DIY Milk Jug and Cookie Plate for Santa – Free Cut Files

Don’t forget the milk and cookies for Santa Claus. Make this adorable milk jug and a cookie plate for the holidays.

This project makes a great gift for others. I’m in love with gifts like this for the holidays. It’s an item that you can pace down to family one day.

Milk Jug and Cookie Plate for Santa

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What you will need

  • Permanent vinyl red, green, black or color of choice
  • Transfer tape
  • 7.5-8 inch white ceramic plate
  • 6×21/4 inch glass milk bottle

Instructions

  • Start off by uploading the SVG’s for the plate and milk bottle in Design Space. If using bigger glassware, adjust for the sizing as normal. If using a 7.5-8” plate and 6 x 21/4” bottle, the sizing of the SVG’s is already sized for you.
  • **NOTE: If you are more experienced and skilled you can cut the first circle for the plate. If not, I recommend cutting the second circle for the plate as I will explain later on. This will cut the circle into two halves that will meet together on the edge of the plate.
    ** Also, I recommend cutting and placing in layers. The circle first, then the “cookies for Santa” design, then the design for the milk bottle. Use the eye feature in the layers panel to turn layers on and off. This will help much more than trying to attach the circle and words on the same piece of transfer tape.
  • Once sized accordingly, select make it in Design Space. Adjust the machines setting or material dial to the custom, washi sheet with more pressure. The SVGs have small, thin, and delicate cuts as this setting will help the Cricut cut smoothly.
  • Load the permanent vinyl to your machine on the blue light grip mat or green standard grip map and hit “go”.
  • When the cuts are complete begin to weed the vinyl off and away from the design using your weeding tool (looks like a dentist pick). Don’t forget to weed around the outside of the letters and small parts inside any letter that are enclosed (ex. a,e,o ).
  • After the designs are completely weeded, cut off a piece of transfer tape the size of the vinyl layers, and apply the transfer tape using pressure with the scrapper tool. This is done in order to get the vinyl off its carrier sheet and onto the surface of the project.
  • As mentioned above, cut and apply vinyl layers in this order: circle, cookies for Santa design, milk bottle circle, milk for Santa design. Each layer will need a piece of transfer tape.
    Turn the entire design face down and begin to gently apply pressure and pull the vinyl’s carrier sheet off and away from the transfer tape.
  • Place the vinyl on the transfer tape to the outer edge of the plate. Here are some tips I learned along the way to help with the circle portion of the plate.
  • A plate with a flat edge would work best. Cut and use the circle that is cut in two halves and have them met in the middle along the edge of the plate. Otherwise, if you cut and use the fully enclosed circle this will be a bit trickier to apply to the plate as it has a curved edge.
  • If you cut and use the fully enclosed circle, there is a small slice in the circle. When applying to the plate, start on one side of the slit, applying it to the plate and removing the transfer tape as you go around. Finish with the other side of the slit meeting that first side of the slit.
    If needing additional assistance, cut small slits at the top of the transfer tape getting as close to the edge of the vinyl as possible, and remove transfer tape as you apply.
  • Once enough pressure had been applied slowly remove the transfer tape and very carefully and slowly rolling it away and off the board. The vinyl will remain on your project.
  • Repeat the steps above for the milk bottle. However, apply the rectangular cut around the edge of the glass milk bottle under the spout. Then apply the vinyl down the edge, starting at the bottom working up trying not to apply the vinyl on the dip of the bottle.
  • **NOTE: Vinyl is to the side on the plate for the purpose of not touching any food, however, please note that in order to make the plate fully food-safe a sealant would need to be applied or napkin used on the plate.
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