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Have you seen these beautiful arabesque tile Christmas ornaments everywhere on social media lately? Today I want to share with you a set of 4 FREE Christmas Arabesque Tile Ornament SVG Files that are perfect to get you started with making these beauties.
This set will get you started and I will even walk you through the process and show you everything that you need to know to create these from start to finish!
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These designs are really easy to use with your Cricut cutting machine, but what I love most about them is how quickly you can turn out a set of beautiful Christmas ornaments with very little money spent on materials.
If you’re wondering if you can “actually” make these, seriously, don’t fret. I know you can make these!
Okay, so let me walk you through cutting these designs and putting them on the Arabesque tiles.
P.S. You can use these designs as you please. You don’t need to put them on these specific tiles that I’m using. There are other vendors, brands and sizes of Arabesque tiles, and if you find some that are a different size or shape, feel free to just use the design itself, just don’t cut out the outlines as those may not match the shape of other tiles correctly.
How To Make Arabesque Tile Christmas Ornaments
If you want to make a set of these Arabesque tile Christmas ornaments, like I did in the photo above, here’s how you do it.
YOU’RE GOING TO NEED
– Your Cricut cutting machine. (I have the Cricut Maker and I absolutely love it!)
– 1 sheet of Permanent Vinyl in whatever color you want to use. (I love to use the Oracal 651 brand of permanent vinyl and I always order from Expressions Vinyl because they have the best selection and prices, but in a pinch you can find sheets at your local Michaels.)
– Clear Transfer Tape. (You can use any brand of transfer tape that you have or like, but if you’re looking for a recommendation, my favorite transfer tape is from Expressions Vinyl. It releases like butter and is super affordable.)
– 4 Satori Hudson lantern shape tiles from Lowes. (These actually come in a sheet of 15 tiles for less than $6 which makes them a total score! Check online to see if your store has them available for pickup.)
– The 4 FREE Arabesque Tile Christmas Ornament SVG Files that you can download at the bottom of this post.
LET’S GET STARTED!
The first step is to download your free cut files and upload them to Cricut Design Space. I recommend that you download the SVG file specifically because that one is easiest to work with in Design Space.
Your next step will be to size your designs according to the size of the ornaments that you’ll be using.
THIS IS HOW I SIZE MY DESIGNS FOR THE SATORI HUDSON ARABESQUE TILES
What I like to do here is to take my tile measurement, which if you’re using the Satori tiles from Lowes like I am, the measurement is 3.6 inches wide by 4.3 inches tall, and then I decide how much of a border I want to have.
For me, I like to have a thin white border, in addition to the one that I’ll be cutting, so I size my designs, each individually to 3.33 inches wide by 4 inches tall in Cricut Design Space.
SEND THEM TO YOUR CUTTING MACHINE AND WEED THEM
Once you’ve sized your designs, IF you’re using a single color of vinyl, like I did above, I suggest that you select all the elements of each individual ornament and “Weld” them together. This will help so that each ornament is cut out exactly as it needs to be placed, saving you loads of frustration later.
Okay, now all you need to do is send them to your machine to cut. Once they come out, simply weed the excess vinyl to reveal your ornament designs and you’re ready to go.
I told you this was an easy project to do!
NOW LET’S PLACE THE DESIGNS ON THE TILES
The first thing you want to do before you place your ornaments on the tiles is to clean the tiles using a bit of rubbing alcohol and let them dry. If you don’t have alcohol, just take a clean napkin and some water and remove any dust that the tile might have and let dry it completely off.
Now take your transfer tape and lift the designs off the vinyl sheet. Make sure that you cut each individual ornament so that you’re left with 4 “decals”. You don’t want to try to transfer each ornament while holding onto the others on the same sheet of transfer tape.
When you go to transfer your vinyl, I suggest starting from top to bottom and using your fingers to press it on well.
To get the alignment just right I tend to press on the top half first and then the bottom half. You can even make a slight crease on the transfer tape to help you align the top half to the ornament shape before it just all goes down. I hope this tip helps you!
HERE’S HOW YOU FINISH THEM
Some people like to drill holes on these tiles, but I’m not one of them. I think that the risk of breaking the tiles is greater than the benefit of this.
So what I like to do instead is cut a 9 inch long piece of ribbon and take my glue gun and adhere it to the top of each ornament. You can do this on the front or the back, whichever way you think looks better.
As for the back side of the ornaments, you can use some felt and cut it to size to cover the back of each tile. Or you can do what I do and use solid color 65 pound cardstock to cover it. I also use my glue gun for this part to adhere it. I must say that using felt looks and feels a lot better.
If you’re wondering how I “cut it to size”, what I like to do here is to literally trace my ornament onto the piece of felt or cardstock that I’m using and then take my scissors and trim right inside the lines I traced to create a fitted piece of material for the back side.
AND JUST LIKE THAT, YOU’RE DONE!
I hope you enjoyed making these Christmas Arabesque tile ornaments with me and that I answered all the questions you had.
Now go on and make some more sets of these to decorate your tress, gift, or sell!
AND JUST IN CASE YOU’RE WONDERING …
FONTS I USED IN THIS DESIGN
– For the script wording and the star elements, I used the ah-mazing font “Vondey” by BlackCatsMedia. This is a really beautiful font that comes with SO many extras!
THE ARABESQUE TILES I LOVE
– I like to use the Satori Hudson lantern style tiles from Lowes hardware store. You can go online and see if your store has them available by clicking here. It’ll even tell you what isle to find them in!
I HAVE MORE CHRISTMAS FREEBIES FOR YOU!
You can use these designs for personal and commercial use. If you’d like to share them with your friends (I’d LOVE THIS!), I do ask that you just link them to this post and help support my website. Also, please don’t upload them to a print on demand (POD) website, or send them for mass production.
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Thank you so much for your support, and if you make anything with this design, tag me @PerfectStylishCuts, I love seeing your makes.
ALL ABOUT PATREON
So there’s this thing that I call my “Crafty Tribe”. Essentially it’s a little craft club that I started where you can join me and other crafty friends in an exclusive hangout. In there you get LOTS MORE freebies in the form of a FREE monthly designs bundle and craft project ideas. You can even request a custom cut file design once each month!
Did I mention that membership starts at a $1 per month? Check it all out here and catch you on the flip side!