Yay!!!  I'm so excited to share these modern snowflake diy Christmas ornaments with you!

This year, I'm part of a big handmade ornament exchange with a bunch of other bloggers.  My partner is Jessa from Sparkle Living.  I knew this year she wanted a modern style and is decorating in black, white, and metallics - I can't wait to see how what her tree looks like!!!  Make sure to check out her blog because it's awesome.

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Anyway, I wanted to make Jessa an ornament that would go with her theme.  I'm hoping she likes these modern snowflake diy Christmas ornaments, and if you like them too, here's how to make them:

Modern Snowflake DIY Christmas Ornaments Materials List

After you open up your project in Design Space, you'll need to select "Heavy Chipboard" from the drop down menu and make sure your knife blade is inserted into clamp "B" of your Cricut Maker.  Then, place your chipboard onto the StrongGrip mat, but make sure you are not lining up to the edge of the borders on your mat.  Although the StrongGrip mat has a crazy grip, it's not enough to hold the chipboard in place.  That's where the painter's tape comes in.  The chip board is 11 in. by 11 in., so center the chipboard onto the mat and tape all four edges before feeding the mat into your Cricut Maker.

Be prepared for this to take for-evah!  As you can see, with only 10% of the cuts done, there is still 47 minutes remaining.

But once the chipboard is cut, the rest goes by pretty quickly.

I decided to paint the front and the back of my ornament, but of course, you can do what you want.  The paint doesn't take that long to dry.

Weed the vinyl snowflake, and then place it onto the chipboard.  It's a simple piece, and you shouldn't need any transfer tape to adhere your vinyl to the chipboard.

Now use a hole punch to add a hole to the top of your ornament.

Use a flat back bead for the center of your ornament and place a half pearl bead at each tip of the snowflake using the glue.

Finally, attach a pretty ornament hanger and you are ready to go!

It may seem like a lot of steps, but besides the cutting of the chipboard, these modern snowflake diy Christmas ornaments are quick and easy.  I'll be making a few more in different colors for my own tree.

If you're a blogger and have been making your own handmade ornaments, make sure to link up to the party going on.  And if you're not a blogger, you should hop over there anyway to see a ton of creative holiday ornament tutorials.

Until next time!

9 comments on “Modern Snowflake DIY Christmas Ornaments”

  1. This is the second chipboard tutorial I’ve read in this exchange and I’m thinking.. I NEED to try them! This is so cute and with all the vinyl options so easy to change up. I’d probably use something with glitter myself since I just love sparkly ornaments on my tree. I’m sure Jessa will love it. Pinned.

  2. Wow, I love that you cut the chip board yourself. I’ve never tried using my cut machine for something like this. Thanks for sharing your tutorial on the ornament exchange. Pinned.

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