DIY Christmas Shirts

Christmas Shirts for Everyone in Your Family

December 10th, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team

Can you believe it’s less than three weeks until Christmas? Time, slow down! We need more time to listen to Christmas music, make gingerbread houses, and of COURSE, we all need more time to shop and where these shirts! These designs were done by Paula Biggs from Frog Prince Paperie and we absolutely love how festive and adorable they are! At first glance, we can already think of ten people who would wear ‘This is my Christmas shirt’.

DIY Christmas Shirts - Paula Biggs

How cute is this Deck the Halls Y’all! Design?! We love the font and little holly used in this design. And of course, the phrase! This design could be used for so many events this time of year and will definitely bring in compliments!

Click here to create: Deck the Halls Y’all!

DIY Christmas Shirts - Paula Biggs

This is my Christmas shirt. We all have that sassy person in our life that we could make this design for!

Click here to create: This is my Christmas Shirt

DIY Christmas Shirts - Paula Biggs

This shirt is to die for!!! Fa la la la la llama. Raise your hand if you are wearing this every day until Christmas. Okay… maybe not every day but my hand is definitely raised! Don’t forget to use an Iron-On Protective Sheet when you are layering Iron-on!

Click here to create: fa la la la Llama

DIY Christmas Shirts - Paula Biggs

How adorable is this snowman design? We love how creative this design is yet easy to make!

Click here to create: Snowman T-shirt

We hope these designs help get you and your entire family in the holiday spirit! We know how much we love these designs and we hope you do, too! As always, don’t forget to use our Cricut EasyPress Interactive Quick Reference Guide when creating this projects! It gives you step by step instructions on all sorts of different materials you can use for iron-on.

DIY Christmas Shirts - Paula Biggs
DIY Holiday Shirts

Cricut Community Favorites: DIY Holiday Shirts

December 8th, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team

With iron-on, it's so easy to customize shirts for every holiday. After you've made yourself some Ugly Christmas sweaters, why not make one of these fun creations from our Cricut Community members?

Cricut Community: Favorite DIY Holiday Shirts

Kim made these fun reindeer shirts to use as Christmas pajamas for her whole family, but you could certainly wear it any time of the day!

Click to Make: Reindeer Iron-on Shirts

Cricut Community: Favorite DIY Holiday Shirts

Melissa designed this snarky yet festive Angry Christmas Tree shirt that could be perfect for you!

Click to Make: Angry Christmas Tree Shirt

Cricut Community: Favorite DIY Holiday Shirts

If you love to celebrate Christmas in July, Marcia made this hilarious shirt that will show your progress on Santa's list.

Click to Make: Christmas in July Shirt

Cricut Community: Favorite DIY Holiday Shirts

I would certainly appreciate this "Dreidel for Dummies" shirt that Brenda made if I found myself with the opportunity to play dreidel.

Click to Make: Dreidel for Dummies Shirt

Cricut Community: Favorite DIY Holiday Shirts

Parodies are the best! I love this "Let Us Sew" shirt that Allison created. Hmmm...maybe my mom needs this for Christmas....

Click to Make: Let Us Sew Shirt

Cricut Community: Favorite DIY Holiday Shirts

Toni has the right idea for what Santa should bring - craft supplies! I think I would have to make dozens of these shirts, though, if I wanted to ask Santa for everything I love in a craft store. Maybe I could cover it all by just asking for the entire store....

Click to Make: Santa Bring Me Yarn Shirt

Cricut Community: Favorite DIY Holiday Shirts
DIY Holiday Family Jammies

Christmas Pajamas for the Entire Family

December 3rd, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team

I don’t know about you all, but I grew up getting new pajamas for Christmas and it is still one of my favorite gifts to receive. As a child, we had a PJ party with family friends where we played games and ate breakfast for dinner. Now, we receive our pajamas on Christmas Eve. I look forward to it every year! You can imagine how excited I was for this collection to come right in time for the holidays! These designs, created by That’s What Che Said, are truly for the entire family and I absolutely love the clever phrases she used!

One of the things I love about these designs is the different Iron-On materials she used to make each shirt unique while using the same colors. Between EveryDay Iron-On with Strong BondTM Guarantee to Glitter Iron-on to Holographic Sparkle Iron-on, there are so many ways to make these shirts unique for each family member! As you are working on these projects, make sure to check out our guide on What to Know About Different Types of Cricut Iron-on Materials.

DIY Holiday Family Jammies

Dear Santa, I can explain… this shirt is so clever and let’s be honest, so relatable!

Click here to create: Dear Santa, I can explain…

DIY Holiday Family Jammies

Besties with the big guy… I love this! I can already picture a dad wearing this with the whole family! I love this design and clever phrase.

Click here to create: Besties with the big guy

DIY Holiday Family Jammies

How funny is this Santa checklist? I seriously can’t get over how clever all these designs are! We all know that child or sibling that...well...tried.

Click here to create: Naughty or Nice shirt

DIY Holiday Family Jammies

Dear Santa, my brother did it! Raise your hand if you have blamed a sibling on something… apologies to any siblings I have reading this! You can definitely change this design to say sister. I also thought it would be cute to blame a dog! A play on the good ole’ my dog ate my homework excuse.

Click here to create: Dear Santa, my sibling did it!

DIY Holiday Family Jammies

Last but not least, jolly like the big guy! We all need this shirt for the sweetie in our lives! The happy go lucky family member that always seems to have a smile on their face. With all the mischief in the other shirts, the jolly family member deserves to be recognized!

Click here to create: Jolly like the big guy

 

As you are making these awesome designs, make sure you take a look at our Cricut EasyPress™Interactive Quick Reference Guide. This guide makes projects so easy and lays out a step by step guide for you! As always,  If you have additional questions about iron-on, please visit our FAQ Page or reach out to Cricut Member Care at cricut.com/contact-us.

Happy Making!

DIY Holiday Family Jammies
DIY Gifts by Cricut Community Members

Cricut Community Favorites: DIY Gifts

December 3rd, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team

Every year I declare that I am going to DIY All.The.Presents. Fast forward to where I realize that Christmas is around the corner and I have run out of time. This year, though, I am optimistic because there are some pretty awesome projects from Cricut Community members. Ones like the socks and the oven mitts look especially good since they are awesome, but can be done last-minute if needed.

Cricut Community: Favorite DIY Gifts

Looking for a gift for your favorite sewist? Jennifer made this lovely sewing shadow box using etching. It's pretty simple overall: cut out a stencil, place on your glass, add the cream, then rinse away after a few minutes and remove the vinyl. Ta-da!

Click to Make: Etched Sewing Shadow Box

Cricut Community: Favorite DIY Gifts

I have been seeing a lot of these fun custom socks this year, and Jessica designed some pretty fun versions. The hardest part will be choosing which one to make!

Click to Make: I'm Reading Socks

Click to Make: Foot Rub Socks

Click to Make: Diet Coke Socks

Click to Make: Done Socks

Click to Make: Taco Socks

Cricut Community: Favorite DIY Gifts

Does someone on your list have a Cricut Maker? I've been loving the tool and blade holders that our Community members have been creating, and I plan to make this one by Linda for myself.

Click to Make: Circular Cricut Tool Holder

Cricut Community: Favorite DIY Gifts

Lorrie created this cute earbud holder that will be perfect to keep them safe in your purse, backpack, or bag.

Click to Make: Earbud Holder

Cricut Community: Favorite DIY Gifts

I totally need this Family Celebrations Board that April crafted so I can remember when everyone's birthdays happen.

Click to Make: Family Celebrations Board

Cricut Community: Favorite DIY Gifts

Making treats for your neighbors? Give them inside this fun Santa Sack for Neighbors made by Michelle.

Click to Make: Santa Sacks for Neighbors

Cricut Community: Favorite DIY Gifts

April made this sewing pattern that can be used in different ways depending on how you size it. A small one could be a toy for your dog. Make it larger and it can be a comfy neck pillow for travel or just resting at home.

Click to Make: Dog Toy or Neck Pillow

Cricut Community: Favorite DIY Gifts

Need a white elephant gift or something for a child (or kid at heart?) Make up a batch of green slime and then make this label designed by Shannon.

Click to Make: Elf Snot

Cricut Community: Favorite DIY Gifts

You can use faux suede (or faux leather, if you like) to make these heart earrings as Renae did.

Click to Make: Faux Suede Heart Earrings

Cricut Community: Favorite DIY Gifts

Super simple gifts by Audra that are great for neighbors, teachers and more. You can find these at dollar stores, even, and then add a whisk, spatula, treat mix or other fun baking items.

Click to Make: Oven Mitts

Cricut Community: Favorite DIY Gifts
DIY Chrismukkah Shirts

Happy Chrismukkah! Celebrate ALL the things!!

November 26th, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team

Chrismukkah is the perfect way to celebrate December holidays, especially if you have an interfaith household. We are so excited to share these designs because they all perfectly embrace Hanukkah and Christmas! We love that they’re all equally celebrating these beloved holidays. We couldn’t love these designs more. They are so fun and festive and inclusive! We can thank Heidi Kundin with Happiness is Homemade for these awesome shirts! We love what she came up with.

DIY Chrismukkah Shirts

How clever is this menorah shirt? We cannot get over how creative it is to put the Christmas trees as the candles for the menorah.

Click here to create: Merry Chrismukkah Shirt

DIY Chrismukkah Shirts

Where are all our new crafters?! This is the project for you! We cannot believe this design is a single layer with how cute it is! You are sure the be the hit of any and every ugly sweater party you attend this holiday season. This is such a great option for more affordable ugly sweaters and it definitely doesn’t look cheap! Make sure your ugly sweater lasts for holiday parties for years to come with our washing guide!

Click here to create: Ugly Chrismukkah Sweater

DIY Chrismukkah Shirts

Happy Everything! With so many holidays and traditions this time of year, we love this design and saying! At Cricut, we love to celebrate all the things and this shirt is definitely a great way to get in the spirit of celebrating! Make sure you use our Cricut EasyPress ™ Interactive Quick Reference Guide when you are making these projects, it will tell you exactly what you need for heat and timing to make the perfect project!

Click here to create: Happy Everything!

DIY Chrismukkah Shirts

We love this adorable Chrismukkah tree! This is the perfect design for a school parade or holiday brunch! Again, we love how both holidays are presented in this design and are so happy with these!

Click here to create: Chrismukkah Tree

Happy Making!!

As always,  If you have additional questions about iron-on, please visit our FAQ Page or reach out to Cricut Member Care at cricut.com/contact-us.

DIY Chrismukkah Shirts
Cricut Community Favorite Holiday Ornaments

Cricut Community Favorites: Holiday Ornaments

November 25th, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team

Ornaments are a fun way to create a custom look for your Christmas tree. Many of these could also be used around the house during the entire winter season if you so desire. Check out these great holiday ornament projects from Cricut Community members.

Cricut Community Favorite Festive Ornaments

Oh my goodness, I am in love with these fun ornaments made by Karley featuring children's art! You could make a new one every year by uploading the image, then use Print-then-Cut.

Click to Make: Marley's Ornament

Cricut Community Favorite Festive Ornaments

Karen's use of a tassel in this triangle lantern ornament is lovely, but you could also use other hanging objects like mistletoe.

Click to Make: Triangle Lantern Ornament

Cricut Community Favorite Festive Ornaments

Have I mentioned before how much I love exploding boxes? You can use these delightful versions when you are giving ornaments as presents.

Click to Make: Exploding Ornament Box

Cricut Community Favorite Festive Ornaments

These minimalistic ornaments with season-appropriate words like Hope, Peace, and Love designed by Barbara will make a lovely addition to your tree.

Click to Make: Word Ornaments

Cricut Community Favorite Festive Ornaments

If you're looking to make presents for friends that won't break the bank, you could make these wood slice ornaments designed by Beth.

Click to Make: Wood Slice Ornaments

Cricut Community Favorite Festive Ornaments

Giving an ornament as a gift or just want to make sure your extra special ones are safe? You can make this ornament box designed by Teri!

Click to Make: Ornament Box

Cricut Community Favorite Festive Ornaments

Like the farmhouse look for your holiday decor? In addition to checking out our farmhouse holiday ideas, you could make these ornaments created by Ashley.

Click to Make: Jar Lid Ornaments

Cricut Community Favorite Festive Ornaments

You can use snowman as decorations all winter long, so after you take down your Christmas tree, you can hang this snowman ornament by Fern anywhere around your house.

Click to Make: Snowman Ornament

Cricut Community Favorite Festive Ornaments

Elf is my favorite Will Ferrell movie, tied with The LEGO Movie. It's silly fun indeed. I think my tree needs this fun ornament by Shea inspired by that film.

Click to Make: Buddy the Elf Ornament

Cricut Community Favorite Festive Ornaments

As Renee pointed out, you can use either paper or felt to make her ornament design.

Click to Make: Felt Ornament

Cricut Community Favorite Festive Ornaments

I love April's idea of turning these ball ornaments into parts of an advent calendar or as a Christmas cracker. You just put a little surprise inside while you are making them.

Click to Make: Surprise Ornament

Cricut Community Favorite Festive Ornaments

Albion created these fun pom pom and felt ornaments that are quite easy to make.

Click to Make: Pom Pom and Felt Ornament

Cricut Community Favorite Festive Ornaments

You can create your own glitter ornaments by pouring in polyacrylic and glitter, then decorate it up with a festive reindeer image like Linda did.

Click to Make: Reindeer Glitter Ornament

Cricut Community Favorite Festive Ornaments

I love the intricate design on Santa's coat on this ornament that Kathy made. You can personalize it with a name and year on the opposite side.

Click to Make: Santa Ornament

Cricut Community Favorite Festive Ornaments
DIY Farmhouse Holiday Decor Inspiration

Deck the Halls (and Living Room) This Holiday Season

November 23rd, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team

We are slightly obsessed with modern farmhouse décor at the moment. Rustic. Warm. Simple. Yes, please! This holiday season we brought this aesthetic to life making all of our projects using the versatile Cricut Maker™.  This blog takes you on a tour of many of the many projects we created. Read on and let us know in the comments section which of these projects would be perfect to make for your living room.

Let’s start with projects on-and-around the Christmas tree.

DIY Farmhouse Holiday Decor

Click to Make: 'Fa La La' Banner

We love this fun checker-patterned banner that drapes gently across your Christmas tree to provide the perfect finishing touch. We designed two deer panels that break up the “Fa La La” but you can certainly customize your banner with other farmhouse themes or phrases. We used the EasyPress 2 and Everyday Iron-On™ to heat transfer the letters and deer onto the fabric panels. Stitch panels together and run ribbon through the grommet corners to finish off the banner. Then, step back and enjoy!

DIY Farmhouse Holiday Decor

Click to make:Farmhouse Wood Ornaments

Click to make:Mug Ornaments

Click to make:Farmhouse Mason Jar Lid Ornaments

Crafting Christmas tree ornaments continues to be one of our favorites. I think it has to do with the sentimental value they bring year-after-year. Also, using different materials to create a textured and customized design keeps me every year wanting to make, make, make…This year, we designed several ornaments, each using different materials and craft techniques. Be sure to check them out in Design Space and tell us below in the comments section which one you like best!

DIY Farmhouse Holiday Decor

Click to make: Christmas Tree & Stocking Mugs

Here is an adorable and easy project perfect for newbies to Cricut. You only need a Cricut Maker or Explore to cut vinyl and then apply to white blank mugs to spice them up! That is it! The really cute vinyl patterns we used are from the Cricut Premium Vinyl Nordic Christmas Sampler.

DIY Farmhouse Holiday Decor

Click to make: Farmhouse Style Christmas Tags

Who loves gift wrapping? Me! Me! Me! These adorable Farmhouse Style Gift Tags are one of several different gift wrap projects we designed this season (be sure to also check out the Acorn Stamp Gift Wrap and Comfort & Joy' Gift Wrap). For the Farmhouse Style Gift Tags, there are actually two projects in one (one uses a Christmas tree image (like pictured above) and a second alternative design uses a bear image). And, do not forget that there is no end to the countless images you could choose from in Design Space (we have over 50,000 images!).

DIY Farmhouse Holiday Decor

Click to make: Farmhouse Stockings

This stocking and matching monogram ornament go together perfectly like Santa and cookies! The monogram letter can be customized in Design Space to your choice. The Knife Blade cuts the basswood with precision to make the monogram. Add a stroke or two of white paint and tie off with black ribbon to finish.

DIY Farmhouse Holiday Decor

Click to make: Paper Christmas Village

This project is for all you paper crafters out there! This relatively easy project uses the Scoring Wheel to make crisp score lines needed to fold the houses with ease. We used colorful Deluxe Paper, Nordic Christmas and Glitter Cardstock to bring great pops of color to the mantle. Once you have cut, scored and glued one of the houses, the rest of the village should come together with ease.

DIY Farmhouse Holiday Decor

Click to make: Stacking Box Advent Calendar

Count down the 12 days of Christmas with this set of fun boxes that are perfect for hiding treats and small gifts. Pick up from your local craft store twelve boxes with drawers and then head over to your craft room to embellish with circular count-down labels. We used one of our favorite materials–Premium Vinyl™ Patterned Sampler, Winter Wonderland.

DIY Farmhouse Holiday Decor

Click to make: Comfy & Cozy Sign

Here is another elegant and relatively easy project perfect for crafters looking for a vinyl-on-glass project. This sign uses transparent glass and natural evergreen accents for a beautiful textural combination. Simply cut out some Premium Vinyl and use Transfer Tape and Scraper Tool to apply to glass. Use red twine to tie and hang evergreen sprigs to the back of the clear frame.

DIY Farmhouse Holiday Decor

Rustic Deer Pillow Link Coming Soon

A huge pop of color highlights this fun no-sew fabric project. Easily apply a stunning deer head silhouette onto a checker-patterned throw pillow using a 12” x 10” EasyPress 2 and red Everyday Iron-On. Once the iron-on is transferred to the pillow, use a large needle to thread lengths of yarn through the pillow cover and leave both ends hanging long. Repeat until there are two hanks of yarn on either side of the deer's neck. Then, tie them like a scarf.

We loved pulling these projects together and hope you came away with a few holiday craft ideas. In the coming weeks, keep an eye out for more blogs and tutorials on more projects from our holiday scene. Also, be sure to see our Gift Guides and 8 Weeks to DIY Your Holiday blogs for additional inspiration.

DIY Farmhouse Holiday Decor
Martha Stewart Cricut Projects

Celebrate With These Martha Stewart Cricut Projects

November 23rd, 2018 • Contributor: Charynn Olsheski, Pineapple Paper Co.

Hi! Charynn from Pineapple Paper Co. here again! For the last couple of weeks, I have shared how I use the Cricut Explore Air 2™ Special Edition Martha Stewart Machine Bundle, available exclusively at Michaels, to plan and create parties. So far, I have shared: a birthday invitation made with a variety of Cricut cutting materials, different ways to wrap gifts with Cricut designs, plus an easy “Celebrate” party banner with Iron-on and table decor to dress up your party.  All of these projects use the gorgeous collection of exclusive Martha Stewart designs in Cricut Design Space as well as Martha Stewart branded Cricut cutting materials.

Last week in addition to the “Celebrate” banner, I showed you how I used simple paper confetti to help dress up a party table, plus used the “Celebrate” script to create a centerpiece stick for the flowers:

Martha Stewart Cricut Projects

I made so many different projects with the Martha Stewart Cricut Explore Air 2 for this party!

With your purchase of a Martha Stewart Cricut Explore Air 2, you get access to 25 exclusive projects and designs created for Design Space. There are also a TON of additional Martha Stewart images available that can be used to create a gorgeous party.

Creating a cohesive party theme is easy with a simple logo, as I did with the “Celebrate” script text from the Martha Stewart images. You can use one design in different ways throughout your party to visually tie your party together and make your crafting easier.

I used the “Celebrate” script to also decorate 2” round party circles that I attached to skewers of blueberries. I placed the skewers in glasses of champagne. Because a lot of drinks are clear, adding a touch of color to glasses is a small detail that looks really great on the table!

Martha Stewart Cricut Projects

Click to Make: 2” Party Circles for Drink Stirrers

My absolute favorite DIY Party Supply to create is customized paper napkins. With Martha Stewart Iron-on and inexpensive paper napkins, I created expensive-looking custom napkins for just pennies! And with the new Martha Stewart EasyPress 2 that was just released, these personalized paper napkins are really easy to make!

Martha Stewart Cricut Projects

Click to Make: Martha Stewart Celebrate Paper Napkins

What party is complete without a cake? This party had three small cakes, and each one had a handmade cake topper using cardstock and Martha Stewart designs from Cricut Design Space.

Martha Stewart Cricut Projects

Click to Make: Martha Stewart Celebrate Cake Topper

This cake topper also incorporates the use of Cricut Pens. I absolutely love using Cricut Pens to draw details on party supplies. The Celebrate banner with writing is a pre-designed image, and I made little 3D flowers from a Martha Stewart design that was intended to be a table runner. I scaled the flowers down really small and used them to give the cake banner some dimension.

Martha Stewart Cricut Projects

Follow me here next week to see how I designed party favors (including the cupcake below) with the Cricut Explore Air 2™ Special Edition Martha Stewart Machine Bundle!

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Martha Stewart Cricut Projects
Martha Stewart Cricut Projects
DIY Retro Shirts

Retro Shirts with SewSophieLynn

November 19th, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team

We are taking a break from holiday to cheer to bring you these darling retro tees! These shirts make the perfect gift for your child or their friends! They can wear them all year and the best part… you can use your Everyday Iron-on scraps for these projects! Raise your hand if you have dozens of scraps around your craft room. I know all of us around here do! Because of all the different colors that are used to create these designs, it’s a perfect project to put those scraps to use and not waste anything!

Retro Shirts with SewSophieLynn

When SewSophieLynn created these darling and fun designs, she had her kids in mind. How comfy and cozy would this sweatshirt be? It’s perfect for a winter day at school! You can take a simple, inexpensive sweatshirt and turn it into the perfect outfit! What parent doesn’t want to encourage their child to be a dreamer?!

Click here to create: Legendary T-Shirt

Retro Shirts with SewSophieLynn

We love this Legendary baseball t-shirt! All of these designs are made with Cricut’s Everyday Iron-on with StrongBond ™ Guarantee. They’re all easy to make and should take a half hour or so! You can choose any colors you have around to make these fun designs, they’re so versatile!

Click here to create: Legendary T-Shirt

Retro Shirts with SewSophieLynn

Make sure these awesome designs last after many, many washes with our guide on washing Iron On. With designs this cute, you’re going to want to make sure these last! How fun is this retro Good Times design? We love this rainbow design and it looks like a professional made it! Luckily, with this design, crafters of all levels can make this adorable shirt.

Click here to create: Good Times T-Shirt

If you have additional questions about iron-on, please visit our FAQ Page or reach out to Cricut Member Care at cricut.com/contact-us.

Retro Shirts with SewSophieLynn