Creative Christmas tree decorating with Cricut

21 December 2023

The holiday season is in full swing, and there’s no better way to bring joyous vibes to your home than by sprucing up your Christmas tree with custom decor. DIY your own unique ornaments to add a personal touch that truly makes your tree stand out. If you’re searching for an imaginative and cost-effective way to finish trimming your tree, look no further than your trusty Cricut machine!

Let’s explore a couple simple yet captivating projects to complete your holiday decor. Found in Design Space, these projects will enhance your existing tree decor in an hour or less.

Santa ornaments

One of my favorite creations was an adorable paper Santa project, complete with multiple layers of cardstock that you will cut and then piece together with glue. Constructing this project takes a little time, a touch of patience, and perhaps a couple of attempts before getting it just right. When finished, this cute little smiling Santa will bring the happiness your tree was missing!

Star garland and ornaments

Another addition to my tree was a straightforward yet charming Star Garland project. The Star Garland project was more efficient than the Santa project because it cuts multiple-sized stars simultaneously which minimizes the time spent on cutting. To create contrast, I utilized glitter cardstock and matte red cardstock, resulting in a dazzling combination that matched my tree decor. You can also try this Star Banner project for a similar outcome.

When it comes to stringing and displaying these crafted adornments on your tree, you can use transparent cord, ribbon, or string—whatever works best with your tree’s aesthetic. Let your creativity flourish, customize by choosing different materials, colors, or sizes, to make the project your very own. Extend the holiday cheer by incorporating these Santas and stars into wall decorations, gift tags, or elaborate Christmas scenes throughout your home.

If you’re looking for other holiday crafts to decorate your Christmas tree, here are a few additional merry projects to try:

  • Jolly Holiday Gingerbread Ornament: Crafted with felt and vinyl, these adorable gingerbread ornaments add a whimsical touch to your tree.
  • Candy Garland: Utilize cardstock to create a vibrant and delectable-looking garland that will sweeten up your tree or mantle.
  • Christmas Star Garland (Intermediate Level): A more intricate project that’s great for those with intermediate crafting skills. This dazzling star garland is sure to captivate attention.

This holiday season, infuse your home with warmth, joy, and a sprinkle of your own creative magic by incorporating these festive projects into your Christmas tree decorating endeavors. Happy crafting, and may your holidays be filled with merriment and creativity!