Cricut Made DIY Gift Ideas for Everyone
November 5, 2018
Cricut Made DIY Gift Ideas to make the holidays bright

Cricut Made DIY Gift Ideas to make the holidays bright

Cricut Made DIY Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

Ok, so I have a confession to make. I'm heavily involved in a love affair with my Cricut machine! It's alright, my husband already knows. I've always been a big fan but have never really known what to use it for beyond cutting fun things out of paper. Seeing all the incredible projects at the Cricut Make-a-Thon blew my mind! Got me thinking about all the potential Cricut made DIY Gift Ideas for everyone on your list and I just had to share!

DISCLAIMER: I didn't create ANY of the projects in these photos. They were all created and styled by the talented Cricut Staff and I photographed them at the conference.

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DIY Gift Ideas for the Hostess

Dinner party tablescape with eucalyptus and white taper candles for Cricut made DIY gift ideas

We'll start with the hostess with the mostest! If your holiday social life is anything like mine, December has a party every night of the week! I always love bringing a hostess gift but sometimes run out of ideas. This gorgeous Cricut made dinner party display provided so much inspiration! I can hear you saying….how is a favor box a good hostess gift? Do I have some fun surprises for you!

Dinner party or wedding tablescape with crepe paper flowers, eucalyptus leaves and geometric centerpieces Cricut made DIY gift ideas

Pretty much EVERYTHING on the table except the leaves and plates was Cricut made! The open geometric terrarium is a fun little chipboard project that takes the powerful cutting of a Cricut Maker. But after letting the machine do all the cutting….putting together this little beauty is a breeze. Spray paint it in any color of the rainbow but metallics are a safe bet, with Rose Gold as the belle of ball. Who wouldn't love a little collection of these vases to display? I know I would!

Make This Centerpiece For your Mom or Sister:

Or how about a set of stemware tags for each member of the family? I love this simple little detail.

Make Glass Tags for the Family:

Beautiful dinner placesetting with acrylic menu and place card for Cricut made DIY gift ideas

Create a fun menu cover with plexiglass and foil vinyl, then easily change out a printable menu for each event. Use vellum, acetate, or solid card stock inserts to change up the look.

Create DIY Menu Covers:

Oh and did I mention the flowers were also cut on a Cricut Maker and made with crepe paper!? This totally blew my mind. I loved learning how easy it is to make realistic looking flowers from Lia Griffith at the Make-a-thon. You can check out the tulip I made here. {I'm pretty proud!}

Make A Hostess Bouquet of Crepe Paper Flowers:

Ultraviolet purple agate slice with gold lettering used as a place card Cricut made DIY gift ideas

Umm, can I put an order in for a set of these beauties!? Custom foiled purple agate place cards are gorgeous! You wouldn't have to use names, you could embellish each stone with a blessing or words of gratitude. Wouldn't you love these for the holidays?

DIY Agate Coasters For a Friend or Yourself {I won't tell!)

And last but not least is the sweet little gem favor box hiding behind the place card. I made one of these cuties and it was as simple as pushing a button and making some folds. Metallic patterned acetate is my new favorite party supply!

DIY Gift Ideas for the Fashionista

Beautifully organized closet design with plenty of inspiration project ideas Cricut made DIY gift ideas

Next stop in the gift department is the closet! I know I would love anyone forever who came over and organized my closet!! At first glance I thought the Cricut team just labeled some drawers but there was so much more than meets the eye!

DIY Closet Drawer Vinyl Labels:

Customized shoes in a closet as Cricut inspiration projects - Cricut made DIY Gift IdeaCan you guess which shoes were embellished with the help of a Cricut? That's a trick question because they ALL are! With iron-on you can detail just about anything! Sweet little triangles on the pink suede shoes, gold dipped tassels, and layered purple flowers over green foil leaves are right on trend with a look that's almost embroidered.

Make a Tassel Accessory for Shoes, Purse, or Backpack: 

Customized shoes and necklace in a closet for Cricut made DIY gift ideas

ALL of the shoes in this image are also detailed by Cricut! Which is awesome enough on its own but this one has a few other surprises, like the fringe necklace, customized clutch, and watch band. Like seriously….did you realize that the Maker could do ALL of this!? Cause I sure didn't. Cricut doesn't have a cut file of this exact necklace {that I can find, let me know if you know where it is!} but I found another super cute one that has a matching bracelet.

Leather Necklace: 

Lace-cut Leather Cuff Bracelet: 

DIY Gift Ideas for the Kids

Child's bedroom with a jungle theme - Cricut made DIY Gift Ideas

Sew a Jungle Quilt for a Child:

This quilt project is very involved with all the different fabrics so I'll let you check out the pattern and see exactly what you need to make it. But for sure you'll want to use the Maker with the Rotary Blade to cut all the pattern pieces.

Jungle Animal Pillow Designs:

Elephant Wall Art:

  • Elephant Wall Art Design Space File – make this is felt and iron-on with your Maker or paper with any other cutter.

Wooden monkeys hanging from shelves and 3D wooden giraffes make great Cricut made DIY gift ideas! Is there a child in your life that WOULDN'T love these fun animals!? I couldn't find the hanging monkey file but how cute are these!? It would be pretty easy to recreate this by importing an image and creating your own cut file. 

3D Chip Board Giraffe Decor:

Mother and baby zebra figures made out of wood are great Cricut made DIY gift idea

3D Chip Board Zebra Decor:

DIY Gift Ideas for the Family

A summer party set up to inspire Cricut made DIY Gift Ideas

I know this looks a lot like summer but what an awesome gift idea for a family that loves to travel, swim, or play year round.

A party Adirondack set up indoors for the Cricut Mountain Make-a-thon for Cricut made DIY Gift Ideas

Custom Designed Pillow:

Sewing a customized pillow to reside indoors or out is such a fun gift idea. The Cricut Maker can draw and cut all the pattern pieces for you! If you're new to sewing you may not realize what a HUGE deal this is! I'm no seamstress but cutting out of the fabric properly causes 75% of my angst when sewing.

Personalized Tote Bag: 

The personalized tote bag is perfect anytime! I love that you can iron-on premade designs or create your own. Choose any of the tote bag options from Design Space Library.

Custom Can Cozie:

And don't forget the embellished can cozies! These are such a fun favor idea for summer but also for football parties, Halloween parties, and my favorite Christmas party theme: Ugly Sweater parties!

Bright fun favor boxes and personalized Jenga for Cricut made DIY Gift Ideas

Custom Jenga Game:

If you know a family that likes to play games this customized Jenga is a great option for a DIY Gift. Make it small for indoors or giant for the backyard!

Then Wrap it up Beautifully:

After you finish DIY'ing the perfect Cricut gifts for friends and family wrap it up and finish it off in style with a awesome like the Rosette Topper and Box {above}. Or choose from 100 other designs in the Design Space Library.

I hope you've gotten a few new DIY gift ideas for the holidays! Are you as impressed as I am about the range of Cricut possibility? Cause all these projects done by the Cricut staff totally blew my socks off! Happy Fall and best of luck with all your holiday planning.

Additional Recommended Reading:

If you like the idea of DIY gifts but don't have time to make them, here are a few gift guides to help you out!

Until next time my friend,

Halfpint Design, personal headshot, Bri Adams


  1. Nathalie - Press Print Party!

    What a fantastic round up so full of great DIY ideas! I love to DIY my Christmas presents, it makes Christmas more special.

  2. Susan

    I love using my cricut for so many projects too ! Love all the ideas. My favorite is the tablescape. I love adding the sweet detail touches like that.

  3. Carolina

    All of these are very inspirational ideas!! Thanks Bri for putting them together with links!

  4. Lori

    FABULOUS ideas Bri!! I love how many unique gifts you’ve pulled together!! I need to get diy-ing!!

  5. Holly

    So many good ideas!! I know I have just scratched the surface of what my Cricut can do! I really want to make those menu covers– such a great idea!


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