Personalized Glitter Hair Stylist Ornament + Silhouette GIVEAWAY!

Few things in life make me feel alive like a trip to the salon.  Man oh man, how a little highlighting and snip-snipping can make a gal feel like a million bucks.  And oh!  Let’s not forget to mention the glorious scalp massage/shampooing….heaven!

I’ve been going to my hair stylist for about three years now.  When we moved to AL from KY five years ago, it took me a while to find someone that I loved and trusted with my golden locks, and Sarah is it!  She now also cuts my husband’s and three-year-old’s hair….and anyone who can wrangle a threenager for a hair cut is a miracle worker.

That’s why I wanted to make a little somethin’ somethin’ for Sarah to show my appreciation for her, and you can’t go wrong with a personalized glitter ornament!

Keep reading for all the fun details, and be sure you enter the amazing giveaway for LOTS of Silhouette goodies, including a….CAMEO 3!

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Personalized Glitter Hair Stylist Ornament + Silhouette GIVEAWAY!



The Design

While getting beautified by Sarah, I’ve spied an acrylic “S” sitting at her station that is black with gold polka dots, so I decided to stick with those colors for this little gem.  That also told me she’s a fan of personalized goodies (who isn’t?), so as soon as I saw this hair stylist split monogram design in the Silhouette Design Store, I knew that I wanted to use it on an ornament for Sarah.  Pretty perfect, right?

The font I used for Sarah’s name is called Argon.  Isn’t it just the coolest??  You can download it for free here, or get the full version (which includes numbers and a commercial license) here.

I cut the design out in some super shiny metallic gold vinyl with my Silhouette Cameo.  It was my first time using this type of vinyl, and I have to say, I might become obsessed with it….it’s soooo shiiiiinnny.  More on this below!

Personalized Glitter Hair Stylist Ornament + Silhouette GIVEAWAY! | Where The Smiles Have Been


How to Make Glitter Ornaments

I’ve already shared a full tutorial on how to make glittered ornaments (and also one on making glittered vases), so I’ll spare you all those details here.  Make sure you check that out for all the sparkly details….and trust me, it’s much easier than you’re probably expecting.

DIY Personalized Glitter Ornaments


Cutting the Vinyl Decal

I loaded up a sheet of the metallic gold vinyl onto my cutting mat and into my Silhouette Cameo, then got to cutting out Sarah’s decal.

The cut settings I used were:

  • Blade: 3
  • Speed: 4
  • Thickness: 10

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See how shiny the vinyl is!  It’s not often you can take a selfie in your craft supplies….even if it looks like you’re in a fun house at a carnival. #superpointynose

Personalized Glitter Hair Stylist Ornament + Silhouette GIVEAWAY! | Where The Smiles Have Been


I was a little nervous at first that some parts of the design would be too tiny and intricate to cut correctly at such a small size.  However, I shouldn’t have doubted my Cameo or this vinyl, because everything cut perfectly!  Even those little prongs on the comb.  I just love it when that happens.

Personalized Glitter Hair Stylist Ornament + Silhouette GIVEAWAY! | Where The Smiles Have Been


For the most part, everything weeded great too.  I did have some issues with the ‘H’ though, but that was more due to me being impatient and not paying enough attention.  Haha, whoops!  Oh well.  I just had to cut out that letter a second time and apply it separately.  No biggie.

Personalized Glitter Hair Stylist Ornament + Silhouette GIVEAWAY! | Where The Smiles Have Been


Once some clear transfer tape was applied over top, I eyeballed the decal’s placement and then applied it to the ornament using the hinge method, which you can read more about here.  The second “H” I mentioned above got added last.

After the vinyl was applied, all that was left was adding a cute coordinating bow to the top and Sarah’s ornament was complete!

Personalized Glitter Hair Stylist Ornament + Silhouette GIVEAWAY! | Where The Smiles Have Been


Sarah’s Completed Hair Stylist Ornament!

And here’s Sarah’s completed hair stylist ornament!  Super cute, no?  It’s also got a cool, badass vibe to it, which matches Sarah’s style and personality.  I hope she likes it!

(Let me also state that it is quite difficult getting a decent picture of something that has both black glitter inside clear plastic and metallic gold on top.  Talk about crazy reflections!)

Personalized Glitter Hair Stylist Ornament + Silhouette GIVEAWAY! | Where The Smiles Have Been


The Silhouette Challenge: Holiday Projects!

It’s Silhouette Challenge time again, and this round’s theme is….you guessed it….Holiday Projects!

2016 Silhouette Challenge Themes! | Where The Smiles Have Been


Make sure you take a look around at 17 of my bloggy buddies’ projects too to really get into the holiday spirit!

18 Holiday Projects for Your Silhouette! | Where The Smiles Have Been

DIY Monogram Pillows Vintage Christmas Tree Truck Cutout Make A Sparkly Holiday Clutch Handmade Christmas Cards Wood Christmas Tree Christmas Tree Farm Sign Metallic Vinyl Fun Nutcracker Sweets Faux Enamel Sign DIY Glittered Merry Christmas Banner Christmas Noel Banner Personalized Glitter Hair Stylist Ornament Mason Jar Christmas Tree Ornaments DIY Flannel Foot Warmer Scrap Block Christmas Tree Handmade Christmas Gift Tags Joy to the World Print and Cut Papa Bear, Mama Bear, Baby Bear T-Shirt Trio Gift Hug in a Mug

1. Small Stuff Counts // 2. My Paper Craze // 3. HaberdasheryFun // 4. Create & Babble // 5. Creative Ramblings // 6. Cutesy Crafts // 7. GiveMeAPaintbrush // 8. Architecture of a Mom // 9. The Crafting Nook // 10. Get Silvered // 11. Where The Smiles Have Been // 12. Curly Crafty Mom // 13. unOriginal Mom // 14. Ginger Snap Crafts // 15. Practically Functional // 16. Sisters, What! // 17. The Thinking Closet // 18. Dream a Little Bigger


Silhouette Giveaway!!

And I’ve saved the best for last.  My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I in partnership with Silhouette America are hosting a mega-huge giveaway for TWO lucky winners!  The prizes up for grabs:

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Sweet, huh?  To enter: just complete the entries in the Rafflecopter widget below.  Because of my many blog friends who helped make this giveaway possible, you have 33 potential entries, which means a lot of winning power.  So, hurry up and enter!

{This giveaway runs from today through Monday, December 19th at 11:59 p.m. eastern and is open to anyone 18 years of age or older with a U.S. or Canada mailing address.  You can read the rest of the terms and conditions in the widget below.}

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Stay crafty, and happy holidays!



About Christine

I'm Christine, a SAHM to a spunky toddler and his mini-me infant brother, and married to the best guy you'll ever meet. I (try to) spend their nap times getting my craft on and I blog about my creations and adventures in parenting at Where The Smiles Have Been. My loves are all things DIY, especially Silhouette projects, wreaths, & personalized decor. And ice cream....definitely love me some ice cream.


  1. consuelo quezada says:

    Thanks for everything, I love and fasted with all that you all.

  2. Christine, this is spectacular!! I just love the combo of the split monogram design, the font, the sparkle, and of course the gold! What a great gift idea, too. Thanks for sharing!!

  3. This is just brilliant. I love the gold and black glitter combo, and your design is stunning.

  4. Hello from the challenge.. Such a unique idea.. You’ve inspired me to make ornaments! Have a great week – Marni

  5. What is the name of the vinyl? Expressions has too many choices!! Thank you for the cute project idea!

  6. This metallic vinyl is amazing! And the file, so cute! Thanks for sharing such great inspiration!

  7. Oh Christine! Such a beautiful ornament! I just completely fell in love with metallic vinyl this year! So many possibilities. I am scared to try the ornaments, but you have inspired me to try! Great job!

  8. This is a wonderful idea! I love the design. Pinning. :)

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