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Free Ballerina Candy Dome with Opening Mechanism


The Nutcracker story is the inspiration for this FREE Ballerina Candy Dome with Opening Mechanism SVG design. But don’t feel limited to only use this design for Christmas. This Ballerina Candy Dome can also be used for many different occasions, events and seasons. Have fun crafting for daughters, nieces, dancers and many others. Use pattern cardstock, glitter or foil cardstock to make your ballerina’s dress shine and shimmer! Scroll below for your written tutorial and video assembly. Happy crafting!

***You will need to attach the dome to the cardstock with hot glue. Remember to use individually wrapped candy pieces so that no glue residue ends up on the candy.***

-Materials List

  • I am using my Cricut Explore. You could use your Cricut Maker or another similar cutting machine.
  • 12in x 12in Cricut Light Grip Cutting Mat
  • One (1) sheet of 12in x 12in cardstock in brown (hair and opening mechanism)
  • One (1) sheet of 8.5in x 11in cardstock in tan (skin tone)
  • Two (2) sheets of 8.5in x 11in cardstock in pink (dress and shoes)
  • A scrap or One (1) sheet of 8.5in x 11in cardstock in red, dark pink (cheeks and lips)
  • Glue. I am using Art Glitter Glue.
  • Cricut Brayer
  • Clear Plastic Molding Balls/Domes like these
  • Hot Glue Gun with Glue Sticks


Step 1: Download the Free Ballerina Candy Dome with Opening Mechanism SVG

Download the SVG file in my free Resource Library HERE. You can get the password for my library by filling out the form at the bottom of this post.

Save the downloaded zipped folder on your computer. Pay attention to where on your computer the folder downloads and then unzip the folder to extract the contents. The folder and files must be unzipped (extracted) before you can upload the SVG file into your cutting software.

Step 2: Upload the Free Ballerina Candy Dome with Opening Mechanism SVG

Upload the SVG file into Cricut Design Space. The SVG file will upload grouped together. It is not necessary to resize this design. It is prepared to cut on and use 8.5in x 11in cardstock, and one sheet of brown 12in x 12in cardstock. This design will also use an 80mm dome (3.15in). There is also no need to ungroup the file. Once you have uploaded the design onto your software canvas, click Make it in the upper right corner.

Step 3: Check Mat Preview

After clicking Make It, a new window will open with your mat preview. You should see that the software has prepared 6 mats for the cut. Use the scroll bar to the left of the mat preview screen to view each mat. Take note of the order of each layer and line up your mats accordingly. There is no need to rearrange any of the elements on any of the mats. Once you have examined all the layers and have placed them in the correct cut order, select the continue button at the lower right of your screen.

Step 4: Cardstock Settings and Load Mat and Cut Materials

After you click continue, your next screen will have your material selection and cardstock cut settings. For this project, I will cut on the Medium Cardstock 80 lb setting. Use your scroll bar to double check the order of your mats and the order of the cuts on the left of your screen. You should also see 6 mats for this cut.

Use your brayer to secure the cardstock to your mats. Load the mat into your cutting machine. Position and line up your mat according to the mat guides. You will know your machine is ready to cut when you see the flashing “c” button. Press that button to start your cut. Once the cut completes, load your second mat, press the flashing “c” button again. Repeat this step until all layers have been cut.

Step 5: Assemble the Free Ballerina Candy Dome with Opening Mechanism SVG

That’s it! Easy and quick! You are now ready to assemble the FREE Ballerina Candy Dome with Opening Mechanism SVG design. Check out this video of the assembly!

Lastly, I hope you enjoy this FREE Ballerina Candy Dome with Opening Mechanism SVG! I can’t wait to see your creation! Post a picture of your craft on this post over on my Facebook page, AllThingsWereCreated20, to show it off. See you there! And, if you have crafty friends who would enjoy this post, I would be so honored if you would share the crafty fun and link them to my website.

Have fun being creative!!


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Download this FREE Ballerina Candy Dome with Opening Mechanism SVG design in my FREE resource library. The password to access my FREE resource library is always at the bottom of my newsletter. Use the Design Number to find the file inside the library.

Design #88–Ballerina Candy Dome SVG–FREE cut file, available in my resource library

Click HERE to go to my resource library, your gateway to free downloads.

Also, please note that for security and size reasons the files are downloaded as zip files. To gain access to the files, you will need to extract/unzip the downloaded folder.

Friendly Reminder: These designs are not to be distributed outside of this blog post.  You are welcome to use these designs for personal or commercial use up to 200 uses in your own home. Please visit my Terms of Use and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out. Thanks for your support and understanding.

Are you looking for more Candy Dome Designs?

In addition to the design above, check out this Free Nutcracker Candy Dome with Opening Mechanism SVG design! Click the picture to get this design.

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