Inside: 25 Unique ways to wrap gifts … using your Cricut! Personalized gift wrap is the best way to make everyone feel special during the holidays – see how with Cricut and Cricut Maker.
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A few years ago I started to get a weird feeling about the holidays. I realized the pile of gifts was outgrowing the Christmas tree each year … we had lost our ever-loving minds on shopping for gifts. I knew something had to change … but what?
I experimented with the idea of giving experience gifts instead of physical gifts. The kids missed getting “real gifts” from their list. And I missed the excitement of unwrapping gifts under the tree.
Then I stumbled upon another idea …
I was looking for unique ways to give cash and gift cards because extended family always asked for money gifts.
What made those money gifts so special was the way they were given. The gift wrap!
I started making free printables to share with some of my favorite gift card ideas … but there's a way to make your gift wrap even more special: personalization.
Yup, you can use your Cricut Explore Air 2 or Cricut Maker to personalize any gift … and the gift wrap that it comes in!
25 Personalized Gift Wrap Ideas to Make with Cricut
I gathered these 25 DIY personalized gift wrap ideas from my fellow Cricut-loving bloggers so you can create the gifts with the mostest this holiday season too. Ready?
1. Reusable Bag Personalized with Cricut Maker
Brittany Goldwyn shares how to use Cricut Infusible Ink to make a custom iron-on design on a tote bag. Wrap the gift in the bag … and then they can use it for groceries or as a tote all year long.
2. Make a handmade basket … and put a gift inside!
Heather Handmade created an adorable sewn basket from fabric using her Cricut Maker. She filled the inside with sewing notions for a sewist gift … but you could fill the inside with any of these ideas:
- Jars of homemade jam with fresh-baked biscuits or bread
- Cute socks and slippers
- A bottle of wine, a nice corkscrew, and a candle
- Seed packets and gardening tools
- Homemade cookies!
- Facial and beauty products
Or coal is they've been super bad this year … lol!
3. The bag is the Gift … and the Wrap!
Jordan's Easy Entertaining used the Cricut to add a custom iron-on to a backpack … and then wrapped the gift inside … smart.
4. Tie that gift up with custom Christmas gift tags
Dukes n' Duchesses shares how to create custom Christmas gift tags with your Cricut Explore Air 2 and new Infusible ink. These are so adorbs and perfect for any size gift!
5. Gangsta Wrapper Gift Bag
Oh I love a good pun and this “gangsta wrapper” gift bag from The Cards We Drew is perfection. Laughs, it's cute, and functional make this bag a total winner.
6. Personalized makeup bags double as gift bags
Small Stuff Counts created these monogram makeup bags with their Cricut. You can fill them with goodies and gift the bag just like this, using the makeup bag itself in place of a gift bag.
7. Clever Gift baskets are always a hit
Gift baskets, or boxes in this case, are one of my favorite gift ideas. It doesn't have to be a surprise to be a hit! And with all the cute custom gifties inside that can be created with your Cricut, this gift deserves to be admired under the tree.
Pretty Providence nailed it with this adorable book lover's gift basket. Keep the box open and let the customized gifts pile out in excess!
8. Quick Personalized Christmas Stockings
Back in the day, my grandma embroidered our names on our Christmas stockings. I used puffy paint to put my kids names on their stockings.
Luckily, with Cricut you can personalize your stockings in minutes! No drying and no stitching needed. Craft Shack Chronicles shows how in this super easy tutorial.
9. Less Trash … with these Reusable Gift Tags!
Years ago I did something similar to this but on paper tags … I love ideas that are “green” and considerate to our planet. Make these DIY gift tags now and then use them year after year again!
10. The Most Adorable DIY Acrylic Gift Tags
Giggles Galore shared how to make these cutest DIY acrylic gift tags that look like Christmas bulbs! I am definitely bookmarking this one to try …
11. Foiled Christmas Stockings
Hazel and Gold shares how to use Cricut iron-on foil to create gorgeous personalized Christmas stockings for all of your favorite people.
12. Custom Tote in Minutes … and use it as a gift bag!
The Tattooed Quilter made this adorable sewing bag and marker roll-up, customized with the Cricut.
13. Adorbs Gift Boxes
Oh Happy Day shares how to create Swiss Alps inspired holiday decor with the your Cricut. But I saw these little houses and immediately thought “gift box”!
14. The Gift that keeps Giving All Year Long?
Play Party Plan shares how to make a monthly gift box from mommy to keep the kids entertained all year long … and the printables are adorbs!
14. Giant Personalized Letter to Santa
This sign from Tried & True is fabulous as Christmas decor … but you could do this on a giant gift box too to make it extra special!
Even more Christmas Ideas to make with your Cricut
If you loved all of the gift wrap ideas I shared, you are gonna love these fun Christmas decor and DIY ideas that I discovered while looking for DIY holiday gift wrap. DIY them all with your Cricut!
15. Easy Naughty or Nice Christmas Coasters with Cricut
The Soccer Mom Blog shared these easy DIY coasters you can make with your favorite Cricut machine. Customized them even more by adding guests' names to the backs.
16. DIY Felt ornaments … fast
Felt is one of my favorite craft materials … and you can cut it with Cricut Maker! take your felt ornaments next level with personalization using your Cricut. 5 Little Monsters shares how in this DIY felt ornament tutorial.
17. Personalized Christmas Pajamas
Wrap the kids in these fun personalized pajamas that you can make with your Cricut and Cricut Infusible Ink.
18. Make Christmas Eve extra special
… with a personalized Christmas Eve box filled with pajamas, slippers, and everything to make waking up Christmas morning extra special.
19. Personalized Christmas Countdown
Create a personalized Christmas countdown calendar for each of the kids … it's easy to personalize with their favorite colors and designs with Cricut Maker!
20. Make Custom Advent Calendars with Cricut
OMG these advent calendars are so adorable … and you can customize them in minutes with Cricut here.
21. Your Kitchen Needs these Cute Christmas Tea Towels
Or gift them to the hostess with the mostess. The handmade leather gift tags look and feel expensive but are oh so easy to make with Cricut Maker. Get the how-to for these DIY tea towels from The Southern Couture here.
22. DIY Lined Bag … Sew it and Give it!
Stop cutting patterns by hand and use Cricut Maker instead. I created this DIY gusseted makeup bag with the Cricut Maker earlier this year. Add a monogram or iron-on name to personalize this gift … under the tree filled with makeup? She'll love it!
23. Personalized Scarf and Gloves Set
Growing up, I loved the look of monograms. They were fancy! You don't have to spend a lot to be fancy with Cricut … add a custom monogram to anything at all with your Cricut. That's What Che Said shows how in this monogram scarf and gloves tutorial.
24. DIY Engraved Charm Bracelet
25. Personalized Signs for the Front Door
For those people who have everything, they don't have this! Make them a personalized sign with their family name for their front porch. Twelve on Main shows how with her Cricut here.
Why create with Cricut Maker?
I recently moved from a 2100 square foot house to a 700 squre foot apartment. Needless to say, the craft room of my dreams that I enjoyed pver the last decade was not going to move with me.
I had to choose which craft supplies were coming with me … and which were going to be sold, donated, or given away.
A few years ago I toyed with the idea of becoming a “zero supply crafter”.
What's a zero supply crafter?
A “zero supply crafter” is someone who has zero supplies. I made the term up but I hope it catches on.
- Store expensive tools, such as a Cricut Maker, in your craft space
- Get rid of all supplies and have no stash
- Buy the supplies you need for specific projects
- Use up or discard any leftover supplies
- No clean up, no organizing, ever
My move is the ultimate experiment in becoming “zero supply”: could I keep tools only and buy supplies for the projects I was making at the moment?
The main tool I kept was the Cricut Maker. I got rid of all of the other electronic cutters I had … I had a few, having been a lifetime crafter. And I also got rid of extra sewing machines, my serger, the huge assortment of thread I had … I got rid of so many supplies.
Why I kept my Cricut Maker … of all things
My Cricut Maker made the cut in my craft tools for these reasons:
- Versatility: The Maker cuts and works with more materials than any other Cricut machine on the market
- Tools: The Cricut Maker tools replace so many tools I had in my stash otherwise. I don't need metal stamping tools because I use the engraving tip to create the same look, for example.
- Compactness: The Cricut Maker is compact compared to all of the tools it replaces.
- Sleek Design: The Cricut Maker looks nice in my craft space.
I'll be using my Cricut Maker for years to come, for everything from gifts to cards and all the things in-between.
Which of these gift ideas are you going to use? Tell me in the comments!
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