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Holiday Gift Wrapping Tips with Cricut Maker

Gift wrapping is one of my favorite holiday activities. Here you'll find a selection of helpful Holiday Gift Wrapping Tips with to create with your Cricut. You'll find inspiration and ideas for personalizing all the gift wrapping this holiday season. From simple tags to pretty custom bows, you can make it all with your Cricut. I'm sharing my favorite tips and tricks with you!

Gift Wrapping Tips with Cricut Maker
Gift Wrapping Tips with Cricut Maker

Holiday Gift Wrapping Tips with Cricut Maker

To me, wrapping gifts is almost more fun than buying the holiday gifts. You can personalize each package with various accents and add your own personal touch.

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Why Use the Cricut Maker

The Cricut machine is one of my favorite crafting tools. With just a few steps, you can quickly create all kinds of projects with a number of different materials. Add in extra accessories and tools and your options only get better. I love using the pen to draw and write with my Cricut. I also like using the knife blade to cut thicker materials like basswood and rotary blade to cut fabric. Oh the things we can make when there's a Cricut Maker in the house!

Cricut Maker cutting basswood
Cricut Maker cutting basswood
Cricut Maker cutting felt
Cricut Maker cutting felt

Gift Tags, bows and pretty accents made easy with Cricut Maker

A Cricut machine can help you cut a whole variety of materials to accent your gift wrapping. Create classic cardstock tags, or get extra creative and cut basswood and combine with iron foil. This is such a beautiful combination and so easy to create!

Make accessories for your holiday packages with your Cricut Maker
Make accessories for your holiday packages with your Cricut Maker

Gift Wrapping Tips

I've got a number of gift wrapping examples to show you too. There are plenty of tips to help you create your own. Here are some things to think about when you are wrapping your holiday gifts.

Pick a color theme

I find it easier to wrap gifts and add pretty accents when there is a color theme to follow. If you have endless options of colors, it can become overwhelming figuring out what to choose. Instead, chose 2-4 colors that work well together and then you can move on to your materials within those color choices.

Some classic holiday color combinations are red and green, blue and white or silver and red and gold. Or try something new or trendy. I love browsing gift wrap sections of my favorite stores to see what new and fun color combinations they are promoting.

Choose a color theme for your gift wrap - red, green and gold is a classic color combo
Choose a color theme for your gift wrap – red, green and gold is a classic color combo

Layer Materials

Don't stop at a ribbon and a bow. Combine two different ribbons, add a multi-layered or a flowered bow. When you add a few layers together your gift wrapping skills will level up and the outcome can be oh so fancy. I love to combine natural textures with sparkle such as a wide canvas ribbon wrapped with a thin glitter twine.

Layer different materials to create fun gift wrap accents
Layer different materials to create fun gift wrap accents

Create Dimension

Instead of flat layers or accessories, make more 3D type accents. Think handmade bows, pretty flowers and hand-stitched designs. When you combine gift wrap with a cute, mini stuffed penguin, the package just got that much cuter.

Make 3D bows for your gifts with Cricut Maker
Make 3D bows for your gifts with Cricut Maker

Add Some Sparkle

Simple materials like cardstock can be dressed up with a touch of shine. Look for extra accents like a touch of foil iron-on vinyl, metallic faux leather and foil acetate. The Cricut Maker can cut them all! Add a little glitter accent with the Cricut glitter pens and doodles on your paper or cardstock designs. You can also include some shine with the ribbons you choose. Curling ribbon comes in both standard colors and shiny metallic foils.

Add a little sparkle to your holiday gift wrapping
Add a little sparkle to your holiday gift wrapping

Create a Keepsake

Instead of adding a standard gift tag, make a gift tag that doubles as an ornament. Then it's like you're adding an extra gift to your gift. You can handmake an ornament with a variety of materials, depending on what you prefer. This year I've created a cute little wood snowman and a felt penguin, both dress up the gifts but can be kept as ornaments for years to come.

Make keepsakes to decorate your holiday gift wrapping
Make keepsakes to decorate your holiday gift wrapping

Gift Wrapping Mix and Match

To make your gift wrapping process even easier and quicker, think about just a few different looks you'd like to create. Then, cut materials in different colors and materials that you can mix and match. For example, you can create cute snowmen with a custom bow and a layered gift tag. Cut all the pieces and parts in 3 different colors and then mix and match the colors to create even more combinations. Then each gift you have will be unique with its own wrapping combinations.

If you want to make these gift wrap accessories, head over to Cricut Design Space and check out the canvas I've set up with all of these individual designs.

Make DIY gift wrap decor with your Cricut
Make DIY gift wrap decor with your Cricut

No matter how much time you have, there's an accessory you can make to add a personal touch to your holiday gift wrapping. Level up your gift wrapping style this year. Use your Cricut machine to easily and quickly cut your gift tags, bows and Christmas designs.

Make accessories for your holiday packages with your Cricut Maker
Make accessories for your holiday packages with your Cricut Maker
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