This cut file is an adorable design that you can customize is so many ways with all sorts of different materials! I decided to take this file and rearrange some of the pieces to make an awesome DIY pet ornament. This is the first Christmas that we’ve had our Shiba Inu puppy named Pippa and she definitely need some representation on our tree! 🙂
Here are some things you’ll need:
- Silhouette CAMEO
- Light Hold Cutting Mat
- Construction paper in various colors
- Glue stick
When you download and open the cut file in your Silhouette Design Software, it looks like this, all in separate pieces:
Now, you can use this ornament file and print out pieces or cut it out of materials like cardstock, vinyl, heat transfer material, and so much more. This design would look great on a child’s holiday t-shirt! I decided to use colorful construction paper for this project to give it some texture and pop and make it seem like Pippa had a hand in making it! Since I was making the middle part a photo frame, there were certain parts of the design I didn’t need, so I deleted those elements and move the remaining ones into an organized area.
Then I proceeded to cut out the different elements out of different colored construction paper! To cut only certain pieces and not others, go to the ‘cut’ menu, select the shapes you want cut out and hit ‘cut’, and select the ones you don’t want and hit ‘no cut.’ Repeat this process for each color of paper/design element. You can see in the photo below that the elements with the thicker red line are the ones that will be cut for this round.
Once all the pieces are cut out, lay them out and decide how you want them to fit together.
Take the front piece of the Christmas bauble, the one with hole in the middle, and then lay it over a photo of your pet and trace around the circle. Cut out the photo with a pair of scissors. Isn’t my puppy just the cutest?
Now it’s time to put it all together! Glue down each layer finishing off with the ribbon pieces and the decorative snowflake. To make it hang I glued a little length of glitzy gold string to the back. Easy peasy!
And that’s it! Just hang on the Christmas tree to rep your pet this holiday season. Pippa’s definitely happy to have her very own ornament next to all of ours!
So if you’re looking for a fun way to add some extra whimsy to your tree this year, absolutely download this week’s free design and make it your very own!