Main Image Baby Iron-on Lite

Customizing Baby Items with Cricut Iron-on

August 14, 2017 • Contributor: Jenny from Everyday Jenny

Hi! It’s Jenny from Everyday Jenny and I’m back to show you how easy it is to customize your baby’s clothes with the Cricut Explore Air 2 and Cricut Iron-on Lite. There are so many fun colors you can choose, and layering your iron-on also adds new possibilities. Not only can you do baby clothes, but you can personalize blankets, binky clips, headbands, stuffed animals and cloth shoes just to name a few. I created this fun baby shirt with a matching binky clip. You can easily create your own state design in Design Space.

1: Create Your Design in Design Space

Create your text in Design Space

To create your own state design, insert text and write out your state name. You can change the font to the one you like, and use the Letter Space tool to make your letters closer together.

Unlock the text

Select insert shapes and choose a square. Unlock the square in the corner and make it into a rectangle. Repeat until you have as many as you’d like for your design. You will also change your rectangle colors to the color of your Iron-on by clicking on the circle next to your layer and selecting the color. This will also sort your layers to the correct mat for cutting.

Use the Slice tool

To cut out the star shapes from your rectangle, insert a star and line it up on your rectangle. Select both the star and the rectangle and then use the Slice tool to cut out your star. Delete the extra pieces. Repeat as many times as you would like.

Weld the image and text together

I chose a fun cursive font for the “Hi! I am from…” text. Insert your font, select it all and select the Weld tool so it will be cut out as one piece (Depending on the font you choose you may need to use the Letter Space tool to make your letters closer together before welding.)

2: Cut out your Iron-On

Cut out your vinyl design

Once you have finished your design, select "Make It". Select each mat and toggle the Mirror button to the on position (green). Select continue and set your smart dial to Iron-On. Load your mat and cut out each color.

3: Weed your Iron-on

Weed the negative vinyl away

Using your weeding tool set, carefully weed out the excess material leaving only your design. The Cricut BrightPad makes your cut lines so much easier to see which makes weeding much faster.

4: Prepare Your Shirt for Iron-On

Get your shirt ready for the vinyl

Heat up your iron to the correct Iron-on setting and lay your shirt on a flat surface. Warm up the shirt where you will be putting your design.

5: Apply the Iron-On

Put your iron-on on the shirt

Starting with your bottom piece, align your design on your shirt. Using a thin cloth, apply gentle pressure and press. Avoid moving the iron around and hold it in one spot for about 20-30 seconds. Test a corner and carefully pull back the plastic. If it lifts, iron again until you can remove it easily. Layer your next piece on top. Repeat this process until your design is finished.

Finished onesie

That’s it! Now your baby can show off their state pride ;) ! Which state will you choose? Let me know in the comments below.

Check out our other baby projects in Design Space, including new Simplicity patterns for the Cricut Maker.

Organize up your craft room with these cute labels

Organizing Your Life with Your Cricut Machine!

August 11, 2017 • Contributor: Natalie Wright from Natalie Wright

Hiya, creative friends! Natalie Wright from here! I am so excited to not only share some of my favorite Cricut projects for organizing your life, but also share a peek at my craft room too! A craft room says a lot about a person, don’t you think? That’s why I try to keep mine chaotic and disorganized all the time. Ha!

Mostly kidding. ;)

Actually, my family teases me because I love to organize my craft room as much as I love crafting in it. I even pulled out my Cricut Explore Air 2 a few months ago and created some fun whimsical labels just so I would know where to find everything. And guess what… I want to share them with you! Here’s how I cut and used mine in my craft room. Ready to create with me?? Let’s do this!

1: Get the File

Free Craft Room Label SVG

First, download this free craft room label SVG file. Right click to save it to your computer.

2: Upload and Print Labels

Upload, size and print out your craft room labels

To get started, upload the SVG file, and size the labels to whatever size you would like. Be sure to attach the letters when you are ready to cut.

I have also created extra labels in case your favorite craft room supplies are a little different than mine.

Don’t worry, I have your back. ;)

3: Weed and Transfer Labels

Weed away the negative vinyl and get ready for transfer

Use your weeder tool to weed out the vinyl negative space. Then add a small square of transfer tape to each word, one at a time as you transfer them.

You can place the labels on cardstock

For some of my labels, I used white cardstock cut into an oversized tag, and other I just transferred them right to my storage container.

Use glue to attach your labels

When attaching your tags to your containers, use permanent glue dots or your hot glue gun. You can even laminate them if you are worried about lots of wear and tear!

Labeled craft room bin

Not only do I love how clean and organized my craft room is, I can now find all of my supplies so easily. Goodness, I didn’t realize what a mess my craft room was until I organized it!

Craft room labels on bins

I also love how easy it is to swap out these paper labels if I ever decide to move around my supplies.

Craft room labels on buckets

The great thing about organizing with vinyl is it fits on just about any surface, including objects that aren’t flat! Aren’t these round containers so cute with vinyl labels?

Craft room labels on boxes

I also love that I can easily recut my SVG file in a different color if I ever decide to redecorate my creative space. No teasing, you know you have done it too!

Craft room labels on the cube shelf baskets and more

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Goodness, I just love how it turned out! Ready to see some of my favorite Cricut Design Space projects for staying organized? These easy to make projects are perfect for your craft room, kitchen, office, and more.

Make Pretty Paper Labels for Your Pantry Glass Jars

Create Customized Office Labels

Embellish Simple Boxes with Elegant Labels

Create Lovely Labels for the Items You Use Most in Your Kitchen!

Be sure to share in the comments if you have favorite organizational projects you have made with your Cricut machine. I always love to see how other combine crafting and organizing too!

Happy crafting... and best of luck getting organized!



Use the Cricut Cuttlebug to make lovely napkin rings for your party

DIY Mixed Media Napkin Rings

August 7, 2017 • Contributor: Cori George from Hey Let's Make Stuff

Hey, Cricut readers! It's Cori from Hey Let's Make Stuff and I'm back to share a fun tutorial using the Cricut Cuttlebug. Today we're making mixed media napkin rings—a great scrap-busting project that you can customize with whatever you have lying around your craft room.

If you haven’t had much experience with the Cuttlebug, Cricut’s die cutting and embossing machine, I have found most people use it to make gorgeous and creative cards. But I wanted to think outside this box and create this fun project for you today!

Mixed media napkin rings with table settings

The great thing about this napkin ring project is that you can change it up depending on your needs and which Cuttlebug dies and embossing folders you have. The materials list is virtually endless—you can use all sorts of paper, leather, vinyl, craft foam, stabilized fabric, washi sheets, yarn, twine, cording, ribbon, or lace to make your napkin rings. You can even embellish using ink, glitter, paint, etc.

Mixed media napkin rings using a Cricut Cuttlebug

1: Cut Materials

For each napkin ring, you’ll need to cut three different materials. See the materials list above for ideas.

  • The bee – 1” x 1”
  • The main piece – 2” x 6”
  • The accent piece – 1” x 6”

2: Die Cut Your Bee Embellishment

Cut out the bee for your napkin rings

You’ll stack your materials and plates like this, from the bottom to top:

  • Spacer Plate A
  • Embossing Mat
  • Spacer Plate B
  • Bee die, “cut side” up
  • Material, face down
  • Spacer Plate B

Then run the whole stack through your Cuttlebug. You will probably hear the B plates crack a bit and the die will leave an impression—this is totally normal! I like to run my B plates through both right-side up and upside down so that they wear evenly.

3: Emboss Your Bee Embellishment

Emboss the bee that you created in the previous step

To emboss the bee you just cut, do not remove your material from the die.

Order of plate stacking to emboss the bee

Stack your materials and plates like this, from the bottom to top:

  • Spacer Plate A
  • Spacer Plate B
  • Bee die, “cut side” up with material
  • Embossing Mat
  • Spacer Plate B

Now run this stack through your Cuttlebug and it will emboss your material. I find that certain materials emboss better than others – paper of all kinds works well, whereas you lose some detail in “springier” materials like leather and craft foam.

Don't forget to pin this tutorial to save it!

4: Emboss Your Napkin Ring Materials

You will now emboss the main materials for your napkin rings

The next step is to emboss your two main materials. I used both the honeycomb embossing folder and border.

Plate order to emboss the main materials for your napkin rings

Stack your materials like this, from the bottom to top:

  • Spacer Plate A
  • Spacer Plate B
  • Embossing folder or border with material inside
  • Spacer Plate B

Embossed napkin ring material

Run the stack through your Cuttlebug to emboss! Like with the embossing and the die cut, I found that some materials held the emboss better than others, though I was really impressed with the real leather and the border folder – it looks so good!

5: Secure Your Napkin Rings

Cut slits in the side to create your napkin rings

To secure your napkin rings, cut a small slit toward each end of your main material, on opposite sides.

Put together your napkin ring in a loop

Then form into a loop and slide the two slits together to secure.

Loop together embellishment material

Do the same with your accent material. You could also forgo the slits and use glue if you’d like them to be more permanent.

6: Embellish Your Napkin Rings

Add the decorations to your napkin rings

Now get creative! Wrap your napkin rings in twine, leather cording, or other trim. I even used my gold ink pad to add a little glam to my plain brown leather cording. Glue on your bee embellishment and you’re ready to go!

Closeup of decorated napkin ring

I hope this tutorial helped you think outside the box when using your Cuttlebug! I’d love to see the projects you’ve made using your Cuttlebug – show me in the comments!

And check out all of the Make it Now napkin ring projects over on the Cricut Design Space – I think this summer flower napkin ring would be even more lovely after being embossed using the Cuttlebug!

What materials would you use for this project? Which dies and embossing folders?

Make these back to school projects with a Cricut

10 Back to School Gear Ideas with Cricut

August 4, 2017 • Contributor: Ginger Bowie from Ginger Snap Crafts

Hello there! It’s Ginger from Back to school is just around the corner. Are you ready? I’m not totally ready YET, but I know that with my Cricut Explore Air and a few supplies, it will be easy to whip up some amazing back to school gear for my kiddos. Let me show you some of my favorite projects that can be completed in one afternoon with your Cricut. Don’t forget to pin your favorites!

Shark Pencil Case

Image: Doodlecraft Blog

Sharks are so popular right now, and this DIY Shark Pencil Case is sure to make a splash in your child’s backpack.

First Day of School T-Shirt

Image: Love Create Celebrate

The first day of school is a big milestone. Tons of picture taking is a must! This cute first day of school t-shirt can be customized to your child’s grade level. It also makes a cute keepsake to keep as well.

Back to School Photo Prop

Image: Ginger Snap Crafts

Speaking of photos, a photo prop can help get those smiles coming more quickly! I love that this one can be used over and over again each year. All you’ll need to make this is a wood board, black paint & white vinyl along with your Cricut Explore Air & your favorite font.

Personalized Pencil Pouch

Image: Happy Go Lucky

I know my kiddos love to see their names on just about everything. Isn’t this personalized pencil pouch fun? Let your child pick out the colors and fonts to make it as unique as they are.

Customized Backpack

Image: The Celebration Shoppe

No sense in having the same backpack as everyone else. Am I right? Make your child their own customized backpack using your Cricut Explore Air.

Don’t forget to pin or share some of your favorite projects using the hashtag #CricutMade.

DIY Geek Inspired Shirt

Image: The Crafted Sparrow

I don’t know about your kiddos, but my kiddos definitely have their own unique style and fashion sense. Help them design their own clothing using Cricut Iron-On vinyl and your Cricut Explore Air.

DIY Print & Cut Bookmarks

Image: The Celebration Shoppe

Back to school means more reading for my kiddos. Yay! With your Cricut, it’s easy to customize and make your own bookmarks for back to school.

School Messenger Bag

Image: Crazy Little Projects

Isn’t this school messenger bag cute? Again, Cricut Iron-On vinyl comes in so handy to personalize and make all your back to school gear uniquely your own. Have you seen the Glitter Iron-On vinyl? It’s cute and would work well with a project like this!

Teacher Notebook

Image: Happy Go Lucky

Teachers love back to school gear as well. Isn’t this teacher notebook made with Cricut so pretty? I want to make one for my child’s teacher this year.

Monogrammed Globe Pencil Case

Image: It Happens in a Blink

One more pencil case for the win. You can never have too many of these! I love the cute globe on this one, and you can never go wrong using a monogram in your designs.

Do you want to try a fun Back to School project with Cricut? Check out this cute Reading is FUNdamental Tote Bag in Cricut Design space that you can create in just a few easy steps. You can also find tons of ideas over on Pinterest as well. Don’t forget to share your fun back to school projects made with Cricut using the hashtag #CricutMade. Happy back to school crafting!

Learn how to work with large scale projects with a Cricut

Working With Large Scale Projects

Aug 1, 2017 • Contributor: Jessica Roe from Everyday Party Magazine

Hello everyone! I’m Jess from Everyday Party Magazine, if you follow my blog, you may have seen my recent mermaid party. My sweet little niece is obsessed with all things mermaid, and I wanted to spend some special quality time with her, so I turned our party space into a mermaid grotto just for her!

An awesome mermaid tail pallet sign for a mermaid party

I fell in love with the layered mermaid tail in Cricut Design Space in May when I hosted our pirate party. I knew when I planned our special mermaid day I wanted to make a giant mermaid tail backdrop.

Supplies Needed

1: Prep Pallet for Paint

Get your pallet ready to be painted

The first thing I did was prep a pallet for paint. I pressure cleaned it, waited for it to dry, and then sanded it. Once it dried, I used a rag to whitewash the pallet with DecoArt Color Stain.

2: Create Mermaid Tail in Design Space

Work on the different parts of your oversized mermaid tail

While I waited for the Color Stain to dry, I worked on the mermaid tail in Design Space. I used the Mermaid Tail cut from the Mermaid Party Cartridge. I wanted the tail to be about 30” tall and half as wide for the pallet. But, clearly, that would be impossible to cut as one piece in DS.

I placed the design on my canvas and sized it appropriately. (I also removed or hid any parts of the design I didn’t want to cut. In this case, I didn’t want the mirrored tail image or the middle layer, so I hid them)

3: Add Square Shapes and Resize

Create square shapes that will help you get the mermaid tail to be long enough

Next, I added square shapes to my image and sliced it into pieces that could be cut on a 12x12 or 12x24 cutting mat.

Resize the sliced sections

Adjust the size of your sections

4: Cut Out Your Pieces

Use your Cricut to cut out the different sections of the mermaid tail

Once I had the design sliced into sections, I sent it to the mats to cut.

5: Trace the Mermaid Tail on the Pallet

Now it's time to use your cut pieces as a stencil

I used the tail as a stencil in two different ways. I placed the solid mermaid tail on the pallet and pieced it together, carefully matching cut lines. I used two colors of vinyl so you could see this better.

Piece together the cut images for your tail to trace
Your stencil is ready for tracing
Trace the tail onto the pallet

Once the stencil was set, I traced around it with a pencil.

6: Paint in the Tail

Put on your main coat for the tail

Paint the primary color on the tail and let it dry.

7: Apply Secondary Stencils and Paint

Add detail to your tail with secondary stencils

Once the primary color of the tail was dry, I applied the next layer of the vinyl stencil.

Paint inside your secondary stencils

Instead of tracing the tail this time, I painted inside the stencil. When I finished painting inside the vinyl stencil, I carefully removed it.

Mermaid tail pallet sign for a mermaid party

My beautiful mermaid backdrop was ready to use, and my niece loved it!

Be sure to follow my blog, Everyday Party Magazine, for more party tips, inspiration, and more!

Have you done a large scale project before? Tell us about it in the comments below!

Thank your bridal party with these champagne bottle favors

Items To Cricut-ize For Your Bridesmaids

July 28, 2017 • Contributor: Jen Causey from Something Turquoise

I feel confident in saying every single bride wants her wedding to be truly personal and ultra special. Want to know how to make that happen? Simple: make things yourself! Or in other words, buy some really cute stuff and personalize/customize the heck out of it using your amazing Cricut!

My name is Jen Causey and I’m the turquoise-crazed owner and maker of Something Turquoise, a wedding blog that celebrates the DIY bride, back again with another wedding inspired post for you! Today we’re diving in deep and swooning over fabulous things you can personalize for your bridesmaids!


From getting ready shirts and sweatpants to tank tops, hats, and even robes. Brand your besties with their bridal party placement or your wedding logo - because you’re only going to get married once! Cricut’s iron-on material is going to be your best friend for these projects!

DIY Bride Tribe Hats by Something Turquoise

DIY Gold Foil Bridal T-shirts by Design Dazzle

Custom Robes by Shades of Pink Boutique on Etsy, $34


From personalized wedding shoes and clutches, to nail stickers and custom jewelry boxes. Personalize that special accessory that they will be using on your wedding day...or something they can add to their everyday look! Vinyl and iron-on will work great for these ideas!

DIY Monogrammed Jewelry Box - make it now in Design Space!

DIY Bridal Party Shoe Stickers by Something Turquoise

DIY Monogram Purse - make it now in Design Space!

Useful Things

From cell phone covers to tote bags and can koozies to darling little favors. Make your bestie something they will actually use, maybe even over and over… because every time they use it they will think of you! Vinyl and iron-on will work great for these ideas!

DIY Diamond Phone Cases by Lia Griffith

DIY Bridal Party Can Koozies by Something Turquoise

DIY Personalized Party Favors - make them now in Design Space!

Home Items

From towels and hangers to coffee mugs and wine glasses! Make your gals something special that they will display in their home and think of you! Vinyl and iron-on will work great for these ideas!

DIY Bridal Party Hangers by Coastal Kedler

DIY Personalized Wine Glasses by Happy Go Lucky

DIY Bachelorette Party Towels by Something Turquoise

Which bridesmaid gift do you plan on making? Let us know below in the comments!

Dr Seuss bulletin board created using a Cricut

Oh, the Places You’ll Go with Cricut!

July 27, 2017 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting

School’s out for summer, but before we delve completely into the sunny season of BBQs and the beach, we are shining our User Spotlight on recent college graduate Tim Kelly, who used his Cricut in his role as RA (Resident Assistant) on campus.

Big Bang Theory RA Sign

Congratulations, Tim! Please let us a bit about yourself.

Hello! My name is Tim Kelly, and for the last three years, my Cricut has been a part of my college experience. RAs serve as a source of support for students, and I have used the Cricut to help form inclusive communities in the residence halls in which I have worked. I received a Cricut as a Christmas present when I was in high school and started using it to make birthday banners and cards for my family. I brought it away with me to college, and it soon found a permanent place on my bookshelf.

Hot Air Balloon Happy Birthday Cards

What inspired you to incorporate the Cricut into your work with other students?

It just seemed natural. A lot of the projects that resident assistants are called to do involve some level of crafting; for example, making informative bulletin boards and door tags. Using the Cricut to cut out even the most basic of shapes made working on these projects every month easy and enjoyable. I was definitely inspired by the possibilities that came with using the Cricut. It was always fun mixing and matching different cartridges and trying out a new font.

Dance styles poster

What has been the response to your projects?

They have been really well received by the students who live on my floor. I think that they are just surprised that I had the time to do them on top of being a full-time student studying Mechanical Engineering and Visual Arts. Knowing that they are looking forward to the new projects and themes each month makes the projects worthwhile. My favorite projects are the small ones (like birthday cards) because receiving one in college is unexpected. I hope that my fellow students are engaged by my crafting projects; it is a way for them to get to know what I like to do and it is a conversation starter so that I can get to know them a little better.

Hall Party Invitations

Happy Banner

Is there anything you’re eager to try next on the Cricut?

Having graduated, I am no longer an RA and so I won’t need my Cricut to make bulletin boards and door decorations. But, I am excited to see what I will use it for next. I am eager to use some different materials, such as vinyl, fabric, and vellum. I think I have used my fair share of cardstock over the last three years!

Present cards

Mason Jar Lid Decoration

Congratulations, again, Tim. Your Cricut family is proud of you, and we are confident you’ll go on to do more great things.

Tim Kelly

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This tropical housewarming party will make you think you're on vacation.

Summer Celebrations With Cricut

July 26, 2017 • Contributor: Jessica Roe from Everyday Party Magazine

Hi everyone, it's Jess from Everyday Party Magazine and I am *so* very excited to be here today sharing a round up of some of my favorite summer celebrations!

Whether you are celebrating a birthday, an afternoon with friends, or even shark week, there is something for everyone in this roundup.

Watermelon First Birthday

The first party is a sweet Watermelon 1st Birthday party by Jen T. by Design. Jen used her Cricut to create so many sweet elements from this party!

Magical Unicorn Party

The second party is a darling Magical Unicorn Party by Love the Day. Lindi made the enchanting sprinkle paper backdrop with her Cricut, and I could not be more in love with it!

Ice Cream Party

I am drooling over this fun Ice Cream Party from Make Life Lovely. Laura used her Cricut to embellish wooden ice cream spoons(!!!), make invitations, and so much more!

Shark Week Party

Stay out of the water!!! SHARKS!! I LOVE hosting our annual Shark Week Viewing parties, and I always create party favors and decor with my Cricut.

Mermaid Grotto Party

Every little girl has dreamed of being or seeing a real mermaid, and Rachel from Fawn Parties made it a reality for some lucky little ladies with this Mermaid Grotto themed party. She used her Cricut to customize party favors and decor!

Red, White, and Blue Party

I love the patriotic decor Jordan created for her festive backyard red, white, and blue party.

Tropical Housewarming Party

This Tropical Housewarming Party by Sweetly Chic Events is the housewarming party everyone dreams of having! It's full of bright tropical colors and personalized details!

Summer Cocktail Party

I wish Charynn and I were neighbors in real life...because, who wouldn't want to be invited to this charming summer cocktail party?!

I hope you're inspired to host your own Summer Celebration soon! Be sure to follow Cricut and these fab party girls for more entertaining inspiration!

Comment below and tell us which party is your favorite!

Make this cute beach sign with curved text in Cricut Design Space

How to Do Curved Text in Design Space

July 25, 2017 • Contributor: Natalie Wright From Natalie Wright

Hiya, crafty friends! I am soooo excited to be sharing my latest Cricut project with you! I learned the coolest trick in Cricut Design Space: how to curve text. I can't wait to show you how I did it, and my fun summer party I created! Everyone loves a party expressing their love for the beach, right??

Supplies Needed:

Supplies that you will need for this project

(You can use the Cricut project URL I started HERE.)

Step 1: Add Your Text

Add your text into Design Space

Let's get started! First, open up Cricut Design Space. Click on the text icon, and type the word "BEACH".

Step 2: Ungroup Letters

As part of your project, ungroup the letters

Select your text, and ungroup your letters. Now your letters should have individual letters when selected.

Step 3: Create an Oval

Stretch a circle into an oval shape

Click on the basic shapes drop down menu, select the circle and place it on your canvas. Click on the unlock icon, and drag your circle into an oval shape that is slightly larger than your text.

Stretch a circle into an oval shape

Step 4: Align Text With Oval

Align your text with your oval shape

Center your text and oval, then one at a time drag your text down so it aligns with the oval.

Step 5: Drag Down Letters

Move the letters downward

Working from left to right, drag your letters down. Rotate letters slightly so they align with the oval.

Step 6: Group Letters Together

Now group the letters together

Once your letters are aligned where you want them, group them together. Add additional text if desired.

Step 7: Weld Image

Weld your image together

Select your entire image and weld it together.

Step 8: Add Accompanying Images

Add any other images that you would like to your image

Add any additional text or images if you want to. Be sure to group it together before cutting. I added a fun sun and palm trees!

Step 9: Cut, Write and Assemble Projects

Cut out your shapes

Now you are ready to cut your files! (Use my Design Space URL if needed.) Using your Cricut Explore Air 2, follow the directions in Cricut Design Space to write and cut images.

Use the ink pen to fill in the text

Using your coral pen, fill in the word "BEACH".

Create your gift boxes

Cut and assemble gift boxes using the patterned paper of your choice.

Tie a tag onto the box with baker's twine

Add baker's twine and cut image to the top of each gift box.

Decorate a cake with cut shapes and a paper pineapple

For my cake, I cut a strip of palm trees. I just LOVE how it looks on my cake! I cut a pineapple top and used honeycomb paper to make my cake topper.

Decorate your drinks!

Cut 3 in. pineapples for your glass bottles or drinks. Attach with an adhesive pop-dot for extra dimension!

I used my images to also cut a fun sign for my party and layered it on 12x12 in. cardstock covered with crepe paper.

Here are all of the party decorations together

I just LOVE how my party turned out. Being able to curve text really helps to customize a party, and I can't wait to use this trick again! be sure to check out more fun Cricut projects and tutorials on my blog HERE.
Happy crafting!

What have you made using curved text? Let us know in a comment below!

One beach essential you can make with a Cricut is a beach memory jar

Cricut Essentials for a Day at the Beach

July 19, 2017 • Contributor: Jennifer Rizzo from Jennifer Rizzo Designs

When heading to the beach, you want to make sure you don’t leave anything behind! We have a round up of a few beach essentials, customized with your Cricut machine, to make your time in the sand as fun as it can be!

Sand Buckets

Cute sand buckets can be customized using a Cricut

First of all, grab your gear! You can use this bucket tutorial from Sew Woodsy design to make these personalized beach buckets so the kids can have hours of fun building sand castles, collecting shells, and not fighting over whose bucket belongs to whom! One of my favorite things to do at the beach is comb the sand for the prettiest shells. I could spend hours just walking and collecting.

Love & The Beach Bag

I also love having a super cute tote to pack my beachy things, like sunscreen and extra sunglasses, and books. This super cute DIY canvas tote is a great project to pin from the Cricut Design Space since it’s the perfect way to carry all of your goodies and looks stylish too! It also makes a great gift for that beach lover!

Patterned Water Bottle

Make your own patterned water bottle

Another important thing about hanging out in the sun all day is drinking lots of liquids! This fun patterned water bottle will help keep you hydrated! It’s a great way to sip on lemonade or any other fun drinks you like!

Beach Towel

Add flair to your beach towel

Check out this project for the perfect beach towel made with Cricut iron-on glitter in gold. It’s cute to use at the beach, and at home in your bathroom.

Beach Memory Jar

When your day is done and you are packing up to head home, make sure you grab a few extra handfuls of sand (or at least save what you shake out of your beach blankets) and make this awesome beach memory jar. It’s a great way to preserve those last fleeting moments of summer, and a fun project for the kids! You can find the project in Cricut Design Space.

Which summer beach project above do you think you are most likely to make? Let us know below in the comments!

Those are just a few essentials for a day at the beach and summer fun! For more fun and inspired ideas, you can find me at