Brighten your Kitchen or Bathroom with this Easy to make Merry Christmas Hand Towel

For my Birthday this last November, I was given a gorgeous Red hand towel with a cute little poem. Since I have been bit by the crafting bug I wanted to take that simple hand towel and embellished it with a custom design. Since Christmas was around the corner and the hand towel was read I decided to go with a Christmas Theme.That way I could either use it (since the color matches my Christmas decor, or regift it to a friend. So I took a Christmas Tree that I had designed for some printables last year and added a fun Merry Christmas text to create this simple yet lovely design, Then I used my  Cricut Explore Air 2  and some Gold Glitter Iron On that I had left over from a different project and walla! A Gorgeous Christmas Handtowel.

Don’t you Just love how it turned out? Seriously, whether you are looking to add to your home Christmas Decor or are looking for the perfect DIY gift for a friend these hand towels are the perfect choice.

Materials Needed:



  • First Download the Merry Christmas (With Trees) SVG Cut File (Get files HERE)




  • upload-image-in-design


  • Select Image and inset into Canvas then size according to desire. (I sized mine to 5in Wide)



  • Click Go Button to Send to Canvas

**When cutting the Iron on make sure you have the right setting on your Cricut machine (there is a setting for iron on) and then after clicking the go button to send the design to the machine to cut make sure you check the box to reverse the image so when applied the words and design aren’t backwards.

  • Place the Iron on onto the Cutting Mat with the Shiny Side down. Load into the machine and Cut.


**(After I cut out the design I like to peel the Iron on off the mat and cut around the design to conserve the leftover Iron on for future projects. Then I place the cut section back on the mat to help grip the back to make it easier to weed out the design. To weed the design just stick the hook of your weeding tool in a part of the Iron on you are not using and gently pull.

  • Heat The surface of the Dish towel with Iron.
  • Place the Iron On Design where you want it to be on the Hand Towel.

  • Then using a thin dish cloth in between the Iron on and Iron Press FIRMLY. You know you are done when the Transfer backing peels off with no resistance and the Iron On stays on the fabric.

**The Key to Iron On is Pressure and Heat. For specialty Iron on like Glitter Iron on it can take a bit longer to get it to fuse with the fabric than normal lite Iron on.



Is it bad to say that I absolutely adore this hand towel? Now I totally want to design one for Valentines Day. Well, maybe I can design it and have my mother or sister make it back home since I wasn’t able to bring my Cricut with me to Europe.


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