DIY Halloween Pet Costume Ideas

Fur Baby Fun: DIY Halloween Pet Costume Ideas

October 19th, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team

Look at this picture you guys! Poppy was so cute and totally owned her Lobster Dog Costume while on set at a recent photo shoot. For those of us with fur babies, including them in family festivities is often a given. This sometimes includes dressing them up for different occasions, especially Halloween. Check out below some Halloween pet costumes you can make with Cricut Maker.

If you are planning to DIY your pet’s costume this year, let us know in the comment section below.

Halloween Pet Costume Ideas

Kitty Collar Bandana

Ok, not all cats are cool wearing costumes or clothing (anyone have any stories to share?). The only option for our cat Jasper is a bandana. This simple bandana design is sized just right for most cats and is a perfect project to personalize. Think about how you might embellish the bandana so it complements your own costume theme–maybe a pirate kitty with a skull-and-crossbones’ bandana?

Halloween Pet Costume Ideas

Dog Costume Hat with Gears

For all of you steampunk fans out there, here is the perfect pet getup. Our friends at Simplicity® came up with this pattern that comes with great step-by-step instructions in Design Space™. The gear embellishments on the top hat are just perfect. My dog would not stand for the goggles, but the hat and cape would be perfect. Would your dog be patient enough wear goggles?

Halloween Pet Costume Ideas

Simple DIY Turtle Costume for the Dog

Looking for something a little less complicated for that pup that does not like things attached to her head? Check out this cute little turtle shell costume from Dukes & Duchesses.

Halloween Pet Costume Ideas

Witch with Broom

Cindy Samaritani made this amazingly cute witch costume for her puppy. Check out the broom she made using her Maker! Too cute. Thanks for sharing Cindy!

Halloween Pet Costume Ideas

Halloween Collar

Ok, this is not really a Halloween costume. But the Halloween-orange collar Gunner got from his Mom Angie Imirie caught my eye. Let’s face it, not all pups are going to allow you to come even 5 feet from them to put a costume on. But, the collar is a given and personalizing it with their name is so fun. Angie used the 6” x 7” EasyPress 2 and Iron-On to customize Gunnar’s collar. She said about her making success, “The small EasyPress 2 Makes all the “small” iron-on projects SO easy!!!!”.

Halloween Pet Costume Ideas

I could not resist adding another shot of Poppy (BTW, Poppy’s mom is none other than our own Karley Hall). I hope you enjoyed checking out these costume ideas and please do share with us your own costume ideas.

For more Halloween costume, décor and party ideas, check out the hundreds of projects in Design Space® and be sure to check out our other Halloween Craftspiration blogs .

Halloween Pet Costume Ideas
DIY Holiday Gifts - Milestone Gifts

8 Weeks To A DIY Holiday Gift Giving, Week 2 – Milestone Gifts

October 18th, 2018 • Contributor: Jenn Crookston, Team Cricut

We’re back for week 2 of our DIY Holiday Gift Giving series and this week we’re tackling all things Milestone Gifts.  From a first home to a baby’s first Christmas we’ve got your milestone gifts covered. Our collection of milestone gifts are personalized for the special person in your life and are easy to customize for your needs.  Before ordering your supplies for this week's projects check your stash from last week and make sure you use our discount code 8WEEKDIY to save an additional 10% on your total purchase from (must be a $50 or more purchase and excludes machines and Cricut Access).

To make this week’s projects you’ll need the following Cricut supplies:

Other items needed:

  • Photo Album
  • Frame
  • Blanket
  • Canvas
  • Round Flat Ornaments
  • Blank Keychains
8 Weeks to DIY Holiday Gift Giving: Milestone Gifts

Do you have a first time home buyer on your Christmas list?  They’ll love this “Our First Home Reverse Canvas”. We kept our color pallet neutral to match any home decor.  We love using Iron-on for our Reverse Canvas projects. No worrying if it will stick!

Cut File: Our First Home Reverse Canvas

8 Weeks to DIY Holiday Gift Giving: Milestone Gifts

New baby on your list?  We used our Baby’s First Christmas project from Design Space to create this cute and snuggly blanket with our to-die-for patterned Iron-on.  Looking to create something a little more personalized? Using the baby’s actual name create our First Christmas frame!

Cut Files:
Baby’s First Christmas (resize as needed)
First Christmas Frame

8 Weeks to DIY Holiday Gift Giving: Milestone Gifts

With a new baby, you often get first-time Grandparents!  We LOVE how the Frosted Glitter Permanent Vinyl looks etched on these keychains, perfect for new grandparents!  Our Permanent Premium Vinyl is perfect for projects that need staying power. The water and UV resistant permanent adhesive lasts up to 3 years even in the great outdoors!

Cut File: DIY Keychain

8 Weeks to DIY Holiday Gift Giving: Milestone Gifts

Sometimes Milestones are a little more personal.  I created this Nutcracker photo album to celebrate my daughter’s hard-earned milestone of earning the role of Clara in this year's Nutcracker.  The holidays are the perfect time to think about personal milestones and how you can celebrate each person on your list's individual accomplishments.

Cut File - Nutcracker Photo Album

8 Weeks to DIY Holiday Gift Giving: Milestone Gifts

The first of our Milestone ornaments is to celebrate a couple's first Christmas.  Personalize with the year they were married or you could take it one step further by adding names.

Cut File - Our First Christmas Ornament

8 Weeks to DIY Holiday Gift Giving: Milestone Gifts

I think we can all agree that graduation is a pretty huge milestone.  With this simple 3 part Graduation Cap, you can personalize with name and year and also with the school colors!

Cut File - Graduation Cap Ornament

8 Weeks to DIY Holiday Gift Giving: Milestone Gifts

And now the milestone we are all looking forward to, retirement.  For our Happy Retirement ornament I used a camping trailer but you could easily personalize this project with whatever thing your retiree is looking forward to.  Long days fishing? Annual cruise trips? You can create an ornament perfect for your retiree.

Cut File - Happy Retirement Ornament

For more information about how we created these projects check out our Facebook Live!

If you’re just joining our 8 Week to a DIY Holiday make sure and go back to see our first 3 segments:

8 Weeks to DIY Holiday Decor - Week 1, the Mantle
8 Weeks to A DIY Holiday - Gift Giving - Week 1, We’ve got a Box for That
8 Weeks to DIY Holiday Decor - Week 2, the Living Room

Be sure to tune in next week were I’ll be showing you easy and fun ways to dress up those gift cards!!!

8 Weeks to DIY Holiday Gift Giving: Milestone Gifts
DIY Halloween Decor for Front Porches

Make an Entrance! DIY Your Halloween Front Porch

October 18th, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team

Without a doubt, Halloween is our favorite time of year here at Cricut—a time to dream up fun costumes and create festive homemade décor. The creative ideas are endless! In this blog, I will walk you through some amazing projects to transform your entryway into the perfect spot to host trick-or-treaters this year. Are you planning home décor Halloween projects? Let us know in the comment section at the bottom of this page what you are planning.

DIY Halloween Front Porch

To bring this scene to life, we convinced our neighbors to allow us to transform their front stoop (lucky them!). There are actually two sections. One is a front-door area with steps leading up to the entryway, the other is a comfortable seating area just off to the side of the stairway and door. The two combined to provide the perfect stage!

Here are some of my favorite DIY projects that you can recreate to wow trick-or-treaters:

DIY Halloween Front Porch

No-Carve Pumpkins

Ok, let’s start with something simple — No-Carve Pumpkins. Where I live, squirrels and other critters love to munch on real pumpkins leaving kids sad and my front entrance a mess. Premium Vinyl is a great solution to decorate a pumpkin super cute, and fast. Check out this tutorial on how to create the Cat Pumpkin pictured above.

DIY Halloween Front Porch

October 31 Front Door Mat

This is a stencil project. Also, a relatively easy project and something that many of us, including myself, might not often consider. Check out this Facebook Live we did recently showing how to make this Halloween Door Mat using stencil vinyl and spray paint.

DIY Halloween Front Porch

Trick or Treat Bags

The kiddos need a place to deposit all of their treats! These are a breeze to make and look great in a variety of different colors. For this particular project, we used Everyday™ Iron-on, but be sure to check out different Iron-on materials and colors to customize your totes the way you want!

DIY Halloween Front Porch

Beware Pillow

This simple, but elegant looking pillow also looks great in an assortment of color combinations. For our scene, we went with the classic white-on-black look, but using different Everyday ™ Iron-on, (like black-on-orange), would also be great. Also, be sure to check out the cool Black Cat Pillow in Design Space.

DIY Halloween Front Porch

Halloween Window Bats

I love how easy window cling is and a great project to have kids help with. Check out this video showing Tiffany making window cling bats (and rats!).

DIY Halloween Front Porch

Halloween Spider Wreath

This spiderweb rosette wreath is charmingly spooky! This is an intermediate level project using the Scoring Wheel to score a variety of Cricut Cardstock. If you love making wreaths, this is a good warm-up project for the coming holiday season!

DIY Halloween Front Porch

Spooky Lanterns

Line your entranceway with these awesome chipboard lanterns. We created these using the Knife Blade to cut Chipboard, and assembled following the detailed instruction you can find in Design Space. Note: Only use Low-Temperature Battery Operated LED Tea Lights to light your lantern!

To create the porch décor projects, we used a Cricut Maker and EasyPress 2, along with a variety of Cricut materials and accessories.

DIY Halloween Front Porch

As always, we had so much fun bringing this scene to life! Let us know what you will do this year to transform your home into a Halloween haunt!

Happy Halloween crafting!

DIY Halloween for the Front Porch
DIY Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts

Show Your Support With These Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts

October 15th, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and we cannot let another day pass without supporting and sending our love to anyone who has been affected by, fought, or lost a loved one to Breast Cancer.

To show support, we created a series of shirts for all of us to give a little extra love and support to our loved ones fighting. Cancer affects so many of us in one way or another and there is nothing more beautiful than watching loved ones support each other in such a trying time.

In this shirt, “I Wear Pink For My Aunt”, you can change it to mother, grandma, sister, whoever you are supporting! We love this shirt because you can customize it to support your loved one.

Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts

Click to Make: I Wear Pink For My Aunt

Support needs to come from every age! We love how this onesie turned out.

Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts

Click to Make: In October, We Wear Pink

Boys Wear Pink Too. Need we say more?  Breast Cancer affects everyone involved, including the men and boys in our lives! We wanted to make a shirt specifically for men to be able to support those who are fighting.

Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts

Click to Make: Boys Wear Pink Too

It’s incredible how strong we all are. Take time to acknowledge your strength and the strength of your loved ones. We love this design because sometimes people need to reminded of their strength. There is strength in numbers and this shirt shows that! We are all stronger than we think we are sometimes we need to be reminded we are strong and not alone. Battling Breast Cancer takes work every single day and we want to be there to remind people of their strength during the fight.

Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts

Click here to Make: You are Stronger Than You Think

We hope this collection helps you show support and love for those fighting breast cancer. We know that it takes a village to fight this disease and we love that October is dedicated to breast cancer awareness.

DIY Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts
8 Weeks to a DIY Holiday Gift Giving: Week 1 - Boxes

8 Weeks to a DIY Holiday Gift Giving: Week 1 – We’ve Got a Box for That

October 11th, 2018 • Contributor: Jenn Crookston, Team Cricut

Whether you’re ready or not the holidays are quickly approaching and we’re here to help you have a stress-free holiday season. Follow us over the next 8 weeks as we show you how to make your Holiday Décor and Gifting magical.  Be sure to tune in every Monday & Wednesday to our Facebook Live as we walk through some of the tips and techniques to get you ready for the holidays. Now, let’s jump into this week’s gifting lineup: We’ve Got a Box for That!

8 Weeks to DIY Holiday Gift Giving: Boxes

One of my very favorite parts of the Holiday season is wrapping up the gifts I’ve found for the special people in my life.  With the help of all the boxes, you can create using your Cricut machine the possibilities for personalized gifting are endless.  I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite Design Space Box Cut Files along with some pretty papers to create boxes perfect for gifting.

To make boxes exactly as these I’ve made you’ll need the following Cricut supplies:

During our 8-week journey you can use promo code 8WEEKDIY to get an additional 10% off all your materials (excludes Cricut machines & Cricut Access) on purchases $50 or more!

Here are the other supplies you will need to create your gifting boxes:

  • (1) spool of Red & White Bakers Twine
  • Glue Gun
  • Glue Sticks for Glue Gun
  • Tape Runner (or double-sided adhesive of your choice)
  • Clear Acetate Sheets

Now that you have your supply list let’s dive right into the boxes!  I have always been a traditionalist when it comes to my Christmas colors.  I love all the reds, greens, whites, blacks, natural woods, golds, silvers, and of course Christmas plaids.  Along with my favorite colors I used elements from Tiffany’s mantle scene, (the red truck, red/white Baker’s Twine, basic colors, etc) to really help create a cohesive holiday look.

Small Square Box

8 Weeks to DIY Holiday Gift Giving: Boxes

To create these cute small boxes, perfect for gifting jewelry, gloves, small treats, etc…

Use these cut files:
Merry Christmas Tag
Holly & Berries

Acetate Box

8 Weeks to DIY Holiday Gift Giving: Boxes

This acetate box is perfect for gifting small treats; you could increase the size and use it to gift fuzzy socks or fun gifts.

Cut file: Acetate Box

Milk Box

8 Weeks to DIY Holiday Gift Giving: Boxes


8 Weeks to DIY Holiday Gift Giving: Boxes

While this isn’t technically a “milk” box, it reminds me of a milk carton so I named it that!  This box is perfect for a slightly larger gift and I love how the top opens nice and wide.

Cut file: Milk Box

Tie Box

8 Weeks to DIY Holiday Gift Giving: Boxes


8 Weeks to DIY Holiday Gift Giving: Boxes

This box is perfect for holding a tie or collection of baked goods.

Cut files:
Tie Box
Truck Tag

Snowflake Treat Box

8 Weeks to DIY Holiday Gift Giving: Boxes


8 Weeks to DIY Holiday Gift Giving: Boxes

This box is nice and tall which makes it perfect for gifting treats.

Cut File: Snowflake Treat Box

Cupcake Boxes

8 Weeks to DIY Holiday Gift Giving: Boxes

These cupcake boxes are perfect for treat giving.  The smaller one can hold a collection of treats (we have 8 cake bites in there!) and the larger one can hold a standard sized cupcake and includes a base insert to hold that cupcake in place!

Cut files:
Large box
Small box

Make sure and check out our Facebook Live where I walk you through the different boxes, show you how to assemble 3 of them, and describe the different tools used to create them (like the Scoring Wheel, what it is, and why you need it!) here.

To see all the Mantle Decor pieces Tiffany created click here and tune in next week to see our Living Room Decor and Milestone Gifts!

Have a great week!

8 Weeks to DIY Holiday Decor: Mantel

8 Weeks to DIY Holiday Décor: Week 1 – The Mantel

October 9th, 2018 • Contributor: Tiffany Isbell, Team Cricut

The upcoming holiday season can be a time of hustle and frantic moments.  We want to help give you a true handmade holiday without all the stress. Follow us over the next 8 weeks as we show you how to make your Holiday Décor and Gifting magical.  Be sure to tune in every Monday & Wednesday to our Facebook Live as we walk through some of the tips and techniques to get you through the holiday. Now, let’s jump into this week’s great décor lineup: The Mantel!

8 Weeks to DIY Holiday Decor: Mantel

There are 10 great projects in this collection.  Even if you don’t have a mantel, you can find a place to use these signs, stockings, blankets, and wreath.  First, let’s check out our materials supplies list.

Here are the Cricut supplies you will need:

Don’t forget that throughout this 8-week journey, you can use the promo code 8WEEKDIY to get an additional 10% off all your materials (excludes Cricut machines & Cricut Access and needs a $50 minimum purchase).

Here are the other supplies you will also need:

  • White & Green paint and foam brush
  • (1) spool of Red & White Twine
  • (3) 1”x 4”x 8’ Blue Pine wood
  • (2) 1”x 4”x 8’ Ghostwood Silver
  • Wood glue
  • (1) bag of red felt pom poms
  • (1) 12” green wire wreath frame
  • (1) package of floral wire
  • (1) red lantern
  • (1) 12”x 12” thin black frame
  • (1) 8”x 11” thin canvas
  • (1) medium white metal trash can or bin
  • Hot glue

All supplies cost less than $250, and the best part is that with your leftover supplies, you’ll be able to tackle more of the projects in the upcoming weeks.  This 8-week program gives you a completely customized holiday for under $500 – for your entire house including the tree!! Talk about an amazing way to truly get a unique experience for the upcoming season.  The best part is that you can do all or just a few to brighten up your holiday décor!

Let’s explore the projects!

You will see I picked a core color palette that will follow us throughout the next 8 weeks as well – white/cream, grey, brown, forest green, black, and a few scattered pops of red.  I did not want it to be too red heavy as it can be a little overwhelming since it’s such a powerful color.

Next, I also selected some main images that you’ll see throughout our cohesive holiday as it comes together over the next few weeks – vintage truck, pine trees/cones/needles, stars, and poinsettias (both red and white!).

Finally, I made sure that we are using a lot of mixed media projects with textures sprinkled throughout to give it an enriched look – metallic embroidery, felt pom pom balls, and fuzzy/rich materials along-side pearl paper, holographic party foils, and textured vinyls. I’ll even show techniques on how to bring flat materials to life with embellishments – check out the nose on the Reindeer Wood Sign!

To help you embrace a massive make-it-from-scratch holiday, I started the Mantel with 3 custom wood projects.  Yep, that’s right. I constructed the wooden frames and plaques from scratch too. Check out our tutorial on how you can make these three DIY Wood Projects too!

8 Weeks to DIY Holiday Decor: Mantel

Project 1: Reindeer Wood Sign

8 Weeks to DIY Holiday Decor: Mantel
8 Weeks to DIY Holiday Decor: Mantel

Project 3: Scrap Wood Trees

The next two projects are phrases.  I couldn’t quite decide which font I loved the best, so I made two and decided I could put one in another area of my house to bring my favorite phrase throughout the holiday décor – Merry & Bright.  This uses both a Black Vinyl (or dark Stainless Adhesive Foil if you prefer) and a Red Stainless Adhesive Foil for the ampersand sign. Once again, bringing in that small pop of red.

8 Weeks to DIY Holiday Decor: Mantel
8 Weeks to DIY Holiday Decor: Mantel

Project 4: Merry & Bright Sign (Felix Font) or Merry & Bright Sign (Arab Brushstroke Font)

The second phrase incorporates that vintage red truck, which I am loving that is also echoed in the Christmas Delivery fabric of the stockings and quilt.  I used another one of my favorite inviting phrases, “Season’s Greetings”, and favorite fonts: Easton. I like how the font plays off of the Felix Font from the Merry & Bright sign where it has both thinner and thicker areas, but the tall feel of the letters give it a matching vintage look to the truck.

The truck is actually several layers of different types of iron-on. This technique can be really tricky so make sure to read up on some Tips for Layering Iron-on – especially since it’s using Everyday Iron-on, Glitter Iron-on, AND Foil Iron-on (oh my!).

8 Weeks to DIY Holiday Decor: Mantel

Project 5: Season’s Greetings Truck Sign

There isn’t much to do except fan-girl over the Riley Blake Christmas Delivery Collection that will be on next week.  I can’t wait to show you so many fun things to make with it that are really simple. The stockings were made with this Design Space project.  A loop was simply cut into a rectangle and added onto the top of the stocking pattern to hang from the Mantel.  A quick tip to hanging the stockings: Command Strips.

8 Weeks to DIY Holiday Decor: Mantel
8 Weeks to DIY Holiday Decor: Mantel
8 Weeks to DIY Holiday Decor: Mantel

Project 6: Christmas Delivery Stockings

We talked a little bit about how pinecones would be seen throughout everything, and here is a quick glimpse.  Did you know there are 40 pine cones in the Red Pine Cone Lantern Project? Stay tuned over the next few weeks and we will take you on a tutorial on how to make the pine cones from scratch!

8 Weeks to DIY Holiday Decor: Mantel

Project 7: Red Pine Cone Lantern

The final three projects are at the base of the Mantel near the fire.  Two are snuggle blankets, and one is to hold them. At our house, everyone has a holiday blanket so we need a bin to put them in.  Enter the repurposed trash can! We took a white trash bin and simply add a phrase at the bottom using the same Easton font from the Truck Canvas.

8 Weeks to DIY Holiday Decor: Mantel

Project 8: Blanket Bin

Project 9: Christmas Delivery Quilt

Project 10: Felt Poinsettia Flower Blanket with Gold Metallic Embroidery

Check out our Facebook Live with tips and techniques used throughout these projects.  I can’t wait to show you the projects next week. This is going to be a fantastic DIY Holiday Season!

Up Next Week: The Living Room



DIY Sports Shirts

Cheer on Your Team With These DIY Sports Shirts

October 8th, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team

Fall is arguably the best season of the year for many reasons but one of the top contenders is sports. Between Fantasy Football Leagues, cheering on your alma mater in football, or going to an NBA game, magic is in the air. Cricut has designed a set of shirts for allll the sporting events your heart desires.

Check out these football shirts! Wearing these under Friday night lights, watching high school football rivals, is straight off a TV show. All of these designs are available in Design Space and are waiting to be used with your team’s colors!

Sports Shirts Collection

How cute would the football team be all wearing these shirts? Let’s be honest, if you have a football player in your family, you know this shirt is spot on. Eat, Sleep, Train, Repeat!

Click to Make: Eat, Sleep, Train, Repeat!

Sports Shirts Collection

Click to Make: Fierce Football

Sports Shirts Collection

Nothing but net! I don’t want to speak for everyone but it’s hard to beat the excitement of a basketball game. I might be biased because basketball is inside and we can all stay warm, but I love watching basketball! These shirts are so adorable with a perfect splash of color. These are designs that anyone can make! Whether you’re new to Cricut or not, this is a fun and easy iron-on project.

Click to Make: Basketball Hoop T-Shirt

Sports Shirts Collection

Click to Make: Nothing But Net

Sports Shirts Collection

Click to Make: Ballers T-Shirt

Sports Shirts Collection

Few things beat Saturday morning soccer games. This shirt is perfect for cheering on little ones bright and early! Grab a coffee, light jacket and this shirt for cheering on your soccer stars!

Click to Make: Soccer Dad

We love this collection the Cricut team put together because we can all be the biggest fans in the crowd while wearing them! These designs are all available in Design Space. Don’t forget to check out the Cricut EasyPress Interactive Quick Reference Guide when you are making these shirts.

Mint Cricut Products

10 Mint Cricut Products We Love

October 7th, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team

This week, we are celebrating our love of some of our amazing mint Cricut products. Mint is one of Cricut’s classic colors that we use across our product lines.

Whether you’re someone who loves a monochromatic craft room or you’re looking for fun ways to incorporate this gorgeous color into your home, we’ve got a great roundup of 10 mint Cricut products and project inspiration for you.

Make Cricut Mint Products Part of Your Home

Mint Cricut Products
Find everything from this collection below.

1. Cricut Vinyl Accent Wall: If you’re someone who loves to change up your wall decor, creating an accent wall with vinyl is so easy! We are loving this geometric accent wall design with pops of mint color that would be perfect for an office or modern living room. You can cut large vinyl shapes on Cricut’s 12”x24” StandardGrip™ mat or you can use the 12”x12” StandardGrip™ mat. You can find this ready-to-make project in Design Space® here. Find your favorite mint vinyl color and shades of mint (as well as a variety of other vinyl colors) on

2. Cricut Explore Air™ 2 in Mint: We absolutely love our Cricut Explore Air 2 machine in mint. It’s a classic, soft Pantone, mint color and looks amazing in any craft room - whether you like the monochromatic look or you love mixing and matching colors. If you have to have the Cricut Explore Air 2 in Mint (like we do!) you can find this machine on

3. Cricut Self-Healing Mat: If you haven’t had a chance to use Cricut’s new Self-Healing Mat, especially with the decorative mint color, you have to try it! Enjoy more creative cutting options with the mat’s multi-angled grid lines on one side and more inspiration with a decorative print on the other. The mat also has easy-to-read numbers on a wide 1” border for use with rotary cutters and precision blades, like Cricut’s TrueControl™ knife. If you’re a sewer, artist, or any kind of maker that uses different cutting tools for various projects, this mat is the ultimate solution for you. You can find this mat in different sizes on

4. Cricut TrueControl™ Knife: If you love Cricut’s mint Self-Healing mat, you absolutely must-have Cricut’s matching TrueControl Knife in mint. This precision blade has unique safety features, with its superior blade lock system, that gives you better control and beautiful cutting results every time. You can cut a wide variety of materials with this blade including paper, cardstock, thin plastics, canvas, and more. You’ll never have to touch a blade with Cricut’s hands-free blade changing system. Check out more on Cricut’s TruControl Knife on

5. Cricut Acrylic Ruler: Why stop there with matching hand tools? Cricut also makes a stunning Acrylic Ruler in mint perfect for precision measurements. This 6”x26” ruler makes sure not project is too big for whatever you need to measure. The ruler has a frosted finish with easy-to-see measurements for visibility with light and dark materials. Find this mint Cricut Acrylic Ruler on

6. Cricut Cutting Ruler: The last beautiful hand-tool in Cricut’s mint hand-tool collection is the Cricut Cutter Ruler. This 18” aluminum cutting ruler has a stainless steel straight edge so you’ll never get chipped edges when cutting with your precision blade. On the base of the ruler, there’s a textured, non-slip grip that gives you the ultimate grab when you’re working on your craft tables. The ruler also has a protective guard that shields hands from sharp cutting tools. If you’re in need of a super safe, quality cutting ruler, visit to get yours (in mint!) today.

7. Vinyl Arrow Phone Case: If you love swapping out your phone cases as much as we do, you’ll love the fact that you can customize your phone cases easily with Cricut vinyl. We love the design on the arrow phone case, which is easy to create in Design Space by searching in our image library for arrows. All you have to do is get your shade of Cricut vinyl in mint, Cricut Transfer Tape and cut your arrow shapes using your mint Cricut machine.

8. Cricut® Martha Stewart Everyday Iron-on™ in mint: Now you can use colors that Martha Stewart loves with this new Cricut Martha Stewart Everyday Iron-on in mint. You can use this color on baby onesies, t-shirts, canvas bags, and so much more. It’s a great, Martha-approved color for all of your favorite pieces! You can find this iron-on color at your local Michaels or on

9. Cricut Mint Essential Toolkit: If you love to match your tools to your Cricut machine color, these mint tools in the Cricut Essential Tool Kit are a match made in heaven for your Cricut Explore Air 2 mint machine. From Cricut scissors to the Scraper and Weeder tool, this kit has everything your need to craft your heart out. You can find the Cricut Mint Essential Toolkit on

10. Cricut Mint Cuttlebug™ machine: A perfect companion to your Cricut Explore Air 2 mint machine is the Cricut Mint Cuttlebug! Cricut Cuttlebug is a die-cutting and embossing machine that will add amazing texture and prints to your materials like cardstock, other paper and even, leather! There’s no power required with this machine all you do is roll your material through with different printed folders to get amazing texture in no time. Learn more about Cricut Cuttlebug and all the tools you need for it at


We hope you love all of this mint inspiration. Tell us in the comments what you think or if there’s other mint projects or products you want us to feature. Make sure you also share this lovely mint collection with your friends who love mint and shades of green. #CricutMade

DIY Halloween Shirts by JGoode Designs

Adorably Spooky Halloween Shirts with JGoode Designs

October 1st, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team

Bats and goblins and witches! Oh my! Halloween is right around the corner which means Pumpkin Spiced Lattes, pumpkin patches, and the Monster Mash are everywhere!

Enjoy the best Halloween has to offer in these adorably spooky designs. We love these designs because they are great for the entire family. Raise your hand if you can’t wait to carve pumpkins in the Trick or Treat t-shirt!

Click to Make: Trick or Treat Shirt

For this week’s iron-on vinyl t-shirt collection, we are featuring Jen Goode from JGoode Designs & 100 Directions. Jen is incredibly creative and talented. We love the designs she came up with! Jen has been a professional artist for 17 years and always has the most creative ideas for Cricut! All of her Halloween designs should take about 30 minutes to complete. So, grab your iron-on vinyl and PSL and fall in love with fall!

Check out all the designs in Design Space!

Sometimes trick or treating can be a little chilly. These shirts are the perfect solution! You can put them on a long sleeve t-shirt or sweatshirt to make sure you and your little ones will be warm enough to go door to door until their bellies and baggies are full!

Click to Make: Spider Web Halloween Design

These iron-on vinyl designs are so creative! We absolutely love these designs. Make sure to find them in Cricut Design Space!

Click to Make: Boo Design

How cute are these bats? I can already see a little witch wearing this at a school Halloween parade!

Click to Make: Halloween Bats Design

We absolutely love this eyeball shirt! Can’t you see a dad trick or treating in this shirt with a little zombie and witch?

Click to Make:  Halloween Eyeball Design

DIY Halloween Shirts with JGoode Designs