How to Make Personalized Christmas Gift Bags with Cricut

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In this video you will learn how quick and easy it is to make personalized Christmas gift bags with Cricut or another cutting machine and a heat press.

These are great for small presents, school party treat bags, teacher appreciation gifts or treat bag placeholders for your holiday table. These would also be a great project to make and sell with Cricut or Silhouette.


  • 0:00 How to make Personalized Christmas Gift Bags
  • 0:32 Design flexibility
  • 0:60 Supplies
  • 1:29 Tips to save vinyl
  • 1:57 Preparing the bag for best results
  • 2:20 Laying out 2 colors of vinyl
  • 3:14 Heat Press tips
  • 3:57 Using Teflon Sheet
  • 4:29 Finished bag examples

The bags are made with my “Claus Family” bundle which includes 9 family labels (mommy, daddy, mummy, etc) as well as the word “Claus” on it’s own if you want to make them with people’s names. (Buy the font)

The SVG, DXF & EPS files have layers to make them flexible. You can use or skip the shoes, flip the hat if it works better with a name in the opposite direction and more.

Of course these designs would be great for so many other things! Make family Christmas shirts, aprons, decorate stockings, mugs and more.

  • Position all the vinyl pieces then remove the red vinyl and set aside. (figure 1)
  • Use a heat press to adhere the green vinyl. (figure 2)
  • Place the red vinyl on the bag and cover with a teflon sheet before using the heat press so you don’t melt the green htv that you just applied. (figure 3)
  • It’s that simple to do! (figure 4)
determine where you want the HTV vinyl to go
figure 1
use the heat press to adhere one color of vinyl
figure 2
cover with teflon sheet and heat the second color htv
figure 3
two color personalized christmas gift bag with cricut
figure 4



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🎅🏻 Tara Reed

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