Essential Cricut Accessories for Beginners

Cricut Essentials

Lately, I have been getting a lot of questions about what I recommend Cricut newbies buy along with their machine.

It’s a good question – if you aren’t familiar with all that Cricut can do and offers, it can be a little bit overwhelming when you look at all the supplies.

The first question you should ask yourself is this:

What do I want to do most with my Cricut machine?

This will help guide what extra materials you want to start out with – and help you decide if you want to buy one of the wonderful bundles available through

So, here is a list of what I would recommend getting with your machine, based on what you are going to do with it! Remember, if you use the code Clarks15, you will get 15% off and free shipping (excluding machines, EasyPress m

Cricut Essentials

For Everyone

These are items that everyone should really get for their Cricut machine, regardless of what they want to do with it. Below, you will find shoppable images that you can click on for prices and to shop, as well as the links below the image in case it’s not working 🙂

  • Extra Mats – blue, purple, and green in all sizes (12×12 and 12×24)
  • Extra blades
  • Scraper
  • Weeding Tool

You may want to consider getting the Cricut Complete Starter Kit, the Cricut Basic Starter Set, or the Cricut Tools basic set.

If you will be sewing . . . 

You can cut fabric with the Cricut Maker and the Cricut Explore Air. However, it is much easier and smoother with the Maker. Regardless, here are a few things you will need.

You may want to consider the Cricut Maker Accessories bundle or the Everything Maker’s bundle.

If you will be paper crafting . . .

Here are some paper crafting bundles you may like:

If you will be making iron-on projects . . .

Here are some iron on bundles you may like:

If you will be making mugs, cups, decorations, etc. . . .

  • Cricut BrightPad
  • Any materials you’d like to work with – Cricut has a wide variety; adhesive vinyl and adhesive foil are popular, but they also have other items, too.
  • Check out our Dollar Tree Cricut Ideas post for some fun ideas!

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