Love Rae Dunn inspired crafts?
Lots of us here at Hip2Save are fans of this simplistic farmhouse style font traditionally featured on ceramic mugs, plates, canisters, and bowls from designer Rae Dunn. It’s clean looking and just makes a plain mug or canister look stylish and cute!
I still LOVE this pretty trend.
I enjoy it so much and have brought this idea into a few different vinyl crafts and DIY projects over the last year or so, including these DIY Rae Dunn ornaments and my DIY Kitchen Labels. For Halloween, I even made over some inexpensive items into fun Halloween decor using Rae Dun inspired decals made with my Cricut vinyl cutter.
Let’s make some new Christmas Items!
Today I’m sharing three EASY projects you can make using items found at Dollar Tree. They look super cute but are also budget friendly because… well, they’re a dollar! Awesome, right? In fact, I bought all of these clear ornaments, dishes, and holiday ribbon for less than $10 at Dollar Tree!
The cool part about making your own Rae Dunn crafts is that you can completely customize the colors and the actual words for personalizing. And also, if this font isn’t your style, then just use one you like! This is a great beginner project if you’re new to Silhouette or Cricut vinyl crafting!
1st Step: Make vinyl decals!
The first step to all three of these crafts is to make your vinyl decals using a vinyl cutting machine such as Cricut or Silhouette. Use the colors you’d like and customize the words you’d like as well. I am using a strong Oracle 651 vinyl for these, especially for the coffee cups because it’s more likely to stay after hand washing (don’t use the dishwasher).
I have in-depth directions HERE on how to make these decals. It’s pretty simple. The free font closest to the Rae Dunn style is called The Skinny.
Hip Tip: To care for finished items, hand wash cups and plates, and avoid exposing them to extreme heat (dishwasher or the microwave).
1. Clear Plastic Ball Ornaments
To get this look:
- Fill a clear ornament with red gift basket shredded paper.
- Transfer decal to ornament using Glad Press n’ Seal, because it’s easier to use on a ball-shaped item, in my opinion. Note: My font for the ornaments are sized at 1.5 inches tall.
- Use hot glue to attach ribbon to the top of the ornament.
2. Embellished Coffee Mugs
To get this look:
- Transfer vinyl decal using clear transfer tape. Note: My font for these coffee mugs is sized at 2 inches tall.
- For a fun gift idea: Fill mug with Christmas candy, wrap with clear cellophane, and top with ribbon.
2. Festive Christmas Plate
To get this look:
- Transfer vinyl decal using clear transfer tape, since it’s a flat surface. Note: My font for this plate is sized at about 2 inches tall, but you’ll need to make sure the overall size fits the plate.
I think it would be fun to do a grouping of plates or maybe a solid white ceramic cookie jar to use for Christmas cookies and treats!
Seriously cute results!
I love the transformation of ordinary items into something personalized and special. These were simple and FUN little holiday projects, and I love that I saved money by shopping Dollar Tree!
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.