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DIY Cute Oven Mitts

Hi.  I am so excited to get to the gift making/giving part of my holiday posts.  I am going to show you how to make the easy peasy DIY cute oven mitts.

They are perfect for Christmas gifts but can be used all the time for newlyweds, college kids in a new apartment or as a housewarming gift.  I just love them.

If you love creating Dollar Tree crafts and gifts then you are visiting the right blog!

There are all sorts of SVG files for these on Etsy or on blogs and it is fun to get creative with them.

If you have your own Cricut or Silhouette you could even make your own designs.  Mine are available in my resource library.  So go help yourself!!

Finished cute oven mitts gifts for the holidays.

I did create a little video showing the step-by-step process.   If you like it be sure to subscribe to my channel!

DIY Cute Oven Mitts

I love these oven mitts or potholders.  They are from the Dollar Tree and they are quite nice.  You need to have a cutting machine such as a Cricut or Silhouette but if you have a friend that has one maybe you can persuade him or her to help you out.

If you don’t have a Cricut Easy Press you could use that same friend…who probably does…or an iron.

Step 1:  Cut the potholder designs

I wanted to make sets of two cute oven mitts for each gift.  So I used two of the four designs from each set.

When you are using the heat transfer vinyl it comes with it’s own backing, yet it is on the front so it is more like transfer tape.  This makes it easy to place your design down all at once.  You can still layer but you have to place each color down separately and re-press each color.

For these designs I just used one color.

Step 2:  Add the design to the front

First place the mat down that goes with the easy press.  Then your project.

Easy press mat goes down first and the piece your are making goes down next.

Add a cardboard insert into the potholder to protect it for the heat.

Add a cardboard insert into the potholder before pressing on the design.

Add a small towel over the exposed cardboard.

Placing a small towel over the exposed cardboard to protect it from the heat.

Place your design where you want it on the oven mitt.

Placing the potholder design onto the oven mitt to be heat transferred.

Place a teflon sheet over the top of the design.

Covering the design with a teflon sheet before heating with the Easy Press

Set your Easy Press to 315 degrees.  When it heats up you are ready to go.

Place it over the design, over the teflon sheet and press the 30 second timer button.  It will count down.  Use firm pressure when holding the Easy Press over the design.

Using the Cricut Easy Press to apply heat transfer vinyl to the cute oven mitt.

When the timer beeps remove the Easy Press and the teflon sheet. Then carefully remove the backing from the design.  Make sure the vinyl does not come up as well.  If it does, place the backing sheet back down, put the teflon sheet back and re-heat the design for another 30 seconds.

You can repeat this process a couple of times if needed.

Removing the backing from the design after using the Easy Press to adhere it to the oven mitt

It is so fun to remove the backing piece and reveal the finished cute oven mitt!

Step 3:  Package into gifts

This part is just as fun as making these cute oven mitts.  I found a lot of these mixes for $1 at different grocery stores, WalMart and even the Dollar Tree.  So look around for some fun ideas.

I picked up some whisks, spatulas, wooden spoons and pizza cutters at the Dollar Tree as well.  Who can’t use a new spatula…am I right?

Place two potholders together and tie the loops together with some baker’s twine or whatever you have on hand.

Tying two potholders together at the loops with bakers twine.

Add your mix and fun cooking utensil to the pocket of the front potholder.

Finished cute oven mitts gifts for the holidays.

I just love the way they turned out and I can’t wait to give some as gifts.

What do you think?

Finished cute oven mitts gifts for the holidays.

Materials List

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DIY Cute Oven Mitts

Finished cute oven mitts gifts for the holidays.

Transform Dollar Tree potholders or oven mitts into fun gifts for the holidays, wedding or bridal showers or for a cute housewarming gift. They are easy to make and very budget friendly.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5


  1. Cut SVG designs using the Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo
  2. Place the potholder onto the Easy Press Mat and add a piece of cardboard into the pocket.
  3. Cover the exposed cardboard with a small towel.
  4. Heat the Easy Press to 315 degrees
  5. Place the cut design onto the pocket of the potholder exactly where you like it to be.
  6. Cover with a teflon sheet
  7. When the Easy Press is at the correct temperature, place it over the teflon sheet and apply firm pressure for 30 seconds. (use the timer on the Easy Press)
  8. Lift the press and remove the teflon sheet
  9. Lift the backing to see if the design is secure. If so, remove the backing completely. If not, place the backing back down, place the teflon sheet back down and repeat the process.
  10. Remove the backing and reveal your fun potholder.
  11. Tie two potholders together at the loops and add a fun mix and a kitchen utensil to finish the gift.

I hope you love this idea.  I think it is fun and so easy.  And, it looks fantastic!

Thanks so much for stopping by,


Finished cute oven mitts with svg cut files added to the front.

Michelle James

Saturday 7th of December 2019

This is such a great gift idea! I love the fun sayings!


Monday 9th of December 2019

Thank you Michelle. I just made some more this weekend for a friend. They are pretty fast and easy.

Susie | Chelsea Project

Saturday 7th of December 2019

Always such cute and original ideas... these are adorbs!


Saturday 7th of December 2019

Thank you Susie! I need to get more of these made! I am glad you like them.

Barbara Chapman

Tuesday 3rd of December 2019

Really cute idea to make for anyone on our holiday list, Michelle! Thanks for the clear instructions. <3

Enjoy your Christmas season, Barb :)


Wednesday 4th of December 2019

Thank you Barbara. I am glad you like them and you have a great season as well!


Monday 2nd of December 2019

The walking hungry one cracks me up! Watched the video, and you make it look pretty easy.


Monday 2nd of December 2019

Thank you. I like the zombie designs. They were fun to make too.

Nancy Lou

Wednesday 27th of November 2019

You deserve a big hand for this project, Michelle!


Wednesday 27th of November 2019

Thanks Nancy. I love them and am actually giving some as gifts this year. LOL! I am glad you like them being the baker you are!

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