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Easy DIY Hello Kitty Ornaments

Personalized Hello Kitty Christmas Ornaments made from vinyl.  Includes free layered Silhouette SVG cut file to make your own
I’m really excited to be including this project in this month’s Silhouette Challenge (The theme was "Holidays").  I love it for a multitude of reasons.
1. It is really easy!
2. It uses nothing but tiny pieces of scrap vinyl!
3. IT IS HELLO KITTY!!  My kids love Hello Kitty and so I thought this project was even extra fun!

I also am so happy to let you know that if you don't own a Silhouette, this month you have a chance to win one so you can create these wonderful ornaments too!  
(Head to the bottom of the post for the giveaway)

But first.. the Hello Kitty Ornament Tutorial: 

The supplies are so easy, you are going to slap yourself for not thinking of it first:
You need some white christmas ball ornaments.  I actually used real glass ornaments I got at hobby lobby last year since I love the iridescent white finish, but if you wanted to do this project with your kids (or didn’t want fragile ornaments), I would suggest the unbreakable type. 
White glass globe ornaments
The other thing you will need is vinyl.  I used red and black permanent vinyl and white indoor vinyl from Expressions Vinyl, since they have the best deals.  (Although this is left over from other projects I’ve previously worked on).

I used black (for the outlines) and red (for the bow.. although you could also use the more traditional pink.. i wanted her to be more “Christmassy”) and because I didn’t have yellow (for the nose) so I used white.
Scrap vinyl projects
Next I created a cut file.  This is the basic drawing I started with (I needed to erase the outline of her head)
Hello kitty face and earsNext I broke the cuts down into layers, so that I could add the red of her bow and the yellow of her nose.
Hello kitty layered vinyl cut file

I've made this file available for download HOWEVER.. IT IS FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. Please DO NOT download this file to create ornaments for resale.  Hello Kitty is a trademark of Sanrio and you cannot create these ornaments for commercial use.   Also, please do not distribute or alter the file itself.

Okay, enough legal talk.. Back to the tutorial:

To make it easier (and faster) I spread the layers out in my layout so I could cut all three colors at once.  (Since nobody has time to run the machine three times for this!)
Layering vinyl but only cutting onceJust make sure your scraps are laid in the right position on the mat.
Cutting vinyl for layering all at once
You may notice I’m using a Cricut mat in my Silhouette machine. Yep.. they work!  And I like the Cricket mats better because they are thicker, stickier and cheaper!  (Sorry Silhouette!)  You do need to cut them down slightly (I just lay a Silhouette mat on top and line up the grids and then cut off any excess) but they work beautifully.   I still use Silhouette mats for print and cuts.. but that is about it! 

Another little trick I have is that you can actually create any color vinyl you want!  I mentioned earlier I didn’t have yellow for the nose, and I couldn’t color directly on the ornament since it had a high gloss finish, so I cut some matte white vinyl (Indoor Oracal 631)  and used permanent markers to make it the correct color yellow.  It works great!
What do you do if you need a special color vinyl and don't have it?  You can use permanant markers and white vinyl
Once they were cut and weeded and I layered the vinyl for the bow and the nose before applying it. And then I applied the pieces one by one using a tweezers (there was no way I would have been able to get it applied correctly using transfer tape on the round surface.
Adding vinyl onto ornaments
I think came out absolutely darling!
Easy Hello Kitty Christmas Ornament using vinyl scraps and my Silhouette
Finally, since all my ornaments on my tree are dated, I thought I would add the kids’ names and year.  There are multiple fonts that claim to be “Hello Kitty” fonts, and tried a few.
 This one is “Janda Happy Day” 
Hello kitty face ornament from christmas ball. Easy to use up vinyl scraps on this project
And this font, which I think is closer is called “Japan” The perfect Hello Kitty Font on Ornament (made with vinyl on my Silhouette Cameo)
Needless to say, they love their ornaments. She loves hello kitty ornamentAnd I love how easy it was to make them!
Personalized hello kitty ornament

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And I’ve saved the best for last.  My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I in partnership with Silhouette America are hosting a mega-huge giveaway for not one, not two…but three winners!  The prizes up for grabs?
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