Personalized Pot Holder Gifts with Split Monograms & Sweet Sentiments

Personalized Pot Holders & Oven Mitts with Cute Decals and Split Monograms made with Iron On Vinyl on the Cricut #giftideas #cookiekit #cricut

Learn how to personalize pot holders and oven mitts with cute sayings and elegant split monograms. Personalized pot holders filled with cookie mixes and serving utensils make sweet gift packages that youll want to give to everyone!

This year I have a lot of people I want to thank for helping me and my family. I am SO grateful, and I want to show my appreciation. Ive got teachers, counselors, medical professionals, neighbors, friends, coworkers, and the list goes on and on. I need something special I can gift all of these important people in my life without having to resort to gift cards. So Im gifting cookie making kits with personalized pot holders and oven mitts, whisks and spatulas, and a variety of cookie mixes! You just tuck a utensil and a baking mix into a potholder or oven mitt, and you have a fun and thoughtful gift that WILL get used. And I thought you might like to see how these go together, too! So for Day 10 of The Great Maker 25-Day Gift-Away Challenge, I am showing you how to make inexpensive cookie making kits with personalized pot holders and oven mitt gifts.

What is The Great Maker 25-Day Gift-Away? This is an annual tradition here at JenniferMaker! Every day for the first 25 days of December, we gift you with a brand new project, design, tutorial, and video for something YOU asked us to make. On top of that, we host a giveaway with 25 prizes, everything from Cricut cutting machines (four of them this year!) to project prize packs with all the materials for popular JenniferMaker projects to beautiful print editions of our popular Cricut Coach Playbook. You can even earn bonus entries for making the daily projects! Click here to learn more about The Great Maker 25-Day Gift-Away!

See exactly how to personalize pot holders and oven mittsin my tutorial video(or keep scrolling if you prefer a step-by-step photo tutorial):

Now, I could just toss the spatula or whisk in the pot holder along with a baking mix and call it a day, but Im going one step further and personalizing these potholders and oven mitts with some iron-on vinyl (aka heat transfer vinyl, or HTV)l! For some pot holders, Im putting on cute hand-lettered sayings like Live Love Bake Sweet Smell of Home and Bakers Gonna Bake. This will let me keep a stash of gifts on hand for anytime I need to give one away.

But for the other pot holders, Im personalizing them with a persons first name or family name in a split monogram and I think they turned out really classy without breaking the bank.

The fun little sentiment designs are on my blog and are free for you to use, too! Id also like to show you how to make the split monogram so you can personalize your pot holders for individuals and families, as well. Let let me show you how to create a personalized split monogram, and then well iron on some heat transfer vinyl together so you see how it works!

In this tutorial, I will show you how to use my template to create custom pot holders with cute sayings (or just use a design I already made for you!) and then how to personalize pot holders and oven mitts with the iron on vinyl.This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission but it wont cost you a penny more)!Read myfull disclosure policy.

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Materials to Make Personalized Pot Holders and Oven Mitts

How to Make Personalized Pot Holders with a Pre-Made Design or a Custom Name or Phrase in a Split Monogram!

Step 1: Get My Free Pot Holder Designs

My free personalized pot holder SVG cut file contains four different designs to make your own potholders. Get the free pot holder designs and templates from my free resource library (get the password to the library in the form at the bottom of this post).

Step 2: Prepare Your Potholder Design File for Cutting.

Here is what the pot holder decal SVG cut file will look like when you upload it to Cricut Design Space:

Tip: If youre not sure how to upload an SVG cut file to Cricut Design Space, watch this helpful video training series I made. If youre on an iPhone or iPad, heres how to download and upload SVG files to the Cricut Design Space app.

Once the file is uploaded, decide which of the designs you want to use and hide or delete the rest. To do this, first click Ungroup, then click to delete or hide the layers you do not want to cut.

Resize the design (if needed) to fit the imprint area of the potholder you are using. They are currently sized to fit the imprint area of the potholders I used (which I got from the Dollar Tree). Heres what those look like:

You can also create your own custom split monograms! Watch the tutorial video for a full explanation of how to create beautiful split monograms.

Step 3: Cut Out Your Pot Holder Design

Using a green Standard Grip mat, place your iron-on heat-transfer vinyl with the shiny side face down on the cutting mat. Remember to mirror your design, select the proper cutting material, and load your fine-point blade into your Cricut machine.

Note: Not sure which side of the vinyl goes down on your mat? Read my guide here!

Step 4: Weed Your Cut Design

Carefully weed the excess vinyl from your cut vinyl using a weeding tool. Pay attention to any letters with centers so you dont accidentally leave them in.

Step 5: Apply the Design to Your Pot Holders

Use a lint roller to clean off the imprint area. If you are using a Cricut EasyPress or EasyPress 2, consult the Cricut Heat Guide for temperature and time based on the vinyl you are using and your pot holder material. Using my EasyPress 2, the white heat transfer vinyl I am using called for 315 degrees for 30 seconds with a 5 second pre-heat and a warm peel after application. Heres exactly what I did:

Turn on your Cricut EasyPress, set the temperature to 315 degrees, set the timer to 30 seconds, and pre-heat.

Now, first press your pot holder or oven mitt with a piece of parchment paper on top for 5 seconds to prepare it for the vinyl.

Next, position the iron on vinyl decal on the potholder, and press for 30 seconds with FIRM pressure.

Finally, allow the liner to cool just a tad (so it is warm to the touch instead of hot) and then peel it off.

And thats it! Now just fill your pot holder or oven mitt with goodies! This is a really easy project, great for beginners!

Get my free personalized pot holder templates and cut files

Id love to see your personalized pot holders and oven mitts, and all the other fun ideas you come up with to use these! If you make one, please share a photo in our Facebook group, email it to me at, or tag me on social media with #jennifermaker.


Want to remember this? Save the Personalized Pot Holder & Split Monogram Tutorial to your favorite Pinterest board!

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