It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Yes, even in 2020, we can look forward to holiday fun, including giving gifts to the people we care about. Here is a really fun and super-simple gift idea you can create that’s perfect for neighbors, teachers, and anyone else you know who enjoys baking cookies (isn’t that everyone?!). Here’s how to create your own Holiday Cookie Baking Kit gifts!
Cricut EasyPress 2 and EasyPress Mat
Step 1: Choose a design in the Design Space software and size it to your pot holder.
There are lots of fun ones about baking, cookies, and the holidays in general to choose from, or you can type your own message!
Step 2: Load Smart Iron-On into your machine and let it work its cutting magic!
Make sure to check “mirror on” in the software before sending your design to the Cricut Joy. Place the vinyl in the machine with the shiny side down, then sit back and let the cutting happen.
Step 3: Weed your design.
This means removing all the vinyl that isn’t part of your design. Just peel it away from the clear backing until all you have left is what you want to transfer onto the pot holder. The scraper and weeder tools are helpful for small areas like the insides of letters.
Step 4: Use heat to transfer the Iron-On to your pot holder.
First, preheat your EasyPress to the correct temperature and time suggested by the Cricut Heat Guide (mine was 330 degrees for 30 seconds). Place the pot holder on the EasyPress mat and apply heat for 5-10 seconds to preheat the fabric and remove any excess moisture. Then, position your design where you want it and apply the EasyPress on top for the suggested amount of time.
Remove the EasyPress and let the project cool before peeling off the clear plastic.
Step 5: Fill the pot holder with festive goodies!
I used cookie mix, a spatula, and a cookie cutter, but you could use any other kind of cooking or baking supplies that will fit too. Personalize it based on what you know the person enjoys baking and eating!
You can totally personalize this gift, not only by filling it with things you know your recipient will love, but by choosing different designs and vinyl/pot holder color combinations. I am so excited about how these turned out and can’t wait to give them away!
What do you think? Is there someone in your life who would love to receive a Cookie Baking Kit for Christmas? We plan on making them for the boys’ teachers as well as for some of our family and friends.
If you try this project, I’d love to see how yours turn out! Be sure to share your photos of this and any other projects you’re working on in the Amy Latta & Friends Facebook Group. See you there.
Don’t forget to save this project to Pinterest and share with a friend!