August 24, 2016 • Contributor: Julie May
August 23, 2016 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting
August 22, 2016 • Contributor: Caitlin Jolley, Cricut
- PAMPER YOURSELF
Time to slough off summer with a night full of pampering. The Dating Divas have 25 ideas for a relaxing spa night at home. We can’t wait to try their lime-mint foot soak and blueberry facial! What a perfect way to say good-bye to summer!
- CAPTURE MEMORIES
Look for ways (other than using photos) to capture your summer memories. For example, this beautiful mason jar scene! Make it now in Cricut Design Space.
- PARTY ON LABOR DAY
Summer may be fading, but there is still time for one more great outdoor BBQ! Plan a Labor Day party complete with homemade décor. We’ve got you covered with lots of ideas in Design Space.
- DIY SUMMER DÉCOR
Bring the beauty of the sea indoors with beach-themed décor. We LOVE this beautiful and easy-to-make pillow to update your couch and remind you of summer all year long.
- MAKE PHOTO MAGNETS
Turn pictures of your summer adventures into super-fun photo magnets. They’re a great way to display photos for everyone to see. Here’s an easy Make It Now project from Cricut.
- USE #CricutSummer
Did you follow us all summer long? WE want to see the creative projects you made, the fun adventures you had, and the beautiful memories you created. Share your summer stories with us by using #CricutSummer.
Tell us in the comments below your favorite item from the #cricutsummer bucket list.
Thank you for crafting and creating memories with us all summer long! Check out lots of fun posts by searching #CricutSummer. We hope you had as much fun with this list as we did!
August 15, 2016 • Contributor: Caitlin Jolley, Cricut
Summer is the best time of year to get out, make memories, and have fun! With kids out of school and more free time, it’s also the perfect time to volunteer, give back, and do more for your community. This week’s summer bucket list is all about helping others! Share your stories with us on Instagram and Facebook using #CricutCares.
- GATHER DONATIONS
We’ve all got extra items we’d like to give to those who could use them, but did you know you can even donate items like musical instruments and medical supplies? This list of 21 things you never knew you could donate from Buzzfeed will help you find even more items around the house to put to good use.
- VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME
Rather than spend the day at the beach or amusement park, spend a full day volunteering. Not only will you still make amazing memories and new friends, it’s good for you! No really, it’s good for your health. Read more about the benefits of giving here.
- GIVE A GIFT
Brighten up someone’s day with a surprise gift to say thank you or just because! We’ve got all kinds of ideas in Design Space that are perfect for showing someone you care, like these adorable planters.
- LEAVE A NICE NOTE
Create a bookmark and leave a surprising note of inspiration in a library book! Make a connection with someone who loves your favorite book by making one of these adorable bookmarks here or here. Write a nice note on the back. Then go to the library and leave it for someone to find!
August 10, 2016 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting
August 8, 2016 • Contributor: Caitlin Jolley, Cricut
Have you hit the road yet this summer? If not, this week’s summer bucket list will help you find the perfect way to get away AND, if so, we’ve got lots of ideas for your next trip.
- PICK A ROUTE
It’s officially summer, and the time to get planning your great escape is now. Forget the stress of international travel, and look to the open road. To help pinpoint some stellar destinations to add to your travel route, My Domaine has rounded up 20 places with history, natural beauty, and culture in spades. Pick one to explore here.
- CUSTOMIZE A KOOZIE
Keep your drinks cold on your next road trip with these easy-to-make can koozies. Tastefully Frugal shows you how to use your Cricut to make them here.
- BUY FROM A FRUIT STAND
In summer, or anytime for that matter, fruit is the perfect treat! So pick up something fresh and local from a roadside stand. Then use this easy Make It Now project to serve your fresh favorites in style.
- DIY SNACK BAGS
Gone are the days of messy snacks and ripped-open sandwich bags. Bring some style and organization to your road trip snacks with these adorable bag toppers.
- DO CARPOOL KARAOKE
If you’ve seen Carpool Karaoke with James Corden, then we’re sure you’ll love this! Crank up the tunes, sing along, and have your own carpool karaoke! Below is one of our favorites from Corden to get you inspired.
July 25, 2016 • Contributor: Caitlin Jolley, Cricut
With a long winter ahead, it’s time to spend as much time outdoors as possible! This week is all about getting outside, getting wet, and having lots of fun! Stay cool on those hot summer days with these summer bucket list ideas. AND, be sure to show us your pics by using #CricutSummer.
- TWO WORDS: SLIP & SLIDE
Oh yeah! That’s right, we said, slip ‘n’ slide! Are you having childhood flashbacks? Take one of your favorite childhood summer activities to the next level with this DIY Giant Slip ‘n’ Slide tutorial from Fresh Crush!
- GO TO A WATERPARK
Heading to the waterpark this week? There is so much to remember when you’re heading out for a pool, waterpark, or beach day with little ones. Be sure to check out this post from Frenchie Wraps, where she shows you what to pack in your swim bag. You’ll also see how to DIY a personalized saying on it, so you’ll never get it mixed up with the neighbors’!
- HAVE A WATER WAR!
Cool off with a spontaneous water fight! If you don’t want to take the time to fill up water balloons (or pick up the pieces after they’ve popped), then you will love this tutorial from Mom Spotted. She shows you how to make reusable sponge bombs using dollar-store supplies. She even includes a list of water war rules for your little ones.
- TRY SUP
‘Sup? SUP is what’s up! Stand-up paddleboard is a great way to get outside, stay fit, and have fun. If you haven’t tried it, you’re going to love it! Not convinced? Check out this post from Lipstick Lifestyle on why you NEED to try SUP.
- THROW A POOL PARTY
Invite your friends, family, or the whole neighborhood over for a pool party! You don’t have to spend a lot of money to create a beautiful, festive setting for your backyard: we’ve got easy Make It Now projects! For everything from colorful signs to cute cupcake toppers and watergun holders, check out Design Space now.
July 18, 2016 • Contributor: Caitlin Jolley, Cricut
- GAZE AT THE STARS
Load up some blankets and head outside to watch the stars. You can make these fun and educational Constellation Lacing Cards to help kids learn the shapes of the common star groups, or constellations. They also encourage the use and development of fine motor skills. Make these now in Design Space!
- CATCH A FISH
Reel in the summer fun by going fishing! Be sure to check the rules and regulations for your local waterways. And, whether or not you catch something, you can DIY some fun fishy style for your home.
- COOK OVER A CAMPFIRE
There's nothing like a good campfire meal when you're hungry and out in the fresh air! We recommend tinfoil dinners and s’mores for a tasty way to cook and easy clean up! Try this kid-friendly menu from Camping Café!
- GO TECH-FREE FOR A DAY
As much as we love (and I mean love) our smartphones, laptops, tablets, and more, we can all agree that we need a break from time to time. It doesn't help that some of us spend more time looking at devices than anything else. Take a break for a full 24 hours from tech devices, and get out and enjoy the sunshine!
- GO FOR A HIKE
One of our favorite activities is to go exploring outdoors! The kids love to write about and draw what they discover, so where better than in a mini book they make themselves? This easy Make It Now project prints black and white, so your little ones can color it as they like. And you can string it together with regular white paper to make it a little journal!
- SLEEP OUTSIDE
Craving old-fashioned family fun? Then put away the video games and pitch a tent in your backyard for a night of analog activities under the stars. By sticking close to home, your kids can feel safe and secure, be within walking distance of a bathroom, and still enjoy a family bonding experience! Make it a fun experience by following these 7 Ideas to go Backyard Camping from Parents.com. Happy camping!