Teacher Appreciation Gift: Dollar Tree Potholders and Cut Files

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How to Make a Teacher Thank You Oven Mitt with your Cutting Machine

Using your Cricut, Silhouette or Scan ‘N Cut, a potholder or oven mitt from the Dollar Tree and my Teacher Thank You Oven Mitt Bundle (links to buy the bundle are at the bottom of this post) you can make a fun and useful gift for a teacher! Just add baking mix and spoon or spatula to finish it off.

How to Make a Teacher Appreciation Oven Mitt with your Cutting Machine

This is a 7 minute video showing how easy it is to make these affordable gifts teachers will love and actually use! 


  • 33 secs – Setting up file in Silhouette Studio
  • 1:33 – Setting up file in Cricut Design Space
  • 2:34 – working with HTV (Heat Transfer Vinyl)
  • 3:03 – removing and weeding your HTV
  • 4:25 – Applying HTV to the Potholder
  • 6:39 – ideas to finish off the gift for teacher!


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👩🏻‍🏫 Tara Reed


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