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Silhouette Curio Etched Ornaments

Looking for a unique décor or gift idea?
Acrylic etched items can be just the thing.

Etched Acrylic Ornaments with the Silhouette Curio

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Take a 3″ acrylic circle and customize it however you like.
Add a simple saying with the date or jazz it up even more.
These acrylic circles could be used for tree ornaments, gift tags, bag tags, and more!

Here are a couple that I created for a Curio demonstration at the Craft Chameleon Fall Open House.
Check out the replay of this demo HERE.

The supplies for this project include:
– a Silhouette Curio machine
Silhouette Etching tool
3″ acrylic round from Craft Chameleon
Curio template for 3″ round from Craft Chameleon
– Double sided tape from Craft Chameleon
– designs of your choosing

The above designs are ones that I created myself and made using fonts and designs.
Grab those designs for free

If you’d like to create your own here are the fonts I used:
Happy Holidays – CC Too Much Fun Bold Font
Peace, Love & Joy – CC Gobsmacked Solid Font
Merry Christmas – CC Elegande Font

But, you can also take a design and size it down to fit in the 3″ circle to etch with as well. My only caution is to give yourself clearance around the edges of the acrylic and the hole at the top. If the tool catches on the edge or the hole, it will throw the etch off and you have a dud.

Here are a few examples of ornaments I’ve created and I’ll share the links to the designs I used.

Merry Christmas Ornament by Sweet Afton – Design #333980
Merry & Bright Ornament by Sweet Afton – Design #333981

Merry Ornament by Sweet Afton – Design #337453
Snowflake design created with the Drawing Tools in Silhouette Studio – more details found HERE

I love doing a combination of etching and adding vinyl to give it colors, dimension, and make it “pop”.
Dear Santa Design by Craft Chameleon
Noel Ornament design by Sweet Afton – Design #334450

This design is one I created for a Silhouette Curio etching class that is available on my Teachable site.
Keep in mind that designs you have can be used on many different blanks from ornaments to coasters, etc.

There are so many gift ideas that you can create with your Silhouette machine and even more options when you have a Silhouette Curio.

Check out more gift ideas created with the Curio machine HERE.

At the time of writing this, Swing Design still has Curio machines available.
Find those HERE.

You will also need a Silhouette Etching Tool for etching projects.
These are a little difficult to come by right now because of manufacturing and shipping delays worldwide, but keep on checking. Once you have the machine, you have the biggest part.
Find Silhouette etching tools here:
Silhouette America

I do not recommend 3rd party etching tools as they can void the machine warranty and I had more blank spots in the etch when I used them. The Silhouette etching tool has given me the best results and I etch a lot when I’m developing classes.

The worldwide shortage on supplies, manufacturing, and shipping delays affect so many things including but not limited to Silhouette products. They are coming, but there is nothing that can be done but wait as we all work through these times we are in.

This little machine is a fantastic machine and will make fabulous projects for years to come.
Check out more Curio projects in my virtual demo table on YouTube HERE

I currently have 8 Curio classes on my Teachable site that will take you from Beginner to more advanced projects.
Find those HERE

I would love to see what you are creating with your Silhouette machines or software.
Feel free to post photos or questions on my Facebook group at 
Silhouette Secrets with EllyMae.

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