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#MonthofMakes Roundup Part 4

It’s time to look back on our #MonthofMakes! Every day in July, we have shown a different making idea on Instagram Stories that is quick and easy to help give inspiration!

We know how easy it is to get caught up in a creative funk and all of a sudden, a month has passed, and you haven’t made anything.  

Each day has come with a prompt giving you the perfect balance of inspiration and flexibility to join in and make something for yourself.

Makers in the Cricut Community have also shared their projects by using #MonthofMakes. You can see the communities amazing makes by searching #MonthofMakes on Instagram.

Previous #MonthofMakes

Want to see a roundup of all the daily prompts? Check out the links below for each weekly roundup:

#MonthofMakes Roundup Part 1

#MonthofMakes Roundup Part 2

#MonthofMakes Roundup Part 3

Let’s check out what the last week has given us:

Day 23: Abstract

Do you love the latest abstract trend? We do too and it happens to look great as décor on our makes.

We created a line drawing using an image from Design Space, search #M29A057CC.

Day 24: Favourite Quote

There is nothing like seeing your favourite quote to make you smile. Whether it’s on the wall, on a notebook, or on a tote bag, it’s totally unique to you.

This beautiful personalised mirror is by TheDancersDaughter on Instagram using their favourite quote from a popular musical!

Day 25: Retro

Retro is in!

There are lots of retro-inspired images in Cricut Design Space like the one we have used on this tray. It would be perfect for a staycation and campervan fun!

Project includes image from Design Space #M26203B4C.

Day 26: Romance

Making for a wedding, anniversary or just to make your loved one smile is always a great idea. Additionally, handmade cards and gifts show just how much you care.

This card was made using the Cricut Joy™ and Card Inserts with a project available on Cricut Design Space here.

Day 27: Animal

There are many ways you could use animal images for projects. You could create wall decals, party décor, cards, or a nursery wall hanging like this adorable lion project!

Project includes image from Design Space #M23EA3A8F.

Day 28: Back to School

Get back to school ready with personalised everything! Easily create personalised clothing tags, lunch boxes, PE bags and more.

With a Cricut Machine, anything is possible!

We decorated a pencil case with a mer-mazing project available in Cricut Design Space. We used a holographic iron-on for the extra wow factor!

Check out this project in Design Space here.

Day 29: Birthday

We love to make for birthdays! From cards to party décor, to handmade gifts, there are always many ways you can put a unique and personal spin on a birthday celebration.

Card by Maysiebug on Instagram.

Day 30: Kitchen Labels

Makers love to label and we can agree, labelling is so much fun! It is so satisfying to stay organised with labels.

We organised our spice jars with personalised labels using Cricut Joy™ and Smart Vinyl™.

We have used the font ‘Happy’ from Design Space for these labels.

Day 31: Stationery

Personalised stationery is always a good idea! From pencil cases to planners, there is so much you can create!

We created a colourful daily planner layout including rainbows and stars with the Smart Paper™ Sticker Cardstock. It was quick and easy to use plus with an adhesive backing it meant no need to apply glue!

Project includes image from Design Space #M22992E4, #M2298FCD, #M22991AA.

Cricut Community makes for this weeks #monthofmakes

Sophie_doodle_crafts on Instagram shared her herb labels for the theme, Kitchen Labels.

Judemakesthings on Instagram, revealed her favourite animal: bee! Created for the theme, animal.

Abby from Alex_in_wonderland__x on Instagram, created a bright and beautiful birthday card for the theme, birthday!

#MonthofMakes

We hope you have enjoyed daily inspiration through 31 themes to help get you making! You can still get involved and make for the themes.

You might be inspired by one particular project prompt, or maybe you could dedicate the same half-hour every week to your creating with a theme in mind.

Don’t forget to share your makes with us using #MonthofMakes.

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#MonthofMakes Roundup Part 3

We are back with week 3 of #MonthofMakes, daily prompts on Instagram Stories to help spark ideas to get you making! These are quick and easy ideas so that whether you are a beginner or an expert, everyone can join in.

If you missed the previous weeks’ ideas, see here for #MonthofMakes Roundup Part 1 and see here for #MonthofMakes Roundup Part 2.

You can also see what our fantastic Cricut Community has created by search #MonthofMakes on Instagram!

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

Day 16: Kindness

The gift of giving to be kind and giving to thank someone for kindness are both great reasons to make!

Paula from TheCraftyLass on Instagram created a beautiful piece of home décor with vinyl and kindness as the focus.

Paula used the font ‘DTC Bikini Babe’ for the text and a simple circle shape for the confetti pieces.

Cricut Community makes for the theme: Kindness

Cards are always a great way to thank someone for their kindness. Maysiebug on Instagram created this beautiful card with her Cricut Joy™ and Insert Card Pack.

Day 17: Food

Food is a fun theme to create projects for yourself or as a gift! We created a donut coaster using our Coaster Blanks and Infusible Ink™!

Project includes image from Design Space #M273120CC.

Cricut Community makes for the theme: Food

Birthday cakes are a great idea for the theme food and could be used on cards, bunting, party decorations and more! Abby from alex_in_wonderland__x on Instagram created their very own paper-made cake.

Day 18: Mystic

If using a Cricut machine isn’t magical enough, we wanted to share some mystic inspired projects too! Kristal Sparklechildlondon on Instagram created a bag of magic tricks using our Tote Bag Blanks and Infusible Ink!

Day 19: Motivation

Whether they are words of encouragement for you or for someone else, inspirational quotes can help you power through! We decorated a notebook for our big ideas!

Project includes image from Design Space #M25EC7473.

Day 20: Card

We love to make cards for all occasions and we know our wonderful Cricut Community does too! Rabia from LondonCraftGirl on Instagram created a birthday Card with her Cricut Joy and Insert Cards.

This is a project available in Design Space which you can see here.

Cricut Community makes for the theme: Cards

The end of the school term is here and we have seen lots of thank you cards for teachers like these ideas by Laurie from Raspberrymoon.creations on Instagram.

A handmade card is always a good idea and birthdays are the perfect time to get making! Abby from alex_in_wonderland__x on Instagram created a cute jungle-themed birthday card that will bring a smile to the recipient’s face!

Day 21: Under The Sea

This fun theme is great for bathroom décor and making with the kids! Zoe from Oodlesofcraft on Instagram created felt under the sea shapes that her kids could play with.

You can watch the tutorial for how Zoe made this on Instagram here.

Cricut Community makes for the theme: Under the Sea

Donna from Donnaleacrafting on Instagram created an adorable octopus and turtle for the theme using her Cricut MakerTM and chipboard.

Day 22: Garden

When Spring and Summer arrive, it’s time to up our gardening game. Personalised plant pots, garden signs, and herb labels are a great idea for your garden. We created this plant pot décor using Permanent Vinyl as it’s UV and water-resistant for up to three years.

Find out more about permanent vinyl here.

Project includes images from Design Space #M7865E46, #M10DCD3FF, #MF7275AF, #M10DA3194 which are free in Design Space.

Cricut Community makes for the theme: Garden

Fiona from Katy_Lou_Designs on Instagram personalised her deck chair!

#MonthofMakes

We are posting a quick and easy project every day on Instagram Stories throughout July.

These are to a different theme every day to help inspire you to get making! #MonthofMakes is for everyone and we would love to see your creations by using the hashtag #MonthofMakes on Instagram.

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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!

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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.

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#MonthofMakes part 1

Have you heard? We’re gearing up for a whole month of inspiration, prompts and ideas to get you making again. Throughout July – in our #MonthofMakes – we’ll be sharing a different theme every day, and you can join in as much or as little as you like!

Thursday 1st July – Space

Tomorrow – 1 July – we’re kicking off with a Space theme. Will you add the phases of the moon to the front of your notebook, a galaxy of stars to your bedroom wall, or simply a rocket to your backpack?

Friday 2nd July – Summer

We’re in the mood to celebrate summer, and the forecast says it’s going to heat up over the weekend. It’s the ideal excuse to add a bit of bling to your picnic glasses, customise a picnic rug, or plan for a typical British summer early evening temperature drop with a handy summer-vibes jacket.

Saturday 3rd July – Flowers

The perfect embellishment, Cricut flowers come in all shapes and sizes. Create a showstopping centrepiece if you have the time, or add a floral motif to a vase or a cushion cover in an instant. Or how about sending a loved one a bunch of flowers on a handmade card just because you can?

Sunday 4th July – Beach

Whether you’re creating something to take to the beach, or something that reminds you of a day well spent with the sand between your toes, we have some great ideas for beach-themed projects. How about a Beach Memory Jar, Infusible Ink bathing beauties coasters, a Punny Beach Face T-shirt or a customised frame?

Come back on Monday for more inspiration for next week’s prompts.

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

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Join us for a Month of Makes

We know how easy it is to get caught up in a creative funk and all of a sudden, a month has passed and you haven’t made anything just for the joy of being creative. With the question over the final lockdown restrictions easing, and uncertainty around events, holidays and get-togethers, a little craft time can be the perfect pick-me-up.

The Cricut #MonthOfMakes is for everyone who wants to get making but doesn’t feel inspired. Or for anyone who feels they don’t have the time to commit to making something.  Throughout July, we’ll share a quick and easy project to make in our Instagram stories each day.  Each project will come with a prompt giving you the perfect balance of inspiration and flexibility to join in and make something for yourself.

And how much you make is perfectly up to you. You might be inspired by one particular project prompt, or maybe you could dedicate the same half-hour every week to your creating. Of course, we’d love to see people joining in every day!

Join in on social media by sharing pictures of your makes with the hashtag #MonthOfMakes – and we even got some special stickers for your Instagram stories!