Zooey Deschanel in her #CricutMade projects and mug

25 DIY holiday decor and gift ideas from Zooey Deschanel

November 17, 2020 | Contributor: Zooey Deschanel

As you may know, I’ve been hanging out a lot with my new DIY best friend. It’s Cricut and Zooey this, Cricut and Zooey that. My friends and family get jealous, but they need to face it. It’s inevitable that Cricut and Zooey are forever! However, since ’tis the season of giving, I wanted to provide you with 25 holiday projects that Cricut® and I have created together! To start off, here’s a quick, easy tutorial for a holiday mug set:

Festive decor for your video conference calls? No problem! Can’t leave the house to buy ornaments or gifts? Don’t worry, Cricut and Zooey to the rescue! It’s been craft, craft, craft since I met Cricut and now, I present to you, our show and tell. We’ve worked together all summer for this moment.

DIY Holiday Decor and Gift Ideas from Zooey Deschanel and Cricut

25 DIY holiday decor and gift ideas

Find my holiday decor and gift ideas below that I created with my Cricut machine. It cuts. It writes. It draws. I never pick up scissors, pens, or pencils anymore. My Cricut machine just does it so much better and gets all the elaborate details with ease. If you still aren’t sure who my DIY best friend is, here’s a video that gives you the lowdown!

Holiday cards and then some

Sometimes it’s the smallest gestures that make the biggest waves and that’s why I love the act of a simple note. Here are a few cards I’m giving out to friends, family, and strangers this holiday season.

Links to Make It yourself:

  1. Grateful Card
  2. Happy Thanksgiving Card
  3. Dear Santa I Can Explain Stars Card
  4. Warm Christmas Wishes Card
  5. Present Card
  6. Happy Holidays Card
  7. Seasons Greetings Card
  8. Happy Hanukkah Card
  9. Keep Shining Card
  10. Kwanzaa Card
  11. Kwanzaa is Here Card

Personally curated holiday gifts

I love creating custom gift tags so I can get my own words in without any interruption. Pair these tags with a lovely handmade and personally curated gift. Easy peasy with my Cricut machine!

Links to Make It yourself:

  1. Holiday Bah Hum Mug
  2. Holiday Joy Juice Mug
  3. Drink and Be Merry Wine Bag
  4. Cozy Winter Vibes Sign
  5. I Like You Holiday Gift Tag
  6. Definitely Not Socks Holiday Gift Tag
  7. Better than a Gift Card Holiday Gift Tag
  8. Fear Not, I Kept the Receipt Holiday Gift Tag

As you’re making for others, it’s important to also take care of yourself. Thats why I created a poinsettia hair clip and belt – a holiday fashion favorite! This might’ve been something you didn’t know but I’m giving you this hot tip now, before it leaks out and becomes viral. ‘Tis the season of giving!

Zooey Deschanel in homemade poinsettia hair clip and belt created with Cricut Maker

Don’t forget to have fun over the holidays. I also made this reindeer antler headband with my Cricut machine.

Zooey Deschanel with #CricutMade reindeer antler headband and Santa tray

Links to Make It yourself:

  1. Poinsettia Headband
  2. Poinsettia Belt
  3. Reindeer Antler Headband

Easy DIY holiday decorations

Some say dogs make great best friends, but cats make the purr-fect friend. Well, right after Cricut, of course. With my Cricut Maker, I addd the purr-fect decoration to my tree. Then, laid out a trap holiday present for Santa.

Links to Make It yourself:

  1. Kitty Ornament
  2. Best Friend Ornament
  3. Santa Tray

These holiday projects were created the big guy, Cricut Maker®, but don’t discount the others just yet. Find which Cricut machine is right for you! Because, I refuse to name a favorite.

25 thoughts on “25 DIY holiday decor and gift ideas from Zooey Deschanel

  1. What kind of mugs can I use for Projects? Regular mugs that or blank or do they have to be Sublimation?

    • Hi Rosa,

      Since these mug projects don’t utilize sublimation inks, you can use any regular mug. We recommend one with a smooth surface so that the vinyl adheres smoothly to the mug.

    • Hi Jenice,

      The “Joy Juice” text is drawn as an image by one our artists, so there is no corresponding font.

    • Hello Lance,

      In Design Space, you can also recreate these same cards for Cricut Maker. You will need to find the image from the library of your desired card (use the search bar with a relevant keyword) and create the card. These image sets of Insert Card Corners and Quick Corner Cards may help.

  2. What font are the green words on the santa tray (reindeer, thirsty, sweet etc)? I would like to write in the names of the children but I cannot find the font to match!

    • Hi Neha,

      There is not a corresponding font as the lettering was drawn by our illustrators. They designed the tray with the plan to leave a spot where children could sign it for Santa. If you would like information on uploading your own art into Design Space, please check out this article.

  3. I absolutely love this COLLECTION! I would consider myself a beginner Cricut user and rely a lot on Design Space and Cricut Access. I’m so so disappointed that these Kwanzaa cards are only compatible for Joy. I have a Maker. Please add Kwanzaa and more cultural options to Cricut Access/Design Space.

    • Hi Angela,

      Happy to hear that you enjoy these projects, and thanks for your feedback. Please note that you can also create these cards for Cricut Maker by finding the image for the card in the image library and adding it to one of these Quick Corner Cards. Find more Kwanzaa images here, too. We are constantly updating our library with new images, currently adding over 1000 images each month, so please keep an eye out for them!

  4. Love these ideas. As I want to work on Christmas throughout the year will this be accessible anytime of the year?


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