These easy Silhouette and Cricut Christmas projects will turn your home into a festive winter wonderland.
It’s that time of year again. Time to crank out Christmas projects with my Silhouette machine. My Silhouette is one of my favorite crafting tools. Feed some vinyl into it and I can make ALL.THE.THINGS for the holidays. I want to show you how easy it is to decorate your home and make fun gifts for the holidays so I put together some of my favorite Silhouette and Cricut Christmas projects for you.
First things first. I use a Silhouette machine but all the projects listed below are compatible with Cricut too. Here are some basic posts on SVG files, heat transfer vinyl (HTV) and Silhouette Studio. If you are unfamiliar with the basics, you’ll want to check out these posts first.
- How to Use SVG files: Tips, Tricks & Ideas
- How to Weed Vinyl
- A Beginner’s Guide to Heat Transfer Vinyl
- How to Cut By Color in Silhouette Studio
- The Easiest Way to Layer Vinyl
EASY SILHOUETTE AND CRICUT CHRISTMAS PROJECTS
Last year I did a Buffalo Check theme for Christmas and made these fun Buffalo Check Christmas Ornaments. These are easy to make and only need a few supplies.
One of my all-time favorite Christmas movies is National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. I created these Christmas Vacation Quote Ornaments in an homage to that movie. This post gives you tips on how to place vinyl onto round ornaments which is sometimes tricky to do.
In keeping with the Christmas Vacation theme, I made these Funny Christmas Tea Towels from one of my favorite quotes in the movie.
My buffalo check theme also included this Buffalo Check Christmas Reverse Canvas which is perfect for entry table decor.
Don’t forget to use your Silhouette or Cricut to make fun Christmas Gift Tags.
You can also create DIY Christmas Wrapping Paper.
Want a fun way to serve drinks or a charcuterie board? Use this Holiday Serving Tray
I love creating new handmade ornaments every year. These Wood Slice Ornaments are some of my favorites!
A shadow box is a fun way to add to your holiday decor. This Jingle All The Way Shadow Box is easy to make.
SVG FILE FAQs
How do I open SVG files in my Silhouette software? First, download the file and save it to your computer. If it is a zip file, unzip it. Next, open your Silhouette software and click FILE>OPEN and navigate to where you saved the file. You can also import the file(s) to your Silhouette library by clicking FILE>LIBRARY>IMPORT TO LIBRARY and navigating to where you saved the file.
Can I open SVG files in the Silhouette Basic Edition? No. You must have Silhouette Designer Edition to open SVG files. If you have Silhouette Basic Edition, you can only use STUDIO files. STUDIO files are specific to Silhouette. You can also use PNG files with Silhouette Basic Edition but you’ll have to first convert the PNG to a cut file.
Can SVG files be used with a Cricut? Yes. Any SVG file can be used in Cricut Design Space.
How do I cut out an SVG using multiple colors? If you would like to use multiple colors of vinyl, you can cut by color in the Silhouette software. Cutting by color allows you to cut each color separately and layer the pieces onto the final project.
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