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If you have a Cricut at home you have a great way to make DIY Christmas gifts! Giving handmade Christmas gifts is a great way to show people how much you care while also saving some money.

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Today I’m going to show you an easy DIY Christmas gift tutorial that uses the Cricut Maker (or other cutting machine) and the Cricut Easy Press 2. These DIY Christmas pot holders are adorable, fun, and festive. They make a great gift for anyone who spends time in the kitchen. I love making gifts like this for co-workers, teachers, neighbors, and more!

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DIY Christmas Gifts | Cricut Tutorial

Making Christmas gifts yourself can be fun, entertaining, and it can also be cost effective. You can make these DIY Christmas gifts inexpensively and fairly quickly! If you need a last minute gift idea for friends and family these pot holders are a great idea!

Add these pot holders to a gift basket or turn them into their own gift basket by stuffing them with all kinds of kitchen goodies.

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Here’s what you will need to make this DIY Christmas gift project:

  • Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV)
  • Pot Holders with a pouch (you can get them at most dollar stores)
  • Cricut Easy Press 2
  • Cricut cutting machine (I used my Cricut Maker)
  • Parchment paper or teflon sheet

close up of vinyl for weeding

How to make this DIY Christmas gift Cricut project:

Let’s dive in and see how easy this DIY Cricut project is to make! If you have any questions be sure to leave them below and I’ll do my best to make sure you can make these adorable DIY pot holders with ease.

This is a Cricut tutorial for beginners–anyone can achieve beautiful end results with these easy cut files and a DIY Christmas gift idea! When working with Cricut projects to make handmade gifts, be sure to take your time and double check each step so your DIY projects will come out perfect!

  1. Measure the pocket on the pot holder so you know how to size the design. I usually size them down by about 1/2 to 1 full inch all the way around so that it will fit into place without any issues.
  2. Choose your designs and upload them to Cricut Design Space. If you need help navigating design space you can check out this tutorial.
  3. Size your design and decide what colors you are going to use. I did all of mine in solid colors to make it easier to mix and match my projects. If you have a lot of colors in small pieces (scraps) they might be great for this kind of project!
  4. Cut your designs (make sure to mirror your design since it’s HTV we’re working with) and weed them, preheat your Cricut EasyPress 2 while you are weeding your designs.
  5. After the press is warm you are ready to press the designs onto your pot holders.
  6. I use the Cricut EasyPress Mat which provides a heat protected surface and it also provides a little resistance for your press. With the pot holders this is important, pressing the vinyl down hard enough to get it into the fibers of the material is key.
  7. After the first press you can remove the plastic HTV film and repress with a piece of parchment or a teflon sheet.
  8. Once cooled your designs are ready to be gifted!

cricut vinyl on easypress mat

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If you will be doing some shopping this holiday season or if you are looking to give a gift to your favorite crafting buddy these links will help! These great Cricut products will help you or your favorite crafter be prepared for any Cricut tutorial you come across!

EasyPress being used on a potholder

What can I fill these DIY Cricut pot holders with?

Once you make these adorable DIY Christmas gifts you can fill them with fun items that go great with a baking or cooking theme. Many people put cooking mixes, spatulas, whisks, wooden spoons, and more into the front pouch.

The pot holder acts as a gift wrapping in and of itself. The pouch can be stuffed with treats, kitchen tools, and more. You can fill the pot holder with whatever you like, including a little note wishing the recipient a happy holidays!

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