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DIY Christmas Wish Ornaments

DIY Christmas ornaments are very simple to make.  You can take your favorite Christmas wish for someone, add it to a festive ornament, or even use it as a gift tag!  Today I am going to share my DIY Christmas Wish Ornaments with you.  

What is your Christmas wish?  Joy?  Peace?  Love?  Hope?  I am sure the list can go on, right?  As we settle into the cozy Christmas season, I am ready for some quiet nights by a lit Christmas tree, glittering lights, hot tea, and a good Christmas movie.  Are you?  There is something about that atmosphere that shouts CHRISTMAS!

When the Christmas season rolls around, my crafty side really kicks into gear!  I love to create special touches, gifts, and of course Christmas decor for my family and friends.  This year, I created these DIY Christmas Wish Ornaments~and I even found heart shaped ones to mimic the “When Calls the HEART” idea!  Yay!  These are SUPER easy, and the possibilities are endless!  If you have a Silhouette or other cutting machine, these DIY Christmas Wish Ornaments are a perfect project for a first timer!

DIY Christmas Wish Ornaments

Supplies for DIY CHristmas Ornaments

  • Silhouette Cameo or craft cutting machine
  • Adhesive Vinyl 
  • Transfer Paper
  • Weeding Tools
  • Heart Shaped Ornaments {I found mine at JoAnn Fabrics}

How to make DIY Christmas ornaments

First, choose a font for your ornaments.  I went with three different fonts.  I used Cosmic Love for “HOPE”, Sofia for “PEACE” and Cutie Patootie for “LOVE”.  You can download these from DaFont. It is my favorite free font website!

Next, set up your cut file.  I chose to go with white vinyl for the words, and then accent it with flourishes and arrows.  All of these you can easily find as free cut files on Pinterest.  One thing I really love about my software is I can fill the color of the objects, so I get an idea of what it will look like as a finished product.

From here, you need to cut the vinyl, using the suggested machine settings.  Did you know that you can choose which parts of your file to cut?  Yes!  I chose to cut the words, by selecting them and clicking on “Cut Edge”. Then I selected the flourishes and arrows and chose “No Cut”.

Place your white vinyl on the cutting mat, and send it to cut.  When it is finished, you should only see the words, no flourishes or anything!

Next, set your words as “No Cut” and then the flourishes as “Cut Edge”.  Doing it this way assures the spacing will be correct when you go to place it on your ornament.

When you are finished with your cuts, weed out the excess vinyl and cover your cuts with transfer paper.

To place your vinyl on your ornaments, start with your arrows or flourishes.  They are already cut perfectly to accommodate the words. Peel the back of the vinyl off, so the sticky side is exposed.  Place this carefully on your ornament and burnish it {go over it with a credit card or rub hard with your fingers}. Then gently, at an angle, peel off the transfer paper.  Repeat this with the text.

DIY Christmas Wish Ornaments can be a cute addition to any gift-as a tag, wrap them up and give them as their own gift, tie on a candle or a body scrub….the ideas are endless!

Wishing you all the peace, love, and hope of Christmas!



Carrie Hurst

Married to my high school sweetheart, we are raising two pirates and a princess. A lifelong Disney fan, lover of good food, and all things creative, I hope you will join me in sharing joy and making memories everyday.


  1. These turned out really cute! I love that they have a “chalkboardesque” look, which I adore. (That’s a word right? ?) Thanks for a great tutorial!

    1. Thank you! They are chalkboard, which I thought was extra cute!

  2. I’ve never used a Cricut, looks like a fun project. Thanks for sharing on the 25 Days of Christmas Blog Hop.

  3. Waahh….I need to fix my Silhouette so I can make cute ornaments like this. I really like the Hope ornament. BTW – there’s an ornament link party on my blog #2017OrnamentExchange and would love to have you link-up.

    1. Thanks! I would be so sad if my Silhouette was broken!!! Thank you so much!

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