My Favorite 5 Cricut Projects You Can Make to Spread Joy from Home
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cricut. All opinions are 100% mine.
Just because we are all confined to our homes right now doesn’t mean we can spread a little happiness and joy to others from the comfort of our own homes. Today I’ve rounded up 5 of my favorite Cricut projects you can make right now to bring some sunshine to others. These are all pretty easily doable projects as far as skill level goes, because if you’re like me right now, with a million kids at home (OK, 3, but still), complicated projects just aren’t going to happen, at least not this year. With a toddler always under foot at the moment, I’m finding joy in the simpler creations and just in the act of creating itself. While using your hands to make things is a great way to take your mind off stress and find some happiness at home right now, it’s even better when you can share it to make others smile. We could all use more smiles right now. (This post is sponsored by Cricut but all opinions are 100% my own!)
This past winter, I was lucky enough to get a Cricut Maker and am still learning how to use it. Today I am sharing 5 Cricut projects you can make to spread joy from home, including 2 of my own. If you like the other projects I have linked to, please pin from the original source. Thank you!
Fun Door Vinyl
My front door vinyl is one of my favorite Cricut Maker projects to date and it was easily a 10 minute project with big impact. Currently, my door still looks like it did here, but I have been contemplating changing it out to something that will make our mail man and delivery people smile since they are the ones who still grace our porch at the moment and have already seen the one that’s there. Something as simple as “Thank you for serving us” would be lovely, or make them laugh with something like “No toilet paper here, check the neighbors.”
Front Porch Decor
Speaking of the front door area, I’ve also decorated my porch with a swarm of butterflies. Today I am sharing the full tutorial on IGTV and you can grab the project link here on Cricut Design Space. Butterflies are a symbol of hope and metamorphosis. Our country is definitely in need of hope, and we are going through some incredible changes like nothing we’ve seen in our lives. We will emerge on the other side stronger, more beautiful and more resilient than before. I wanted to spread a little of that feeling, so I added a swarm of butterflies to my porch so anyone walking by could see and feel that hope.
Send a Card
Now is the time to use snail mail to let someone know you’re thinking of them. Tell them you miss seeing their face, but they are on your mind. When I open my mailbox and see a surprise note from a friend, I am always filled with happiness! More than ever, your friends need to know you care right now. Reach out with this adorable ice cream card from Hello Creative Family.
I don’t know about your family, but ours loooooves ice cream. To send someone a card that says we like them more than ice cream is really a big deal! If I send you this card, you are the bee’s knees!
Bring Groceries to a Neighbor in Need in a Cute Tote
We have several senior citizens in our neighborhood and I’ve reached out to a few to let them know we are here should they need anything. As you might know, I am a huge fan of reusable shopping bags. Wouldn’t it be a lovely surprise to leave a bag of groceries on your favorite in-need neighbor’s porch in a cute reusable market tote you made just for them? I love these bags by The Celebration Shoppe, and I am all for that version of hole foods. Donuts, anyone?
Make Your Kids Laugh with These Socks
Finally, this last one is more for the kids you have under your own roof, but I think you could also send them to your kids’ friends. I have two teenagers, and with everything going on, screen time rules have been extremely relaxed. (Rules, what rules?) When I saw these socks at Over the Big Moon, I knew my two teens would get a kick out of them. We could all use a good laugh! You’ve got to go check them out!
As you can see, even if you are stuck at home, there are still so many ways that you can brighten someone else’s say using your Cricut. Right now we all could use a little more kindness and these are some small gestures you can easily do to let others know you see them, and you are with them… from a distance. I’d love to hear how you are using your creativity to spread a little much needed joy during this time. Or maybe tell me about how someone surprised you with their own kindness. The stories of communities pulling together and even the small sweet gestures are totally getting me through this time. I skim past the bad news and read all of the positive things happening, so do me a favor and make me smile by telling me more. Don’t forget to head over to instagram to check out my IGTV video tutorial on making my porch butterflies!
In the spirit of spreading kindness, Cricut has made 1000 images free to download and use right now for a limited time in Design Space! Don’t miss out on your chance to use these images! They’ll also be rolling out a bunch of at-home projects you can make on their blog over the next couple of weeks. Now is the perfect time to get yourself a Cricut and put it to use! I am so tempted to get some fun new supplies for my maker!