Last minute end of the season cheerleader gift bags

Cheerleader gift bags that are quick, easy, and inexpensive. Put together cute pampered gift bags for cheer appreciation gifts for the end of the season. Use your Cricut to make personalized vinyl decals.

If you are needing to put together a last minute gift for a squad of cheerleaders, or SUPER last minute in my case, you have come to the right place! I needed to do the same thing last week for my daughter’s cheer team and I only had a few hours to make it happen.

Cheerleader gift bags that are quick, easy, and inexpensive. Put together cute pampered gift bags for cheer appreciation gifts for the end of the season. Use your Cricut to make personalized vinyl decals.

I knew I didn’t want to spend a ton of money, because I’m frugal like that, but I also didn’t want whatever I put together to seem cheap.

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So off to Walmart I went. My youngest daughter and I trolled up and down the aisles of our TINY Walmart, which carries about 1/4 of the variety that a super center does, but we found some goodies that were perfect for cheerleader gift bags.

We went for a pamper yourself theme that the girls loved! And I only spend $60, not counting what I already had at home.

Here’s what I filled the bags with. Each girl got one of the following

  • small tin of Nivea lotion (find it on Amazon here)

  • clear nail polish

  • nail file (purchased in a pk of 12)

  • bath bomb

  • coiled hair tie

  • popcorn bag

  • hot cocoa

  • 2 mini chocolate bars

Other items I bought to make the gift bags

  • roll of yellow ribbon

  • roll of blue ribbon

  • yellow tissue paper

  • blue tissue paper

I already had these materials on hand

To keep the bags simple, and because I didn’t know everyone’s name on the cheer squad, I cut out vinyl decals that said ‘ HUSKERS CHEER’ with a megaphone. I used Cricut Design Space and used my Cricut Access for this. Click here to find the link to my project in design space.

I made my decals 5” wide so they would fit perfectly on the gift bags.

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I had two different brands of vinyl that I used (Oracal & Starcraft) but any colored vinyl, that’s not HTV, will work. What I had on had were matte and gloss but I would have preferred it all to have been matte.

Cheerleader gift bags that are quick, easy, and inexpensive. Put together cute pampered gift bags for cheer appreciation gifts for the end of the season. Use your Cricut to make personalized vinyl decals.

I used my Cricut Explore and green cutting mat to cut my decals out. You can see how well loved both my machine and mat is lol! If you’re looking for a cart for your cutting machine I HIGHLY recommend the one in this pic. I absolutely LOVE it!

Cheerleader gift bags that are quick, easy, and inexpensive. Put together cute pampered gift bags for cheer appreciation gifts for the end of the season. Use your Cricut to make personalized vinyl decals.

This decal was a little more work than I really wanted to do BUT it was sooooo cute! Each bag had 4 different vinyl pieces to put on the bags. But since they were all the same I was able to get them on the bags pretty quickly.

Cheerleader gift bags that are quick, easy, and inexpensive. Put together cute pampered gift bags for cheer appreciation gifts for the end of the season. Use your Cricut to make personalized vinyl decals.

I used clear transfer tape and a vinyl squeegee to help get them on the bags easier.

Cheerleader gift bags that are quick, easy, and inexpensive. Put together cute pampered gift bags for cheer appreciation gifts for the end of the season. Use your Cricut to make personalized vinyl decals.

I didn’t want to just throw everything inside the brown bags. I thought separating the items out like this made the pampered bags look a lot nicer and fancier. I put the nail polish and file in one bag. The edible treats in another bag. And the lotion, hair tie, and bath bomb in another bag. My cheerleader loved this.

Cheerleader gift bags that are quick, easy, and inexpensive. Put together cute pampered gift bags for cheer appreciation gifts for the end of the season. Use your Cricut to make personalized vinyl decals.

Once I started getting the decals on my older girls and I made an assembly line to fill the bags. We were really pressed for time by this point lol. It worked pretty great. And they learned how to curl package ribbon.

Cheerleader gift bags that are quick, easy, and inexpensive. Put together cute pampered gift bags for cheer appreciation gifts for the end of the season. Use your Cricut to make personalized vinyl decals.

These were so quick to make and had a lot of school spirit to show on the outside with the tissue paper and curled ribbons. The girls loved them!

Cheerleader gift bags that are quick, easy, and inexpensive. Put together cute pampered gift bags for cheer appreciation gifts for the end of the season. Use your Cricut to make personalized vinyl decals.

I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy project.

Happy crafting!

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