How to Make Handmade Gifts with Cricut


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This time of year is all about holiday crafting and gifts, whether we like it or not. I choose to like it! In fact, I love it. I like making handmade gifts or adding personal touches to all my gift giving. Cricut has made gift giving and personalization a breeze!  I've been using Cricut since 2016 and I am hooked. I use my Cricut nearly daily. I have the Explore Air 2, the Cricut Maker and Cricut Joy. I love them all for different reasons. If I had to just buy one, it would hands-down be the Maker. The Maker has so many options! You may not feel like you need the additional options, but the learning curve is quick and you'll want to keep trying the next thing.  Whichever you decide, they are all fabulous and can help you with your Christmas crafting and gift giving. Plus, you can start a holiday side hustle using the Cricut and help out some friends with their gift giving too!


This time of year is all about holiday crafting and gifts, whether we like it or not. I choose to like it! In fact, I love it. I like making handmade gifts or adding personal touches to all my gift giving. Cricut has made gift giving and personalization a breeze!

I've been using Cricut since 2016 and I am hooked. I use my Cricut nearly daily. I have the Explore Air 2, the Cricut Maker and Cricut Joy. I love them all for different reasons. If I had to just buy one, it would hands-down be the Maker. 

The Maker has so many options! You may not feel like you need the additional options, but the learning curve is quick and you'll want to keep trying the next thing.

Whichever you decide, they are all fabulous and can help you with your Christmas crafting and gift giving. Plus, you can start a holiday side hustle using the Cricut and help out some friends with their gift giving too!



Here's a bunch of fun ideas, plus my detailed post on Starting a Cricut Business or Side Hustle from Home!


Cricut Infusible Ink Valentine Love Heart Shirt DIY!   Cricut Infusible Ink is magic! It's the perfect way to make a shirt without any screen printing, iron-on or texture. Seriously, this product just bonds with the shirt and leaves the most professional finish!


Let me show you how easy it is to set up the Cricut Joy and cut handmade cards using the Card Making mat.

Make an iron-on vinyl shirt, and custom waterbottle and a shimmery insert card in just a few minutes for the perfect birthday gift using the Cricut Joy cutting machine.


Need a handmade gift for a video gamer? Get old school with these fun crafts made using the Cricut. Make an 8-bit 1-up Mushroom mug using Infusible Ink Transfers and an old school controller insert card.


Which Hogwarts house will you be in this back-to-school season? I think I'm a Ravenclaw girl...but maybe because I like those colors best. Make this layered iron-on vinyl bunting with the Hogwarts house crests as the perfect backdrop for a party or Harry Potter themed classroom.

Learn how to personalize tumblers using a Cricut machine and permanent vinyl. These stunning tumblers make a great gift for teachers, bridesmaids or handmade holidays. Take it a step further and make tumblers to sell as a side hustle.

How to use Cricut Infusible Ink Transfers on Tote Bag DIY, tropical flower pattern infusible ink transfer with word Sun Shine in calligraphy

Making a mug using Cricut Infusible Ink is a game changer! Infusible Ink works on sublimation mugs and can be done without a heat press in your own oven. Make a custom mug using Cricut Infusible Ink as the perfect handmade gift.


Handmade gifts are my favorite part of the holidays! Most of the time I do customized gifts or add things to store bought things. This fabulous gift basket idea is perfect for anyone that loves the Star Wars Mandalorian on Disney Plus.

personalized boxer shorts using Cricut Iron-on vinyl and Easypress 2.

I love making handmade gifts for the holidays! I especially love to create gifts that just fit a persons fandom. If you have a friend, family member or teacher that loves Harry Potter, here's the perfect gift basket.

Anime or Japanese Animation is all the rage! Netflix has tons of Anime shows--have you watched any? I bet you at least know someone who has. My kids love anime, my daughter especially. In fact, it's inspired her to write her own Manga.   This gift basket is easy to put together and is the perfect handmade gift for a fan of Anime. Handmade gifts or customized elements make the best gifts. Cricut is the best way to customize everything--let's get started!



Make a darling Grinch inspired ornament, filled with green candy for the perfect finishing touch! This is great for neighbor or friend gifts, a loving teacher--maybe filled with some cash, or family members. This cute craft takes less than 30 minutes, so it's the perfect last minute gift.

Make a glitter tumbler with cricut vinyl and high gloss resin, great for a gift



Is there a wedding in the future? Make a fabulous gift basket for the bridemaids and other wedding party with supplies from the dollar store.




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This time of year is all about holiday crafting and gifts, whether we like it or not. I choose to like it! In fact, I love it. I like making handmade gifts or adding personal touches to all my gift giving. Cricut has made gift giving and personalization a breeze!  I've been using Cricut since 2016 and I am hooked. I use my Cricut nearly daily. I have the Explore Air 2, the Cricut Maker and Cricut Joy. I love them all for different reasons. If I had to just buy one, it would hands-down be the Maker. The Maker has so many options! You may not feel like you need the additional options, but the learning curve is quick and you'll want to keep trying the next thing.  Whichever you decide, they are all fabulous and can help you with your Christmas crafting and gift giving. Plus, you can start a holiday side hustle using the Cricut and help out some friends with their gift giving too!

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Get the best bulk blanks for crafting with the Cricut from Amazon and other sources. These are perfect for handmade gifts, selling as part of your business or making for Summer camps and events. Find the best quality blanks at great prices for crafting with the Cricut.











Check out this link for tons more things you can make with your Cricut!

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