Wooden State Christmas Ornament DIY



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I recently bought my first Cricut Maker and I was super excited to test it out using the Knife Blade and some Basswood. The season got to me and I wanted to make some State Love wooden ornaments.

Keep reading if you want to make these cute ornaments…and I’ve even created a free SVG download of every state ready for your use! https://mailchi.mp/3c2c9730af54/px57ire3kt


  • Cricut Maker
  • Knife Blade (Sold Separately)
  • Cricut StrongGrip Mat
  • Blue Tape
  • Basswood (I used a 1/16″ x 4″ x 24″ board that I bought from Menards)
  • String

Step 1: Cricut Design Space

Upload your state design (https://mailchi.mp/3c2c9730af54/px57ire3kt) into Cricut Design Space. If you want to create your design from scratch just follow the video instructions below.

Step 2: Set Up Cricut Maker & Cut

Click “Make It” and be sure to set your settings to 1/16″ Basswood (or whatever wood you use)

Place your basswood onto your StrongGrip Mat and tape down the sides with blue or masking tape for extra security.

Load your Knife Blade and click “Go” on your Maker. As the design is cutting dont forget to remove loose pieces of wood or tape to make sure there are no interruptions with the cut.

Step 3: Check Cut

When the cut is complete, remove the tape and test to see if your design comes out easily. If there is any resistance then replace the tape and allow for one more pass on the Maker.

Step 4:

After the cut is complete use any tools (I used tweezers) to slowly and carefully remove the wood ornament.

Tie a small string through the hole and it is ready to hang!



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    4 Discussions

    Penolopy Bulnick

    2 months ago

    You can cut basswood with a Cricut? Whoa.
    I love your use of the state in the design. Would also be super cute with a heart cut out of the state so it's even more like an "O" :)

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    maykitdiyPenolopy Bulnick

    Reply 2 months ago

    Isn't it awesome!! I think for now it is only with the Cricut Maker. I love the heart cutout idea!


    2 months ago

    So cute! I'm also surprised you can cut basswood - that is fantastic :D

    1 reply

    Reply 2 months ago

    I know, it is definitely a game changer! Thanks for your comment :)