12 Days of Making

30 November 2022

Two turtle doves? Five gold rings? How about 12 days of FREE curated projects to help feel the magic of the season (all while checking off every item on your Holiday to-make list).

Join us in Design Space each day from December 1st through December 12th for a magical project making challenge that will inspire you, stretch you, teach you, and REWARD you with a chance to win a $700 Cricut credit. There’s something for every maker, from beginner-friendly projects for those of you who are just getting started to more advanced projects for those who like to push the boundaries. Each day a new project will be revealed with a new making theme.

Follow the theme. Make your creation. Tag and share your project. WIN!

How does it work?

1. Make a project

Check in every day from December 1st – December 12th to find a new project revealed on our Holiday inspiration page in Design Space. Follow the theme in the project description and make your own version. You can use the free images/fonts found each day in the project. If you are a Cricut Access member you can make using the entire library of fonts and images from Cricut to complete the prompt.

2. Tag it

After you have brought your festive idea to life, save your project, snap and upload a picture of the finished masterpiece, and use the tag “12DaysofMaking.”

3. Share your project to the community!

Each project that you tag and share to the community will be an entry to win a grand prize of $700 USD/CAD to use on an order at cricut.com/shop. Three runner-up winners will also receive $100 USD/CAD to apply to an order at cricut.com/shop. Submissions will close on December 19th. Learn more about how to share your project in the Design Space community.

Where do I find the theme?

In Design Space we have curated our best content into inspiration pages for you to find the best projects in the Design Space library. Check out the 12 Days of Making ribbon in Design Space

If the project is not showing itself as revealed in Design Space, make sure you refresh your Design Space instance for it to show. You can do this by

  1. Closing out of Design Space and coming back in.
  2. Hitting “Command + R” or “Ctrl + R” on a desktop or pulling down on the screen on the mobile app.
  3. Hitting “View” –> “Force reload” from the Menu bar in Design Space.

Remember, close out of your Design Space instance frequently to keep your app the most happy and healthy. A happy app makes for happy crafts! 

Do I have to make the exact project?

Nope! If you don’t have a Cricut Access membership, you can cut any of the content in the projects for free. If you are a Cricut Access member, you can use the full Cricut library of fonts and images to make any project you want. Just be sure to stick to the theme! Get creative and make the holidays as unique as you are using the complete Design Space library.

How can I win?

Make up to 12 projects during December 1st through December 19th to get 12 entries into the giveaway. You may enter once per project theme. Each project tagged and shared in the Design Space community with the tag “12DaysofMaking” will be an entry for the $700 USD/CAD grand prize and three $100 USD/CAD runner-up prizes. 

Are there any tutorials?

Yes! Follow the Cricut social channels to get daily bites of inspiration and reminders. See how the Cricut team is creating for the 12 Days of Making on TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube

Do I have to finish each project on the day it comes out?

Nope! You can make along with us each day as we share a tutorial across the Cricut social channels or binge-make them after they’ve all been released. Projects can be entered into the giveaway through December 19, 2022. Winners will be notified and selected by December 21, 2022.  

What supplies do I need?

Each day will feature projects of different material types and blanks. From paper to iron-on, apparel to gifts, there will be a variety of projects. Get creative with what you have on hand for each project, or get stocked up now for all you’ll need. See some of our recommended supplies: 

Can I use images from a Contributing Artist?

Yes! Any image from the Cricut library can be used to complete the challenge. Only images and fonts from the 12 Days of Making projects will be made free for all to use. Check out your favorite artists to see specific content they have made for you to create with for the holidays.  


Giveaway is valid only for residents of US/CA. Only 12 entries per person. Terms and Conditions applied.