Décor & Design

3 Crafty Back-To-College Projects With Cricut (Win!)

August 12, 2021

Sending your college-age kid back to campus this September, or returning to school yourself? It’s time to prep by getting crafty with Cricut, a digital cutting machine designed to help you create custom cards, pro-looking labels, personalized decals and more at home! With a variety of machines to choose from, these babies can cut paper, felt, vinyl, fabric and other materials such as leather, matboard and even wood, to create school supplies and dorm décor like no other. Here are three of our favourite DIY back-to-school projects perfect for campus (plus a chance to win a Cricut of your very own)! —Vita Daily

organize everything with a diy study planner. Looking to take your studying game up a notch this semester? Avid Cricuter @StudyWithAra created this DIY study planner that utilizes the popular South Korean 10 Minute Planner system using her Cricut Joy and Smart Removable Vinyl. Find the full tutorial on how to make it here.

get personal with custom notebooks. Make any standard spiral notebook the envy of all your classmates! From adding your name or monogram to getting cheeky with your favourite design (you can literally upload any photo into the free Design Space software!), the possibilities are really endless. These sunny weather-inspired decals were cut on the Cricut Joy using Smart Removable Vinyl, which comes in a variety of colours to match every back-to-school vibe.

double trouble: wine tumbler and coffee mug duo. Speaking of cheeky projects, this mug and tumbler set makes the perfect pair for pre- and post-school day activities. Swapping the font colours to match the hues of your desired drinkware is a simple and quick way to add your own touch to this design. You can also add the vinyl slogan to glass or plastic wares, making this an incredibly customizable project suited to any beloved beverage.


Win! A $220 Cricut Joy + Essentials Bundle!

Congrats Tonia D. of Saint John, NB, who will receive a $220 Cricut Joy + Essentials Bundle! Please note: if you are the winner, you will receive a DM (direct message) in Instagram directly from @vitadaily.ca. Please be wary of fake accounts, which often use similar handles with an extra or missing letter, number or symbol. We will never ask for a payment or for your credit card number, and we will never ask you to click through a link. If you are unsure whether you have been contacted, via Instagram, by us or a fake account, email us before responding.


  1. Gail vlahopoulos

    August 13th, 2021 at 9:41 am

    My Instagram Is @vlahopg2

    I would love to try using this and being creative. I tagged my friend olga coroneos

  2. Darlene Fisher

    August 13th, 2021 at 9:54 am

    I would love to create a ton of customized labels to help organize the laundry room and pantry!

  3. Kl

    August 13th, 2021 at 9:55 am

    I would definitely make some Arts and crafts with my niece and nephew!

    Insta: @klscuts

  4. Darlene Fisher

    August 13th, 2021 at 9:56 am

    Instagram is @thirstyjourneys

    I would love to create labels for our kitchen pantry and laundry room! (Sorry I forgot to add my Instagram handle to the initial comment!)

  5. Annie

    August 13th, 2021 at 9:59 am

    I would love to customize my journals and also mugs!


  6. Sandra Dufoe

    August 13th, 2021 at 10:07 am

    I would fix my work files.

  7. Jeannette

    August 13th, 2021 at 10:30 am

    @jeannetteholder I would customize all the things for my daughter who is starting Junior Kindergarten in September.

  8. Sandra ribeiro

    August 13th, 2021 at 11:12 am

    I would like to start my own business- customize mugs, plates, planners.


  9. Rachel C.

    August 13th, 2021 at 11:26 am

    Xmas cards would be so fun to try!


  10. Oscar

    August 13th, 2021 at 11:40 am

    I want to customize all of my baby’s school supplies especially because the school’s always messing up his name or mixing his things up with other kids. This will be a lifelong issue I know, so winning this will make things easier. Thank you!


  11. Sandra J Lebeau

    August 13th, 2021 at 11:50 am

    I would like to customize cards for different occasions, make some cut things to hang in the laundry room.

  12. Amber olak

    August 13th, 2021 at 11:59 am

    I would customize cards


  13. Alissa

    August 13th, 2021 at 12:29 pm

    Insta @alissapaley from AB

    Would customize mugs, water bottles, all the things!!

  14. So La

    August 13th, 2021 at 12:41 pm


  15. Florence Cochrane

    August 13th, 2021 at 12:53 pm

    Love to customize some greeting cards. @fossie55

  16. Jan

    August 13th, 2021 at 1:06 pm

    I’d start simple like maybe a card

  17. Amberleah

    August 13th, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    I want to customize all my hiking and yoga stuff!

  18. Trista

    August 13th, 2021 at 3:33 pm

    Id like to customize my tumblrs! I see so many people doing it and I want in! My IG handle is @tristahxfreebie

  19. H. Lyn Cichon

    August 13th, 2021 at 5:19 pm

    Oh my! It’s time to move up into the big leagues and retire my trusty 20+ year old label maker. I WANT this very badly. @lynniebemindful

  20. Melanie

    August 13th, 2021 at 5:38 pm

    I would customize everything!
    My insta is @melhlee38
    Reside in Manitoba.

  21. Carole D

    August 13th, 2021 at 7:46 pm

    My granddaughter would love to create tons of labels for her text book. I would gift the cricut Joy to her.

  22. Carole D

    August 13th, 2021 at 7:48 pm


  23. Melanie

    August 13th, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    Instagram: @mel_chung
    I can’t wait to customize shirts tags and labels for notebooks!! I also want to make designs for coffee cups!

  24. Sarah Milicevic Shaw

    August 14th, 2021 at 3:32 am

    I would love to win a Cricut and would start by using it to label my kids school things and my pantry. Then I would really like to try making cards with it for family and friends.
    IG cakebakingmama

  25. Debbie Bashford

    August 14th, 2021 at 6:45 am

    I would label everything! @skeetersden

  26. Helen Guenther

    August 14th, 2021 at 7:01 am

    This looks fantastic would love to get one, I love crafting!

  27. Steph

    August 14th, 2021 at 7:06 am

    Instagram: @steph.jonas (Private account – located in Burlington, Ontario)

    I would customize EVERYTHING! I would be most excited to customize masks for back to school and special occasions (weddings, Christmas, Halloween, etc.)

  28. Tabby72

    August 14th, 2021 at 7:13 am

    I’d love to customize a mug! @tabby_1972t

  29. Cassandra

    August 14th, 2021 at 7:37 am

    I would love to personalize cute decals for my classroom and teacher mugs for friends.

    My Instagram handle is @cass.fulton 🙂

  30. Lisa

    August 14th, 2021 at 9:09 am

    I’d love to customize everything, but I think school supplies and my daughter’s backpack! IG lisaleahlia

  31. Hafsa

    August 14th, 2021 at 9:11 am

    ALL THE THINGS. My art would go SO much faster with one of these – as it is, I have to cut every4hing out by hand with a craft knife.

  32. Hafsa

    August 14th, 2021 at 9:13 am

    IG is @ayarnaboutcreativity

  33. Pierrette Mazerolle

    August 14th, 2021 at 10:51 am

    I’d love to be able to customize my son’s new laptop for school as alot of them are going to have the same matching ones and I want to find a way to put a design on the top so that he knows it’s his.

    My Instagram handle is @pierrettemaz24

  34. Rosanne Robinson

    August 14th, 2021 at 11:26 am

    Would like to customize mugs & my grandson’s back-to-school belongings.
    Instagram: hillview37

  35. Elaine G

    August 14th, 2021 at 2:38 pm

    I’d like to customize some mugs.

  36. wendy hutton

    August 15th, 2021 at 9:09 am

    decorations for a baby shower would be great to make with this @wghutton

  37. Monique L.S.

    August 15th, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    I would like to make some cards.
    IG @minty_mo2020

  38. Eliz T

    August 15th, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    My Instagram handle is @eliz_t16 and I would love to customize some jars in my pantry!

  39. Michelle

    August 16th, 2021 at 6:32 am

    Omg !!! I would customize everything in sight! Wall Art, My Laptop, Mugs, Collages, Tables, Sweaters, Shirts, Pants, My Desk, My chester drawers, My closet, My curtains, every gift from now to eternity will have customizations on it !!!
    So excited to win it and try it out ! My first project would be making those beautiful paper flowers and make a bouquet.

    Look forward to start working on sharing my adventures with my cricut on insta. I’ve been wanting to start and this would be perfect motivation and content !

    Instagram: @chickadvice

    Instagram handle – @chickadvice

  40. Kimberley C

    August 16th, 2021 at 9:03 am

    I honestly can’t imagine all the possibilities of what this could do! I would first start by customizing all my water bottles and some tshirts/hoodies!

  41. Kimberley C

    August 16th, 2021 at 9:03 am

    @kimmiecapp For the above comment!


    August 16th, 2021 at 9:21 am

    I would customize labels in my pantry! @mnguyennnn

  43. Kim

    August 16th, 2021 at 9:29 am

    I would love to personalize tumblers and mugs!

  44. Jessica Reis

    August 16th, 2021 at 3:03 pm

    I’d love to customize some wine glasses for Chrismtas gifts!


  45. Ranjit

    August 16th, 2021 at 3:31 pm

    I would love to make customized labels for birthday cards, Valentines cards. Also making labels for my sons lunch containers would be wonderful 🖍

  46. Nancy

    August 16th, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    A name banner for my niece’s room!! ❤️❤️

  47. Julie Barrett

    August 16th, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    I’d love to make Xmas gifts for my family and friends ex mugs, Tshirts, wall art, onesies, etc. IG: @reviewzbyjewelz

  48. Melissa Fracz

    August 17th, 2021 at 5:35 am

    I always make handmade cards, so this would add a special touch to them! I would also love to make my own decals!!


  49. Janice Balboa

    August 17th, 2021 at 6:55 am

    I could make customized labels, greetings cards, mugs to gift family and friends.


  50. Sara Alfred

    August 17th, 2021 at 10:05 am

    Shirts and baby onesies, fun home decor, and definitely a planner/calendar!! @sara.marie.a

  51. Carol

    August 17th, 2021 at 11:05 am

    I would use this to label my pantry goods etc, and make my own stickers/cards. My IG: @homeyitus

  52. Carol H

    August 17th, 2021 at 11:10 am

    For fun, I would start making stickers and customizing things around the home, as well as cards for friends and family. It would be a great new hobby. My instagram handle is: @Carolitus_

  53. Janet M

    August 17th, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    I would use it for a new tee shirt. @asherares

  54. Natasha green

    August 18th, 2021 at 2:18 am

    I’d like to customise and create more personalised things at home ❤


  55. Tammy Harrison

    August 18th, 2021 at 4:17 am

    I would love to use this to jazz up my homemade cards! @tdharrison1

  56. Heather Lew

    August 18th, 2021 at 4:36 am

    I would love to be able to customize my coffee cups and water bottles! That way I should hopefully never lose them! 😂

  57. Heather Lew

    August 18th, 2021 at 4:38 am

    I would love to be able to make labels and customize my coffee cups and water bottles! That way I should hopefully never lose them! 😂

  58. Betty Spry

    August 18th, 2021 at 4:52 am

    There are endless possibilites. Would love to make cards and labels for my kitchen storage containers

  59. Betty Spry

    August 18th, 2021 at 4:53 am

    on instagram @harriette106742

  60. Blake

    August 18th, 2021 at 5:32 am

    I would customize coffee mugs.

  61. Carolyn Mumford

    August 18th, 2021 at 5:38 am

    I am trying to organize room by room, so would love custom labels for storage containers, etc. I would also love to make my own cards!

  62. Winnie Tong-Luo

    August 18th, 2021 at 6:39 am

    I’d like to customize some wall decor! @sweetsweetpapaya

  63. Carolyn

    August 18th, 2021 at 7:47 am

    Anything that is not pinned down. Paper, leather and more. Want to win for my sis, we ❤️ this machine, get lost watching all the YouTube videos. IG is @carolynjoaronson

  64. Lynette James

    August 18th, 2021 at 8:04 am

    I would label everything in sight. All those bins and containers would look organized with labels! @ljwhatilike

  65. TinaFargnoli

    August 18th, 2021 at 8:17 am

    I was actually planning to get a Cricut. I am still deciding but got my newsletter and saw this contest! I have my name down on your IG contest.

    Things I would plan to make are greeting cards, creative door mats, design T-shirts, hoodies, shorts, mugs, cups, tumblers, wallets, wall art, labels for multiple things.

    My IG is @Tfarg21

  66. Natalie B

    August 18th, 2021 at 9:28 am

    I would love to make cards and custom labels for my new side hustle business! 😍


  67. Nick

    August 18th, 2021 at 10:50 am

    Some Christmas cards

  68. Alana LeSueur

    August 18th, 2021 at 12:17 pm

    I want to customize some coffee mugs for my cottage. @diamondchick60

  69. Anya

    August 18th, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    Would love to enjoy labelling everything in my pantry

  70. Kellie Walsh

    August 18th, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    Shirts, mugs , cards and labels….to name a few. Thanks for the chance!!
    IG: kellietoby

  71. Raelee

    August 18th, 2021 at 7:41 pm

    Id love to create the cutest signs for the house! Thanks for the chance and good luck to all!

  72. Janet Turner

    August 18th, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    So many gifts to design with vinyl!

    IG: @thejanetturner

  73. Ting

    August 18th, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    I would love to make some cookie stencils

  74. Nicole G

    August 19th, 2021 at 3:05 am

    I would like to customize some school items. This looks like a fun little machine.

  75. Treen Goodwin

    August 19th, 2021 at 5:43 am

    I would love to make greeting cards and mugs thanks so much for the opportunity ❤ @treen39

  76. Amanda Masters

    August 19th, 2021 at 7:48 am

    This would be awesome for water bottles for school but also for mugs and gifts.

  77. Elle lee

    August 19th, 2021 at 8:54 am

    I would love to customize some mugs for the family! That would be fun creating the designs! ☺️ ellie_pink8 Instagram handle

  78. Anne

    August 19th, 2021 at 9:29 am

    I would customize mugs and shirts.
    Insta: @lifelovehusky

  79. Jessie

    August 19th, 2021 at 11:28 am

    I can’t wait to customize mugs and drink koozies!!

  80. Carly

    August 19th, 2021 at 12:26 pm

    I would love to Customize some Notebooks!

    Instagram: @Carlys.Creative

  81. Zita

    August 19th, 2021 at 3:45 pm

    I would love to customize some birthday cards for friends and family! Instagram @zitaleecc

  82. Alina

    August 20th, 2021 at 4:39 pm

    I would customize coffee mugs and tumblers!

  83. Xu Liang Li

    August 20th, 2021 at 5:56 pm

    I am hoping to customize my organizers! @liangliangcanada

  84. jenn

    August 20th, 2021 at 6:49 pm

    I would love to make personalized mugs and tumblers to give as gifts. IG – msjenndaily

  85. Tiesha Dorleans

    August 20th, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    T-shirts @SweetTD93

  86. Lorraine Bromley

    August 20th, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    I am hoping to customize my Christmas bulbs @bromley9090

  87. Wanda Carolyn Tracey

    August 24th, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    There are just endless possibilities with this cricut. I think it would be awesome to make labels for my pantry containers and organize this area. It would be nice to identify everything at a glance.

  88. Rita Duff

    August 30th, 2023 at 8:00 am

    I may start up a retirement business

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