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Free Design of the Week: Pet Ornament | Erica Sooter for Silhouette America

Free Design of the Week: Pet Ornament | Erica Sooter for Silhouette America

 

 

This cut file is an adorable design┬áthat 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! ­čÖé

 

Here are some things you’ll need:

Free Design of the Week: Pet Ornament | Erica Sooter for Silhouette America

 

 

  • Silhouette CAMEO
  • Blade
  • Light Hold Cutting Mat
  • Construction paper in various colors
  • String
  • Glue stick

 

When you download and open the cut file in your Silhouette Design Software, it looks like this, all in separate pieces:

Free Design of the Week: Pet Ornament | Erica Sooter for Silhouette America

 

 

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.

Free Design of the Week: Pet Ornament | Erica Sooter for Silhouette America

 

 

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.

Free Design of the Week: Pet Ornament | Erica Sooter for Silhouette America

 

 

Once all the pieces are cut out, lay them out and decide how you want them to fit together.

Free Design of the Week: Pet Ornament | Erica Sooter for Silhouette America

 

 

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?

 

Free Design of the Week: Pet Ornament | Erica Sooter for Silhouette America

 

 

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!

Free Design of the Week: Pet Ornament | Erica Sooter for Silhouette America

 

 

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!

Free Design of the Week: Pet Ornament | Erica Sooter for Silhouette America

Free Design of the Week: Pet Ornament | Erica Sooter for Silhouette America

 

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!

Erica Sooter

Hey all, I'm Erica, the blogger behind Dwell Beautiful. My husband Nate and I are new homeowners living in the beautiful PNW with our two rambunctious kitties! I'm a thrifty, crafty, and nerdy girl who loves a good project or challenge! I love to blog about updtates we do to our home, current design trends, DIY & craft tutorials and home owner advice.

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CAMEO light hold cutting mat

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1 comment

  1. Super cute and thanks
    for the free cut file.
    Carla from Utah

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