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

 

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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?

Cricut Project Ideas

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!).

Don’t forget to use the code CLARKS10 when you shop on Cricut.com – you will get an additional 10% off and free shipping!

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 your first month free here!

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

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3D Paper Bouquet

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New Sew Paper Garland

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Personalized Napkin Rings

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Gift Wrapping with Cricut

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How to Make 3D Flowers 

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Vellum Spring Flowers

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Butterfly Lampshade

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DIY Personalized Storybook**

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Planner Pockets

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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

Cricut Projects

Pantry Labels

Cricut Projects

Let It Snow Vinyl Board

Cricut Projects

DIY Drink Coasters

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Playroom Accent Wall 

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Dry Erase Gallery Wall**

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Matching Game

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Chalkboard Robot Town

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Dry Erase Speech Bubble**

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Chalkboard Calendar**

Cricut Iron-On Crafts

Iron on Vinyl

Cricut Projects

Custom Pillows

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Cupids Heart and Quiver

Cricut Projects

Denim Gift Cards

Cricut Projects

Pillow Cases

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Music Tote Bag

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Personalized Family T-shirts

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Sibling Shirts

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Star Table Runner**

Cricut Crafts Using Craft Materials

Washi Tape Sheets
Craft Foam
Glitter Paper
Sticker Paper

Cricut Projects

Washi Tape Box and Bows**

Cricut Projects

Tic Tac Toe**

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Easter Egg Washi Tape Art

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Play Food**

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Planner Stickers

Cricut Projects

Reindeer Decoration

Cricut Projects

Washi Phone Decal

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3D Gift Tags

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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.

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Cake Toppers

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Magnet Board Calendar

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Memory Book

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DIY Lacing Cards

Cricut Fabric Crafts

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

Cricut Projects

Canvas Wall Art

Cricut Projects

Traditional Flannel Advent Calendar

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Ruffled Tote

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Onesie or T-Shirt

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Fabric Printed Plate

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Felt Advent Calendar

Cricut Plastic

Stencil
Window Acetate
Silicone
Window Cling
Acrylic

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Lightbox Letters

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Serving Utensils

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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

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Leather Cuff Bracelet

Magnet Dolls**

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Friendship Bracelets

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Leather Clutch

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Magnetic Picture Frames

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Slouchy Tote

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Leather Baby Booties

 

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