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DIY Resin Ornament | Resin Christmas Ornaments (So Easy!)

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It’s SO EASY to make a resin ornament! These glittery resin Christmas ornaments are so pretty, and they sparkle amazingly in the lights of the Christmas tree.

Follow our simple step by step tutorial to make these festive DIY ornaments with poured epoxy resin. These resin personalized Christmas ornaments also make a great homemade gift for family, friends, coworkers, and neighbours.

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How to Make Resin Ornaments

This glittery resin ornament is BEAUTIFUL, and it’s surprisingly simple to make! Try them in all your favourite Christmas colours!

Author: Debbie Chapman

Check Out The Video Tutorial:

Instructions:

Step 1: Find what you need

  • Gather your supplies and materials.Pictured below are the basic supplies that you’ll need to make your ornament. Check the supply list above for more details.You’ll also need vinyl and a vinyl cutting machine (we used a Cricut) if you’d like to add words on your ornaments.

Step 3: Add glitter to the resin

Step 4: Unmold the ornament and prepare the vinyl lettering

Step 5: Add the lettering and an ornament hanger

Helpful Tips:

  1. Do your resin pours in a well ventilated area and protect your working surface. Wear basic PPE: nitrile gloves, eye protection, and long sleeves. Some resin also requires wearing a respirator.
  2. Instead of a Christmas message, personalize your resin ornament with a name or date on the front.
  3. You can pour a thin layer of clear resin on top of the Cricut vinyl to seal it in. This also adds another layer of dimension to the ornament.

Resin Christmas ornaments with a silicone mold, glitter, and Cricut supplies

Download our free resin Christmas ornaments template:

Click on the link or image below to download our free, printable resin ornament templates to use in a Cricut or other cutting machine! Save the file to your computer or device. Depending on your device, it might automatically save the ZIP file to your default downloads folder, or it might open a window that asks you where you’d like to save the file.

The ZIP file contains 2 SVG files: 1 with circles around the words, and 1 without the circles. Unzip the files and open one of them in your Cricut Design Space app. You’ll need to adjust the templates to be the correct size for your ornaments.

>>> SVG Files for Resin Christmas Ornaments <<<

SVG Cricut file to add to resin Christmas ornaments

What type of resin is used to make a resin ornament?

We used epoxy casting resin to make our DIY Christmas ornaments. Deep pour resin is recommended for any objects thicker than 1/2 inch, so if you’re going to buy one type of resin, casting resin is the one to choose. Even though these ornaments are thinner (about 3/16 inch), the casting resin works well.

Since the resin ornaments are fairly thin, you can also use a tabletop resin. Tabletop resin cures a bit harder than casting resin, which is nice, but it can also take longer to cure.

What kind of glitter is used in these resin Christmas ornaments?

We used several different types of glitter in making these ornaments. Try using different shades of glitter to add dimension to your ornament (eg. light blue and dark blue). Use the most glitter of whatever colour you want as the dominant shade.

We also used different sizes and shapes of glitter. Use fine glitter, chunky glitter, and holographic glitter. You can even use glitter flakes or gold flakes in your ornament.

Colourful DIY Christmas ornaments made with resin and glitter

What type of mold is used to make a resin ornament?

We highly recommend using silicone molds to make resin Christmas ornaments. Resin doesn’t stick to silicone, and silicone is nice and flexible, making the ornaments very easy to unmold.

We used a flat silicone ornament mold that creates ornaments 2-1/2 inches in diameter. You can also buy Christmas ornament molds with text built into the silicone.

Holiday messages on personalized resin Christmas ornaments

Can I add lettering to my resin ornament without a Cricut?

We love the neat and consistent look of the lettering made with a vinyl cutting machine, but you can definitely make these ornaments without a Cricut.

We recommend using an oil based paint marker to write on the resin ornaments. Or you can also tape a stencil on top of the ornament and use acrylic paint.

What else can I use to colour a resin ornament?

We used glitter to add colour and sparkle to our resin Christmas ornaments, but there are so many other options. Try using:

  • mica powder
  • acrylic paint
  • alcohol ink
  • food coloring
  • liquid or powder resin dyes

Keep in mind that you can add as much glitter as you’d like, but the pigments listed above must make up only 6% of the volume, maximum.

How to make a resin ornament

Add a one of a kind, handcrafted resin ornament to your Christmas tree this year! These custom resin Christmas ornaments are such cute decorations, and they’re the perfect way to add a little sparkle to your holiday season.

Epoxy resin Christmas ornament

Here’s even more DIY ornament ideas:

Scandinavian Star Ornament

Folded fabric star ornaments

DIY Felt Ornaments

Felt ornament

Jingle Bell Ornaments

Jingle bell ornaments DIY

Our book Low-Mess Crafts for Kids is loaded with 72 fun and simple craft ideas for kids! The projects are fun, easy and most importantly low-mess, so the clean up is simple!

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