"Discover the magic of holiday crafting in The Unofficial Book of Christmas Cricut Crafts
, brimming with festive step-by-step projects for all skill levels. A must-have for Cricut enthusiasts,
this charming book is your ultimate guide to creating a memorable, personalized Christmas, regardless of your crafting experience!" —Heidi Kundin, of HappinessIsHomemade.com, author of Homemade Bath Bombs & More
and DIY Tie-DyeFrom the creator of Leap of Faith Crafting comes a brand new book, all about making handmade holiday gifts and decorations with your Cricut cutting machine!
Throughout the whimsical pages of this book, author Amy Pelzner will walk you through 30 brand-new Cricut projects that can be personalized and given as gifts to friends and family or hung as holiday decor in your own home as the Christmas season approaches. With step-by-step photos and encouraging instructions, you'll be confidently crafting Amy's ideas (or placing inspired spins on your own) in no time at all!
Whether you are a skilled crafter or new to DIY, you will find exciting ways to use your Cricut Maker, Explore, and/or Joy.
If you're new to the Cricut scene, you'll want to pore over the pages that help you unbox your Cricut, giving you a general understanding of the parts of your machine, as well as tips for using Cricut Design Space and Cricut Access.
If you're an experienced Cricut crafter, you can skip ahead to the projects, which use the most popular materials your Cricut can cut. These include fabric (cotton, felt, and fleece); basswood and chipboard; leather; vinyl; paper; and heat transfer vinyl. Tips for using infusible ink are also included.
- Christmas gingerbread earrings
- Frosted window cling snowflakes
- Advent calendar
- Round wood holiday sign
- Layered shadow box
- Personalized gift tags
- Pop-up Christmas cards
- Holiday banners
- Ceramic and chipboard ornaments
- Custom wrapping paper
- Matching pajamas
- Themed coasters
- Christmas-movie-watching mugs
- and so much more!
Similar to previous books in this series (The Unofficial Book of Cricut Crafts
and The Unofficial Book of Handmade Cricut Crafts
), you'll receive (free!)
included cut files that will inspire you to create designs of your own that you can not only gift, but also sell on creative marketplaces such as Etsy and even at craft fairs.
With your Cricut cutting machine and this book, you'll be prepared with a handmade gift idea for everyone this holiday season, including neighbors, teachers, delivery drivers, and, of course, your loved ones.
Amy Pelzner's life has turned out much different than what she'd planned! After working as an optometrist for more than a decade, she took a leap of faith (hence the name of her blog, Leap of Faith Crafting) and decided to start a blog as a place to showcase handmade crafts that for sale. She quickly fell in love with the blogging aspect. With a degree in biochemistry from UC San Diego and a doctorate of optometry from UC Berkeley, she started crafting later in life with almost no prior experience, which is what led her to try and inspire other women to take up crafting no matter how old they are. It's never too late to find your passion! She resides in California. Follow her on Instagram @leapoffaithcrafting
Mary Lewis is a photographer, adventurer, wife, storyteller, and mom. She specializes in wedding photography but leaves room for passion projects, too. She resides in Northern California. Follower her on Instagram @marylewisphoto
Praise for The Unofficial Book of Christmas Cricut Crafts
"Discover the magic of holiday crafting in The Unofficial Book of Christmas Cricut Crafts, brimming with festive step-by-step projects for all skill levels. A must-have for Cricut enthusiasts, this charming book is your ultimate guide to creating a memorable, personalized Christmas, regardless of your crafting experience!" —Heidi Kundin, of HappinessIsHomemade.com, author of Homemade Bath Bombs & More and DIY Tie-Dye
"I love that The Unofficial Book of Cricut Christmas Crafts is created with both Cricut pros and newbies in mind. From festive ornaments creations to personalized DIY gifts, this book delivers plenty of holiday inspiration and step-by-step projects for all your Christmas crafting!" —Abbi Kirsten, of Abbi Kirsten Collections
Praise for the Unofficial Ultimate Cricut Crafts series
"Crystal Allen has done it again! Another fabulous Cricut book that is perfect for both those just getting started and experienced Cricut crafters." —Angie Holden, owner of The Country Chic Cottage
"So many fun Cricut projects! I love that Crystal shares projects that both beginner and experienced Cricut users will want to make." —Kara Harvey, owner of Kara Creates
"Where has this book been all my life? If you've been looking for an all-encompassing reference guide for your Cricut machine, the search is over! Crystal has created the 'how to' manual we all wish we had when we got our first Cricut. From easy-to-understand terms and instructions to gorgeous project ideas to important Cricut hacks and more, this is a must-have for anyone who wants to make magic with their machine." —Beth Kingston, HSN on-air craft expert, owner of Kingston Crafts
"The Unofficial Book of Handmade Cricut Crafts will definitely become your go-to resource whenever you need a quick and easy homemade gift idea for any occasion! There are SO many incredible Cricut craft projects to choose from, and your gift recipients will absolutely LOVE their custom personalized gifts! Crystal Allen just made 'handmade with love' even easier with this fabulous collection!" —Heidi Kundin, of HappinessIsHomemade.com, author of Homemade Bath Bombs & More and DIY Tie-Dye
"They could have named this 'Everything you could ever need to know about your Cricut'! From choosing a machine to getting started in Design Space to tips and tricks for every material you could dream of—this will be your go-to resource for information and inspiration. A must for all Cricut owners!" —Beth Kingston, On-Air Craft Expert for the Home Shopping Network and host of Hometalk TV
"Whether you are brand new to the Cricut or an advanced Cricut crafter, you will love The Unofficial Book of Cricut Crafts! It is an easy to understand, comprehensive guide to all things Cricut… from how to use Cricut’s Design Space software, to the workings of each machine, to the materials they can cut and everything in between. It’s also filled with so many creative project ideas that are simple to recreate with clear, detailed instructions and step by step photos for each tutorial. With her book, Crystal will inspire you to take your Cricut crafting to the next level (or to finally take that Cricut machine out of the box and get to creating!)." —Lydia Nordhoff, of Lydi Out Loud
"The Unofficial Book of Cricut Crafts is the how-to guide we all wished came in the box. Crystal Allen shares her expertise with each Cricut model as well as project ideas with the files to make them yourself. My favorite way to learn something is with a best friend at my side while sharing a computer screen, and Cricut Crafts provides just that. Crystal is the Cricut best friend you always wanted, sharing instructions for the Design Space software, helpful craft tips, and great resources to have you feeling confident and crafty in no time. This is a must read for anyone who wants or already has a Cricut." —Brooklyn Berry, of BrooklynBerryDesigns.com