November 3rd, 2018 • Contributor: Jenn Crookston, Team Cricut
Hello and welcome to week 4 of our DIY Holiday Gift Giving series. This week we’re dressing up our baked goods and we love how these projects came together.
Before ordering your supplies for this week's projects check your stash from the last couple weeks and make sure you use our discount code 8WEEKDIY to save an additional 10% on your total purchase from shop.cricut.com (must be a $50 or more purchase and excludes machines and Cricut Access).
To make this week’s projects you’ll need the following Cricut supplies:
- Deluxe Paper Foil Embossed Sampler - Kraft Seasonal
- Premium Vinyl: Permanent - Red & Black
- Premium Vinyl Patterned Sampler, Rustic Lodge Lumberjack - Removable
- Glitter Iron-on - Red
- Pearl Paper - Green
- Nordic Christmas Cardstock Sampler (Coming Soon)
- Riley Blake Christmas Delivery Fabric (Coming Soon)
Other items needed:
- Red/White Baker’s Twine
- Fabric Stabilizer (for fabric basket)
- Cardstock in Kraft
- Red Cellophane Bag
- Tea Towels
- Red Tulle
Are you gifting baked breads this holiday season? If you are, you’re going to love this fabric basket.
Using your Cricut Maker and this Simplicity pattern in Design Space your Maker will cut out all the fabric pieces for you. From there it is just simple straight seams to create this basket that can be used over and over again.
Cut File & Tutorial here: Gift Basket
The rest of these projects can be made with either the Cricut Maker or Explore machines.
Tea Towel Gift Bag
We created this gift bag using a cute white/red plaid tea towel and sewing up the sides. Folding the top down then creates a bag perfect for gifting canned goods or even a bottle of your favorite drink. Create the cute tag with pearl paper pine needles and a kraft paper pinecone.
Cut File: Calories Don’t Count on Holidays
No-Sew Tea Towel Bread Wrap
This cute wrapping couldn’t be simpler and is so easy to personalize you’re going to find yourself making a lot of them this holiday season. Using a fun black/white plaid tea towel and some red glitter iron-on we created a wrapping that itself is useful. After the delicious treat is consumed the towel can be hung in the home for a festive addition. Simply place your bread inside the tea towel, fold up the bottom and wrap with red/white twine to create a pocket and let the monogram fold over the top.
Cut File: Monogram Tea Towel (to change the monogram just delete the letter layer and add in the letter you need!)
Paper “Home Made” Bread Wrap
Cookies for Santa Treat Plate
Every home needs a special plate for Santa’s treats. Give your baked goods this holiday on a plate that can be used all season, especially Christmas Eve night. Using red and black Premium Vinyl: Permanent we added the sleigh and “cookies for Santa” to a plain white plate then added our treats. Remember Vinyl is not listed as food safe so add a piece of wax paper or parchment paper under unwrapped treats.
Cut File: Cookies for Santa
Homemade Salsa Label
Homemade Salsa is one of my favorite gifts to receive during the holidays. I love trying other people’s recipes. If you’re gifting salsa this holiday season check out this cute jar lid label we created!
Cut File: Spicing Up Your Holidays
Sometimes you just need a simple “To and From” gift tag. We’ve created that for you too. Use any paper of your choosing and a pen in your machine to create one or many of these gift tags. We love using Scoring Wheels in the Maker to create a crisp fold line without cracking. If you don’t have the Maker you can create this tag using the Scoring Stylus.
Cut File: Basic Gift Tag
If you’re just joining our 8 Week to a DIY Holiday make sure and go back to see our first 6 segments:
8 Weeks to DIY Holiday - Gift Giving - Week 1, We’ve got a Box for That
8 Weeks to DIY Holiday Decor - Week 2, the Living Room
8 Weeks to DIY Holiday - Gift Giving - Week 2, Milestone Gifts
8 Weeks to DIY Holiday Decor - Week 3, the Tree
8 Weeks to DIY Holiday - Gift Giving - Week 3, Gift Card Gifting
8 Weeks to DIY Holiday Decor - Gift Giving - Week 4, Kitchen and Dining Room
Be sure to tune in next week where I’ll be showing you ways to make gifts for the service people in your life!