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.
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:
- Two towels (I used white kitchen/bar towels)
- Heat transfer vinyl (I used red and silver iron on glitter)
- Cricut Explore
-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)
-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
-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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AnaAlicia Wolfe says
What are the dimensions of this design and how many would you be able to make with a 12″ by 48″ roll of vinyl? We are looking to do this in our girl scout troop for Christmas.
Thanks so much for visiting. This is a fabulous girl scout troop project. You could do the designs as big or as small as you wanted to! That’s the beauty of the Cricut. You can personalize everything to be exactly how you want it. I’ve done some kitchen towels where the design is bigger, and then hand towels with the design smaller. It’s totally up to you what size you want them to be. 🙂 I’d love to see pictures when you are finished.
AnaAlicia Wolfe says
Can you use this template with a cricut explore air 2?
Yes absolutely! You can make these with a Cricut Explore, Cricut Explore Air 2 or Cricut Maker.