Look for some fun last-minute Christmas gift & craft ideas. Fire up your Cricut machine and create cute tea towels, aprons, or pillows using these free SVG cut files!
Are you a “Christmas procrastinator”? I am. I’ve tried not to be over the years, but lately, I have just embraced the whole last-minute Christmas thing. (I mean, we deliver our neighbor gifts on Christmas or New Year’s Eve.)
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One thing I love about my Cricut is that as long as I have some heat transfer vinyl in my house, I can easily whip up a Christmas gift without the need to go to the store.
If you’re looking for some fun Christmas craft ideas to give as gifts or to keep for yourself, I’ve got many suggestions for you.
What is a Cricut? A Cricut Machine is an electronic cutting machine. It hooks up to your computer via USB or Bluetooth and cuts images you send to it, much like a printer. It just cuts instead of prints. It can cut vinyl, paper, fabric, and much more. The images are all digital; you can upload your own images or buy images in the Cricut Design space individually. You can read my full review of the Cricut Maker Machine HERE.
Things to Create with a Cricut for Christmas
There are only a few ideas, but these are some of my favorite things to create with my Cricut for Christmas gifts. (You can also create these items with Silhouette Machines).
- Tea Towels
- Personalized Teacher Gifts
- Adding personalization to Christmas Stockings
- Holiday Hot Pads and Oven Mits
- Christmas Ornaments
- Gift Tags
Free Christmas SVG File
Each month, we add ONE free SVG file to our Cricut downloads collection. Access to the free SVG’s free for our newsletter subscribers, and subscriptions to the newsletter are also free.
This month’s SVG download is holiday-themed and coordinated with my Santa Claus Lane fabric collection.
How to Get the Merry Christmas SVG Freebie
The following free Christmas cut file is complimentary for our newsletter subscribers.
- It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
The rest are available in our Holiday SVG Bundle.
Christmas SVG Bundle Special
If you don’t want to join our newsletter, you can buy the SVGs in our shop as well. When you do this, you get a bundle of 9 files. The price works out to be less than .50 per file.
You can get 9 of our Christmas SVGs in our special bundle in the shop. It includes the free SVG listed above.
- Baking Spirits Bright
- Sleigh Rides
- Oh My Garland
- Ho Ho Ho
- Tis the Season to be Baking
How to Make an Iron-On with a Cricut
I’ve written an entire blog post with instructions to create a t-shirt using your Cricut machine. To briefly sum up. Upload the file to Cricut Design Space. Select “attach” to ensure that all of the layers are cut simultaneously in the same spot as the design. Resize the image if necessary. Select “send to the machine.” Select “mirror image for iron-on.” Then on the next screen, select the type of iron-on you are using. Load the iron-on onto the mat (shiny side down). Load the mat into the machine and then select cut. Cut out the design and remove the excess vinyl (referred to as weeding). Place the cutout iron-on onto the shirt (or another item). Adhere using a Cricut EasyPress. You’ll need to check the specific settings for your EasyPress, depending on what type of material you are using.
My Favorite Cricut Products
- Cricut Maker 3 (you can get great deals on machine bundles on Cricut.com)
- Roll Holder for Maker 3
- Cricut EasyPress (I like the large size the best): Make sure you get the EasyPress mat as well.
- Cricut Weeding Tools: (I use the small hook tool ALL the time, making weeding vinyl so much easier).
- Cricut BrightPad: A cordless, flat, bright lightbox. I use it to weed Cricut vinyl and use it all the time to trace applique shapes for sewing & quilting.
- Cricut Iron On Vinyl
- Cricut Permanent Vinyl