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Holiday Bottle Cap Ornament


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Design by: terriski (10 Projects)
Project skill level: moderate
Project time: 1 hour to 2 hours
Project tags: Christmas Home Décor/Accents Wall Décor/Wreaths/Banners Winter Holiday Holiday Décor

Santa visits with his reindeer. Ornament using bottle cap and melted plastic sheets.

CRICUT ®: WHAT WAS USED

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED

  • 4" bottle cap
  • liquid applique
  • meltable plastic film sheet
  • ribbon
  • vinyl
  • face stamp

STEP-BY-STEP How-TO INSTRUCTIONS

I find that when using the shrinkable plastic film sheets I like to run a test size first with paper. 1) Using Create a Critter 2 cartridge I selected the accessory for the sleigh - cut at 1.5" 2) Reindeers sized at 1." 3) Cut out Gingerbread house at 1 3/4" using shaddow function - and black card stock 4) Cut the Santa bear at 1/4" in black.
I laid out all my pieces in inside the 4" bottle cap. This will help me for sizing when I want to make the shrinkable plastic.
Using the imagine cartridge Christmas Wish I select the teal snowflake pattern paper. I cheat I print a 6x6 piece of paper on the imagine, I then use my gypsy in the expression to cut a circle. I measured the inside deminsion of the bottle cap. This one measured at 3.673 so I used the gypsy and cut a circle at REAL size 3.67 taking off the aspect ratio link. I cut the circle from the 6x6 paper I printed.
Now that everything is laid out - I go back and print/cut the actual pieces of shrinkable plastic. I know the plastic I use - will shring to about 1/2 of what I start with (+/-) so on the imagine I inserted the CAC2 and the Christmas Wish cartridge. I selected the sleigh bottom layer - at 2.8" - in a gray color, then select the top layer (shift Accessory) and filed with red also at 2.8". Then I selected the shadow for the reindeer - filed with a light brown at 1.9" Blade set at multi cut 2, Blade Pressure/depth 5.
Once cut I stamped a Peachy Keen face on t he reindeer - then used a heat gun to shrink the film. I flip them over to ensure they are fully melted. It shrinks to the perfect size I had for the test cut. For the sliegh being 2 pieces I used a little Ultra Thick Embossing powder to "melt" them together. I had some already melted pieces that were small clots - so I put a piece on the base of the sleigh - melted it slightly and then put the top layer on.
I then used vinyl to cut the gingerbread. I find it is easier to cut smaller detail items w/ vinyl and put them on. I cut the Icon, shift, and icon layer using vinyl. The shadow was from my test cut earlier in black. I used Cricut Chocolate Brown vinyl, Cricut Red Vinyl, Cricut Lime Green Vinyl, and Cricut Cotton White Vinyl. I created the layers and put the gum drops on the roof, the door, and the wreath.
Assemble the bottle cap. I glued the circle to the bottle cap. Then added the add the rest of the items. I added the reindeer, and then using foam dots for deminsion/depth on the house. I added some liquid applique and waited the time it shows on the bottle before using a heat gun to puff it up.
To attach the ribbon - I used a crop a dile to punch 2 holes in the top of the ornament. Then added 2 teal blue eyelets and a small ribbon.
I took the test bear I made using the black paper and cut him off at the legs so they would look like Santa was climbing back up the chimney.

Step 1

I find that when using the shrinkable plastic film sheets I like to run a test size first with paper. 1) Using Create a Critter 2 cartridge I selected the accessory for the sleigh - cut at 1.5" 2) Reindeers sized at 1." 3) Cut out Gingerbread house at 1 3/4" using shaddow function - and black card stock 4) Cut the Santa bear at 1/4" in black.

Step 2

I laid out all my pieces in inside the 4" bottle cap. This will help me for sizing when I want to make the shrinkable plastic.

Step 3

Using the imagine cartridge Christmas Wish I select the teal snowflake pattern paper. I cheat I print a 6x6 piece of paper on the imagine, I then use my gypsy in the expression to cut a circle. I measured the inside deminsion of the bottle cap. This one measured at 3.673 so I used the gypsy and cut a circle at REAL size 3.67 taking off the aspect ratio link. I cut the circle from the 6x6 paper I printed.

Step 4

Now that everything is laid out - I go back and print/cut the actual pieces of shrinkable plastic. I know the plastic I use - will shring to about 1/2 of what I start with (+/-) so on the imagine I inserted the CAC2 and the Christmas Wish cartridge. I selected the sleigh bottom layer - at 2.8" - in a gray color, then select the top layer (shift Accessory) and filed with red also at 2.8". Then I selected the shadow for the reindeer - filed with a light brown at 1.9" Blade set at multi cut 2, Blade Pressure/depth 5.

Step 5

Once cut I stamped a Peachy Keen face on t he reindeer - then used a heat gun to shrink the film. I flip them over to ensure they are fully melted. It shrinks to the perfect size I had for the test cut. For the sliegh being 2 pieces I used a little Ultra Thick Embossing powder to "melt" them together. I had some already melted pieces that were small clots - so I put a piece on the base of the sleigh - melted it slightly and then put the top layer on.

Step 6

I then used vinyl to cut the gingerbread. I find it is easier to cut smaller detail items w/ vinyl and put them on. I cut the Icon, shift, and icon layer using vinyl. The shadow was from my test cut earlier in black. I used Cricut Chocolate Brown vinyl, Cricut Red Vinyl, Cricut Lime Green Vinyl, and Cricut Cotton White Vinyl. I created the layers and put the gum drops on the roof, the door, and the wreath.

Step 7

Assemble the bottle cap. I glued the circle to the bottle cap. Then added the add the rest of the items. I added the reindeer, and then using foam dots for deminsion/depth on the house. I added some liquid applique and waited the time it shows on the bottle before using a heat gun to puff it up.

Step 8

To attach the ribbon - I used a crop a dile to punch 2 holes in the top of the ornament. Then added 2 teal blue eyelets and a small ribbon.

Step 9

I took the test bear I made using the black paper and cut him off at the legs so they would look like Santa was climbing back up the chimney.

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