Make Easy Personalized Christmas Stockings with the Cricut Maker
With the holiday season upon us, it’s time to start thinking about all of the amazing fun decorating we get to do! Personalized holiday decor is my favorite. There’s just something about having something that was specially made for you. Blogging isn’t my full-time job. Each year at my “real job” I like to make my staff personalized stockings for Christmas. We love to hang them up in a line on the wall with each name on them. I think it makes everyone feel included, and like an important part of the team. Cricut makes it so easy to do! People always say “Wow you must have spent HOURS adding all these names!” In truth, It took me three hours total to do 46 stockings! Yep, you read that right… three hours to personalize FOURTY SIX stockings! I’m excited to show you the steps today to make your own personalized Christmas stockings.
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Here's what you'll need to make your own Cricut Personalized Christmas Stockings:
- Cricut Cutting Machine. I used my Cricut Maker, but the Explore Machine would work too!
- Cricut Iron-On Vinyl. I used this pretty Glitter Iron-On
- EasyPress Machine, or EasyPress Mini
- Christmas Stockings
- Standard Grip Cutting Mat
- Weeding Tools
- Cricut Design Space
First, you'll need to open up Cricut Design Space and create your names. Choose any font that suits you. There are dozens of fonts to choose from! I added a few cute little Christmas embellishments to some of the stockings with shorter names, too. It also personalized them a little bit more. Every one of those 46 stockings is different! You can check out the elements I used in design space here.
Once your design has been cut, it's time to weed it. I like to trim my sheets down to a manageable size. Each name on their own. It's easier to weed a small piece than it is a full 12x12 sheet.
After the weeding, you're ready to personalize your stocking! Place the design with the shiny cover sheet facing up. Your mirrored letters should read correctly now. With your EasyPress or EasyPress Mini, press the name onto the stocking cuff. For my felt stockings, with the glitter iron-on and the EasyPress Mini, I needed to press on the low setting for 30 seconds.
You can check this super handy heat guide here to check and see what temperatures and press duration is needed for almost any project! It's so nice to have around. Bookmark it for sure!
Glitter iron-on Vinyl is warm peel. So after you've pressed it, peel back the film slowly. If your letters are still coming off the fabric they could be either too hot still, or you may not have pressed them long enough. Press it again for a moment, and then let it cool from hot to warm before you peel it.
Aren't they so adorable?! It looks professional and the glitter vinyl attached so well to these inexpensive felt stockings. I can't wait to get them hung up at my place of work!
What do you plan to personalize this holiday season? I'd love to hear about it in the comments!
I also used my Cricut to personalize my family stockings a few years ago. It's such a great way to personalize them! They've held up so well, too! You can read about how well the glitter iron-on worked with knit stockings here.