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The Best Cricut Ideas for Christmas!!

Check out a huge list of the Best Cricut ideas for Christmas!! Tutorials for DIY Christmas signs, mugs, ornaments and a ton of Cricut gift ideas!

Hello Friends!!  I was going through all my pictures on my google drive and came across all my DIY Christmas decor and gifts that I made last year. 

So, I thought I should just make a round-up of all my best Cricut ideas for Christmas! (If you don’t have one, you can read my post here on why I love my Cricut so much.)

Last year I went crazy with making DIY Christmas signs, wine glasses, mugs, plates, and glitter ornaments.  They are all so fun and pretty easy to make. You can browse through all of DIY Christmas decor here.

I have a ton of tutorials on how to make all sorts of things with a Cricut.  They are a bit pricey, but when you think of all the money you can save from making instead of buying gifts, it is well worth it!

Save up or better yet, ask for a Cricut for Christmas… hint, hint… You can even share this post with your hubby or parents so they really get the hint!!

P.S. you can also share my posts on which Cricut is right for you and all about the new Cricut Joy to give them more hints!!

Cricut Ideas for Christmas

All of these Cricut Christmas projects you can either keep for yourself or make as gifts for friends, family, teachers, hostess gift, secret Santa, etc.  Everyone loves personalized, handmade gifts or sentimental gifts (Click the link for 25+ sentimental gift ideas to make!). 

It’s so easy to customize something in Design Space and then see the smile on someone’s face when they open it!!  If you need more help with Design Space, make sure to check out my Cricut Design Space 101 video series.

List of Cricut Ideas for Christmas (all made with a Cricut!)

DIY Cricut Christmas Decor

Check out my full tutorial on how to make this DIY nativity sign here! With some scrap wood, this large Christmas sign is super budget friendly!

three wise men sign with lights

Painting on burlap is so easy and fun! Burlap is one of my favorite things to decorate with because I can switch it out after the holidays are over.

Joy decor with burlap and mason jars

Painting on burlap using a freezer paper stencil gives it that rustic or farmhouse feel.

Cricut Christmas decor

For this burlap sign I used iron on vinyl and applied it to burlap.

Cricut Christmas decor
HTV heat pressed onto burlap.

Use window cling to make a Christmas countdown calendar.

cricut window clings christmas

Almost all of my Christmas signs in my house I made myself from wood or MDF that was given to me. You can check out my tutorial on how to paint wood signs here!

diy christmas wood sign

Chalk paint is my favorite paint to use because it is so forgiving and I love to sand a bit of it off to go with my rustic Christmas vibe.

Cricut Ideas for Christmas
DIY Christmas Decor

I made these JOY blocks the same way I made the DIY stocking hangers.

DIY Christmas Decor

Tile is another material to use that is cheap and easy. Simply by adding some adhesive vinyl to any size tile gives you a brand new Cricut Christmas decoration or gift.

Click here to check out my tutorial on how to apply vinyl to a large tile.

DIY Christmas Decor

Click to read my tutorial on applying vinyl to a regular tile here.

Cricut Ideas for Christmas
Cricut tiles
DIY Christmas gifts

Learn how to make this DIY snowman out of Dollar Tree supplies! He’s so cute and only costs a few dollars to make.

DIY light up snowman

Make easy and shiny gift tags using the new Cricut foil and some cardstock. Plus download a free SVG file to use!

happy holidays gift tag free svg

Use white cardstock to make a gorgeous light-up Christmas scene.

paper cut light box tutorial

Or a cute gnome stand a lone 3D shadowbox.

gnome d shadow box cricut

Cricut Christmas Signs for Outside and In

Here are a few of my outdoor Cricut Christmas signs I have made (sorry, I don’t have tutorials on these, but just wanted to give you some ideas!)

outdoor christmas joy sign
Glitter vinyl on old piece of wood.
DIY Christmas outdoor decor

I used the paint, vinyl, paint, paint (PVPP) method with this sign just like I did with my laundry DIY wood sign.

santa stop here sign
Cricut Christmas decor
Glitter vinyl on painted MDF wood.
Cricut Ideas for Christmas
Long 1×6 piece of wood. Painted wording on with PVPP method and screwed on door knobs.
Cricut Christmas decor
Cricut Christmas decor
Used scrap wood and the PVPP method of painting. Then screwed each piece onto a long piece of wood.

All the cut files are from a variety of places.  Some I created in Cricut Design Space, some I bought off Etsy, some I found in Facebook Cricut groups, and others were from free SVG sites.

You can browse my library of free SVG cut files by clicking here!

There are a ton of resources out there to find cute cut files.  There are a ton of Facebook Cricut groups where people will share files for personal use too.

LoveSVG is a great place to find free cute cut files. Most are for personal use but every week they also have freebie commercial use files!  I check out their website at least once a week to see what’s new.

So, what else can you make besides signs??  Keep on scrolling to see a lot of great Cricut gift ideas or things that are just fun to make for yourself!

DIY Cricut Christmas Gifts

This is not my file, but I have a similar Cookies for Santa plate file and tutorial.

DIY Christmas gifts
Vinyl on Dollar Tree plate

So many possibilities for making custom holiday pillows with iron-on vinyl.

DIY Christmas pillows cricut
Reversible pillows so you can use them all year long! I ended up keeping most of these:) Heat transfer vinyl heat pressed on pillowcase blanks.
DIY Christmas pillows cricut
DIY Christmas pillows cricut

Cricut Ornaments & DIY Mugs!!

You can make these easy and cute ornaments by checking out my DIY glitter ornament tutorial.

DIY Christmas ornaments
Cricut Christmas decor
DIY Christmas gifts

If you love ornaments, make sure to browse my ultimate DIY Christmas ornaments roundup.

Using acrylic blanks to make Christmas vacation ornaments is really easy and cheap to do.

christmas vacation ornaments

Add some paint or liquid gold to the back to make the vinyl pop as I show you in these Cricut Christmas ornaments.

cricut christmas ornaments

Use dome two piece ornaments to make glitter floating ornaments, so fun!

spinning snowflake ornament diy

Mugs and wine glasses!  Everyone loves a mug and these are so fun and easy to make with a Cricut vinyl cutting machine!  All are Dollar Tree mugs with Oracal 651 vinyl.

DIY Christmas gifts

Make your family or friends a set of matching mugs!  Grab the bear family SVG files or deer head FREE cut file here where you can also check out how to apply vinyl to a mug.

free christmas cricut svg files

If you want to know how to add vinyl or glitter to the bottom on your wine glass, click here for my full tutorial!

DIY Christmas gifts
DIY Christmas gifts

Etching glass is super easy!  Click here to read my tutorial on how to etch wine glasses.

etched wine glass
etched stemless wine glass

I also have a round-up of amazing festive projects from some of my favorite craft bloggers.  To get inspired by other Cricut projects, click here!

If you’d like to save these ideas for later, simply hover over the top left of the image below and PIN It now!

Cricut Ideas for Christmas

Tons of great Cricut ideas for Christmas, right??  The list can go on and on! 

I have been using a Cricut for over 10 years now and am learning new things all the time.  If there is something you want a tutorial on, please let me know by commenting below, and I will try my best to make one! 

Thank you for stopping by my blog!  Merry Christmas!




Wednesday 31st of October 2018

Your site is a bevy of fantastic ideas! Thanks so much for sharing it all!

Leap of Faith Crafting

Friday 9th of November 2018

Thank you so much Anne!!


Saturday 24th of February 2018

Love your blog. I think I will do the spray glitter on my yeti. I was wondering, I’ve noticed you can’t buy the cartridges for the cricut’s anymore. I have one of the cricut expressions, does that have the ability to get designs online and transfer to it and cut out?

Leap of Faith Crafting

Saturday 24th of February 2018

Hi Lavannia! Thanks so much! There might be some cartridges out there on Ebay or Craigslist. I know I sold all of mine. I started out with the Cricut Expression and I'm trying to remember! There was a free program called Cricut Craft Room that I used with the Expression to design on. It was a download that they offered for free. I'm sure you can google it and I would think it's still available! Good luck and hope that helps! is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to