Ornaments are a fun gift to give and receive! Each year we take our time to find or make the perfect ornaments for our family. This year we are learning to make the Arabesque Tile and Wooden HTV Ornaments and so far we are in love with how they are turning out!
The Arabesque ornaments allow for so many designs and I find the words to be especially pretty on them when outlined with the vinyl on the edge. I’m not going to lie though, those are very heavy and I feel they would be better used in a shadow box or hanging from a special ornament hanger.
The wood ornaments with the HTV are my favorite! They turned out so elegant looking. I will take the time to do a nicer hanger on them though but for now the red ribbon will do!
The Free SVG for these are at the bottom of the instructions. I would love to see your creations in our Facebook Group!
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Black HTV for Wood Ornaments
Red HTV for Wood Ornaments
Red Permanent Vinyl for Arabesque Tiles
Green Permanent Vinyl for Arabesque Tiles
Arabesque Tiles (found at Lowes)
Wooden Ornament from Mr. Peacocks
Easy Press Mini
Upload the file and add it to the canvas.
If you need help doing this step, refer to this post with full instructions. How to Download and Upload ZIP Files.
Ungroup the Design.
One at a time select them and attach so they will cut together.
Attach each ornament with words except the red and black one in the lower right corner.
The solid color designs are for the backs. You can find the Arabesque Solid Back on the right. It is a light Blue. For whatever reason, Design Space was not showing it on the canvas but it is in the layer panel.
The Arabesque ornament tile are meant to be cut with permanent vinyl.
Use the Permanent Vinyl setting and cut with more pressure.
Then you’re going to want to hide those designs and unhide the other designs to cut.
Make sure to Mirror each mat and then check the placement. Move the designs to save vinyl.
Select heat transfer non-cricket and leave the default pressure.
When weeding, take your time especially on the HTV for the, wooden ornaments, the snowflakes are very intricate, very fragile.
Assembling the Arabesque Ornament
First apply transfer tape to the vinyl. Place it on top, make sure the whole thing is covered and then use your scraping tool to make sure that it sticks really well.
On the back, add the hanger with E6000 glue and then add the backing of your choice.
If your backing is rough, you can use sand paper to smooth it off.
Glue the ribbon to the back and then glue the backing on. If your tile back is rough, use sandpaper to smooth it out.
Choose a backing to glue or iron on the back. You can use cork, paper, felt, etc.
Assembling the HTV on Wood Ornaments
Using the iron-on vinyl, place it right on top of the wood ornament. Use the mini Easy Press at the highest heat and rub with a fair amount of pressure over the decal.
Test a corner to be sure it is adhering to the wood. Remove it when it is cool to the touch.
On the other side of the ornament, you can try the layered design. Add the solid black with the snow flake and then apply the red with the words cut out on top. Wait for each layer to cool before applying the other.
Use Parchment Paper over the entire ornament when layering HTV
Peel off the transfer tape and that is all there is too it. You can then spray the ornament or apply a coat of polyurethane to seal and protect it.
Attach the ribbon to the top and tie it off.
This method of using HTV gives it the look of like a burnished wood ornament, which is kind of cool.
The Free SVG is in the resource library for personal use and if you are not a member, you can sign up to get it and many other freebies! (commercial use designs are in the shop)
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