Do you want to make some Cricut Projects? Not sure where to start? Wanting to use materials other than vinyl? Is it worth the investment? Or are you wondering what materials the Cricut can cut? Look no further! We have got you covered!
Cricut Machine Projects
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 starting my first project or figuring it out. My craft projects could wait!
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. From home decor and paper crafts to gifts for baby showers and holiday decor, I’ve been able to make a lot of great things with my Cricut cutting machines.
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 has 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)! It’s a great way to get ideas. You never know, you could even start a Cricut side hustle to make some extra money!
I promise that someday soon I will be sharing some really fun tutorials for different easy Cricut projects, but today, I wanted to focus on two commonly asked questions:
What materials can I cut with a Cricut?
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 categories based on the material that is being used. This is not an all-encompassing list – there are literally limitless options when it comes to cutting with the Cricut! From adhesive vinyl to fabric crafts and typical cardstock, the Cricut maker machine can really do it all.
I was really excited to create this blog 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 the extra cost. You can make cards, DIY, gifts, wood signs, and even make baby moccasins! I am kicking myself for not addressing my Christmas cards with it this past holiday season!
I really feel like when you can make something at home, you can save a lot of money (most of the time) since the cost of materials is typically lower.
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).
Make sure to shop our Cricut store on Amazon for all your Cricutting needs. If you are shopping on Cricut.com, you can use the code CCFALL for 10% off and free shipping materials and supplies on Cricut.com on orders of $50 or more.
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’m so excited to share this information on behalf of Cricut!
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.
What is the easiest thing to make on Cricut?
There are a few things that are very easy to make on Cricut. One is designing and cutting out vinyl decals. This can be done with pre-made designs or by creating your own design. Another easy project is cutting out papercraft projects like cards or scrapbook pages.
Paper Cricut Craft Ideas
- 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 🙂
- Poster Board
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Things to Make with Cricut on Vinyl
Iron-On Cricut Craft Ideas
There are so many AMAZING iron on crafts that you can do. It’s definitely my favorite. Here are a few posts that might be helpful if you are just getting started with Iron-on:
- Iron-on Vinyl Troubleshooting: Answering Your Most Burning Questions
- How to Use Different Types of Iron On Materials
- How to Use Cricut Foil Iron On – And a Few Things NOT to do!
- How to Use Vinyl Iron on for Cricut: Everything You Need to know
Here are some of the more popular HTV types:
Things you can make with Cricut using Craft Materials
Upcycled Cricut Machine Projects
- 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.
Things You Can Make with a Cricut on Fabric
Printable Fabric (super cool)FeltDenimFlannelPolyesterBurlapCanvas
Plastic Cricut Projects
StencilWindow AcetateSiliconeWindow ClingAcrylic
Cricut Craft Ideas for Thick Materials
- Wood (make sure you read this post about how to cut wood with Cricut)
- Magnet Materials
- Cork Board
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Katie is a Colorado-native, BYU graduated, and most importantly, wife to one and mother to three beautiful boys. She is passionate about sharing her experiences with others – especially about pregnancy, breastfeeding, cooking, and crafts. She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She loves spending time with her family and helping others find joy in family life.