This year I decided I wanted to make a nativity ornament. I used the Nativity Mary Joseph Jesus file. ( SVG, Silhouette) and the 3D Poinsettia file (SVG, Silhouette). I also used a DIY ornament, transparency film, pink and green cardstock, gold foil paper, snow filler, and ribbon.
Once I had the nativity image into design space I selected everything and welded the image together.
I then resized the nativity to fit over a 4.25 circle. I wanted the nativity image to fill a lot of the circle without Josephs head hitting the top of the circle.
While the images are stacked together I selected both images and sliced the images. Creating three separate images. I could have skipped this step and just fussy cut the corners off but doing it this way also helped me line up the nativity on the transparency film. I deleted the middle image and the one on the left.
I then added another circle. Duplicated the nativity and flipped the duplicated image horizontally. This way the gold foil paper will be on both sides of the transparency film.
I cut the nativity out of gold foil paper and the circle out of transparency film. I then glued the nativity to transparency film. On my first side I used wet glue. It worked but I could see the glue through the gold paper. I then used a tape runner to attach the second side. Which left no visible marks on the gold paper.
For the assembly I added a little iridescent snow to the bottom half of the ornament, then the nativity, a little more snow, and then closed the ornament together.
To decorate the top I cut two 3D poinsettias. The flowers have three concentric layers, two centers and two leaves. I gently pinched each petal and then stacked and glued the flowers together.
I tied a loop and bow with ribbon and attached the flowers and bow with hot glue.
This ornament looks beautiful hanging on the tree. It would also make a lovely gift.
I hope this ornament inspires you to make an ornament for your tree. Thanks for stopping by and Merry Christmas!