Handmade Hostess Christmas Gift Idea- Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Towels

DIY Mr. & Mrs Rudolph Hand Towels from Sew Creative made on the Cricut Explore make the perfect Christmas Hostess Gift.

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The holidays are full of occasions where you need a last minute hostess gift. Something small and sweet that lets the person who is entertaining you know that you appreciate their hospitality. I canned peaches, dills, beets and spicy pickled carrots over the summer that make a nice little hostess gift, but sometimes you need something a little bit extra to go with homemade pickles. 

Last week I made Bean a Hipster Rudolph shirt using my Cricut Explore. I loved the design so much that I decided to revisit it. I’ve always loved “His” and “Her” products. Bath towels, robes, pillows, etc. So I decided to make my own twist on the theme and make “His” and “Her” Rudolph hand towels/kitchen towels. 

Why does Mrs. Rudolph have antlers?

Since I’ve created this post, there has been hot debate about whether female reindeers have antlers or not. Reindeer are are actually the only species of deer that have antlers! You can read why scientists think that is here

DIY Mr. & Mrs Rudolph Hand Towels in Silver and Gold Glitter made on the Cricut Explore make the perfect Christmas Hostess Gift.

I decided to mix things up a bit and make one pair in Silver and one pair in gold. I bought a package of bar towels to have on hand in my sewing room so I can quickly whip these up when I’m headed to any holiday party and need a last minute gift. Best yet, they are simple to make, take less than 10 minutes and cost less than $10 a set to make! Can’t beat that!

Handmade Hostess Christmas Gift Idea-
His & Her Mr. & Mrs Ruloph Towels

What you need:


-Upload Rudolph image to Cricut Design Space

-Flip one of the Rudolph images so it is a mirror image (under edit function in Design Space)

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-Add circles for the noses and bow for “Mrs. Rudolph” from Cricut Design Space image library

-Cut images on glitter heat transfer vinyl (glitter facing down)

-Lay images on towel glitter side up

DIY Mr. & Mrs Rudolph Hand Towels from Sew Creative made on the Cricut Explore make the perfect Christmas Hostess Gift. Vinyl laid on towels ready to be ironed on

-Iron using cotton setting on your iron

There you have it! A quick and easy hostess gift. Pair with a bottle of wine, a bar of handmade soap or a mason jar of preserves for the perfect hostess gift.  

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DIY Mr. & Mrs Rudolph Hand Towels from Sew Creative made on the Cricut Explore make the perfect Christmas Hostess Gift.

Tell me… What is your “go to” hostess gift?

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  1. November 24, 2014 @ 6:07 am Virginia Fynes

    These towels are Crazy cute!! I think I might have to make some too! Thanks for the great idea!
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  2. November 24, 2014 @ 10:06 am Jo-Anna

    These are super cute Crystal! I’m always amazed at what these machines can do!
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  3. November 24, 2014 @ 5:43 pm Thea

    It is amazing what you can do with these machines. These tea towels are adorable!
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  4. November 24, 2014 @ 8:07 pm Jen @ RamblingRenovators

    I love his & her gifts! These are so fun – the hair bow is a cute touch. I think I’ll have to get Cricut. You can do so much with those machines!
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  5. November 24, 2014 @ 11:23 pm Tara

    Crystal, these are SO lovely! I know my girls would be thrilled to have glittery Rudolph towels in the bathroom. You’re giving me ideas, lady!
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  6. November 25, 2014 @ 6:19 am Laurie@ Vin'yet Etc.

    These are just beyond adorable!


  7. November 25, 2014 @ 8:07 am Jen

    These are so adorable. Love the little bow in Mrs.Rudolph’s hair.
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  9. November 28, 2014 @ 10:32 pm dani@lifeovereasy

    I am starting to think I need to get a Cricut stat!


  10. November 29, 2014 @ 6:01 am Andrea@personallyandrea

    How pretty for the holidays Crystal, this is a great idea! I love the “Mrs. Rudolph”… adorable :)
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  11. December 17, 2014 @ 1:02 pm GAbrielle Maillet

    how did you get it to do the gold and then with the red
    Just on the nose and the bow? I just got my explore and
    Learning new projects.


    • December 19, 2014 @ 10:30 pm Crystal

      Hi Gabrielle,

      Thank you so much for visiting and for the great question. The nose and the bow are separate shapes, so I cut the reindeer first on the gold glitter iron on vinyl, and then cut the nose and the bow on red iron on vinyl. I hope that makes sense. You are going to LOVE your explore. They are so much fun. I just made my daughter’s teacher’s mugs for Christmas and posted them on instagram. Such a great way to make personalized gifts. :)

      Best Wishes,



  12. December 16, 2015 @ 6:11 pm Vickie

    This is adorable and great idea for gifting nod keeping.
    I really would,love one of these machines..so many projects we want to create.
    The whole woodland rustic decor theme is in and I love it.


  13. December 17, 2015 @ 8:41 am Anne Taylor

    These are so cute and would make a lovely gift! Thanks


  14. December 18, 2015 @ 10:55 pm Megan H

    I love this idea! So cute! Totally a fan of Rudolph!


    • December 19, 2015 @ 11:26 am Crystal

      Thank you Megan! I think they are so cute. :)

      Thank you for visiting!



  15. October 16, 2016 @ 3:33 pm tyfini

    Where dd you get the bow from? I am not finding it in my design space?


  16. October 29, 2016 @ 10:14 am Nick

    How well does it support washing machine?


    • October 31, 2016 @ 12:42 pm Crystal

      Hi Nick,

      They wash up good. I usually just try to put it on delicate if I remember. :)

      Best Wishes,



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  18. November 25, 2016 @ 8:29 pm Sarah

    This is a cute idea and all, but why does Mrs. Rudolph have antlers?… lol


  19. November 29, 2016 @ 7:28 pm Leanna

    This is adorable. I love the applique. I have never worked with glitter vinyl before but now I have to go look for some. Really like this. Pinning in case I don’t get to it this year.


    • December 6, 2016 @ 6:40 pm Crystal

      Thank you so much Leanna! I’m obsessed with glitter vinyl! I hope that you get around to making it one day. Please let me know if you do.

      Best Wishes,



  20. December 5, 2016 @ 7:15 am sahana

    Cute project. I am yet to try my first HTV project.Your project makes me wanna start now. Thank you for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty . We would love to have you again next week.


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  23. January 21, 2018 @ 10:04 pm sheila

    I am new to the cricut world and love these towels, however I can not locate the reindeer image that you used. Where can
    I find it? I have a cricut air 2


    • January 22, 2018 @ 10:46 am Crystal

      Hi Sheila,

      Thank you so much for visiting Hello Creative Family! Welcome to the world of Cricut! You are going to LOVE it.

      You can find the image here: https://hellocreativefamily.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Rudolph-2.png

      Then you just upload it to design space using the upload button on the left hand side of the screen in design space! I’d love to see your finished results!

      Best Wishes,



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