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Crafts for anytime or during COVID-19 lockdown

DIY Gifts

Have you ever wanted to give someone a personalized gift, or a fun project just for yourself?

If so here are some easy "DO-IT-YOURSELF" gifts right in your own home.

  • Knitting & crochet ideas
  • Circuit explore easy cut out projects
  • Easy to make clothing with vinyl
  • Simple paper/ stationary projects
  • Makeup and toiletry bedazzled bags
  • Gift/ anniversary holiday cards
  • Create invaluable gifts with dollar tree items

Official Cricut Website & Design Space

Check out The Cricut Website.

Each Cricut machine uses the free software called Design Space.

The Cricut Help Center is here for you.

Cricut Facts

Cricut is brand of cutting plotters, or computer-controlled cutting machines, designed for home crafters. Consumers often use the machines for cutting paper, felt, vinyl, fabric and other materials such as leather, matboard, and even wood.

Giavana's Creations

Monogram G Sweater

My Spirit animal is Pink!

Baseball Hat Designs

Large Monogram Sweater

Silly Vinyl Shirts

Vinyl Shirt Ideas

Monogram Purse & Wallet

Monogram Walett

Everyone needs a good polo!

Monogrammed Phone Case

Phone Case Fashion

Cute Scrubs Top for my mom.

Good Gold leather portfolio

Back of the Portfolio.

Does anyone else live in jeans like me?

Cricut made Vinyl Letters are great for poster boards to!

Nursing Shirt.

Initial Signature Logo Shirt

Funny, If Only Sarcasm Burned Calories Shirt.

Logo On a cute Bag!

Stay Humble Hustle Hard

Monogrammed Slippers

Fun Monogram on coozies.

Pillow Case with Cute Face Mask!

Some fun little vinyl iron and monogram transfer igift ideas.

Cute pajama shirt for my Mother.

Craft Books at FAU Library – Jupiter Campus

Crafting can be fun, cheap, therapeutic, as well as entertaining.

Learning a new skill/activity/ or completing a craft project can help you experience many of the same benefits as other art activities. Crafts can help you feel proud of learning something new or experience the sense of satisfaction that comes from creating something with your hands.


  1. There are Psychological benefits of crafting
  2. Physical benefits form crafting
  3. Helps with hand eye coordination.
  4. Assists the growth in motor skills

What do you think?

Home made Gifts?
Yes: 4 votes (100%)
No: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 4
Cricut Or Silhouette?
Cricut: 4 votes (100%)
Silhouette: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 4
Online tutorials vs In person classes?
In person classes: 2 votes (50%)
Online tutorials: 2 votes (50%)
Total Votes: 4

Cricut Official Website & Design Space

Check out The Cricut Website.

Each Cricut machine uses the free software called Design Space.

The Cricut Help Center is here for you.

Current Cricut Models

These models are currently compatible with the current Cricut Design Space application.

Cricut Explore One: The Explore One is a wired die cutting machine that can cut a variety of materials from paper to fabric and more. Note: there is a wireless Bluetooth adapter available for purchase separately. This machine has 1 tool slot, compared to all other currently supported models which have two.

Cricut Explore Air: The Explore Air is a wireless die cutting machine that can cut a variety of materials from paper to bonded fabric and more. This machine is essentially the same as its second iteration, besides the housing and slower cutting abilities.

Cricut Explore Air 2: The Explore Air 2 is minor refresh of the Explore Air line which added three colors (Mint Blue, Rose Anna, Giffin Lilac) as well as a Fast Mode to cut vinyl, iron-on heat transfer vinyl, and card stock at "up to 2x speeds."

Cricut Maker: The Cricut Maker is a new line released on August 20, 2017, designed to cut thicker materials such as balsa wood, basswood, non-bonded fabric, leather, and felt.

Cricut Joy: Introduced Feb. 12, 2020 the Cricut Joy is a smaller, more light-weight version at 5" x 8" and less than 4 lb. The Cricut Joy is aimed the casual crafter market. The Joy introduces two new features not elsewhere available in the Cricut product portfolio. With specialty accessories and materials (labeled Smart Materials™), the Joy is able to cut single designs up to four feet long and repeated cuts up to 20 feet.


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Florida Atlantic University
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5353 Parkside Drive
Jupiter FL 33458


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What is a Cricut Machine?

The Cricut is a die-cutting machine (aka craft plotter or cutting machine). You can think of it like a printer; you create an image or design on your computer and then send it to the machine. Except that instead of printing your design, the Cricut machine cuts it out of whatever material you want!

What kind of material can you cut?

There are so many kinds of materials you can cut with these amazing machine these are some of them:

  • Plan Paper
  • All kinds of cardstock
  • Metallic Paper
  • Vinyl (Iron on, glitter, permanent, removable)
  • Fabric and textiles
  • Faux Leather
  • Corrugated Paper
  • Thin Woods (Cricut Maker only)
  • Sticker Paper
  • Parchment Paper
  • And more!