Growing up, most of us learned a craft skill or two in school. Well, a lot of what we learned was supposed to help us become creative with regards to the craft. It probably included cutting out patterns and shapes in different sizes from materials such as fabric, paper, and cardboard, all by freehand. Surprisingly, this is the foundation of a whole line of art even in the modern world. Flash-forward a few years later, amazing machines have been developed to ease the process while adding a high degree of accuracy and detail into the cutouts. This is where Cricut machines come in.
These machines come in handy during the holiday season and for more than just one good reason. For instance, you can use them to create decorative pieces of art that are aesthetically striking from a distance. These unique products can be used as part of the décor in your home or party venue for holiday gatherings. You can also create unique crafts and include them with or as holiday gifts to your loved ones. The possibilities are endless. With this having been said, here are some easy homemade Cricut crafts for the holiday season you might want to check out.
1. Greeting Cards
The holiday mood is sweeping the air. The season of sending greetings with cards far and wide is upon us. Needless to mention, most of us have some ample free time indoors due to the biting pandemic hovering in the air.
Instead of buying your holiday greeting cards from the stores, why not get creative and start making handmade greeting cards? It’s one of the best Craft Craft Ideas you will find out there for the holiday season. Personalized Cricut cards will bring out a personal touch to your family and friends. It’s also a healthy way to relax and bond as you get crafty with your kids. All you need is quality paper that is easy to come by, and a few supplies such as the circuit machine, adhesive, and a Cricut pen. Don’t forget to include a well-thought message that will sweep the recipient off their feet.
2. Personalized Mugs
Especially as holiday gifts, Cricut mugs are unique, elegant, and appreciated. Personalized coffee or tea mugs are fun to make, knowing that the item will create just the statement or message you need to pass across to the recipient. Coffee mugs reflect our personality. If your mum loves coffee or tea, you can make her a personalized mug with her name and some lovely message on it. Bring out a super cute design; add some smileys on the mug, or include a kitten smiley on it.
When designing personalized cups or mugs, vinyl can be an amazing option to consider. It works well with different materials, including ceramic, porcelain, and even marble. It brings out beautiful results with guaranteed longevity. This is not to forget that it will also be dishwasher safe.
3. Paper Flower Corsages
Cricut is easy and fun. It’s something to be adored. The best part of it is that you can do it as a family. Paper flowers make great pieces to add some character of uniqueness in home décor. They brighten up the home and they always make a stunning statement.
Paper flower corsages are also amazingly easy to make, not forgetting how pocket-friendly they are. All you need is just a few supplies to make paper flower corsages and you are good to go. However, you will want to ensure you get the right kind of paper if at all you are going to expect excellent results. Among the few things you will need to make them include:
- Template – This can be downloaded online or bought from the stores
- Scissors – you can have them in several sizes depending on the pattern complexity. You can make the task easier and faster by using a Cricut machine
- Paper glue
Given the extreme ease of making these pretty paper flowers, why not try them out and give your home some pimp with a flower that never stops blooming this season?
The doormat speaks volumes about any home, especially to guests who haven’t been there before. It can either make your guest feel jitters or welcome in your home. Well, on this note, nothing can be as charming as a customized handmade doormat at your doorstep.
However, these don’t usually come cheap and could cost you a fortune if you were to buy. Many homeowners also find it challenging to get something that matches their tastes and preferences. Nonetheless, the good news is that with the latest technology surrounding circuit machines, you can easily make a personalized doormat according to your tastes. It does not have to be like the one at your next-door neighbor. It should just be eye-catching and welcoming.
A handcrafted doormat can be a perfect addition to your home and a welcoming gesture to your friends and family. You can also make one and present it as a gift to someone you care about during the holiday season. It will be a (perhaps the only) reason for them to smile and feel appreciated this season.
5. Sleeping Masks
Sleep is a luxury. The season to jolly, make merry, relax, and lull is finally here after the long toil throughout the year. So why not make several circuit eye masks for some healthy undistracted snooze and enjoy your rest time in style? It takes only a few minutes. It’s quick and amazingly easy. You can buy a plain facemask and customize it with your own sayings using the circuit iron for that distinctive look. It’s also a great gift idea for a loved one this holiday season to wear along with their pajamas. Don’t confuse sleeping masks for the ordinary face masks that are supposed to prevent us from catching COVID-19 though…laughs.
The holiday season is undoubtedly the most anticipated time of the year. To have a memorable and fun-filled one, it takes proper preparation and creativity. Whether you are gifting someone or just want to treat yourself, these tips will come in handy as far as Cricut crafts for the holiday season are concerned.
Image Source: BigStockPhoto.com (Licensed)