Fawn: Christmas Gift Idea with Cricut EasyPress


Thursday, November 9, 2017

Christmas Gift Idea with Cricut EasyPress

 This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine. This post contains affiliate links.
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For the past three years, I've have been a part of a fantastic group ladies. We all love handmade gifts and we thought we could put our creativity together and come up with something fun for Christmas. 
Here's what we do:
 Twenty five ladies put together twenty five gifts and now each one of us has a complete advent calendar.  This has been such a fun tradition over the past few years and we look forward to it as the holiday season rolls around. We've had everything from peppermint sugar scrubs and beautiful handmade ornaments to felt garlands and homemade marshmallows. 
It's wonderful to see what each friend creates and I love the excitement of opening up a new gift every morning in December! 

This year we tried something a little different that's sure to be a hit. Each lady picked a Christmas song to go along with her gift. 
This song was the inspiration for my gift this year. 

O Tannenbaum from Vince Guaraldi Trio. 

Since my inspiration was a O Tannenbaum, of course I wanted to create something that had to do with a Christmas tree. I found this darling farm fresh Christmas tree cut file on Etsy and knew it would be perfect! 
We're all crazy busy during the holiday season so I wanted to create something that wouldn't take a lot of time. Making 25 gifts can be extremely time-consuming but with my Cricut EasyPress, I was able to knock out the totes in no time! 
These would also make adorable neighbor, teacher and coworker gifts as well.
Check out below how easy it is to make your own!

What you'll need:


Open up Cricut Design Space , click on templates and choose the tote template. 
Position the Christmas tree image to the desired size over the template. 
Set the machine to cut out the image in green iron on vinyl. Be sure to turn the "mirror" on before cutting your image.

Adjust the EasyPress to the temperature and timer in the reference chart and place it on top of the tote. Press the EasyPress briefly to the tote in order to warm it up.  
Place the cut image sticky side down on top of the warmed up tote and position it where you'd like it to be.
Press the EasyPress down on the vinyl with gentle pressure for the amount of time in the reference chart. 

Slowly and carefully remove the backing sheet from the image.

And that's it! How quick and simple was that?

 Now I have 25 adorable and festive gifts to give away for the advent group. I can't wait to package them up and hand them out!

Thanks to my Cricut EasyPress, I was able to make this huge stack of totes in no time! I love how lightweight and portable the EasyPress is. Since the plate is evenly heated, you'll never have to guess anymore what temperature your iron will heat up to. There are no hot and cold spots and you'll have a consistent finish every single time.

The EasyPress has been a complete game-changer for me. I've gone a bit crazy making t-shirts, totes and other personalized items for family and friends. Here's an adorable shot of my darling niece wearing shirt at Disneyland I made using the EasyPress.  The possibilities are endless! 

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a happy holiday season!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

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