Customizing Cricut Make It Now Projects

July 7, 2017 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team Member Beth Kingston

Do you love Cricut Make It Now projects as much as I do? In just a few minutes I can create a gorgeous project from start to finish – even when I’m not feeling super creative. When I AM feeling creative I love to customize Make It Now projects to create my own, and the possibilities are endless! Today we’re turning a wedding table number placard into a sweet mirror that would be perfect for a nursery or any room in your home.

We’re also introducing the BRAND NEW Cricut BrightPad! This newest release from Cricut has changed the way I feel about weeding vinyl and it is going to change the way you create!


Supplies Needed For Make It Now
Supplies Needed For Make It Now

In this quick video we’ll go through the steps of selecting a Make It Now project and customizing it to fit your needs.

Once you’ve cut your vinyl, peel away the outer excess vinyl and then it is time to weed!

Remove the vinyl and backing from the mat and place on top of the BrightPad. Flip the switch – and voila! Look how clear the cut lines are and how easy they are to see!

Make It Now Project Tutorial

Tip – use a piece of washi tape to hold your project down on the BrightPad while you are weeding.

Cricut Project Tutorial

Weed your project, then apply transfer tape.

Peel off of backing, then use a scraper to adhere vinyl to mirror.

Cricut Project Tutorial

Peel off transfer tape.

Cricut Project Tutorial

Add embellishments as desired.


The NEW Cricut BrightPad is available on now and is going to open up project possibilities like never before. All those intricate projects you’ve been afraid to try – now Cricut makes it easy! I’ll also be presenting the BrightPad on HSN during 24 Hour Craft Day on HSN where you’ll have your choice of all four colors to match your Cricut Explore Air 2! Join me on my Facebook Page (link below) for show times and some fun throughout the day. Hope you will join me!

Let’s stay connected!






2 thoughts on “Customizing Cricut Make It Now Projects

  1. Have to admit that I’ve been away from my cricut for a long time now. I’ve finally unpacked and set it up, getting on the site and what do I find. You have really been busy extending the capabilities of the machine with the new design space. I’ve been busy watching videos that area available and am really getting excited about getting back into making project. Just wanted to extend a well done for some amazing work.

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