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5 Easy Cricut Gift Ideas To Make This Holiday Season

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With the holiday season right around the corner, get a jump start on gift-giving with these DIY gift ideas using your Cricut.

There are 5 simple ideas that you can make with the included tutorials. From t-shirts to coffee mugs and more!

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These Cricut gift ideas will make your gift-giving so much easier, not to mention fun! One of my favorite things to do on a Saturday is to set up my Cricut and create.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cricut. All opinions are 100% mine.

Some of my favorite handmade gifts to give for birthdays and holidays are customized t-shirts.

I can’t share the recent ones I made because my Dad and niece will see them, but you can bet I will update this post right after the holidays.

But, I can share some tips on the Cricut BrightPad, which helped to make these gifts so much easier. They had some pretty detailed weeding and my tired eyes appreciated the extra light!

You can see these tips towards the end of this post.

First, take a look at these fun gift ideas. Hopefully, you will be inspired to make your Cricut gifts. Enjoy!

5 Easy Cricut Gift Ideas To Make This Holiday Season

Fire up your Cricut Cutting Machine and get ready to create some amazing gifts for the holidays, birthdays, or just because. Cricut has everything you need from t-shirts, mugs, gift bags, pillow cases and more! Take a look at these easy to make gifts. Each one has a step-by-step tutorial so you can make your own!

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What is the Cricut BrightPad?

The Cricut BrightPad is an amazing illuminated workspace that helps you see all the details of your arts and crafts projects. It makes tracing and weeding vinyl and iron-on so much easier!

It has an LED light with 3 brightness settings. You don’t have to worry about it scratching as it has a scratch-resistant polycarbonate surface! 

Below I used my Cricut Joy to cut a few vinyl flowers:


cutting cricut vinyl with cricut joy


Check out how much easier it is to see where to weed with the BrightPad: 

weeding vinyl using brightpad

Simply adjust the brightness and use your weeding tool:

weeding with cricut brightpad

While this is a simple weeding task, even the most intricate details will be easier with this nifty machine.

weeding vinyl with brightpad

Cricut BrightPad Frequently Asked Questions

What types of projects can I use Cricut BrightPad for?

  • Weeding – Illuminate hard-to-see cut lines of vinyl, iron-on, and adhesive-backed paper materials and remove the pieces you don’t want in your final design.
  • Tracing – The even backlight makes it easy to see lines through pages, so artists can easily trace drawings from one page to another. For sewists, easily transfer patterns and marks onto fabric.
  • Paper Crafting – See paper pieces clearly and align them quickly with illumination. A backlit surface can help you piece everything together.
  • Quilting – This can make piecing quilt blocks together easier.
  • Modeling – Illuminates small pieces and can help when placing model pieces together.
  • Photography – Backlight your slides and negatives for quick review and analysis.

Where can Cricut Brightpad be used?

Every Cricut BrightPad model has nonslip pads on the bottom to keep it securely in place on most flat surfaces. Its slim, lightweight profile can even be comfortably positioned in your lap.

Cricut BrightPad Go allows for cordless freedom. It is extremely portable so you can use it anywhere without being tethered to a power outlet.

Take it with you wherever you wish – on a trip, at a friend’s house, outside, watching TV, or sitting in a comfy chair. The cordless design also makes it easier to rotate and move it into the just-right position for your project.

Can Cricut BrightPad function while unplugged? Does it contain a battery?

Cricut BrightPad – No. It must be plugged into a power source to function. Use a standard USB wall adapter or computer USB port. It does not contain a battery and does not come with a wall adapter.

Cricut BrightPad Go – Yes, it contains a lithium ion rechargeable battery and can function while not plugged into a power outlet. To charge the battery, use the included USB cable and wall adapter.

It may also be plugged into a computer USB port to charge. It will function while plugged in/charging. For the fastest charging, plug it in and power off.

I hope these simple tips help you with your Cricut BrightPad, or to decide if you want to purchase one.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Happy crafting!


cricut brightpad pin image with text overlay

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