Elf Cam design for a Cricut Christmas ornament with a mason jar lid

DIY Elf Camera Ornament to keep the kids in line (Cricut Tutorial)

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Last week for our summer camp at home the theme was Christmas in July. Our elf, Cookie, came back to visit. The kids are in love with our Elf on the Shelf and I reminded them that he was watching (just like Santa) all year. It really seemed to hit home with them. Their love for Cookie and the fact that they cared if Cookie saw them misbehaving, inspired me to make this DIY Elf Camera Ornament.

It’s the perfect craft for Christmas in July because sometimes Christmas just gets too busy to make this fun stuff. I decided to make my elf camera ornament out of a mason jar lid because I didn’t want it to be breakable because I know the kids are going to touch it (the sadness if it broke would be horrible). Here is another mason jar lid Christmas ornament you might like to make.


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Materials for Cricut DIY Elf Camera Ornament

Materials for DIY Cricut Christmas Ornament

Elf Camera Cricut Design Space File
Black Card Stock
Adhesive Runner
Red, Gray, White Cricut Vinyl
Buffalo Check Ribbon
Hot Glue Gun/Glue Sticks
Cricut Joy or any Cricut Machine
Cricut Basic Tool Set

Let’s Create a DIY Elf Camera Ornament

Finding the elf cam project in Cricut Design Space

The first step is to use the link above or search in Cricut Design Space projects for elf cam and open the project.

Elf Cam design for a Cricut Christmas ornament with a mason jar lid

Size the image to fit your ornament. The mason jar lid is about 2.5 inches so I created a circle that size to fit the elf cam svg on.

Cutting the vinyl and paper with the Cricut Joy to make a DIY elf camera ornament

I cut all the pieces with my Cricut Joy . It was the perfect size for this project. If you are wondering if the Cricut Joy is right for you, here is my complete guide (and the answer is yes!).

Weed the vinyl words and spy camera to add to the Cricut Christmas Ornament

Next weed your design and get the pieces ready to attach to the black circle.

Using the tape runner to add the card stock to the mason jar lid

Using the tape runner, I added the black card stock circle of the mason jar.

Use transfer tape to add the elf spy camera to the DIY Christmas ornament

Using transfer tape, start adding on the vinyl designs using the Cricut scrapper. I started at the bottom and worked my way to the top.

I totally forgot about the white vinyl on the spy camera lens when I added it to the ornament. Oops, but it still looks like good and like a lens.

Add hot glue all around the lid to keep it in place

Place the circle part of the mason jar in the lid and then add hot glue all around the edge on the back. Then cover it with a piece of black card stock.

Adding on the buffalo check ribbon to hang the DIY Christmas Ornament on the tree

The last thing to do is add on the ribbon to hang the ornament and a pretty bow.

DIY Elf Camera Ornament Cricut Tutorial

Your DIY elf camera ornament is ready for the tree and it a great way for you to remind the kids that the elf spy camera is watching no matter where it is in the house. This ornament is a great alternative too if you don’t want to do an elf on the shelf.

DIY Elf Camera Ornament

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Hi I'm Jenny from Cookies, Coffee, and Crafts. I love to create decorations for my home, projects to create magical holidays, and to have fun with my kids. The quote "I run on coffee, chaos, and crafts" describes my world and I wouldn't have it any other way. I hope you find inspiration and enjoy my creative journey.