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Emma Jewell Crafts Wedding Roundup

Our very own queen of craft, Emma Jewell Crafts recently got married! Naturally, Emma created lots of decorations for her wedding. From personalised jackets to celestial-themed invites!

Emma shares with us her handmade wedding pieces that she created for her big day. Read below to find out more!

Emma Jewell Crafts

I recently got married in a small registry office wedding in Stratford Upon Avon followed by pizza at our favourite pizza place.

Although it was a small wedding, (we’re following it up with a big wedding party in a couple of years’ time) I wanted to go big on the crafted personalised elements and make as much as I could with my Cricut machine.

We went for a subtle ‘stars and moon’ theme, as we love everything space and it meant I could go wild with everything glittery and holographic.

Handmade Wedding

Here are all the projects I created:

Invites                    

As I only had 16 invites to make, I knew I could go extra fancy and do something that was a bit special.

I had an idea in my head to have something that rotated, so started making tests out of scrap paper, then recreated the project in Cricut Design Space using shapes and elements from the Design Space Library.

I used Glitter gel pens for all the detail and wording, the debossing tool to add the detail to the moons and stars as well as 5 layers of card and acetate.

Click the link here to my project in Cricut Design Space if you want to make them yourself!

PJs and Mugs

My best friends, Kelly and Holly, stayed over the night before the wedding for a little sleepover. So obviously, I had to make some personalised bits for us to make it extra special.

I created matching pyjamas by buying matching PJ shorts then customising plain T-shirts with ‘Bride’, ‘Maid of Honour’ and ‘Bridesmaid’ on the back. On the front, the T-shirts said, ‘After this we’re getting pizza’ as we were heading to a pizza restaurant after the wedding ceremony!

See the project on Design Space here.

I also added vinyl to some plains mugs for us to have our morning teas and coffees in whilst we get ready (before we opened the prosecco!).

Jackets

I knew from the moment that we were getting married that I wanted to customise denim jackets for us (any excuse to use iron-on!).

I bought cheap plain denim jackets and added iron-on to the backs. My husband Mike and I had “till death do us part” on ours, and my bridesmaids had “bridesmaid” on the back.

I used an image from design space for the starry background, which I cut out of white glitter iron-on. Then, I used lilac iron-on for the writing using the Agincourt font in Design Space.

I cut all the jackets in one go using Smart Iron-on™ with my Cricut Maker™ 3, it saved so much time being able to use Smart Materials and let it cut out all 6 jacket images in one go.

Check out my jacket project on Design Space here.

Patches

I made patches from felt and iron-on for our jackets to add some extra personalisation.

I looked at buying embroidered patches then thought, I can make this kind of thing myself with felt and iron-on!

Mike and I had Bride and Groom patches for our jackets, then I created patches to go on the sleeves of everyone’s jackets with the moon and star images to match our invites and the date of our wedding.

I cut the felt on my Cricut Maker™ 3. Again, it was super time saving to be able to use Smart Iron-On ™ and let it cut out all in one go.

I then ironed on the iron-on designs with my Easy Press Mini™ and added Heat and Bond to the back of the patch to secure it to the denim jacket.

Bouquet

I knew I wanted my bouquet to be made on my machine, as it was super important to me to be walking down the aisle with something I had made. So I went all out!

I started by pulling cardstock out of my stash that went with the colour scheme of pinks, purples and holographic. Then set to work cutting a mix of flowers on my machine.

In the end, I made about three times the number of flowers I thought I needed.

I secured each flower to a piece of wire, then purchased a bouquet base which I then pushed the flowers into.

I wanted it to look wild and big, so we added paper fans and some big holographic leaves cut from party foil. For a finishing touch, I also added some tissue paper tassels to fill give the bottom more volume.

Scattered amongst the flowers were sprays of diamantes, holographic moons, which I cut and debossed on my Cricut Maker machine, stars and mini-disco balls to make it as sparkly as possible.

The great thing about it is that I get to keep it forever!

Bridesmaid bouquet

For my bridesmaids, I made smaller bouquets with the same flowers and disco balls as my bouquet. I finished them off with a trail of ribbons.

For my mini bridesmaid, I made disco ball wands, as paper flowers might have been a little delicate for my tornado-like nieces!

Button holes

The groomsmen didn’t escape the sparkle either! I made buttonholes for all of Mike’s groomsmen, the dads and brothers, with a disco ball, two paper flowers and a holographic leaf. I added a badge back to these so they could easily be pinned onto jackets on the day.

Shoes

I added permanent vinyl to the bottom of my shoes with the date and our initials as well as the moon image that I had used across the wedding.

Favour bags

We gave little thank you gifts to our wedding party – a crystal we had chosen for each person. I customised little canvas bags for these with iron-on and made some matching tags that were drawn and cut on the machine.

Congratulations Emma and Mike

We have loved sharing with you Emma’s handmade wedding decorations! With a Cricut machine, it is so easy to create beautiful handmade projects, personalised for you. Emma really did put her machine to good use for her big day.

Emma, we wish you and Mike all the best as you start your married lives together, and we’re sure we’re not alone in thinking you looked absolutely amazing!

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Halloween Projects on Cricut Design Space

It’s time to haunt up the home and let in the ghouls as Halloween approaches! We have some spooktacular projects ready to make in Design Space right now, perfect for beginners and experts alike! So grab all the magical ingredients you need to begin these frighteningly good Cricut Halloween projects:

Home Haunted Home

A house isn’t a home without some creepily cool décor during Halloween. Bunting is simple to make and creates an eye-catching decoration.

Beware Halloween Banner Project available on Design Space here.

Purr-fect Pumpkins

Vinyl and cardstock make great additions to your pumpkin decorating. A paw-some cat like this one is fun to make and looks cute too!

Pumpkin Head Cat Project is available on Design Space here.

Spell-binding T-Shirt Decor

All the witches will be the envy of your Halloween-themed t-shirt. We have used the magical material, Infusible Ink™, to create this.

Spooky Broom Co. T-Shirt Project is available on Design Space here.

Funny Bones For All Your Ghoul Friends

Give your friends and family a card they won’t forget this Halloween.

Happy Halloween Skeleton Card Project is available on Design Space here.

Dimensional Wall Art That Serves A Treat

Trick or treat yo’ self with an eye-catching dimensional wall art project! This haunted forest-themed project includes little trick or treaters for a sweet and spooky look.

Spooky Forest Dimensional Art Project is available on Design Space here.

Boo-tiful Pillows

Personalised Halloween pillows are exactly what your sofa needs this spooky season. Cute ghost designs are at the top of our list for hauntingly superb decorations.

Orange Plaid Halloween Pillow Project is available on Design Space here.

Get The Halloween Look

These Cricut Halloween projects are available in the Cricut Design Space desktop and mobile apps and are simple to create with your Cricut machine!

Need some more pumpkin inspiration? We have created a tutorial and gathered some gourd-geous decorated pumpkins to help! See the blog here.

We love seeing what our community creates! Don’t forget to tag @cricut_UK on social media. We may even feature you on our stories or share your project on the blog!

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Simple Vinyl Pumpkin Halloween Decor

It’s officially pumpkin season and decorating your pumpkins is a trend here to stay.

Whether your pumpkins are for around the home, for your front doorstep, or your window, decorating your pumpkins is fun, easy, and looks amazing!

There are loads of ways Cricut can help you get in the Hallowe’en spirit for pumpkin season. We have created an easy four-step vinyl pumpkin decoration tutorial to help get you started and avoid the mess of carving and hollowing! Head to the tutorial here. Vinyl decorated pumpkins also last longer than carved ones so you can get started straight away and it’ll still be looking scarily good come October 31st.

Using vinyl to decorate your pumpkins is simple. It easily creates the wow factor your pumpkins deserve. Alternatively, you could create a stencil to help carve your pumpkins if you want to go down the traditional route.

We have rounded up some eye-catching pumpkin inspiration to help with your pumpkin decorating:

A Show-Stopping Entrance

Melanie from MelanieLissackInteriors on Instagram created beautiful vinyl decorated pumpkins for her front doorstep in a range of colours! Check out her blog on how she did this here.

Skull and Phrases Pumpkin Vinyl Stickers

Jenny from JensHomeJournal on Instagram shows how to paint and use vinyl stickers for a frightfully good pumpkin transformation.

Hocus Pocus Vibes

Inside_the_grey_house on Instagram created a spell-bounding pumpkin with a vinyl sticker! Such a simple yet effective idea!

Bright and Bold Pumkin Decor

NerrissaPratt who you will find on Instagram created stunning pumpkins for the Hobbycraft Ideas page. You can see the tutorial on how to make them here.

For The Witches and Ghouls

Looking for some pastel Halloween styles for the home? Rebecca from RebeccaMarieCreative on Instagram has some spook-tacular ideas!

For The Witches and Ghouls

If spooky and ghostly isn’t your, thing, check out Cricut UK and Ireland Marketing Manager, Kathy’s design that can last all season.

Autumnal home decor pumpkins with Cricut vinyl

Vinyl Pumpkin Tutorial

Adding a little spice to your Halloween decorations couldn’t be easier when you have a Cricut machine to hand. This simple DIY pumpkin project takes minutes to make and is great for beginners.

All you need is a piece of vinyl and a plain pumpkin!

You will need:

Cricut Machine (You can use Cricut Joy™, Cricut Explore™ models or Cricut Maker™ models to create this project)

A roll of Vinyl

-Scissors

Step One:

Type a simple Halloween saying into a new Cricut Design Space project and choose a simple font.

We chose ‘Hey Boo!’ So that we can pop our pumpkins by our front door to greet trick or treaters!

Resize your text to fit onto your pumpkin. You can add a simple image too. We chose a cute skull design from the Cricut Design Space Image library.

Step Two:

Cut your design on your machine, If you are using Smart Vinyl, simply load it face up into the machine and choose the Smart Vinyl setting.

If you are using a Maker or Explore machine, stick your vinyl face-up onto the mat, then load the mat into the machine. Choose the vinyl setting for the vinyl you are using then start cutting.

Step three:

Once the vinyl is cut, carefully cut around the design so that you can use the excess vinyl another time.

Then peel away the vinyl leaving your design behind on the backing sheet.

Step Four:

Grab your pumpkins then peel off each letter at a time and stick it into place.

Now you have your own pumpkins with vinyl sticker phrases and images! Pumpkin decorating doesn’t have to be complicated, and with vinyl, you can create beautiful pumpkins in minutes.

Make sure to tag us into your projects on social media by tagging Cricut_UK. You could be featured on our feeds or on the blog!

Happy pumpkin-making!

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Pumpkin Spiced Latte Mug

Pumpkin spiced season is here and so is the Cricut Mug Press!

Whether it’s pumpkin spiced lattes that bring you joy on your morning commute or snuggling up in a blanket whilst warming your face by a pumpkin spiced candle, it’s time to celebrate your love of all things pumpkin spiced.

Make your own pumpkin spiced everything mug (the perfect accessory to drink your next PSL from!) using the Cricut Mug Press, Cricut Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets and this simple tutorial from Emma Jewell (follow her on Instagram here).

You will need:

How to make:

Step One:

Start this project in the projects section of Cricut Design Space and select the Mug Set Up project. Choose the size of your mug and an edge design then click ‘customise’.

Next, add the pumpkin spice design to the canvas from the image library (Pumpkin Spice Everything #MF72F3DA).

Place this on the mug template, select the mug template and the image, and select the ‘slice’ tool, then remove the excess sliced parts.

Step two:

Start by laying a sheet of Infusible Ink face up on the mat and loading it into the machine.

Make sure to mirror your design then select Infusible Ink Sheet as your material setting. Now, it’s time to start cutting!

Step three:

Once cut, take the sheet off the mat and weed away the image and the edges of the mug template (the parts we don’t want to transfer onto the mug).

Step four:

Next heat up your Cricut Mug Press.

Clean your mug with a lint roller. Wrap your mug design around the mug, ink side facing inwards, making sure it is well stuck down without any creases or air bubbles. You can use heat-resistant tape to help stick down the sheet if you want to. This video may help when you’re getting started with Cricut Mug Press.

Put the mug into the Cricut Mug Press and close the lever. Now sit back and wait until the five lights are white and you hear a beep from your machine.

Step Five:

Once pressed, remove the mug from the Cricut Mug Press and allow it to cool (20 minutes or more) before removing the sheet to reveal your finished mug.

Once cool, your mug is ready to use and is dishwasher and microwave safe!

The Cricut Mug Press is great to use for all occasions, whether it’s to embrace the autumn days, as a gift for a celebration or personalised just for you.

There are lots of mug designs available in Design Space to get you started or you can create your own like the one we have created in this tutorial by using the Mug Set Up project.

If you want to find out more about the Cricut Mug Press check out our FAQ page here.

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Using vinyl scraps – rainbow bookmark project

Ask any crafter, they’ll tell you they want to make the most of their supplies and stash. We’ve seen our community making some fabulous rainbow projects using up vinyl scraps to make beautiful multicoloured projects! Let us show you how you can use all those little scraps of vinyl you have lying around (or stored neatly in a scraps box if you’re an organised crafter) with this easy rainbow scraps project tutorial.

This project is also perfect for using the strips at the top of any Smart Vinyl you’ve used. This is the perfect way to use up all of those left-over pieces to make an awesome multicoloured design.

You will need:

How to make

Step one:

Take your scraps and cut them up into even pieces. You can decide how wide you want each piece to be depending on how many colours you have and how many scraps you would like to use, just make sure they are even in width.

Step two:

Lay the scraps onto your mat, lining them up next to each other. Make sure that there are no gaps between each of the vinyl pieces.

Step three:

Next, cut out your chosen design, double-check that the design fits into the space covered by your scraps.

Step four:

Next weed the design. Keep it on the cutting mat so that you can keep all of the pieces in place.

Step five:

Lay a piece of Transfer Tape over the top of the design (still on the cutting mat) and use your scraper tool. This will pick up all of the design from the mat. You can then remove the backing pieces so that only the design is left on the transfer sheet.

Step six:

Transfer onto your blank and burnish well. Carefully peel back the Transfer Tape to reveal your completed multicoloured design. A perfect way to use those scraps pieces of vinyl up!

Finish with a tassel or decoration and use in your current book. This would also make a fantastic gift. Show us what you’ve made with your scraps by tagging @Cricut_UK on Instagram.

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Bake Off inspired makes!

Feeling inspired by the return of The Great British Bake Off TV show? We are too!

And just in time for the first episode of series 12, UK illustrator Emma Jewell’s Baking image set just went live in Design Space. You’ll find lots of baking icons, iconic phrases, and some useful labeling images to keep your pantry looking on point too!

Together with the wide variety of baking-inspired projects in Design Space, your makes will crown you as Star Baker (or Star Maker!) amongst friends and family.

So whilst you’re baking maybe you’ll be making some of these projects too! We’ve rounded up some of your favorite baking-themed projects that you could make this weekend whilst the cake is in the oven.

Phrase Themed Cake Toppers

Whether it’s a wedding, birthday, or just because, a cake topper can make all the difference!

Love Cake Topper Project can be created here.

Mr & Mrs Cake Topper Project can be created here.

Cake Decorations That Wow

There will be no soggy bottoms when the cakes look as fabulous as these. From beautiful florals to an enchanted castle, level up your cake decorating with one of these projects.

Garden Cake Topper Project can be created here.

The storybook forest cake ring project can be created here.

Kitchen Organisation

Keeping all the baking ingredients organised is a big task, but your Cricut machine is up to the challenge. It’s quick and easy to make labels plus they look beautiful on your kitchen shelf too.

Gold Baking Labels can be created here.

Raw Ingredient Labels can be created here.

Dry Erase Pantry Labels can be created here.

Visit our post with top tips on how to make an organised home here, and our previous post earlier this year on nailing the storage labeling here.

Personalised Cake Stands

When you have put so much effort into the baking, it really needs to sit on a stand that’s worthy. From festive decorations to intricate mandalas there is something for everyone’s tastes on Design Space.

Mandala Cake plate can be created here.

A snowflake cake plate can be created here.

Stenciled Bakes

Create artwork on the bakes themselves by using a cut-out stencil! Everyone will remember your bake with a stenciled design plus it is so easy to create but looks like it must have taken you a while!

Tribal pie stencil can be created here.

Treat yo self cake stencil can be created here.

So grab your aprons and your Cricut machines for a bit of bake-off fun!

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Inspiration for your Explore 3 – Ice cream party bags

Whip up some party bags with the Explore™ 3 using Smart Paper™ Sticker Cardstock. With the new machine and Smart Materials™, customisation is 2x faster than before, making projects like these fun ice cream party bags, quick, easy and they look amazing too!

These summery ice cream party bags would be perfect for a children’s party and since there’s no glue needed with sticker cardstock projects this is a mess-free project that the whole family can get involved in!

You will need:

  • Party bags
  • Ribbon

Step One

Open up a new project in Cricut Design Space. Then search for the images ‘Popsicle’ #M294C8ED5, ‘Popsicle’ #M294C8EB7 and ‘Ice Cream Cone’ #M294C8EC3, in the image library and add them to the canvas. Resize all of the images to fit your bags, we resized ours to 5 inches tall. Then click ‘Make It’.

Step Two

Choose Smart Paper Sticker Cardstock as your material setting, then load the material, face-up, into your Explore 3. Repeat this step until all of the colours are cut.

Step Three

Take a party bag and start layering up the sticker cardstock pieces, start with the largest piece sticking it straight onto the bag then layer up the rest of the pieces to create the ice cream shapes.

Step Four

Add ribbon to the handles of the bags and fill with treats! You could also cut circles of sticker cardstock and use them to seal up the party bags too. Now your bags are complete it’s time to get ready to party!

Want more making inspiration? Check out all of our making tutorials here.

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#MonthofMakes Roundup Part 2

This week, we are back with more ideas and inspiration to get you making! Sometimes all you need is an idea or a theme to help spark ideas for your own crafty makes. So join us every day on Instagram Stories for #MonthofMakes!

Some of week 2’s prompts have been Dinosaurs, Plants, Banner and Make to Give and we have loved seeing the Cricut community get involved! Search the hashtag #MonthofMakes on Instagram to see all the amazing makes our Cricut Community have created so far.  

If you didn’t catch #MonthofMakes Roundup Part 1, you can find it on the blog for more project-making inspiration!

Here is a roundup of this week’s #MonthofMakes themes:

Day 9: Sports

From personalising activewear to water bottles, there are lots of ways your Cricut Machine can help! Eimear from @EimearHutchinson on Instagram used SportFlex Iron-on to personalise a swimming costume!

Personalised swimming costume idea

Eimear made a tutorial for her project which you can see as a video Reel on Instagram.

Project includes image from Design Space #M26A1BA05.

Cricut Community makes for the theme: Sports

To give more ideas for this theme, we have taken a look at our wonderful community’s makes.

Cards are perfect for all occasions! Maysiebug on Instagram made a card to celebrate a sporting win!

Congratulations handmade card

Day 10: Plants

Real or paper – plants are always a good idea! You could personalise your plant pots and watering cans like the proud plant parent you are! Or, if you’re not great at keeping plants alive, why not make a plant out of paper?

Cricut Community makes for the theme: Plants

Jude from Judemakesthings on Instagram shows a way to create an everlasting plant – with paper!

Realistic paper plant

We saw lots of great ideas like these paper succulents by Alex from Alex_in_Wonderland_X on Instagram.

Paper succulents idea

Day 11: Dinosaurs

Ready for some roar-some makes? Dinosaurs are great for cardmaking, home décor, party décor and more! We created this beautiful wall art which you can make too!

You can find this in the Projects area on Cricut Design Space.  

Papercraft Dinosaur Make
Cricut Community makes for the theme: Dinosaurs

Lots of you got involved by creating the project available in Cricut Design Space which was great to see!

This colourful creation was by Samantha from Abels_labelsandcrafts on Instagram.

Papercraft Dinosaur Make

Day 12: Favourite Animal

The Cricut Machines are a great way to personalise any project with your favourite animal (or animals!). Sophia from MyNotSoSecretTeachingLife on Instagram created a beautiful giraffe pillow with Infusible Inks!

Giraffe Pillow Idea

Images used are from the Realistic Animal Silhouettes Image Set in Cricut Design Space.

Cricut Community makes for the theme: Favourite Animal

Pretty bunny socks are cute, fun and totally unique. Plus if a bunny is your favourite animal, these are guaranteed to make you smile!

Project by TheDancersDaughter on Instagram.

Day 13: Banner

From wall-hanging banners to bunting, we saw lots of creations from the Cricut community! We added a bit of sparkle to our wall banner with some Glitter Iron On!

Project includes image from Design Space #M268D7F81.

Cricut Community makes for the theme: Banner?

Create your own bunting for all occasions! It could be for the home, for parties or create your own Cricut themed banner like Fiona from Katy_lou_designs on Instagram.

Cricut Bunting

Day 14: Make to Give

Handmade gifts are thoughtful and always appreciated! Personalisation can help to make beautiful and unique gifts that are greatly loved by the recipient!

Fiona from Katy_lou_designs on Instagram created a personalised washbag and keyring! You can see on her Instagram Post the step-by-step instructions.

Personalised keyring and washbag idea
Cricut Community makes for the theme: Make to Give

Handmade gifts can be for all occassions. Jess from CraftWithJess on Instagram made these personalised glasses for her friends who had to postpone their wedding.

Day 15: Pride

Love is love! We have created a beautiful colourful mug as a pride-themed make! The project is available in Cricut Design Space here.

Pride crafts ideas
Cricut Community make for the theme: Pride

Ally from AllyCrafting on Instagram created a bright and bold mug perfect for celebrating Pride.

Pride craft ideas

#MonthofMakes

The prompt #MonthofMakes is for everyone! Throughout July, we will be sharing a quick and easy project on our Instagram Stories to get you inspired each day! Maybe you would like to join in too? Don’t forget to use the hashtag #MonthofMakes

Check out the project themes below and don’t forget to tag us @Cricut_UK on Instagram and use the hashtag #monthofmakes with your projects!

Month Of Makes daily prompts

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#Monthofmakes Roundup Part 1

We have seen lots of makers getting involved with #Monthofmakes! Every day throughout July, we are posting a new project on our Instagram Stories to help get you inspired with a variety of different making topics!

So far, we have seen the themes: Get Organised, Summer, Space, Wall Art and more. Search the hashtag #MonthofMakes on Instagram for project inspiration by our amazing Cricut Community.

Here is a roundup of the themes and projects we have seen so far:

Day 1: Space

We have seen some out of this world makes! We created a planet-themed wall art project that would be perfect on a kid’s bedroom wall!

Papercraft space themed wall art for kids bedroom decor

Project includes image from Design Space #M278F0096

What did the Cricut Community make for the theme: Space?

To give more ideas for this theme, we have taken a look at our wonderful community’s makes.

Starry Night Card

Dominique from Glittermaysiebug on Instagram created a beautiful starry card for the theme.

Starry night cardmaking idea for Cricut Machine
On Top Of The World Wall Art

We saw lots of amazing wall art projects like this one from Orangepetaldesigns on Instagram.

Papercraft space-themed wall art idea

Day 2: Summer

Whilst we may not always have the weather here in the UK, we just love that summer sun! So much so, that we decorated a glass cup with vinyl sunshine decals! We used Permanent Smart Vinyl for Cricut Joy and Cricut Joy machine.

Project includes image from Design Space #M8781BC7

What did the Cricut Community make for the theme: Summer?
Ice cream And Bunting!

What’s summer without ice cream? Ally from Allycrafting on Instagram created an ice cream and summer bunting perfect for a party! She even has created a video of how she made them which you can see here

Ice cream themed summer bunting idea for Cricut Machine

Day 3: Flowers

Florals and crafting go hand in hand! We loved the beautiful flower clips that Emma from EmmaJewellCrafts on Instagram made for us to share. Not only are these quick and easy to create, but are really pretty too!

Flower hair clip idea for Cricut Machine
What did the Cricut Community make for the theme: Flowers?
Flowers That Last Forever

Jude from Judemakesthings on Instagram created beautiful flowers that would brighten up any day!

Paper flowers inspiration
Flower Power!

Create your own daisy vinyl decals and decorate your mug like Rebecca from RebeccaMarieCreative on Instagram. She also created a video tutorial on Instagram Reels too!

Vinyl Daisy Mug Idea

Day 4: Beach

Get beach-ready with an iron-on decorated tote bag! Is it pretty and practical – the best combination!

Beach bag idea to make with your Cricut Machine

This is a project from Cricut Design Space that you can see here.

What did the Cricut Community make for the theme: Beach?

Hat Goals

Personalisation is always a good idea and we adore this beautiful Bride and Bridesmaid floppy hats by Fiona from Katy_lou_designs on Instagram.

Bride squad personalised hat inspiration
One Shell Of A Card

If you love all things about the beach then why not make some beach-themed cards like Dominique from Glittermaysiebug on Instagram.

Shell Card for Cricut Joy

Day 5: Get Organised

Makers love to label anything and everything. If we can, we will label it! We created labels for our soap bottles from a project in Cricut Design Space for the Get Organised theme.

Personalised vinyl label bottles to organise the home
What did the Cricut Community make for the theme: Get Organised?
Craft Room Organisation

Organise your crafty materials with labels like Jude from Judemakesthings on Instagram

Craft room organisation idea

Day 6: BBQ

Spatulas at the ready! It’s BBQ season and personalisation is a must! Let everyone know who wins at the BBQ game with a personalised apron!

 Personalised apron idea for Cricut Machine

Project using image from Design Space #M16713F01

What did the Cricut Community make for the theme: BBQ?
Aprons That Wow

Great minds (or makers!) think alike! CricutInspiration on Instagram also created a personalised apron, perfect for you or as a gift!

Cricut personalised apron idea
Flipping Good Card

We love a good card for all occasions and a BBQ card for Dad seems like a great idea! Created by Maysiebug on Instagram.

Cardmaking idea: Dad birthday card

Day 7: Wall art

Home décor is a great way to add something unique to your home. We used the new Smart Paper Sticker Cardstock and an image from Design Space to quickly whip up a bright and beautiful project ready for the wall!

Project using image from Design Space #M29594EFE

What did the Cricut Community make for the theme: Wall Art?
Fabulous Flamingos

Wall art doesn’t just have to be in frames. Vinyl wall decals are a great way to make your home unique! These fun flamingos are by Fiona from Katy_lou_designs on Instagram.

Flamingo vinyl wall decal idea
Let The Music Play!

Paul from DeisgnandBeyond on Instagram used their Cricut Maker, gold foil and layered vinyl to make this amazing framed art.

Vinyl wall art idea for Cricut Machine

Day 8: T-Shirt

Whether you use Iron-On material or Infusible Ink, personalised clothing is always a good idea. We used Smart Iron-On in glitter emerald green for this wonderful t-shirt design.

Iron-On T-Shirt idea for Cricut Machine

Project using image from Design Space #M2738FC74

What did the Cricut Community make for the theme: T-Shirt?
T-Shirts For All Occasions

Paula from TheCraftyLass on Instagram shared lots of t-shirt inspiration on her Instagram Stories. From football shirts to personalised pajamas, Paula certainly knows how to decorate a t-shirt for all occasions!

Clothing personalisation ideas for Cricut Machine
Bright And Bold

Paul from DeisgnandBeyond on Instagram shared a bright and fun jumper that we just had to share!

Jumper idea for Iron-On Ideas

#Monthofmakes

#Monthofmakes is for everyone! Whether you are looking for inspiration and ideas of what you could make or you don’t have a lot of time and are looking for quick and easy projects, #Monthofmakes is for you!  

Check out the project themes below and don’t forget to tag us @Cricut_UK on Instagram and use the hashtag #monthofmakes with your projects!

#monthofmakes Cricut challenge in July
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#MonthofMakes Part 2

We are loving seeing your #MonthofMakes projects. So far the prompts have included Space, Summer, Flowers and Beach and you have certainly impressed us with your creations. Search the hasthag #MonthofMakes on Instagram to catch a glimpse of what the talented Cricut community has been making.

This week we’re back with more inspiration to get you making. Sometimes all you need is an idea to get you on your way. So why not join in with some of our prompts and find the joy in creating again.

Monday 5th July – Get organised

Who needs an excuse to get organised? We know it makes sense, but we don’t always realise just how easy it can be. From stationery to the spice rack, labelling is one of the most satisfying things you can do with a Cricut machine.

Tuesday 6th July – BBQ

Why do sausages taste better when they’re cooked outside? We can’t answer that, but we do know how to look the part when we have the BBQ flip in our hand! Or if you’re entertaining guests, a handy menu could help.

Wednesday 7th July – Wall art

For instant crafting gratification, whipping up a wall art piece is the perfect project. Hundreds of images in Design Space are ripe for cutting out on paper or vinyl and popping in a frame. How about these for starters: simple foiled line art or positive quote layered vinyl.

The new Cricut MakerTM 3 and Cricut ExploreTM 3 can cut up to 12 feet in one go with Smart MaterialsTM, so you can create stickers large enough to go straight onto the wall! How about these giraffes, or this name decal?

Or if you have a bit more time a 3D Lion would be a great addition to a kid’s room and the pyramid art would certainly be a conversation starter. With Cricut Maker able to cut basswood and chipboard with the knife blade (sold separately), more ambitious projects – such as this basswood world – are also possible. We think we’ll stick to the simple stuff though, like this mountain range made from just five pieces of card.

Thursday 8th July – T-shirt

A personalised T-shirt for every occasion…what’s not to love? From hen parties to house parties, funny quotes to slogan tees, there’s no limit to what you can emblazon onto a shirt. Maybe this prompt will even inspire you to try Infusible Ink for the first time.

Friday 9th July – Sports

Did you know a lot of British sports have been added into the Design Space image library? You can now find image sets for cricket, netball, rugby, fishing and more. Even paddleboarding! So whether it’s your water bottle or your kit, you can find something suitable to make a unique project just for you. And Cricut Sportflex Iron-on is specially designed to work with stretchy fabrics so your kit will look as great at the end of the season as at the start!

Saturday 10th July – Plants

Whether it’s personalised pots or paper plants you can’t kill, this is a popular theme amongst crafters. This is the perfect project to get your machine dusted off and making again. Choose a phrase, cut it in vinyl and apply it to your pot for a constant daily reminder to stay positive.

Take a look at Zooey Deschanel creating paper plants and plant pot labels in this video.

Sunday 11th July – Dinosaurs

Who doesn’t love a dinosaur? From cute to roarsome, dinosaurs don’t just have to be for kids! Try this Dinosaur Skull Cushion, Wall Art, Triceratops paper cut or Dino-mite birthday card.

Here’s a video showing you how to add an adorable dino design onto a baby comforter.

#MonthofMakes

The Cricut #MonthOfMakes prompts are suitable for everyone. Maye you want to get making but don’t feel inspired. Or perhaps you don’t have the time to commit to making something huge.  Throughout July, we are sharing a quick and easy project to make in our Instagram stories each day.  We hope these prompts will offer the perfect balance of inspiration and flexibility to join in and make something for yourself.

Come back next week for more inspiration and ideas for the next week of prompts.

Join in on social media by sharing pictures of your makes with the hashtag #MonthofMakes.