Are you ready to start crafting for Christmas?
I hope so because, in this article, I want to inspire and challenge you with beautiful ideas and projects you can make really quick with your Cricut!
Not only that, but I also have 30+ FREE Christmas SVG files you can use for your personal projects! You can find them at the end of this article.
Most of the projects you’ll see here today serve two different purposes. You can either decorate your home with them or give them away as a small Christmas present.
Before we continue, I would like to make a point of how this article will develop.
There’s not a particular tutorial for each craft; however, I will provide you with some of my other tutorials (with other examples) that will walk you through the process of most projects in case you don’t know how to make them.
I will be sharing some of the tips and tricks I found to work with each craft and that I think will be beneficial for you to know.
There are other projects that I don’t have tutorials for; hold on tight, though; they’ll come soon. Whenever possible, I will link to a youtube video that’ll show you how to do a particular project.
I also have some affiliate links for products I purchased and that you may be interested in.
By the way…
It took me over 100 hours to complete this post, and I would love to see you as a follower on Instagram and as a subscriber on YouTube!
Are you ready?
Let’s Daydream Into Reality!
1. Christmas Oven Mittens
Can we agree that one of the things we use the most during the holidays is the oven?
Cookies, pie, ham, turkey, etc.. (I am already getting hungry)
What about personalizing some oven mittens with iron-on?
If you decide to do this project, make sure you get mittens that have a smooth surface. Don’t use mittens that have seems all over because they will interfere with the transfer process.
Learn how to work with iron-on in this ultimate guide
2. Christmas Apron
Personalized aprons are so fun; they are the perfect touch for baking cookies for Christmas and other special holidays.
There are tons of aprons on Amazon, but the one I bought was from Michaels, it was already prewashed, so I didn’t have to wash it beforehand.
For this apron, I used foil iron-on!
Isn’t it so cute?
3. Christmas Kitchen Towels
Kitchen towels don’t have to be boring!
You can add your personal touch to them. I love the designs I used on both towels. “Christmas Calories don’t count” and “Christmas baking crew.”
I made some kitchen towels in the past for fall, and I didn’t give them any special treatment, and by that, I used them for cleaning counters, drying up hands, etc.
I did this because I wanted to see how “fragile” the project would be, and to my surprise, everything stayed in place.
Don’t they look cute? Also a perfect present for someone that loves baking and all things Christmas.
4. Christmas Table Setting with Cricut
There’re so many things you can make with your Cricut to have a beautiful Christmas dinner, brunch; you name it!
My mother-in-law, who also happens to have a blog (show her some love by visiting her website) and has a fantastic taste for decorating, helped me set up the table.
Check out her other Christmas decorating tips.
Can you spot all the things I made with the Cricut for this project?
Let’s take a closer look!
5. Christmas Cake Toppers
Cake toppers don’t always have to go on a cake!
What about placing the topper in a vase along with some red flowers. I used artificial flowers, but you can also use real and fresh ones.
To learn all the tips and tricks on making Cake Toppers with your Cricut, make sure to read my step-by-step tutorial.
6. Christmas Party Favors
You can make party favors; people can take them home with them!
For this project, I bought these small jars on Amazon and filled them with hard caramel candy. What makes this craft different are the gift tags around the jars.
Don’t you think?
They tie everything together.
You can also use these gift tags for your presents!
These particular gift tags have intricate cuts; make sure you use a very sticky mat and avoid thick and textured papers.
Haven’t you made gift tags with your Cricut yet? Check out my step-by-step tutorial!
7. Christmas Plate Placement
Decorating table napkins will add the perfect touch to your Christmas dinner!
Everyone will be impressed!
I used white iron-on and pressed it at the bottom of the napkin.
Here are the Christmas sayings I used, and you can download them at the end of the article.
- ‘Tis the Season
- Be Merry
- Merry & Bright
- Merry Christmas
I bought this set of napkins in Home Goods, but there are so many options on Amazon.
I used the Easypress Mini; you can read more about it here on my review and see some examples of using it.
8. Christmas Gift Box
Christmas is also a season of wrapping!
For this gift box, I recommend using at least a 12×12 in paper size and increasing the box’s width in Design Space to 11.5 inches.
Don’t use very thick materials for the letters and decorations because Cricut has difficulty cutting them.
I used silver glitter cardstock for the box itself, but I used very fine glitter cardstock for the letters.
Important: the lines you see in the SVG (in the fall gallery at the end of this post) need to be changed from “Cut” to “Score.”
To learn more about making and assembling boxes with your Cricut, check out my step-by-step tutorial.
9. Christmas Photo Props
Light up your Christmas pictures with some fun and festive photo props!
Also, remember the cake toppers at the beginning of this article? You can use them for props as well!
I designed two cute but straightforward props, a Santa and Elf hat!
Have fun combining different types of cardstock with other kinds of paper. I use glitter cardstock with corrugated paper.
Check out my photo prop tutorial.
10. Christmas Wood Sign
Making wood signs with your Cricut is a walk in the park.
I mean it!
I bought the wood on Michaels for less than 10 dollars; it was already painted and just needed some extra decor!
You can make stencils (planning on making a tutorial about it soon). But to save time and also have excellent results, you can use regular iron-on.
Check out how to apply HTV to the wood in this section of my iron-on guide.
My mother-in-law had the idea to put this sign on a small Christmas tree. I thought it was weird at first, but I have to say that I ended up loving the idea.
What do you think?
11. Cookies for Santa Tray
A must-do project for Christmas is a “Cookies for Santa” tray!
I am from Colombia, and we don’t have any “Santa” traditions. The “Cookies for Santa” tradition is something I learned once I moved to the USA.
You can decorate a tray with adhesive vinyl.
I used removable red foil vinyl because I may want to use the tray for other purposes. However, if you want something more durable, you can use permanent adhesive vinyl.
Keep in mind that vinyl is not food safe!
Always use it for cold or room temperature dishes, and place parchment paper on top of the tray to isolate food from the vinyl.
To learn more, check out my iron-on vs. adhesive vinyl guide, which explains these two materials’ basics.
12. Christmas Hair Bows
Hairs bows are one of the cutest things you can make with your Cricut machine!
I get emails and tons of comments on my hair bow tutorial of how many of you have made them for their daughters, granddaughters, etc.
I figured, why not make them with Christmas colors!
Well, I think they look pretty darn cute for Christmas day!
I especially liked this black and golden bow; it looks so fancy and adorable! Sad news, I don’t have a baby girl, so I can’t use them.
13. Funny Christmas T-Shirts
Christmas T-shirts are to give as a gift to your family; you can even make matching t-shirts.
I find these t-shirts so silly and light-hearted!
I love the one where it says Cookies for Momma, and the Santa is crossed out! Sorry Santa, this Christmas, the cookies are for me!
Can you spot the 8-month pregnant belly?
To learn how to make t-shirts with your Cricut using Iron-On, check out my tutorial step-by-step.
13. Christmas Baby Pajama/Onesie
Why not make some pajamas and baby suits for those of you who have babies or know someone who will have a little bundle during the Christmas season?
Look at these two cute ideas!
The pajama is just one small design on the right corner, and the onesie is a full design.
Not all designs have to cover an entire shirt; sometimes, subtle and small details will make your outfits look very adorable and professional.
14. Christmas Fireplace Decor
Can you spot all the things I made with my Cricut to decorate this fireplace?
With this incredible machine, you can work on multiple small projects to create a masterpiece.
Many things happen around a fireplace during the Christmas season, so make sure you show some love to that particular area of your home.
15. Christmas Believe Wooden Box
Look how great this wooden box is!
Like the wooden Christmas sign, I bought it at Michaels for less than 10 dollars and used black iron-on.
There are so many places you can place this little wooden box. Kitchen, bathroom, living room, bedroom, etc.!
16. Flameless Manger Candles
I also personalized these flameless candles with the nativity scene!
Something to remember, and to keep in mind, is that Jesus is the reason we celebrate Christmas, and this project brings the attention where it belongs the most.
The pictures can’t show how lovely these candles look!
I used Cricut’s permanent frosted adhesive vinyl.
17. Personalized Christmas Stockings
Stockings are such a fun concept!
Again, I didn’t grow up with this tradition, but I want my little ones to grow with it.
You can personalize the stockings with your family’s name. I just kept it Mom, Dad & Baby because I just wanted to show you the central concept.
I bought these stockings on Amazon, and they feel high-quality, and the font I used is called Scat Cat.
18. Christmas Banner
I love party banners!
They are so easy to make, plus they are the cherry on top for any celebration.
For this banner, I used burlap and red glitter iron-on.
I learned many things from using burlap with my Cricut; the first is that nothing can prepare you for the mess, and the second is that you don’t cut intricate details.
If you decide to use burlap, hide the tiny hanging holes using contour (read tutorial) in Cricut Design Space.
I don’t have a burlap tutorial yet, but this YouTube video will guide you with great tips.
If you decide to use regular paper, check out my step-by-step banner tutorial.
19. Christmas Throw Pillow
What do you think about this Christmas throw pillow?
I love the design I used on it because it shows what Christmas is all about!
It’s perfect for decorating your living area and giving a present to someone who loves Christmas and decorating.
Do you like it?
20. Cozy Christmas Mugs
Christmas is the perfect time to enjoy a warm cup of coffee or hot cocoa in the morning by the fire.
Wouldn’t you agree?
We can’t skip decorating some mugs to enjoy a warm drink during the holidays.
The real question for you is…
Are you on the nice or naughty list?
21. Christmas Planner Stickers
If you are a planner and love all things stationery and stickers, I designed these two beautiful Christmas Sticker Sheets you will absolutely love.
Gosh, they are so festive and full of Christmas cheer that your planner will look ready for the holidays!
When you download these sticker sheets, you will notice they are in a PNG format; that’s because stickers are a Print then Cut project.
If you’ve never used Print then Cut before, make sure to check out my complete guide.
Last but not least, for the best tips and tricks on how to make stickers with your Cricut machine, visit my step-by-step tutorial.
22. Christmas Cards
Christmas cards are one of the most popular projects you can make with your Cricut machine.
If you have any Cricut machines (Maker & Explore), I also have a super cool Christmas Card Tutorial with 12 free SVG files.
I am only including 3 in this article because some require a more in-depth explanation, and I don’t want you to ruin your materials.
They are adorable and unique!
Important: If you download some of the Christmas cards in this article, don’t forget to change the lines from “Basic Cut” to “Score” and attach them to the card.
Also, if you have a Cricut Joy, I also made a couple of their cards with the Card Mat and their insert cards. They are so easy to make, they take less than 5 minutes.
These ready-to-make projects are part of Cricut Access, which means you’ll need to pay a small fee to cut the card if you don’t have the membership.
If you don’t want to pay or want to make a card with your Cricut from scratch, I have a great tutorial to walk you through the basics.
23. Funny Christmas Socks
I have a love for socks I can’t explain!
The fact that I can personalize them with my Cricut for any occasion makes me even more obsessed with them.
I love milk and cookies so much, especially during those cold winter days!
Since English is my second language, I translated the phrase “Cookies and Milk” how you say it in Spanish. My husband pointed out the small error after I finished the transfer.
No worries, though!
The file down below has both options, cookies & milk and milk & cookies.
Don’t they look amazing?
Check out my step-by-step tutorial on how to personalize socks with your Cricut.
23. Christmas Coasters with Infusible Ink
Coasters are another great project to make for the Christmas season!
You can use many techniques to make coasters with your Cricut; you can use wood and marble blanks.
I made these coasters with Cricut Infusible Ink, and I loved the result. They are so shiny, and they have multiple patterns to choose from.
Of course, since it’s Christmas, I used the black and red plaid sheets.
Working with Infusible Ink can be pretty tricky; a slight mistake will ruin your project and materials, which can be very expensive.
Check out my Infusible Ink coaster tutorial for a straightforward tutorial.
24. Candle Gift Idea
I love candles, they are the perfect gift, and the coziness they bring to your home is inexplicable.
There’s nothing better than a vanilla or maple syrup candle during the fall and winter seasons.
Usually, the candle stickers are a little cheesy! Let’s add some class with some adhesive vinyl.
The file I used for this project is a Cricut image (#MC97D83F), but you can use any of my designs at the end of this article.
25. Christmas Ornaments
Christmas Ornaments are such a fun project to do!
They are perfect for gifts and a very family-friendly project. You can sit with your family and make them in one afternoon.
How cool is that?
Plus, they are so shiny, and they hold up through time. After one year of making them, they look like new.
Check out my Christmas Ornament tutorial to see the step-by-step tutorial!
Free Christmas SVG files
As I promised, here are all the files I used to do the projects I showed you throughout this article. Click on the “Download” buttons on each image.
You can only save them from a desktop computer; smartphones are not that smart for SVG files.
And just so you know, I also have a library full of free SVG files and Printables for all my subscribers, a.k.a Daydreamers. You can see a preview right here or get access by filling out this form.
If you make any of these projects, make sure to tag me on Instagram! I’d love to see your creations.
Sharing is Caring
I hope you enjoyed this article full of great ideas for you to decorate and give away during the Christmas season.
What’s your favorite project? Let me know in the comments down below.
Here’s a little picture of the behind-the-scenes featuring my mother-in-law setting the table!
You can’t imagine the mess and how tired I was at the end.
Tuesday 29th of November 2022
Love your ideas… thank you. I have just bought my Cricut maker and will be trying them out 😊
Saturday 29th of October 2022
Thanks; so many great ideas. I don't know which one to try first; I am fairly new to Cricut and finally catching on!
Friday 19th of November 2021
thanks a bunch....am new to cricut and this is very helpful.
Thursday 4th of November 2021
Thank you so much for all your fun and inspirational ideas!
Thursday 4th of November 2021
OMG you are totally amazing. I've lost my mojo with my crafts (27 surgeries incl 3 brain surgeries will do that to you), but when I see something, I can copy it, I just can't get my creative brain to work. So thank you very much for your amazing idea's and files!
Monday 8th of November 2021
This makes me so happy! Thank you for commenting! You're very welcome.