10 Christmas Project Ideas Using Vinyl – HTV & Adhesive

It’s Christmas project time again!


Are you looking for ideas for gifts? Vinyl crafts and tees do make great Christmas presents. Or are you looking for vinyl project ideas to keep the kids busy over the Christmas break? These sorts of things can keep them busy for hours. Whatever your reason for looking, we hope you enjoy this collection of Christmas project ideas using vinyl.


Christmas Vinyl Project Ideas


Some of these projects will require equipment and materials you may not already have at home.


Here’s what you’ll need:


Below, I’ve found 10 great video tutorials for making a range of Christmas projects, but first let me share a couple of recent projects I’ve done!


Christmas Window Decals


The following window decals were made using Cricut Window Cling. I had a lot of fun making these festive decals, and now I’ve just got to find a way to keep my 3 year old from peeling them off!



Christmas Onesie


And this ‘My First Christmas’ baby onesie made with Siser Glitter HTV.



Now to get into the video projects!


1. Make Christmas Placemats


In this video from The Rhinestone World, Lisa shows how to make these coordinating Christmas placemats. She uses Siser Glitter heat transfer vinyl and The Rhinestone World Magic Foil, and she cuts these with a Silhouette Cameo 3.


These placemats would make a lovely addition to your Christmas home decor or a great gift.



2. Layered Vinyl On Christmas Ornaments


In this video, Jessica from Expressions Vinyl demonstrates how to layer vinyl and put it perfectly onto a Christmas ornament without any wrinkles or bubbles. This is a great way to add a personalized and special touch to your Christmas tree this season!



3. Decorative Christmas Plate


The third Christmas project idea is this ‘Merry Christmas’ decorative plate shown in this tutorial from Maymay Made It Crafts. She uses glitter vinyl and transfer tape from Expressions Vinyl, and she cuts out the design with her Cricut cutting machine. What a cute but inexpensive gift this makes!


This could be made with adhesive vinyl as well as HTV.



4. Christmas Mug Decals


Now here is a super cute and inexpensive gift you can make for all your friends and family! From Stacy Williams on YouTube, here is how to cut some vinyl holiday decals from Cricut Design Space and easily transfer them onto mugs. This gift idea could also be used not just for Christmas, but also for Valentines Day, Thanksgiving, and so much more!



5. Personalized Christmas Stockings


Here’s how you can easily personalize your store bought Christmas stockings with heat transfer vinyl. In this video from The Rhinestone World, Lisa uses scraps of Siser EasyWeed HTV, a Silhouette Cameo 3, and a heat press to customize some stockings.



6. Christmas Decorative Shadow Box


Next up we’ve got this video tutorial from Dreaming Tree on YouTube, showing how to make holiday themed shadow boxes. This is such a fun and unique idea, and an easy one to personalize to your individual taste. Again, this project would make great home decor not just for the Christmas season, but for others too!



7. Personalized Christmas Truck


I love to find new and unique project ideas that will inspire you to get crafting. This personalized Christmas truck would make a cute addition to your Christmas decor. This video tutorial is from Nasayi on YouTube. She uses Cricut iron-on vinyl and a Silhouette Cameo 3 to make this project.



8. Vinyl Christmas Signs


This video from StephanieD2 shows several different Christmas sign ideas using vinyl. She shows an example of vinyl used on tin, as well as vinyl used on two different types of wood. She made these projects using her Silhouette and used Oracal 651 vinyl to get the best adhesion. This video will hopefully give you some ideas and inspiration as to what projects you could create using these materials.



9. Festive Burlap Pillow Band


In this video tutorial from The Rhinestone World, Susan shows how to make this festive burlap pillow band. She uses Siser EasyWeed and Siser Glitter heat transfer vinyl, cuts it with her Silhouette Cameo and presses it with a heat press. A pillow band is an easy way to dress up your ordinary pillows for the holiday season, and a great way to add a personalized special touch to your living space.



10. Custom Christmas Sweatshirt


In this video tutorial by Maymay Made It Crafts, she shows the process of how to make this super cute reindeer sweatshirt.


I recommend using a heat press instead of an iron for this project for longer lasting adhesion. And like she says in the video, for heat transfers, don’t forget to mirror your image before you send it to be cut!



So that’s a collection of the best Christmas vinyl craft videos from YouTube. We hope you’ve been inspired.


Comment below if you’ve given one a go, or send us some pictures and we’d love to add them to this post. Vinyl crafting is such a great way to fill in time productively and make memorable gifts for loved ones. If you haven’t tried it before, you must give it a go today!


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