Merry and Bright Light Bulb Ornament DIY

Merry and Bright Light Bulb Ornament DIY | happy together
It’s almost time for full Christmas mode! I have some ornament ideas I have been wanting to try and just made this one last week. So I bring to you the Merry and Bright Light Bulb Ornament DIY.


Merry and Bright Light Bulb Ornament DIY | happy together I designed the merry and bright image on a piece of paper with a pencil and sharpie. Then I scanned it into my computer and brightened/contrasted it in PSE so the lines would be easy to be defined. I made sure to shrink the file size and then easily uploaded it into Cricut Design Space™. One day I do plan on learning Illustrator and all, but I wanted to show you that anyone can create their own custom image and do amazing things with it even with minimal tools.

Merry and Bright Light Bulb Ornament DIY | happy together
To make one yourself you will simply need:

  • A plastic light bulb ornament (I found mine at Michaels)
  • Vinyl
  • Transfer Tape
  • Cricut Explore™ and Weeder tool
  • Choice of material for hanging (I used fabric strips, ribbon, and leather)
  • Graphic Image: Merry and Bright Ornament DIY | happy together

Merry and Bright Light Bulb Ornament DIY | happy together
Save the image and then upload it into Cricut Design Space™ and create the size you need it to be to fit. Mine was roughly 3″ x 2″. Cut it out and then remove all the extra vinyl using the weeder tool.

Merry and Bright Light Bulb Ornament DIY | happy together
Cut a piece of transfer taper that is about the same size and peel off the backing. *Pin is there to show you how small the Explore cut!*

Merry and Bright Light Bulb Ornament DIY | happy together
Stick transfer tape on top of image and rub over vinyl.

Merry and Bright Light Bulb Ornament DIY | happy together
Peel transfer tape off. The vinyl should be sticking to it. If it has spots where it isn’t, put back on and rub on that spot to help it stick.

Merry and Bright Light Bulb Ornament DIY | happy together
Then stick image on light bulb ornament. I will admit, it’s a bit tricky. Take your time because you are putting a flat image on a curved item. I had to rearrange a few places to make it not overlap. If it is too frustrating, you can leave some of the design off like I did in the second picture in this post.

Merry and Bright Light Bulb Ornament DIY | happy together
If you want to add some sparkles to the inside, rub some glue on the sides and sprinkle confetti or glitter on. Put ornament back together and add a ribbon, etc. to hang it with.

Merry and Bright Light Bulb Ornament DIY | happy together
Merry and Bright Light Bulb Ornament DIY | happy together This would be a great idea for your tree or if you are involved in an ornament exchange this year. Let me know if you make one or it inspires you to create something of your own :) And, so you know, I will be back with a good deal for the Cricut Explore on Black Friday. So be on the lookout! -Jess

Disclosure: I am part of the Cricut Blogger Network and have used affiliate links. I received a complimentary machine to facilitate my crafts and though I am not being paid for this post, I am submitting it for a chance to win some fun prizes.

Merry and Bright Light Bulb Ornament DIY | happy together

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