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?
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 🙂
Cricut Vinyl Crafts
Cricut Iron-On Crafts
Cricut Crafts Using Craft Materials
Upcycled Cricut Crafts –
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.
Cricut Fabric Crafts –
Printable Fabric (super cool)
Cricut Plastic –
Cricut Thick Materials Crafts –
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!).
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.