15 Christmas & New Year Crafts To Make With Your Cricut Or Silhouette

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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…

Christmas Garland

christmas garland

The craft of ours that has gotten more compliments than any other is this incredible Christmas garland that we made with the help of the Cricut Maker and Cricut Access.

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.

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3D Reindeer Decoration
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Via The Crafty Blog Stalker

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.

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DIY Faux Leather Christmas Tree Pillow
cricut christmas crafts

Via The Crafted Sparrow

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.

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New Year's Cake Topper
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Via Over The Big Moon

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…

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Free Printable Christmas Gift Tags
cricut christmas gift tags

Via Hey Let’s Make Stuff

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.

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New Year Photo Booth Props
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Via See Lindsay

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!

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Paper Snowflake Trees
cricut christmas trees

Via Lia Griffith

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.

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Santa Baby Plate and Mug
cricut christmas decorations

Via Over The Big Moon

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.

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New Year's Eve Backdrop
cricut happy new year

Via Suburban Wife City Life

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.

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Merry Grinchmas T-Shirt
christmas tshirt craft

Via Pineapple Paper Co.

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.

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Christmas Nativity Jars
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Via The Country Chic Cottage

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.

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Gingerbread House Party Printables
christmas printables

Via Printable Crush

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!

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Snowy Village

cricut maker christmas decor

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.

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Elf Straw Topper and Milk Bottles
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Via Over The Big Moon 

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…

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Into The Woods Handmade Christmas Cards
cricut christmas cards

Via The Crafty Blog Stalker

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.

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What’s your favorite Christmas craft to make with your Cricut or Silhouette machine?

Looking to get inspired for your next craft project? Check out our Inspiration board packed full of freebies, cut files and craft deals for every occasion!


About Author

Marnie Hofstadt

I’ve been a professional in the world of vinyl cutting for over 10 years now and specialize in educating others on how to use commercial vinyl plotters. If you’ve got a question on any machine with a servo motor, make sure you come straight to me! I’ve also been running a successful side hustle for the past few years selling my heat transfer designs on Etsy. Crafting and cutting are pretty much my world but I’m also obsessed with Harry Potter and my cat, Hagrid.

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