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Must-Have Cricut Materials for Holiday Projects

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The Holidays are upon us. Whether you’re making gifts, decor, clothing, or anything else these are the best Cricut materials to have on hand for the holidays and beyond. Come check out these must-have Cricut materials for holiday projects + 6 Cricut Holiday project ideas!

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Must-Have Cricut Materials

When it comes to being crafty there are a few materials I always keep on hand like Cardstock, Iron-On, Infusible Ink, and Adhesive Vinyl. You just never know what last-minute project will come up and it’s always great to be prepared. When Cricut has a material sale I always stock up on the basics. And if you got a Cricut machine as a holiday gift I’m sure you’re thinking “I got a Cricut machine what materials should I get first?”

Here is what I always have on hand from Cricut and stock up on when there is a sale.

These are my must-have Cricut essential materials:

Black and White Iron-On – Also known as Heat Transfer Vinyl or HTV. It’s used on shirts, hoodies, tote bags, and more. You need an iron or heat press to apply this vinyl to fabric material. While I love working with all colors I often find myself reaching for black and white the most and always have it on hand.

Cricut Blanks like tote bags, shirts, and mugs. This ensures that when I want to make something I have the needed blank to create the project.

Permanent Vinyl – in multiple colors. This is great for personalizing cups, making signs, making car decals, labels, and more. This is permanent vinyl and can be hard to remove.

Removable Vinyl – Used to decorate windows, walls, and stencils. This vinyl is removable and doesn’t leave a residue on the surface it’s applied to.

Card blanks – used for making personalized cards for holidays, birthdays, and special occasions.

Cardstock – used to make cards, cake toppers, holiday or birthday decor, scrapbooking, paper flowers, and more.

Felt – used to make rolled felt flowers, bows, decor, and more.

You can check out all of Cricut’s newest products via the new tab on their website! They’re always coming out with new materials, patterns, and project ideas.

The Best Cricut Holiday Projects

There are so many great gifts to make with your Cricut machine from cosmetic bags, pillows, shirts, mugs, and more. Here are some of my favorite projects to make and which Cricut material to use!

How to Gift Cricut Christmas Mugs

Infusible Ink Mugs

I love giving mugs as gifts. You can customize them with just about anything and fill them with candy, gift cards, small gifts, and more.

Learn how to make Christmas Mugs as gifts here.

For this project, you’ll need the Cricut Mug Press and Infusible Ink.

Customized T-Shirts

Shirts are such a fun gift to give, but also fun to make for the family. I love making matching shirts for us to wear on Christmas day, if we’re heading to a holiday event, or even just because.

Cricut has a lot of fun Iron-On (HTV) like Holographic, Glow in the Dark, Glitter, and more.

For this project, you’ll need an EasyPress, Iron-On, and a blank shirt. Learn how to make a shirt with Cricut Iron-On here.

How to Gift Cricut Christmas Mugs

Gift Tags or Ornaments

When it comes to gift giving I like to add cute touches to the wrapping to make the gift look fancier. This can be an inexpensive way to add some flair to your gift.

For the last few years, I like making personalized ornaments with acrylic blanks and metallic adhesive vinyl. The personalized ornament doubles as a gift tag which then can then be used as an ornament on the tree.

Learn how to make personalized acrylic ornaments here.

For this project, you’ll need acrylic ornament blanks and metallic permanent vinyl.

DIY Decor

Make your own decor like this fabric wreath, but you can also make signs with adhesive vinyl, decorate windows with removable vinyl or window cling, and make paper decor like snowflakes with cardstock.

Learn how to make this fabric hoop wreath here.

Tote Bags

Tote bags are a cute gift to give but also double as cute packaging. Cricut has a few bag options that make fun gifts like cosmetic bags, wine bags, and tote bags.

Ditch the store-bought wrapping and make your own bag with Infusible Ink or Iron-On. Place the gift inside and not only does someone have a holiday gift, but cute customized wrapping.

Learn how to make a Tote Bag here.

For this project, you’ll need a bag blank and Infusible Ink or Iron-On.

Personalized Tumblers

Personalized Tumblers make great gifts and are such an easy project to make. All you need is a tumbler and permanent adhesive.

Learn how to make personalized tumblers here.

For this project you’ll need a tumbler and permanent vinyl.

custom cricut tumblers tutorial

Want to learn more about all the different materials Cricut has to offer? Check out my in-depth guide on Cricut Materials!

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