Decorate your Christmas Tree with handmade metal ornaments made with vinyl! A complete tutorial for these rustic farmhouse Christmas ornaments.
Do you love to craft for Christmas too? One of my favorites is making Christmas ornaments. They make a great keepsake year to year.
For my ornament this year I went with a more rustic or farmhouse theme. I kind of love them, and the metal will aid all of the sparkling lights!
Supplies Used to Make Metal Tag Ornaments
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- Metal Tags
- 1″ Bells
- Macrame Cord
- Cutting Machine – I used the Cricut Explore Air 2
- 10 Christmas Song Phrases SVG Bundle Cut File
- Standard Grip Mat
- Black Iron-on Vinyl
- Weeding Tools
- Transfer Tape
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Cutting the Christmas Song Phrases for your Metal Tag Ornaments
Click the image below to get the 10 Christmas Song Phrases SVG Bundle from my Etsy store.
This file includes 10 different Christmas song phrases.
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.
Applying the Vinyl Christmas Phrases to the Metal Tag Ornaments
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 into place. Again you can use the scraper tool to really press 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.
Finishing your Metal Tag Ornaments
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.
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!
Which Christmas Song Phrase is your favorite? Share and leave a comment below!
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