This easy hot cocoa ornament is a quick and fun Cricut craft that you can make so fast. I love the little marshmallows and snowflake details. They make this handmade ornaments one of my favorites!
Hot Cocoa Ornament
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we are all about the handmade ornaments this year. I have a whole box of ornaments that are falling apart, don’t fit with my farmhouse theme, or I just generally don’t like them anymore. Unfortunately, I am still hoarding them. Fortunately, I’m crafty enough to replace them with handmade ornaments I’ll really love like this fun hot cocoa ornament.
Simple and straight-forward, this farmhouse ornament craft is quick to come together. But it’s also really cute in person. I mean, who doesn’t want a tiny hot cocoa felt ornament on your tree?! It’s insanely fun, so let’s get started.
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Tips to Make Ornament Cricut Craft
- Grab the hot cocoa ornament cut file set here. Although you definitely need the included SVG file for use with your cutting machine, you could definitely make this DIY ornament without the Cricut or Silhouette. The cut file set includes a JPG that you can print and cut it out just like a regular pattern.
- One thing I would change, if I could have, is the placement of the snowflake on the center of my mug ornament. I don’t know what I was thinking, that silly snowflake SHOULD be on the center of the front, not on the center of the piece of felt. I just got ahead of myself. So, if I were you, I’d recommend placing it about 1-2 inches from the edge of the felt.
- A fun way to personalize this handmade ornament would be to cut out the name of your person to whom the ornament is gifted on chip board, then paint and tuck it into the marshmallows. I didn’t have a chance to try this, but I’d really like to, for the kiddo.
How Do I Make this Hot Cocoa Ornament?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.
- Heat Transfer Vinyl in White
- Paper Roll
- Small Amount of Ribbon or Embroidery Thread
Craft Felt in:
- Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Air2
- Fabric or Light Grip Mat
- Pen or Pencil
- Cricut Easy Press Mini
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue
- Download the SVG file then upload it to Cricut Design Space and cut out the following: 1 large rectangle, 1 small rectangle and 1 large circle in red felt; 1 large circle in brown felt; Remaining small circles in white felt; 1 snowflake shape in white heat transfer vinyl
- Weed the unnecessary vinyl from the snowflake shape from the heat transfer vinyl backing and place the clean snowflake design onto the large red felt rectangle, about 1-2 inches from one end or the other, in the middle of the rectangle horizontally. With the Cricut Easy Press Mini, affix on the snowflake shape onto the felt rectangle.
- Using the height of the felt rectangle as your guide, mark this height on the paper roll then cut the roll to that height.
- Attach the red felt circle with hot glue onto one end of the paper roll.
- Affix the snowflake-adorned rectangle onto the side of the paper roll with hot glue. In the event that there is excess felt, trim it at this time.
- Pack a small amount of polyfill into the center of the paper roll, to keep the sides from collapsing.
- Attach the brown felt circle with hot glue onto the top of the paper roll, closing it.
- Trim both of the felt circles on either end of the mug.
- Take the small red rectangle and bend it into a “C” shape then hot glue each end to the mug, about ¼ inch from the top and bottom of the mug along the seam.
- Place a very small bit of polyfill into the middle of each small white circle, then roll the circles into a tight little roll, folding over each of the ends and hot gluing them in place, making tiny marshmallow shapes. Repeat with each of the circles.
- Hot glue each of the marshmallows onto brown circle on top of the mug, with their seam sides placed down against the brown circle.
- Tie a 3-4 inch piece of ribbon or thread onto the mug handle to hang the ornament from your tree and enjoy!
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More DIY Christmas Ornaments You Might Like
- Christmas Farm Truck Ornament – I love making felt ornaments and this one is particularly close to my heart because it’s a kit I sent to a friend to make a matching one for her tree this year!
- Felt Unicorn Ornament Cricut Craft – If you can believe it, this fun felt unicorn ornament is one of my kiddo’s favorite DIY ornaments this year – and it’s not even Christmas yet!
- DIY Spice Ornaments – For a fun classic ornament, you can make these great spice ornaments with your kiddos to really bring on that Christmas smell.
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