Christmas is just around the corner but there’s still plenty of time to make these elegant monogrammed tile ornaments, whether you’ll be using them on your own tree or giving them as a gift! But even a quick project can pack a lot of learning opportunities, so I’m splitting this tutorial up into three parts. This post is Part 1 and will give you basic instructions for creating a monogrammed tile ornament. Click on the links below to read Parts 2 and 3.
What You’ll Need:
- Arabesque Tiles
- Adhesive Vinyl, Sandblaster, or Laser Engraver
- Paint (for ceramic/glass), optional
- 2mm Craft Foam
- 1/8″ wide Satin Ribbon
- Art Glitter Glue
- Silhouette machine
Creating the Ornament
Step 1: Add the design. The tiles featured in this tutorial were laser-etched on the Glowforge with a monogram combining the Amastery and Orments fonts. The design could also be cut from adhesive vinyl and applied directly to the tile or used as a stencil for sandblasting. To see how I combined the fonts, check out Part 3 – How to Engrave Tile Using the Glowforge.
For a different look, paint the tiles first, using a paint formulated for use on glass and ceramic. Once the tiles are painted, bake in the oven following the paint manufacturer’s directions to cure the paint. When the paint has cured, add the design.
Step 2: Cut craft foam to match shape of tile. You can easily cut the exact shape using your Silhouette machine by following the steps in this tutorial.
Step 3: Add ribbon. Cut an 8-inch length of ribbon for each ornament. Fold ribbon in half to form a loop. Adhere to back of tile using Art Glitter Glue. Allow to dry for 1-2 minutes.
Step 4: Adhere craft foam to back of tile using Art Glitter Glue. Place face-down under a heavy object and allow to dry for several hours or overnight.
Your beautiful ornament is now ready to add to the tree or give as a gift!
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Until next time,
Lycia is a lifelong crafter whose goal is to help others find value, confidence, and joy in whatever they create. She geeks out on using technology to supercharge craft projects with Silhouette Studio, Design Space, Glowforge, sublimation, etc.! Lycia teaches these skills and more through online tutorials and videos as well as in-person classes at both the local and national levels.