DIY Personalized Gifts with Martha Stewart and Cricut
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Personalized gifts are perfect for any birthday, holiday, or really any occasion! And with the help of a Cricut® Explore Air 2™ Special Edition Martha Stewart Bundle cutting machine, you can use a variety of materials to create a custom personalized gift for anyone. I’ve gathered up a TON of different personalized gift ideas that you can make using your Cricut including personalized shirts, tote bags, wine glasses, mugs, and even DIY faux leather earrings. Keep reading for the FULL TUTORIAL on how to make DIY Leather Earrings with a Monogram!
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Martha Stewart Cricut Explore Air 2
Since I’ve added a Cricut machine to my craft room, one of my favorite things to give as a gift for Christmas, birthdays, a new baby, Mother’s Day, and other holidays are gifts I can personalize with my Cricut. The personalization options are endless with the Martha Stewart Cricut Explore Air 2! I love having the Martha Stewart Cricut machine in my craft room! It can cut over 100 different materials, from cardstock, vinyl and iron-on to specialty materials like glitter paper, cork, and bonded fabric. In addition, the Cricut Explore Air 2 series machine cuts up to 2x faster than previous Explore models. Not only is it a powerful machine, it is gorgeous! It comes in a lustrous vanilla pearl finish with brushed gold accents and a set of coordinating tools. AND, there’s a coordinating Cricut EasyPress 2 Martha Stewart Edition in gold that I just love as well.
Some of my favorite parties in the last year have been successful due in large part to using my Martha Stewart Cricut machine to create Pinterest-worthy details. Since last Spring, I’ve been sharing simple, yet stunning projects that you can make at home with your Cricut. I have styled an incredible Magical Unicorn Party, an Outdoor Peach party, a simple Dinosaur birthday party favor, and have even created a new small Cricut space in my craft room full of organization ideas.
DIY Personalized Gifts Made with the Cricut
All of these easy personalized gift ideas can be made using Cricut Vinyl and Cricut Iron On. And many of these ideas only use a little bit of vinyl, so you can get a lot of personalized gifts out of one roll of Cricut vinyl! You can also use inexpensive store bought items, but with the addition of a Cricut design they become something special to give as a gift.
Within Cricut Design Space, there are several digital cartridges of Martha Stewart exclusive designs and also additional Martha Stewart fonts. There are so many cute designs to choose from, and they are perfect for making personalized gifts for all ages.
Monogrammed Toddler Boy Shirt – this shirt would be perfect as a birthday gift for a little boy, especially one that likes trains!
Personalized Monogram Wine Glass – this custom wine glass is ideal for bachelorette party gifts, favors, or a birthday gift! You can personalize wine glasses with a ton of different images for a variety of occasions.
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Personalized Tote Bag with Cricut Iron On – What mom wouldn’t like this personalized bag as a gift for Mother’s Day or for her birthday? Canvas tote bags are inexpensive (like these on Amazon) and easy to make with Iron on Vinyl.
Personalized Cosmetic Makeup Bag with Monogram – custom cosmetic bags are a fabulous gift idea for so many occasions, including teen birthdays, bachelorette parties, Mother’s Day, bridal showers, and more! You can change the design for any age or event, and because they’re small, they are easy to make in bulk (think about stocking stuffers!)
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Personalized Kitchen Tea Towels – these are a personal favorite of mine and can be personalized in so many ways! Not only are they useful, these custom tea towels with Iron On Vinyl are lovely displayed in your kitchen when not in use.
Personalized Phone Case with Vinyl – custom phone cases are the PERFECT gift for teens and tweens! My daughter is constantly changing the case on her phone, and with this expensive but protective case, you can use removable vinyl and change out the design if you want. She adores having her monogram on EVERYTHING, so this at the top of my list for gifts I can make for her with my Cricut. And, since I obviously love pineapples, I couldn’t resist making one for myself!
Personalized Door Mats – this is the gift that everyone on my list got for Christmas. Here’s a tutorial on how to make your own DIY Doormat – you can use Cricut vinyl or freezer paper to customize inexpensive doormats from Amazon or Target.
Monogrammed Shirt for Women, Kids, or Baby Gift – Monograms are super easy and charming for any age, and since they use just a little bit of Iron On Vinyl, you can make tons of them for just barely more than the cost of the shirt or onesie.
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DIY Monogram Rain Boots – I saw adorable rain boots on The Celebration Shoppe and I’ve been DYING to make these for my toddler. What a perfect baby gift or baby shower gift to monogram little rain boots for the baby to grow into! I love how they turned out!
DIY Personalized Journal Notebook – inexpensive journals (like these on Amazon) can be personalized for any occasion like birthdays, baby gifts (for recording memories), Mother’s Day, Teacher’s gifts, and more! Or, you can go the non DIY way and get a notepad from our shop!
DIY Personalized Coffee Mug – Coffee mugs are also good for ANYONE (bring on the coffee!), and can be personalized in a million different ways. I love a simple monogram, but you can put a phrase, image, or name to customize the mug for your gift.
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DIY Faux Leather Earrings with Cricut – I’ve been wanting to try making a set of these after seeing these Harry Potter earrings from Hey Let’s Make Stuff. I channeled my inner Southern-living girl and made myself a pair of monogrammed earrings! They are so easy to make and keep reading for the tutorial using a Cricut Explore Air 2, Martha Stewart Edition and exclusive Martha Stewart Cricut Iron On!
DIY Monogrammed Faux Leather Earrings
I have a love for all things monogrammed, and I love giving personalized monogram gifts! These Faux leather earrings are stylish, light, and SO easy to make.
-Cricut Explore Air 2, Martha Stewart Edition, available at Michaels
-Blue Cricut Iron On Vinyl (the Martha Stewart exclusive blue color is available at Michaels)
-Champagne Faux Leather, Pebbled (paper-thin)
-Cricut Easy Press 2, Martha Stewart Edition
-Cricut Weeding Tool in Cricut Essential Tool Set
–Needle Nose Pliers (for opening loop on earrings)
Martha Stewart exclusive Iron On vinyl (available at Michaels) comes in a ton of great colors and patterns! I absolutely love the nautical sampler roll, and I used the Navy for the monogram on my earrings.
The design for these earrings is available in Cricut Design Space via my public link. It’s a simple shape and font, and I’ve also placed a pineapple for you (sized to fit the earrings) from the Martha Stewart designs that come with the purchase of a Martha Stewart Cricut Machine. The pineapple is my favorite design from the collection, and I use it on everything!
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Click to Make: DIY Faux Leather Monogram Earrings
First, open the above DIY earring design in Design Space. (You can see the pineapple in the layers panel on the right side of the screen, if you would like to use that!)
They are sized to be large (about 2.5 inches long), so if you are happy with that size, click “Make It.”
Set the dial on your Cricut Explore Air 2 to “Custom.”
Connect your machine and when the cutting page opens, select See All Materials and search for Faux Leather (Paper Thin). Cricut Design Space will prompt you to place the leather shiny side down, and to MIRROR your images. Because the monogram is cut out of Iron On, you also need to MIRROR that design. Click the Mirror button for each mat, and then cut both designs following the on screen prompts.
Cricut Pebbled Faux Leather is thin and light which is perfect for making earrings and also makes it easy to cut with the Cricut Fine Point Blade.
When the earrings have finished cutting, put the Iron On on the mat SHINY SIDE DOWN and cut the monograms.
After the monograms have finished cutting, weed away the extra vinyl from the design using one of the Cricut Weeding Tool.
Use the Cricut EasyPress 2 and press the monograms onto the earrings.
I used these settings: 300 degrees for 30 seconds from the BACK of the earrings, then a few seconds on the front of the earrings.
Let cool and use the weeding tool to poke a small hole in the point of the earring.
Using needle nose pliers, insert Hook Earrings and close the loop.
You’re done! In just a few minutes, you can make a set of DIY Leather Earrings that are perfect for gift giving!
Here’s a couple of great posts to check out: about How to Make a Monogram in Cricut Design Space and also The Best 30 Free Monogram Fonts!
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