Making your own simple Christmas crafts is a great way to decorate your home for the holidays. And if you love Rae Dunn style, making your own crafts is a fun way to decorate without having to go on a hunt to find new Rae Dunn pieces. This Christmas, add a little bit of farmhouse charm to your tree by making your own Rae Dunn Christmas ornaments with this easy tutorial.
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These adorable Rae Dunn inspired Christmas ornaments are the perfect way to add some RD style to your tree this year. In addition to being simple to make, creating your own Rae Dunn style ornaments will also save you a ton of time and money! They’re one of my favorite farmhouse DIY projects.
Looking for more farmhouse style crafts? Check out all my fun mason jar craft ideas to get tons of great inspiration for a variety of great crafts!
DIY Rae Dunn Christmas Ornaments
You’ll need just a handful of simple supplies to make your own DIY Rae Dunn Christmas ornaments, including my free cut file to add your own Rae Dunn inspired words. Keep reading to see how to get your free Rae Dunn SVG!
To make your Rae Dunn Christmas ornaments DIY, you’ll just need a a few of simple craft supplies, including:
- Wood ornaments: I found these cute blank wood ornaments at Hobby Lobby, but you can get similar wood blanks on Amazon.
- White and black paint: To give these ornaments a farmhouse look, I used white and black chalk paint to decorate my plain wood ornaments.
- Black vinyl and transfer paper: Any black vinyl and transfer paper will work for this project!
- Rae Dunn SVG file: Keep reading to see how to get your copy of this free Rae Dunn inspired SVG file to make your own ornaments.
- Cricut: To cut the words for your DIY Rae Dunn ornaments, you’ll need a cutting machine to cut the vinyl. I use the Cricut Explore Air 2 and love it!
Free Rae Dunn SVG
To make your own Rae Dunn ornaments, you’ll need to start by downloading my free decal SVG file. The printable includes a variety of Rae Dunn inspired words for your ornaments. To get your own, simply subscribe to my email list, cut the words with your favorite cutting machine, and apply them to your painted ornaments.
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After downloading the SVG file, upload it into Design Space. After loading the SVG, you’ll notice that each letter of each word is a separate element. When you have decided which words you want to use for your Rae Dunn ornaments, use your mouse to select all the letters of the word, then group them together with the group function in the upper right corner.
Next, weld the letters together so they stay as a group when you’re ready to cut them. After that, you can resize your words to fit on your ornaments. As you’re resizing, make sure to measure the width and height of your ornaments. You want to be sure all the letters fit on the front of the ornaments.
When all your words are the correct size, you can start cutting. Just hit the Make It button at the top and send your Rae Dunn Christmas words to your Cricut to cut.
Use your Cricut weeding tool to remove all the extra vinyl surrounding your words. Then place a piece of transfer tape on top to make it easy to transfer the words from the vinyl backing to the ornaments.
Rae Dunn Inspired Christmas Ornaments
Now that you have your vinyl words ready to go, you can start getting your wood ornaments ready. So, grab a paintbrush and some paint, and let’s turn those boring wood ornaments into cute Rae Dunn Christmas ornaments.
Start by giving your ornaments a base coat of white chalk paint. Use as many coats as you need to fully cover the plain wood ornament.
Then, accent your ornaments with a little bit of black paint. I added black paint around the outer border and at the top of the ornament. This gives each ornament a little bit of contrast with the white front.
All all the paint to dry completely, then add your vinyl words to the front. Place the words on the front of each ornament. Then use a credit card or other flat object to transfer the vinyl letters to the front of the ornament.
After adding all the words to your ornaments, place a red ribbon through the top hole. That way, you can hang your Rae Dunn inspired ornaments on your Christmas tree.
To add a little more farmhouse charm to my ornaments, I accented the top of each ornament with a small buffalo check bow. To do this on your ornaments, simply tie a small bow with buffalo check ribbon. Then use your hot glue gun to glue it to the top. And that’s it! How simple is that?
- Wood ornaments
- White paint
- Black paint
- Black vinyl
- Cut file
- Transfer tape
- Red ribbon
- Cricut cutting machine
- Cricut weeding tool
- Paint the wood ornaments white and accent the top and sides with black paint.
- Upload the cut file into Design Space and ungroup the words. Delete the words you won’t be cutting.
- Select each word and group the letters together, then weld the word. Continue until all the words are welded.
- Resize each word to fit on the ornament.
- Cut the files on black vinyl. Weed out extra vinyl until only the letters are left.
- Use transfer tape to transfer the words to each ornament.
Tie a piece of red ribbon to the top of the ornament to hang it on the tree.
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Emily is a midwestern mom of two boys. She loves all things DIY — from home renovations to kids birthday party planning. Whether she’s making a new farmhouse craft for her home or helping her kids with a cool activity, you can bet she’s in the middle of some kind of DIY project (or three) right now!