Holiday Gift Ideas Made With Cricut Joy

This post is sponsored by Cricut. All opinions are my own.

With Christmas just two weeks away, it’s crunch time for gift ideas. Consider this your guide to holiday gift ideas made with Cricut Joy.

It’s been almost a year since I first received my Cricut Joy. As someone who loves to craft, but is short on space in my home, it was the perfect machine for everyday projects.

What is Cricut Joy?

Cricut Joy is a compact cutting and writing machine. It was released in early 2020 to join the Cricut line-up of machines: Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Air 2. The compact machine is about half the size of Cricut Explore and Cricut Maker.

It’s pared down a bit from the other Cricut machines, with a single blade and pen holder.

What can Cricut Joy do?

You can create a little joy in just minutes, including:

  • Organization labels for your pantry, storage bins, etc.
  • Adhesive vinyl decals for mugs, tumblers, phone cases, and more
  • Wall decals and borders
  • Iron-on vinyl decals for shirts, tote bags, onesies, etc.
  • Cardstock cards, banners, and party decorations

Who would love a Cricut Joy?

Cricut Joy is the perfect companion for those who already own a Cricut machine (multiple crafting projects going at the same time!) or wants to get their foot in the door with machine aided crafting.

I hear from friends who are hesitant about getting a Cricut because it may seem intimidating or they are stumped on what to make once they receive the machine.

I am here to tell you – Cricut Joy sparks creativity! From organizational projects (label-making!) to DIY projects (making t-shirts!), you will find lots of projects to make with your Cricut Joy.

If you have a teacher, small business owner, crafter, parent, or just anyone who could use a spark of joy during quarantine, this is the gift!

Cricut Joy Gift Ideas

The holidays are made so much sweeter with homemade gifts. Using Cricut Joy allows me to customize items and give items that are personal to each of my friends and family.

Let’s Get Jolly Beverage Bag

This beverage bag was made with Cricut Joy and just a few supplies. If you are giving a bottle of wine, champagne, or just a fancy bottle of sparkling water, this custom wine bag is the perfect accessory.

The full instructions on how to create the beverage bag can be found in the Cricut Design Space.

Supplies need

Custom pillows

These pillows were a cinch to make – it will be so easy to change the covers each season.

Supplies Needed

I can share the full tutorial on how to make these pillows in an coming post!

Custom holiday coasters

This was the first project I was intimidated to make, but the one I am most proud of! Infusible Ink allows you to heat transfer ink onto base materials. Instead of vinyl that might peel up, fade, or crack, the ink is smooth to the touch!

Supplies needed

Stay tuned for a full tutorial on how to make these coasters!

Put together a Cricut Joy Gift Bundle

If you really want to gift big this holiday season, add consider adding a few accessories and materials to make a gift bundle.

Starter Kit


I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season! As always, if you have any questions about Cricut, I am happy to help.

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