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Love Rae Dunn coffee cups and pottery?🙋

If you’re a fan of these popular farmhouse looking brand of white mugs, bowls, and canisters with tall, skinny writing on the front, then how about making some DIY Christmas ornaments for your tree?! 🎄

To get this trendy Rae Dunn look onto ornaments, simply cut and apply black vinyl to solid white ornaments. It’s such a fun project and you’ll love the end result! Change up the wording to any holiday words desired. Santa’s reindeer names would be really fun too!

To make it easy, I’ve linked the exact ornaments, ribbon, and supplies I used. 🙂 

DIY Rae Dunn Inspired Ornaments

Supplies Needed:
Directions:

1.) Download the free font from dafont.com called “The Skinny”. Open Cricut Design Space and type out Christmas related words using ‘The Skinny” font. Size words to about 1.5 inches.


2.) Cut words using black vinyl and weed out the excess vinyl. Cut decals into individual words.


3.) Try Glad Press and Seal to transfer vinyl to ornament. It’s really thin and stretchy, which made it easy to apply vinyl to a round ornament without bubbling. (I first tried using transfer tape and it was too thick and didn’t bend with the ball shaped ornament very well.)


4.) To transfer, place sticky part of Press and Seal over vinyl word. Use a rubbing tool or credit card over the word. Then lift the press and seal off the paper and now your word will be lifted off paper backing. Place word onto center of ornament. Always press middle of word first, then work outwards. Finally, lift the Press and Seal off. (After the first few, you’ll be an expert!)


6.) Add Christmas ribbon if desired.


Don’t have a vinyl cutting machine?

As an alternative, maybe consider using a thin sharpie paint pen and hand draw lettering!


I’m so obsessed with these Christmas ornaments!🎄

They are so fun to make and look great on my tree. I think this would be such a fun craft night party idea to do with friends! I also think a set of these ornaments would make a beautiful DIY gift idea as well!

Also worth mentioning, this idea isn’t limited to Christmas ornaments! You can cut lettering like this to embellish plain white pitchers, mugs, canisters, pottery, etc. in order to get a similar Rae Dunn look on items you may already have!


Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.

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    • Cari

      How much do you charge. I want to put names on some ornaments. About 8 different names to be exact.

      • Christine

        Hi Cari,

        It would be $16 for 8 with shipping w/tracking included. Please email if you have any other questions. Thanks. Shoppingmadefunforeverone1@gmail.com

  1. Big Heart

    Looks fun.

    • Lina D

      Thanks!!

  2. liz

    Never thought i would see the day Rae Dunn would be on here. Haha

  3. alissa

    HELP….I have a very old cricut its not hooked up to my computer. can you tell me how you could use this otherwise to print I have never used vinyl on my cricut. If you use vinyl you still have to use transfer tape too correct? thanks. I think this would be super cute to put grandkids names on for grandparents.

    • Lina D

      Correct. You can try and use transfer tape! I thought it was tricky on the ball shape and used the glad press and seal instead. Contact paper may be another option!

      • Alissa

        Thank you so much! I am going to have my kids make it for the grandparents

  4. Mama

    These are great! Love them!

    • Lina D

      Ah thanks so much 👍🏻

  5. Diana

    Or u could just paint on the ornaments 🙂
    Would be much easier for me! Thanks 🙂

    • Lina D

      Yes! That’d be awesome!

  6. Alice

    I usually love Lina’s tutorials but I am disappointed to see this tutorial on here. This is not an original idea — there have been many many tutorials like this shared in various craft Facebook groups. Also I think it’s important to note that the font shared is free for personal use only. The designer should be – and deserves to be – paid for her work if anyone plans to use it for commercial use. Additionally I find it sad to see this post encouraging readers to “embellish” other items this way and create knock offs. If you’d like a Rae Dunn item the best thing you can do is purchase an authentic Rae Dunn product. She is a creative and should be paid for her work, not copied and please please please readers do not copy her and sell your copied items. *End Rant*

      • Suzy

        There is nothing wrong with Lina posting or sharing this in fact I LOVE this idea ! She is not taking anything away from Rae Dunn so stop your ranting. Lina keep please continue to post and share all of your keen ideas !! HAPPY THANKSGIVING !

        • Lina D

          Thanks Suzy – Happy Thanksgiving!!!

    • Molly

      If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it. Have you ever thought that you may have made someone feel lousy? I hope you feel good now though, with your rant and all…

    • Brittany Dunlap

      I agree with you Alice.

      • Val

        Agree, Molly!!

    • Rachael

      Really, Alice? Sounds to me like you just needed to find something to complain about. I think this project is wonderful and very well written and easy to follow. That’s part of the fun of crafting, recreating some items for way less money so that more people can enjoy them too. Put your feathers back down.

  7. StephB

    Oh these are so adorable!! Love them!!!❣️

    • Lina D

      Thanks Steph!

  8. Brooke

    Couldn’t you achieve this look by simply writing with a sharpie on a white ornament? I don’t own a circuit (crying face) …yet lol!

    • Lina D

      Yes! I think if you had a steady hand that could work 🤔

  9. Linda

    Please help me Lina! I am using my cricut for the first time! I downloaded the font you used – how to I upload it to design space? I got a message that it was not a supported file type. Thanks!

  10. Lori

    Can you share the SVG file with us? It would make it easier for beginners like me.

  11. Cheryl

    Thanks for the tip on the glad press n seal. I tried the transfer tape & it was way to hard so I gave up. I’ll give it another chance & see what happens 👏

    • Lina D

      Yes it’s tricky and found the press and seal to be easier to work with!

  12. Brittany T

    Where did you get the ornaments?

    • Lina D

      Michael’s crafts

  13. Corinne

    Did you make the width or length 1.5?

  14. H

    Did you use gloss or matte black vinyl?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      matte.

  15. Missy

    What size did you make each word?

  16. Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

    I sized them at around 1.5 inches tall

  17. Lisa

    Love this idea. Thanks so much for the tutorial! Well written.
    I have one question…how do you get the space between the words
    When I enter my words and go to print they are all squished together even after I spaced them on the screen.
    Hope you can help! Thanks!

  18. Jeanine

    I ordered the decals but they came with the hard plastic on the front and plastic on the back can I take the plastic off the front and use glad press and seal?

  19. Allison

    I love these! They are beautiful!!! I was wondering, I am very new to using my cricut machine. Is there a way to just use the cricut machine to make these? Thanks for all the awesome craft tutorials!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes that’s actually what I used – my Cricut!! I made the decals from adhesive vinyl 👍

      • ALLISON

        Ok great! I am going to try to make some things! Thank you for sharing your awesome crafts and creativity with us!!! Everything you make is so wonderful!

        • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

          Aw thank you so much! ❤️

  20. Chrystie

    If I were to sell these would I just attach the hook along with the ribbon? So they can hang them on their tree.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh that’s a fun idea 👍

  21. Tammy

    Is there something you need to spray over the plate/letters to keep them from coming off?

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