What DIY Projects Can I Make with My Cricut? 50+ Creative Ideas

When I first got my Cricut machine – I was SO overwhelmed!

Part of me wanted to jump in and make everything I possibly could…while the other part of me just wanted to push it in the corner and not worry about figuring it out.

Fortunately, I resisted that second urge, and I’ve been having a lot of fun experimenting with it and discovering all the cool things I can do.

Thank you to Cricut for working with us on this post!

I was SO excited to see how many of you have enjoyed my Cricut 101 for Beginners post – it’s made me happy to hear some of you say that it really helped you feel less discouraged. It even inspired me to make a Cricut Support Group with my friend, Sydney, from Tastefully Frugal (come and join!).

I promise that someday soon I will be sharing some really fun tutorials for different Cricut projects, but today, I wanted to focus on two commonly asked questions:

What DIY Projects Can I Make with My Cricut?

and

What materials can I cut?

I also see a lot of people wondering “Will I use the machine enough to justify the price?” 

And hopefully, this post will help you to answer all three of those questions. I have divided this post into different sections based on the material that is being used. This is not an all-encompasing list – there are literally limitless options when it comes to cutting with the Cricut!

I was really excited to create this post, because it really helped me see that I’m just barely brushing the surface with my machine. I can hardly wait to use some of the lesser-known materials to create some fun projects for all of you.

Also, I feel that though this machine is expensive, the fact that it can do so much absolutely justifies for the cost. You can make cards, gifts, and even make baby moccasins! I am kicking myself for not addressing my Christmas cards with it!

I really feel like when you can make something at home, you can save money (most of the time).

Without further adieu, here are over 50+ creative and unique projects you can make with your Cricut machine (as well as TONS of materials you can use with it!).

As a side note, if you see a ** by a project, it’s because it is a project that is included in Cricut Design Space. 

I also recommend purchasing Cricut Access – you can access to all of Cricut’s images, fonts, and project ideas. It’s $9.99 a month, and I think it’s perfect for anyone who is serious about their Cricut-ing, PLUS you get 10% off Cricut purchases. 

Oh, and many of these materials can be purchased directly from Cricut’s website, so you know they’ll be compatible!

**If you print a lot of your projects and have an HP printer, make sure you check out HP Instant Ink – it is AMAZING and will save you tons. You can get four months FREE using the code 3MONTHS. **

Cricut Paper Crafts

Standard (Cricut has some lovely Pearl Paper)

Cardstock – Cricut has a huge variety of cardstock that is specifically designed for use with the machine. However, you can use any kind 🙂

Vellum

Poster Board

3D Paper Bouquet

New Sew Paper Garland

Personalized Napkin Rings

Gift Wrapping with Cricut

How to Make 3D Flowers 

Vellum Spring Flowers

Butterfly Lampshade

DIY Personalized Storybook**

Planner Pockets

Cricut Vinyl Crafts

Cricut offers a wide variety of vinyl to choose from, and I think it’s excellent quality. However, Expressions Vinyl also has some good options.

Standard

Premium

Gitter Vinyl

Printable Vinyl

Dry Erase Vinyl

Chalkboard

Pantry Labels

Let It Snow Vinyl Board

DIY Drink Coasters

Playroom Accent Wall 

Dry Erase Gallery Wall**

Matching Game

Chalkboard Robot Town

Dry Erase Speech Bubble**

Chalkboard Calendar**

Cricut Iron-On Crafts

Iron on Vinyl

Custom Pillows

Cupids Heart and Quiver

Denim Gift Cards

Pillow Cases

Music Tote Bag

Personalized Family T-shirts

Sibling Shirts

Star Table Runner**

Cricut Crafts Using Craft Materials

Washi Tape Sheets
Craft Foam
Glitter Paper
Sticker Paper

Washi Tape Box and Bows**

Tic Tac Toe**

Easter Egg Washi Tape Art

Play Food**

Planner Stickers

Reindeer Decoration

Washi Phone Decal

3D Gift Tags

Hershey Kisses Stickers

Upcycled Cricut Crafts 

Chipboard

Cereal Boxes

Aluminum Cans – while I had trouble finding anyone that has done an aluminum can project with the Cricut, I did find several ideas on Pinterest that I felt could easily be done with the Cricut. One example are these adorable aluminum can snowflakes.

Cake Toppers

Magnet Board Calendar

Memory Book

DIY Lacing Cards

Cricut Fabric Crafts –

Printable Fabric (super cool)
Felt
Denim
Flannel
Polyester
Burlap
Canvas

Canvas Wall Art

Traditional Flannel Advent Calendar

Ruffled Tote

Onesie or T-Shirt

Fabric Printed Plate

Felt Advent Calendar

Cricut Plastic

Stencil
Window Acetate
Silicone
Window Cling
Acrylic

Lightbox Letters

Serving Utensils

Wall Stencils

Cricut Thick Materials Crafts

Leather
Balsa Wood (I can’t find a ton of Cricut-specific tutorials using this, but here are tons of great balsa wood craft ideas that could be replicated with the Cricut and here is a tutorial on how to cut balsa wood with a Cricut machine!).
Magnet Materials
Cork Board

Leather Cuff Bracelet

Magnet Dolls**

Friendship Bracelets

Leather Clutch

Magnetic Picture Frames

Slouchy Tote

Leather Baby Booties

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

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