Infusible Ink Ornaments made using a Cricut cutting machine and free SVGs from JenniferMaker

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Learn how to make easy, vibrant ceramic ornaments with Infusible Ink!

There’s just nothing better than homemade Christmas ornaments. Well, maybe homemade Christmas cookies, but you can’t make those with a Cricut. Homemade Ornaments bring back such sweet memories of Christmas past.

Get the free SVG cut file for this project

These infusible ink ornaments were so fun to make. One of the best things about the holidays is the traditions that are passed down from generation to generation. How fun would it be to make some custom ornaments every year with your family?

I sure think it’s something any family would enjoy! You can also have a tradition to make these special custom ornaments for your loved ones every year. Sort of like sending out Christmas cards, how fun would it be to send out personalized ornaments to go along with them as well!

Infusible Ink Ornaments with a red and black plaid design and Christmas design in white

I thought it would be fun to show you how to make Infusible Ink Ornaments. I think they are so pretty and wait until you see how easy they are to make. You can put them on your own tree or even give them as a gift. You can even personalize them which is so cool!

So here’s what we’ll use to make them: 3 inch sublimation ornaments. If you are not familiar, sublimation is when a solid material turns into a gas without going through a liquid stage. This means that the artwork is transferred to an object in a gas state by using a high temperature heat press. If you haven’t ever tried it, you’re in for a treat! I’m going to use Cricut Infusible Ink in Buffalo Plaid. The infusible ink comes in a variety of colors and patterns, so feel free to mix it up! We’ll also use some ribbon for decoration along with a hot glue gun.

I’m going to use a Cricut Easy Press for my heat source and a mat as well as heat resistant tape, a piece of cardstock and some butcher paper. Finally we’ll need our Cricut Cutting machine, a mat and a weeding tool. Scissors and a ruler will also come in handy. And I’ll also show you how to use the Cricut BrightPad with this project to help make sure everything is lined up just right!

Here’s a supply list of what you need to make infusible ink ornaments! This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission but it won’t cost you a penny more)! Read my full disclosure policy.

Materials to Make Infusible Ink Ornaments

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Free SVG Cut Files for Ornaments with Infusible Ink

How to Make Your Own Infusible Ink Ornaments

Infusible Ink Ornaments with a red and black plaid design and Christmas design in white

Infusible Ink Ornaments

Yield: 1-6
Active Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy to Medium
Estimated Cost: $1.50 each

Learn how to make easy, vibrant ceramic ornaments with Infusible Ink!



The first step is to download my Infusible Ink Ornament designs from design #333 in my free resource library. The Infusible Ink ornament designs are in the Bulk Gift Ideas file.

TIP: If you are not sure how to upload an SVG cut file to Cricut Design Space, watch this helpful video training series I made. If you are on an iPad or iPhone, here is how to download and upload SVG files to the Cricut Design Space app

This is what my Infusible Ink Ornaments SVG file looks like when uploaded to Cricut Design Space. I have included six festive designs to choose from.


My Infusible Ink Ornament designs are sized for 3" sublimation ornaments. I'm first going to show you how to personalize the family design and then how to make a template if you need to resize your designs.

HOW TO PERSONALIZE YOUR FAMILY ORNAMENT DESIGN: Once you've uploaded the design file into Cricut Design Space, you need to click Ungroup.

To personalize the family ornament, I am using the font Snowhut but you can use any font you'd like.

TIP: Need help installing a font in Cricut Design Space? Check out this video and blog post I made that explains everything step by step.

Click on Text and select your font from the dropdown menu.

Click in your text box and type your family name. When done, click out of the text box (anywhere on the canvas) to get out of edit mode. Click once on the text to select it and move it over to the family ornament design. Use the resize handle to place it in the open space on the ornament.

TIP: I recommend using a thick, plain text font for this project because infusible ink may not cleanly cut small, intricate words.

Once the size is good, you want to horizontally align your family name with the ornament design. Click and drag your mouse over the family ornament and name to select both the ornament and custom family name. Then, click on Align and Center Horizontally.

Now, with both the ornament and name still selected, click Slice.

Design Space will create three layers labeled "Slice Result." It can be helpful to click and drag away the Slice Result layers that you do not want to keep and then delete them. This helps ensure you don't accidentally delete the one layer that you want to keep.

Your personalized ornament is ready to size and make!

HOW TO RESIZE YOUR DESIGNS: The ornaments I'm using say they are 3" round ornaments but really, they are 2.8". Regardless of what your packaging says, I strongly recommend measuring your actual ornaments to make sure they fit. Once you have your actual size, you can click each ornament and type the measurement into the Size field. You can also click and drag the resize handle.

Once your ornaments are properly sized, you are ready to click Make It in the upper right corner.


If you are using a Cricut Maker 3, Explore 3, or Joy, you will be asked if you are are cutting your designs without a mat, on a mat, or multiple ways. Remember that only Smart Materials may be used without a mat. I am not using Smart Materials with this project so I will select "On Mat" and click "Done."

Since we are using Infusible Ink to make our ornaments, we will need to MIRROR our designs. Toggle Mirror on and click Continue. Otherwise your design will appear in reverse when transferred and we don't want that.

Now we need to select our material. We are looking for Infusible Ink Transfer Sheet. Click on Browse All Materials.

Use the search to find Infusible Ink Transfer Sheet. Select it and click Continue.

Here you can see your selected material and I recommend adjust the pressure to "More" for a cleaner cut.

NOTE: I recommend you wash and dry your hands immediately before handling Infusible Ink to avoid transferring any oils to the surface.

Place your Infusible Ink transfer sheet matte color side UP (which means shiny carrier sheet side down) on your cutting mat. Press the flashing arrows to load your mat into your Cricut.

When you are done cutting, unload the mat, flip the mat over onto your work surface, and peel the mat away from the Infusible Ink carefully.


Cut away the excess Infusible Ink from your ornament designs. If there's enough left over you can save it for another project!

Use your scissors to cut the designs apart. Of course you can skip this step if you only make one at a time.

To weed Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets, use the “cracking” method. Slightly bend and roll the cut paper until you hear a little cracking sound (which happens as the cuts separate). Don’t worry if your design lifts off the liner a bit. After you “crack” your cut design, just take away the excess paper and you’ll be left with just your design on the liner.

TIP: If you have any issues getting teeny, tiny details, you can try using a weeding tool.

Next, we need to position each design over the ornament and secure it with heat resistant tape. Make sure you are placing your design matte side down on the shiny side of the ornament. This is why we mirrored our designs!

TIP: If you are having trouble aligning your design evenly under the cutout hole, I recommend holding the ornament up to a light so you can see the hole. You can also use a BrightPad to illuminate the outline of the ornament while you are placing your design.

Set out your EasyPress mat and place a piece of white cardstock on it. Place your ornaments design-side down (upside down) on the cardstock. You will be heating them from the back.

Place your piece of butcher over your ornaments. Heat your EasyPress 2 to 400° and set the time for 240 seconds.

Once ready, gently place your EasyPress 2 on your ornaments and let it rest on your ornaments with no pressure.

When the time is done, carefully lift your EasyPress 2. Try not to move the stack, including the butcher paper.

CAUTION: The ornament will be VERY hot to touch. Allow plenty of time for them to cool before removing the Infusible Ink and heat transfer tape.

Once they are cool, add in the string and any decor you'd like, like an adorable mini plaid bow.



The Maker Family Ornament - Snowhut

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Answers to Your Questions About How to Make Infusible Ink Ornaments

Q: Where is your tutorial for this Infusible Ink project?
This is a special project we made for our free Maker Academy Weekend 2021 event! A complete and detailed step-by-step video premiered during the event November 4-7, 2021 — specifically, this tutorial video was available to watch for free for 24 hours beginning November 5 at 2:00 pm ET! Get the workshop video replay and a 15-page printable handbook that details how to make this beautiful project with a VIP Pass to Maker Academy Weekend, which comes with other perks and bonuses, too!

Q: I’m not sure how to use Infusible Ink. Do you have a guide?
Yes, check out my Ultimate Guide to Infusible Ink!

Get the free designs for my Infusible Ink Ornaments

I love seeing what you make with my designs and how you use them! Please share a photo of your infusible ink ornaments in our Facebook group or tag me on social media with #jennifermaker.


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Infusible Ink Ornaments made using a Cricut cutting machine and free SVGs from JenniferMaker

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