Personalized items make wonderful, meaningful gifts. Everyone loves to see their name or initials on things, or even a special message. But they can be expensive to have made, and take quite a while to ship out! However, if you have a Cricut, you can make beautiful personalized gifts, like Christmas table linens, any time! And it costs a fraction of the cost!!!
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Personalized Christmas Table Linens
I recently saw a beautiful table runner with printed words on the edge of it in a catalog. It was so expensive, and I thought that I could easily make it with my Cricut machine! It got my wheels turning to make personalized Christmas table linens as gifts! The ideas began swirling around in my head, and I had so many ideas! You can use the words to a Christmas carol, or someone’s last name, or monogram. The ideas are endless! If you have someone that is getting married, or recently got married, use their last name and year they were married. This would also make a great wedding gift!
I chose to print Joy to the World on the table runner, and use a line from the song on each napkin. If you are making a last name or monogram, you could print the first names on the napkins, like place cards! Did I tell you the ideas are endless!!! I found this cute ruffled table runner on Amazon for super cheap! The napkins came from my Christmas stash, but these are very similar.
To make personalized Christmas table linens, you will need:
Cricut Heat Press or an iron
I used the Edwardian Script ITC font in Cricut Design Space to make the Joy to the World table linens.
Personalized Christmas Tea Towels
These personalized tea towels make a great hostess or neighbor Christmas gifts! And how cute are these striped ruffled ones! For this design, I used a ready made Merry Christmas image in Cricut Design Space, and the Caslon Black font.
Pair one with a bottle of wine or sparkling cider, some crackers and cheese, and a cheese board or spreaders and you have a wonderful gift for just a few dollars! They will think of you every Christmas!
I also made a few generic tea towels to have on hand in case anyone showed up unexpectedly with a gift. It’s always a good idea to have a few gifts on hand just in case!
Personalized Monogrammed Table Linens
Monograms can be easily created in the Cricut Design Space with just about any font. The initial of the last name should be in the center, and be larger in size. The husband’s first name initial goes on the left, and the wife’s on the right. Be sure that the right and left letter are the same size, and are smaller than the center letter. Move them close together, touching or almost touching, and weld together. I used the Annlie Extra Bold font. Easy peasy!
Personalized Christmas Stockings
Since I already had all of my materials out, why not keep going!!! I had bought a few little things for my daughter’s college roommates for Christmas, and I was looking for something cute to put them in. Then I remembered that I had these blank stockings that I could personalize! They turned out so cute, and it was so much fun to design them!
Cricut Design Space has so many amazing fonts and graphics, the hardest part is trying to decide what to use! Santa Sleigh with Reindeer #M9602710, Holly Flourishes #M27422659, and Bodini Std Poster font was used to create these adorable stockings.
Tips to Creating Personalized Christmas Gifts
- When cutting the material, it works best to have the roll at the top of the cutter, and insert the material down into the cutter.
- When working with Iron-On, be sure to place the material dull side down on the mat
- Be sure to toggle the Mirror option when using Iron-On.
- To weed Iron-On, place the shiny side down. I poke a hole in a corner where there isn’t any design, and pull the backing off gently.
- A piece of rolled tape works great to stick all of those sticky scraps to.
- Use a measuring tape to size how big or small you want the image to be. For the napkins, I wanted the words to fit in the folded area, so I made sure to size the images appropriately. I also used the measuring tape to center where I wanted the words on the table runner. *However, I forgot to measure how low I wanted it draped down the table! It’s a little lower than I would’ve wanted!
- Bookmark the Cricut Heat Guide on your computer or mobile device. It’s a super handy tool to figure out how long you need to press the Iron-On!!! You just choose the material you are using, the heating device that you have, and it tells you everything you need to know!
Let the backing completely cool before removing. Slowly peel and wiggle it off. If there’s any resistance, place the backing back down, and press again. Let completely cool, and remove. This was a very detailed design with little parts, and I had to do it a few times to get it to completely adhere.
Creating personalized Christmas table linens and gifts really couldn’t be any easier with Cricut! There are so many beautiful gifts you can make for just a few dollars!
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