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Beautiful and Easy Cricut Gift Ideas!

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Hi Friends!  Where are all the Cricut fans??  Me, Me, Me!!  I love using my Cricut Explore because there are so many things you can make with it.  It has saved me so much money because there are so many great Cricut gift ideas that you can make.

My kids always know their friends are getting some kind of personalized gift.  Personalized gifts mean so much to the recipient and you can make one easier than you think.

Cricut Gift Ideas

One of my favorite Cricut gift ideas is making personalized tiles.  These can be made for any occasion and are a great gift for weddings, babies, new house, decor, etc..  Give a new baby a tile along with a personalized adorable birth stat elephant!

They are easy to make so I thought I’d do a tutorial on applying vinyl to a tile.  If you’ve read any of my other posts, you know that I love my Cricut Explore Air™ machine.  This machine is amazing and can do so much.

I use it on a daily basis in making all of my projects.  If you don’t have one, I highly suggest making the splurge or maybe hinting at it for a birthday or Christmas present!!  (Read my post here on why I think my Cricut is worth the money! and get inspiration in my Ultimate Guide of Cricut Ideas.)

Materials Needed for DIY Personalized Tile

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Materials you will need for this project:

        • Vinyl – any color.  I love Oracal 651. Expressions Vinyl is a great place to buy some.
        • Tile – I buy mine from Lowe’s or Home Depot.
        • Ribbon – optional
        • Transfer Paper – this is my favorite from Angel Crafts
        • Blue painter’s tape
        • Ruler
        • Cricut cutting machine– always check prices between and Amazon (click links to compare!)


Cricut Gift Ideas:  Personalized Tile Tutorial

1. The first thing is cutting out a design with vinyl or buying a decal.  Once it’s cut, weed it.  Pull the vinyl up so that the wording is left.  Pull up (weed out) the little parts inside the letters with a weeding tool.  Lay transfer paper on top of words and use a Cricut Scraper or credit card to adhere vinyl to transfer paper.


vinyl tile DIY

2. Clean the tile with rubbing alcohol.

vinyl tile

3.  Line up vinyl where you want it and secure it with painter’s tape.

vinyl tile personalized

4.  Flip up and pull the white paper off the back of the vinyl.

customized tile

5.  Flip the paper forward and use scraper or credit card to smooth vinyl onto the tile.

diy tile vinyl

6.  Slowly pull off transfer tape and press vinyl down with a finger to make sure nice and stuck.

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7.  Do the same thing with all other vinyl strips.  I line it up by putting a ruler against an object on the side to make letters straight.  Tape it down and repeat!

tips for applying vinyl

Here are the finished products!  You can add a bow or anything to spruce it up.  What would you put on a tile?

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cricut gift ideas

Make sure to watch my video tutorial if you’d like to learn how to make a split letter monogram in Cricut Design Space.

vinyl tile tutorial

personalized tile

If you need some more easy Cricut gift ideas, you can check out these following tutorials:

Thanks so much for stopping by!!  Hope you got some inspiring Cricut gift ideas!

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Monday 25th of June 2018

Any tips on getting the vinyl to stick? I’ve tried three times, using oracle 651. I’ve even tried leaving it overnight before removing the transfer tape. I used the rubbing alcohol. I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong?!

Leap of Faith Crafting

Tuesday 26th of June 2018

Hi Krystal! What type of transfer tape are you using?? Sometimes that can be the biggest culprit. Try to use one that's not a very strong grip. Try to scrape down the vinyl as best you can and pull the transfer paper off slowly and scrape the vinyl down as you are pulling. Also, what kind of tile?? Is it a slippery one?


Friday 8th of June 2018

How did you get the line to go through the letter on the tile?

Robert Nix

Tuesday 10th of January 2017

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