phrase.
Peel the paper backing and lay the transfer tape on top of the vinyl design. You can rub with a scraper tool to make sure the vinyl is good and stuck to the transfer tape.
Peel back the transfer tape and the vinyl should peel back with it.
Center the vinyl Christmas song phrase onto the metal tag and press it into place. Again you can use the scraper tool to really press it into place.
Peel back the transfer tape and the vinyl phrase will stay stuck to the metal tag. If any part comes up, lay the transfer tape back down and rub over it again with the scraper.
Add Ornament Hanger:
The metal tags came with a hemp rope tied to them, but I wanted to add my own rope so I cut that off with a pair of scissors.
I cut a new piece of macrame cord about 6 to 7 inches long.
String one end of the cord through the bell. Bring the bell to the center of the cord and then bring the ends together. Thread the ends through the hole in the tag and tie a know.
I absolutely love how these ornaments turned out!
Each one touts a favorite Christmas song that you can't help but sing as you read the tags.
And don't they look great on the Christmas tree!
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 needed!
- 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!