It’s November so you know what that means… time to start thinking about Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that’s just made for crafters like us. There’s nothing better than welcoming family into your home that’s filled with crafts and joy.
In that spirit, we’ve compiled some of our favorite Thanksgiving projects from around the web that you can make with your Cricut or Silhouette cutting machines.
Some of them are perfect for beginners, others are better suited to those of you up for a challenge.
Whatever your level, you’ll find something that works for you and your cutter!
Let’s get straight into it…
3D Pilgrim Hat
Head directly to Cricut Design Space for this amazing 3D Pilgrim Hat project that will look amazing as a Thanksgiving table centerpiece.
Or why not wear it as a real hat?!
It’s a Cricut Access project, so you’ll be able to access the file and design for free if you’re an Access member. See It Here
Little Turkey Thanksgiving Onesie
Thanksgiving isn’t just for the grown-ups… get your little ones into the spirit of gratitude with this amazing Little Turkey onesie by the Creative Ramblings blog.
Super quick and easy to make, this is a no-brainer craft for cutting beginners.
They’ve designed the tutorial for Silhouette users, but you’ll be able to use any cutting machine if you’ve got some heat transfer vinyl and an iron. See It Here
Fall Acorn Boxes
Here’s another Fall-centric craft that doesn’t have to be in place just for Thanksgiving — these gorgeous Fall acorn boxes by Ribbons and Glue.
Super cute and perfect for stuffing with Fall snacks and treats.
Again, they’ve designed it for use with a Silhouette Cameo but you’ll be able to adapt it for a Cricut, no problem. See It Here
Thanksgiving Photo Booth Props
If you’re hosting a big Thanksgiving get-together this year, you can’t go wrong with a photo booth for a little bit of party entertainment.
And what better than to keep people going back to the booth? Props!
The Dating Divas have designed these amazing Thanksgiving-themed props for you to use in a photo session (booth or not!). They recommend you use a good pair of scissors to cut the files, but be sure to use your machine’s Print Then Cut facility for the greatest accuracy. See It Here
Pumpkin Pie Box
Another craft straight from Cricut Design Space are these incredibly charming pumpkin pie boxes — just big enough for a slice each!
This is the perfect little craft to try out if you’re planning on sending people home with leftovers.
Cricut recommend it as an intermediate level project. See It Here
Thanksgiving Place Cards
Another must-have for hosting Thanksgiving are these beautiful place cards that are being given away as a free printable by Printable Crush.
We particularly love the idea of them being tied to a mini pumpkin for maximum seasonal cuteness!
Remember that you can use your cutter and a sketch pen to both cut and write the place cards. See It Here
Thanksgiving Leftover Containers
There’s something we love about these cutesie leftover containers by Designer Trapped.
As well as sharing the tutorial with us, they’re also giving away the printable sticker template for free so you can attach it to your boxes and bags full of scrummy leftovers.
You just need to upload the template to Cricut Design Space and then use some sticker paper to cut them out. See It Here
Leftovers Are For Quitters
Speaking of leftovers, we absolutely love this free SVG from My Designs In The Chaos — ‘Leftovers Are For Quittters’.
This isn’t a tutorial but rather just a freebie — you’ll have to use your imagination on how you want to put it to best use.
We like the idea of plastering it across a t-shirt or sweatshirt. See It Here
3D Intricate Corn
Another Cricut Access project is this incredible 3D intricate corn design — so good that you’ll want to make sure that no one mistakes it for the real thing! 🤪
A few of these would look great included in a Fall or Thanksgiving tablescape. See It Here
DIY Farmhouse Pumpkin Bucket
One of our favorite Fall Cricut projects is this amazing DIY farmhouse pumpkin bucket tutorial by A Night Owl blog.
Completely charming and just the right accessory for your stoop this season!
Surprisingly quick and easy to make, they’ve even included a direct link to the Cricut file so you can get cutting straight away. See It Here
DIY Turkey Napkins
There’s nothing more beautiful than a Thanksgiving tablescape in our humble opinion, and we love these handmade turkey napkins from See Lindsay that will fit right alongside that.
This is a classic heat transfer project that’s relatively quick and easy to do — a perfect HTV project for beginners!
See Lindsay also recommends that you use the Cricut EasyPress for the most professional heat press results. See It Here
Turkey Talk Pillow
We absolutely love this Turkey Talk Pillow — another Cricut Access project that you’ll find directly on Design Space.
‘Talk Turkey To Me’ is exactly the light relief we all need after we collapse into the sofa after a huge stuffing at Thanksgiving dinner!
While the original project is designed for a cushion, we’d also like to see some crafters trying out this SVG design with a t-shirt or even a tote bag. See It Here
What Thanksgiving crafts will you be trying out on your craft cutting machine?
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