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Rae Dunn Inspired Christmas Ornaments

How to make look-alike Rae Dunn ornaments - great gift idea!

Rae Dunn inspired Christmas ornaments | diy beautify

Can you even believe today is November 1? 

I'm taking that as license to start sharing Christmas projects and ideas with y'all, starting today with these awesome Rae Dunn-inspired Christmas ornaments 🎄 

Have you heard of Rae Dunn?

Rae Dunn pottery has become highly sought after and extremely difficult to find. You've no doubt seen mugs, bowls and other kitchenware on social media...and maybe, if you're lucky, you've even spotted a stray piece at Home Goods or Marshalls!

Rae Dunn mugs


Rae Dunn mug tower

I've been collecting Rae Dunn pieces for several months. The large, skinny letters are my favorite. I've long been a lover of words...I find her one-word expressions to be spot on! I've got a cabinet full of mugs to suit any mood (whether it's a 'YASS' day or 'I WOKE UP LIKE THIS' kinda morning!) and I decided I needed to make a set of ornaments for Christmas. 

You probably know someone (or many someones) who would love a set of these for Christmas!

If you've ever tried to attach a word or picture to a round ornament, you know it's difficult to get it to lay flat and look right.

Rae Dunn inspired Christmas ornaments

If this has ever frustrated you, you're going to love my tip for getting your vinyl or sticker to lay perfectly straight on a round ornament! Keep reading to find out how to do it!

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SUPPLIES FOR RAE DUN INSPIRED ORNAMENTS


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HOW TO MAKE RAE DUNN INSPIRED ORNAMENTS

STEP ONE

Create your design in your Silhouette program. I typed a bunch of holiday words that I wanted to use. I used the font The Skinny, it's the closest match I've found to the Rae Dunn font.

STEP TWO

Cut your words onto black craft vinyl. Remove them from the cutting mat and separate by cutting into individual words.

STEP THREE

Weed the extra vinyl using the hook tool. Don't forget to remove the insides of letters like P, O and B.

Use the transfer paper to transfer the design off the vinyl mat to the transfer paper.

STEP FOUR

Here's the trick to getting your word to fit on the ornament properly. Using scissors, snip the transfer paper between each letter. You can see this clearly in the picture below, indicated by the arrows.

You don't need to cut too deep, just a little snip will do. The cuts release the tension created by the straight paper and allows the ornament to lie flat over the curve of the ornament. The letters are still straight, but each letter is allowed to lie where it wants to.

easy tip for applying vinyl words to a round ornament | diy beautify

Remove the transfer paper and make sure each letter is pressed firmly onto the ornament. Start pressing the middle letters first and work your way out.

how to perfectly align vinyl words on round ornament | diy beautify

This was a bit of an experiment, and I have to admit that I was amazed that long words like BLESSED and BELIEVE fit onto the round ornaments with no problem!

Rae Dunn large skinny letter ornaments

These Rae Dunn inspired ornaments pretty much tell the whole Christmas story in just a few words!

easy Rae Dunn inspired ornaments | diy beautify

I added some black gingham ribbon.

Rae Dunn look-alike ornaments

how to make Rae Dunn ornaments

I can't wait to get them all up on my tree!

easy Rae Dunn ornaments

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Rae Dunn ornaments

I hope these instructions made sense! This tip should work for any font you want to use on an ornament.

Are you a fan of Rae Dunn? What's your favorite piece?


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10 comments:

  1. What size font are the letters on the ornaments?

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  2. These are just the cutest! Thanks for sharing! And I too collect Rae Dunn!:)

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  3. These are adorable! Do you by chance have a shop? I would love to purchase some!

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    1. You can send a private email to cindydiybeautify@gmail.com

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  4. Where did you find your ornaments ? These are so cute, thanks for the transferring tip!

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  5. Did you purchase the font from the silhouette store? I've been searching like crazy for a font like this!

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