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!
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-encompassing 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 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.
**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!
Table of contents
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 🙂
- Poster Board
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Cricut Vinyl Crafts
Cricut Iron-On Crafts
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:
Cricut Crafts Using Craft Materials
Washi Tape Sheets
Upcycled Cricut Crafts –
- 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.
Cricut Fabric Crafts
Printable Fabric (super cool)
Cricut Plastic –
Cricut Thick Materials Crafts –
- Wood (make sure you read this post about how to cut wood with Cricut)
- Magnet Materials
- Cork Board