December, already! How did that happen?!
Christmas crafts are one of our most special things to do — is there anything better for getting into the holiday spirit? 🎅🏼
We’ve rounded up all our favorite Christmas and New Year’s projects from around the internet that you can get done with your Cricut or Silhouette cutting machine.
We’re going to warn you now… you’re gonna need a lot of glitter.
Let’s get right into it…
- 1 Christmas Garland
- 2 3D Reindeer Decoration
- 3 DIY Faux Leather Christmas Tree Pillow
- 4 New Year’s Cake Topper
- 5 Free Printable Christmas Gift Tags
- 6 New Year Photo Booth Props
- 7 Paper Snowflake Trees
- 8 Santa Baby Plate and Mug
- 9 New Year’s Eve Backdrop
- 10 Merry Grinchmas T-Shirt
- 11 Christmas Nativity Jars
- 12 Gingerbread House Party Printables
- 13 Snowy Village
- 14 Elf Straw Topper and Milk Bottles
- 15 Into The Woods Handmade Christmas Cards
It’s both festive and interesting, thanks to its unique inclusion of musical notes.
This is an easy paper cutting project that’s super accessible, even for beginners. You’ll just need a garland, a hot glue gun and some interesting cardstock/paper.
If you’re looking for something that’s going to get cries of ‘cuuuuute!’ then you can’t go wrong with this gorgeous 3D reindeer from The Crafty Blog Stalker.
Made from foam core, this is a slightly more complex project that will require the power of a machine like the Cricut Maker, but it’s undoubtedly worth it.
Wow, The Crafted Sparrow has really pulled it out of the bag with this beautiful faux leather Christmas tree pillow!
This craft is the perfect challenge for anyone looking for a real project, being as it incorporates the cutting of faux leather and even sewing if you decide not to glue the trees to the cushion cover.
And now it’s time to turn to the first of our favorite New Year’s crafts — this amazing cake topper from Over The Big Moon.
It’s another easy project that beginners especially will love — but it’s sure to prove a big hit on top of your cake when the clock hits midnight! You will need the scoring wheel or the scoring stylus to achieve the 3D effect on the stars.
Just make sure that you replace the 2019 for 2020…
We absolute love these printable gift tags that Hey Let’s Make Stuff is giving away on her blog — they are SO CUTE 😍
These will be ideal for a Print and Cut project, regardless of what cutting machine you’re using.
If you’re hosting a party this New Year’s Eve, photo booth props are the way to go if you want to be sure of some cracking photos on the night.
See Lindsay has documented exactly how to make them using your Cricut cutter. Just make sure that you have them in easy access!
We always credit Lia Griffith as being the queen of paper flowers, but did you know that she’s the queen of festive trees as well?! 🎄
These beautiful paper snowflake trees are the perfect Christmas decoration for your home, lending a touch of elegance and sophistication to your festivities.
For some understated monochrome chic this Christmas, we suggest turning to Over The Big Moon for a tutorial on how to make this gorgeous ‘Santa Baby’ plate and mug.
The perfect vestibules for storing Santa’s cookies, Rudolph’s carrots and some steaming mulled wine on Christmas Eve.
Suburban Wife City Life has made this incredible New Year’s backdrop with the help of the Cricut EasyPress 2, so definitely give this project a go if you fancy a bit of heat press action.
This is a big, impressive backdrop — just the thing you’ll need if you want to wow your guests on New Year’s Eve.
Sticking with the heat transfer theme, we love this ‘Merry Grinchmas’ t-shirt that comes via Pineapple Paper Co. Ideal for the grinch in your life this festive season!
Make sure you take advantage of their free SVG download of the design.
If you’re looking for a Christmas craft with more of a religious lean, definitely take a look at these beautiful and understated nativity scene jars by The Country Chic Cottage.
These are particularly effective when viewed together as a group, especially with the tea light candles inside as well.
Head on over to Printable Crush if you’re planning on throwing a successful gingerbread house party this year — they’ve got tons of amazing relevant printables that you can use for Print and Cut.
Just make sure that you don’t eat all the gingerbread before the party!
If you really want to create an atmospheric Christmas this holiday season, we can definitely recommend whipping up a little snowy village with your Cricut or Silhouette cutter.
This paper craft is super easy to make — just add a little glitter for some real pizzazz — and requires just a little spray adhesive to assemble.
Over The Big Moon are responsible for these super duper cute elf-themed straws and topper that are sure to be a big-fire hit with the kids this Chrimbo.
You will definitely want to leave a couple of these out on Christmas Eve for Santa to drink his milk through…
Of course, one of the most popular crafts to make with your Cricut or Silhouette cutter at this time of year is the humble Christmas card.
We’re a huge fan of these ‘into the woods’ themed ones from The Crafty Blog Stalker — do they remind anyone else of The Snowman? The blues and white are very atmospheric while the design is simple enough for even beginners to attempt.
What’s your favorite Christmas craft to make with your Cricut or Silhouette machine?