I have a fun and simple Christmas gift basket idea to share with you all today! This little gift basket has everything the lucky recipient needs to have an extra cozy Christmas this year. Thank you to Craft Bundles for sponsoring this post.
I am super excited to share this fun gift idea with you all today! When Craft Bundles asked me to see what I could create with their adorable December Delight bundle, you know that I jumped at the chance. Craft Bundles sells amazing collections of SVG cut files and graphic elements that are perfect for all kinds of vinyl and crafty projects. This month’s bundle is the December Delight bundle and it is just loaded up with holiday themed designs as well as files that are perfect for creating personalized gifts. The bundle includes 650 elements (!!) for only $22, so it’s kind of a steal.
As I browsed through all of the fun elements included in the bundle I had so many ideas for how to use them all, but ultimately, I decided to focus on the super duper cute hand drawn elements of the “Cozy Christmas” pack. I just loved all of these designs, and couldn’t wait to work with them. Even the name of the pack, “Cozy Christmas,” got my gears turning. What about a gift basket filled with things to make this holiday season extra cozy? Perfect, right?
I just love the way this cute gift basket came out, and I hope you do too! Here’s everything you will need to make your own.
DIY Christmas Gift Basket Idea Supplies:
- White Cardstock
- Ribbon and Twine
- Hot Glue Gun
- Scissors & Hole Punch
- Electronic Cutting Machine
- Permanent Adhesive Vinyl
- Heat Transfer Vinyl
- Wine Bag & Bottle of Wine or Sparkling Cider
- Hot Cocoa
- Mini Marshmallows
- A Blanket or Throw
- Warm Socks
- The December Delight Craft Bundle
I found most of the items for my gift basket at Target, but you can find similar items online, browsing thrift stores, or wherever you like to shop.
DIY Christmas Gift Basket Idea
I created a little video tutorial for my Cozy Christmas gift basket idea. It will walk you through all of the steps of using the Craft Bundles design elements to create your own gift basket! You can watch it below, or read through my overview after that.
Gift Basket Step One – Make Tags
First you need to make your tags using the design elements from the Cozy Christmas pack. There are so many cute designs to choose from. I picked a “marshmallow world” design to tie onto a jar of marshmallows, a “hot cocoa” tag for a jar of hot cocoa, a “warm socks for cold days” tag for a pair of cute socks, and a “warm wishes” design for a pretty throw. To create the tags, I simply placed the designs on top of red rounded rectangles in photoshop and printed them out on white cardstock.
When your tags, are printed, just cut them out with a pair of scissors, punch a hole in the tags, and thread through a piece of twine to attach them to each gift.
Gift Basket Step Two – Make Mugs
I love to make custom mugs, so I decided to add two to this gift basket using some of the designs from the bundle. If this is your first time making custom mugs using vinyl, then be sure to check out my detailed post on making your own mugs here.
A lot of the designs in the bundle are SVG files, so they are all ready to work with your Silhouette or Cricut cutting machines. The designs in the Cozy Christmas pack were PNG files, but it is still easy to get those files ready for cutting. I am using a Silhouette Cameo, but you can use a similar process for other cutting machines. Just open the file in your software, and then use the Trace panel to trace the design.
This will create cut lines around the design. Next, adjust your cut settings to cut a permanent adhesive glossy vinyl, and send it to the machine to cut. After your vinyl decal is cut, you need to remove the excess vinyl from around the design. Then pick up the decal with a piece of transfer tape, and apply it to the mug. Go slowly to avoid wrinkles and bubbles (see this post for more tips) and use a scrapper tool or an old credit card to really burnish the vinyl onto the mug.
Gift Basket Step Three – Make Wine Bag
Finally, we will put a cute little design onto a fabric wine bag to round out the gift basket. If you are new to working with heat transfer vinyl, you can learn more about working with it here.
I chose the “holiday cheer” design from the Cozy Christmas pack, and traced it in my cutting machine software. Then I created an offset shape around that so I could layer two colors of heat transfer vinyl on my bag. Remember, when cutting heat transfer vinyl, you are cutting on the backside of the vinyl, so you need to mirror your image in your software before cutting.
I first applied the offset layer in a white flocked vinyl, and then the holiday cheer design in a smooth red vinyl with a hot iron.
Gift Basket Step Three – Assemble Basket
When you have all of your elements ready, all that’s left to do is put the basket together! I started by printing off the “cozy Christmas” design, cutting it out, and gluing it onto a piece of ribbon. Then, I tied that ribbon around the basket.
I started by placing the blanket in first and then placed all the other items on top of that. Easy peasy! And so, so cute!
What do you think? Would you like to receive a Cozy Christmas gift basket? I know I would. 🙂 This Christmas gift basket idea is just one of many, many things you could make with the December Delight Craft Bundle. Here are a few more ideas I came up with while browsing through the bundle.
- Monogram all the things! There are several wreath and monogram styles included in the bundle. Monograms are the perfect way to personalize a gift. Add monograms to slippers, a robe, a bag, or how about a leather notebook like I did here?
- DIY Unicorn Pins. There is the cutes little font called Unicorny included in the bundle and it comes with a bunch of bonus graphics that are just to-die-for cute. They would be perfect for making shrink film pins with like I did here.
- New Years Party Decor. The bundle includes a bunch of very cute New Year designs that would be perfect if you are hosting a New Years party this year.
- Ugly Sweater Party. If you are hosting an Ugly Sweater Party this year, you need to snag the bundle to get the Ugly Sweater Font. It is so much fun! And perfect for making all kinds of custom favors and decor for your party.
- Gifts for Expecting Parents. There are the cutest files to mark each month of a new baby’s life. I love the idea of making 12 onesies with a design on each one as a gift for a new mom.
- Mom T-Shirts. The bundle includes over 30 super cute “mom life” designs perfect for making t-shirts or mugs for all your best mom friends.
That’s just a few ideas of what you can make with the December Delight bundle, but seriously, there are so many more. You can only get this great bundle for a limited time, so hurry over and get it now!
If you do get the bundle, I want to see what you make with it! You can share pictures of my facebook page, and it would totally make my day.
Happy Holidays and Happy Making!
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