Décor & Design

Cricut Maker 3: Save Hundreds Personalizing Your Own Gifts @ Home (Win!) 

May 8, 2024

With Mother’s Day right around the corner and wedding season on the horizon too, gifting can become expensive, especially if you want give personalized gifts. Cricut machines are a great way to make DIY heartfelt gifts, get creative, and save money.

I got my hands on the Cricut Maker 3, an electronic cutting machine that is capable of cutting on 300 different materials. Whether you want to create banners, shirts, cards, signs, or engrave metals—Cricut Maker 3 is your go-to tool.

The Maker line-up of machines offers the best of class functions and features to support you in your creative ideas, and the Cricut Maker 3 is the most advanced smart cutting device yet.

What’s in the Box

The Cricut Maker 3 machines comes with a premium fine-point blade and housing, USB cable, power adapter, free trial subscription to Cricut Access, 100 free pre-designed projects in the companion app, and materials for a practice cut. 


When it comes to functionality, the Cricut Maker 3 can work on over 300 different materials.

It has an adaptive tool system that allows you to use 13 different tools such as blades and knives. The Cricut Maker 3 comes with a fine point blade but other tools are sold separately. 

I was very impressed by the precise cutting capabilities. The adaptive tool system feature helps create intricate designs on various materials including leather, felt, matboard, and more.


The overall design is sleek and simple. It’s ready-to-use out of the box and it’s quick to set up.

One of the main features of the Cricut Maker 3 is its capability to integrate with Cricut’s design software called Design Space. This is a must learn software to create and customize designs. The interface is very user-friendly but there is a learning curve involved given the features and options. I would recommend watching YouTube tutorials to truly understand the machine and learn how to best use it for your needs.

Additionally, it’s much faster and powerful than the Cricut Maker. You can produce intricate and detailed projects without compromising quality.

Lastly, the wireless connectivity is also very convenient. You can effortlessly connect your Cricut Maker 3 to your Design Space on your computer. 

Project ideas

As I was exploring the Design Space software, I came across exciting ideas and examples for Mother’s Day and wedding DIY projects.

For example, a classic yet personalized Mother’s Day gift idea could be a card. The Cricut Maker 3 can be used to customize shapes, designs, cutouts, and add a unique touch that your mom will cherish.

When it comes to wedding DIY decor, there is a whole world of possibilities that exist that you may have not even known. From signs, table cards, to crepe flowers that make for beautiful centrepieces— the precision and ease to create your wedding decor just the way you want will make your wedding prep journey unforgettable. 

Is the Cricut Maker 3 Worth It?

Yes! Although it comes with a steep price tag and there is a learning curve, it is a very powerful and versatile machine. If you want to personalize gifts or start a small business, this is well worth the price. 

From my personal experience being a beginner to cutting tools, I am confident anyone can learn how to use the Cricut Maker 3. It does take a few tries to get it right whether it’s the design, the size, or another small detail. Once you get the hang of it, it’s a lot of fun to create all sorts of projects.

If you value innovative tools that enhance your creativity or simply want to get started on your creative journey, the Cricut Maker 3 is a great choice for enthusiasts and beginners alike. —Farah Khan

Win! A $878 Cricut Maker 3 Prize Bundle!

Congrats Kasy P. of Ajax, ON, who will receive an $878 Cricut Maker 3 Prize Bundle, including:

  • Cricut Maker 3 
  • Essential Tool Set
  • Smart Vinyl – Black, White, Champagne, Silver
  • Transfer Tape
  • Cutting Mats, Variety Pack
  • Pen Set, Everyday Collection
  • Smart Sticker Cardstock – White, Pastels

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  1. Lynda Larsen-Baldry

    May 8th, 2024 at 7:25 am

    Unfortunately I do not see this contest

  2. Emma Mansbridge

    May 9th, 2024 at 12:14 pm

    I would love to make some personalized wine glasses and mugs for my mom and family! @emmamansbridge

  3. Betty Spry

    May 9th, 2024 at 12:44 pm

    The first thing I would make is a Birthday card for my Granddaughter birthday and maybe a cake topper

  4. Betty Spry

    May 9th, 2024 at 12:46 pm

    forgot to leave my IG handle @harriette106742

  5. Melanie Centis

    May 9th, 2024 at 12:56 pm

    I’d make stickers to personalize my daughters water bottles

  6. Sukhvir brar

    May 9th, 2024 at 1:11 pm

    I work with toddlers and some calls me mom🙈and I love it even though I’m not a mom yet. So if I win I would love to make something for them.
    Here’s my instagram @sukhbrarr

  7. Pearl

    May 9th, 2024 at 1:11 pm

    Some DIY Party Decor / design for my son’s upcoming birthday party @pearlsreview_

  8. Mary Stanley

    May 9th, 2024 at 1:26 pm

    I would make designs for mugs @mpcaper

  9. Jocelyn

    May 9th, 2024 at 1:34 pm

    I’d love to make vinyl stickers to decorate my kindle!!

  10. Debbie Unelli

    May 9th, 2024 at 1:36 pm

    I’d make a card! So many awesome examples to gather inspiration from.

  11. Morgan Kathleen Edwards

    May 9th, 2024 at 1:40 pm

    I would love to make a new sparkly black tote bag for me and my mom

  12. Shelley Bissell

    May 9th, 2024 at 1:56 pm

    I’d make some shirts.

  13. Marilyn

    May 9th, 2024 at 2:07 pm

    would make a card for my granddaughter’s upcoming birthday 🥳 ❤️ @mmsittie

  14. Lynda Larsen-Baldry

    May 9th, 2024 at 3:32 pm

    A Birthday Card for my daughter

  15. Steph

    May 9th, 2024 at 3:53 pm

    Besides Mother’s Day cards, I would cut some lettering for a sign I’m making and make some cake toppers.

  16. Jill MacAulay

    May 9th, 2024 at 4:38 pm

    I would make tags for my plants in the garden – following on IG @jillmacaulay8883

  17. Nicole C

    May 9th, 2024 at 4:43 pm

    I would experiment making my own all occasion cards

  18. Diane Stenner

    May 9th, 2024 at 5:17 pm

    I would make iron on labels to attach to gifts I have made my grandchildren so they would always remember how much I love them

  19. Cheryl Krangle

    May 9th, 2024 at 6:49 pm

    Oh wow! This would be amazing to make wedding decor, invitations and thank you cards that look handwritten 😉 ❤️ 🙌 🌸 💗 💒 🍀 @cheer4cher

  20. Thuy Nguyen

    May 9th, 2024 at 7:01 pm

    Decal for my car!

  21. Janine Rutledge

    May 9th, 2024 at 7:26 pm

    I cat mom t-shirt! @janinerutledge

  22. Vivian

    May 9th, 2024 at 9:08 pm

    I would start with a Mother’s Day card!
    IG @vivianwhyu

  23. Catrina Lyttle

    May 9th, 2024 at 9:27 pm

    Special cards for friends♥️
    @aliceltranty on IG

  24. Lorilynn

    May 9th, 2024 at 11:45 pm

    Tumblers & mugs!


  25. Sharon D

    May 10th, 2024 at 5:15 am

    I’m getting early and starting to make Christmas ornaments! @quiltcrazyyy

  26. Emily

    May 10th, 2024 at 5:34 am

    I’d make labels for my kids’ stuff

  27. Rita Duff

    May 10th, 2024 at 6:25 am

    a special 75th birthday card @duffmr

  28. Kristy M

    May 10th, 2024 at 7:47 am

    I would love to make homemade greeting cards


  29. Doreen Lamoureux

    May 10th, 2024 at 7:50 am

    A beautiful wedding card ❤️ @doreenlamoureux

  30. Viv Sluys

    May 10th, 2024 at 8:45 am

    If I won I would give this to my very creative teen. She would make some greeting cards first. (Instagram name @vhsys)

  31. Mary Ann Dudragne

    May 10th, 2024 at 8:48 am


    A water bottle with a photography theme.

  32. Mary M

    May 10th, 2024 at 8:56 am

    a birthday card @maryandcedar

  33. Trisha Pedros

    May 10th, 2024 at 9:13 am

    There is truly so many things I want to make. I need name tags for an upcoming event. Also need a prize for another event, its groups 3 groups and would do funny mugs! And t-shirts for the teams! Omgoodness I would have so much fun!

  34. Lynda Cook

    May 10th, 2024 at 9:27 am

    Since I have never used one of these machines I would try making some greeting cards to start. @lyndac1968

  35. Heather Rae

    May 10th, 2024 at 9:33 am

    My bff granddaughter is getting married on July 27th and was over yesterday talking about how she needs to make signs for the tables etc etc….so we would be making ALL the Wedding stuff! ❤️

  36. Stephanie Mac Isaac

    May 10th, 2024 at 11:29 am

    #2 I would make mugs for my friends and family @stephaniemacisaac

  37. Kim A

    May 10th, 2024 at 3:07 pm

    I will make my first personalized labels for my containers. Ig: happysavemore

  38. Janique Spencer

    May 10th, 2024 at 6:18 pm

    I would make unicorns decor for my daughter’s bday party. She loves unicorns 😍


  39. Sara Alfred

    May 10th, 2024 at 6:29 pm

    Matching family shirts @sata.marie.a

  40. Diana Mancuso

    May 10th, 2024 at 6:41 pm

    I’d probably cut out a felt puppet design first. @torontomom

  41. Monique L.S.

    May 10th, 2024 at 6:58 pm

    I would make greeting cards.
    IG @minty_mo2020

  42. Brittany Harnden

    May 10th, 2024 at 8:14 pm

    A 3d mandala displayed in a shadow box

  43. Chantal Donnan

    May 11th, 2024 at 2:46 am

    I saw the IG post and came to checkout the website! It seriously looks like it does everything and MORE! I wouldn’t know where to start cuz I’d want to try it all but I do love stickers and decals so I’d prob go straight to that! 🥰 my IG is @donnan8er

  44. Christina

    May 11th, 2024 at 2:58 am

    I would make personalized gifts!


  45. Janice Cournoyer

    May 11th, 2024 at 5:02 am

    Having a summer BBQ reunion next month. Would love to try making personalized napkin rings. Looks pertty easy for a beginner. thanks so much for the opportunity. I have wanted one for a long time.

  46. Pamela Humphrey

    May 11th, 2024 at 6:15 am

    I would make a kindergarten teacher t-shirt.

  47. Kingsley

    May 11th, 2024 at 6:42 am

    I’d help my daughter to make her sticker art!



    May 11th, 2024 at 11:36 am

    I would make some lovely homemade cards to give to my family. On ig lillianmb23

  49. Carole

    May 11th, 2024 at 12:00 pm

    I would love to make some coffee mugs.


  50. Lindsay K

    May 12th, 2024 at 3:49 am

    The first thing I’d makes with my new Cricut Maker 3 would be personalized stickers for my kids’ water bottles. @lindsayjaykay on Instagram

  51. Amanda Masters

    May 12th, 2024 at 5:54 am

    I would start with teacher and custodian appreciation cards.

  52. Alya

    May 12th, 2024 at 1:38 pm

    I’d make some home
    Decor items for my home ❤️❤️

  53. Sandra Dufoe

    May 13th, 2024 at 5:29 am

    I will try and make mugs for Father’s Day. @sandufoe

  54. Danny M

    May 13th, 2024 at 8:34 am

    I would make birthday cards.

  55. Alejandra

    May 13th, 2024 at 10:51 am

    I am going to decorate my niece’s 8th birthday party with all my creativity and with a princess theme. My niece deserves the best, so I always give my best effort. However, I can’t do it without the help of Cricut. @cricut_ca @vitadailymedia the BEST!!

  56. Jessica Reis

    May 13th, 2024 at 2:28 pm

    I’d make a custom family sign for our new renovated family room!

    Ig: proudmomjess

  57. Rebecca

    May 13th, 2024 at 5:03 pm

    The first this I would make with this maker 3? I’d make my friend’s day. I already own a maker, and love it to bits. My friend would never buy one for herself, so I’d love to gift her one. Right now she comes over and uses mine which is lots of fun, but not as convenient for her.

  58. Tiesha Dorleans

    May 14th, 2024 at 11:37 am

    Personalized T-Shirts . SweetTD93

  59. Sarah j

    May 14th, 2024 at 7:33 pm

    I would make garden markers. Ig @countrylivingwithkids

  60. Connie Sparrow

    May 15th, 2024 at 9:45 am

    I’d been starting by making greeting cards! @Connie8051

  61. Winnie Tong-Luo

    May 15th, 2024 at 2:38 pm

    Greeting cards @sweetsweetpapaya

  62. Xu Li

    May 15th, 2024 at 7:37 pm

    Shirt with her name and PhD @xuliang889

  63. Roberta Pentney

    May 15th, 2024 at 8:09 pm

    I would make a sign for above my bed.

  64. Rachel C.

    May 15th, 2024 at 11:55 pm

    greeting cards!

    @seafoodmwg on instagram

  65. Jennifer Greco

    May 16th, 2024 at 6:35 am

    I would make a birthday banner for my son’s 10th birthday coming up in July.

  66. Louise Lormestoir

    May 16th, 2024 at 6:47 am

    Mother, daughter matching T-Shirts. @bella_loulou1

  67. Mary D.

    May 16th, 2024 at 1:03 pm

    I used to make hand-made cards all the time years ago, I figure Cricut will help with this endeavour enormously.

  68. Laurie Collins

    May 16th, 2024 at 6:07 pm

    I would make t-shirts for our trip to Disney


  69. Tatiana Quental

    May 16th, 2024 at 7:05 pm

    Birthday invitations ❤️ @review_mama

  70. Caitlin

    May 16th, 2024 at 11:16 pm

    I’d make shirts for the kids!


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