Don’t you hate it when you stumble upon countless Cricut project ideas on Dribbble or Pinterest then, when it’s time to get your creative juices flowing, your mind goes blank? Well, you and hundreds of other people are in the same boat.
Luckily, you’ve come to the right place because we’ve rounded up 20+ incredible Cricut project ideas that you can draw inspiration from and adapt to any design you like. After all, the world is your oyster! What’s even better is that they’re suitable for beginners. So, let’s get started, shall we?
1. Paper Crafts
These are one of the easiest Cricut machine projects that you can try out. All you need is 60-100 lbs of card stock from your local craft store and begin crafting away.
2. Paper Flowers
You can make paper flower corsages. While they call for a bit of a learning curve, as with everything else in life, practice makes perfect. Therefore, once you get the hang of it, you’ll become a pro and never have to purchase fake/silk flowers again.
After honing your skills, you can choose to sell the excellent Cricut paper flowers you make, to generate extra income, or use them to spruce up your home.
3. Home Décor
Cutting paper shapes and blending them into your home décor is a breeze. For instance, when Halloween rolls around, you can use your Cricut machine to cut a barrage of paper bats and stick them on your front door. 110 pounds of heavy cardstock is sufficient.
During Valentine’s Day, you can cut some paper hearts and use them to cascade down the walls of your home, to set the tone for the day. If you have a young daughter, you can cut a myriad of paper butterflies and tape them to the wall of her bedroom to create a setup of them flying away.
One of the perks of using paper décor is that packing it up for future use or when you’re moving houses, is a breeze.
4. Welcome Door Mat
A DIY Doormat is a Cricut project that you can undertake several times. You’ve probably seen personalized doormats with an intriguing message that sparks a smile, costing anywhere between $25 and $40.
These welcome doormats are a walk in the park to DIY and customize with your creative design while saving some extra bucks.
5. Wood Signs
You can take a piece of scrap wood (from the scrap section at lumber stores or old projects), paint them and infuse your Cricut machine decal. Throw a saw-tooth hanger on the back, and voila, you have an easy farmhouse sign.
6. Customized Outdoor Chairs
If you’re on the quest to add a decorative flair to your plain outdoor chairs, then the Design Bundle imagery via Cricut machine Iron-on is your holy grail. Furthermore, your chairs will remain aesthetically pleasing, year-round despite what Mother throws at them.
7. Felt Banner
Crafting a felt banner is among the most straightforward Cricut machine projects to undertake. And, it’s an ideal way to spruce up your seasonal home décor without denting your wallet.
8. Felt Sleep Masks
If you love your beauty rest, then this project is right up your alley. You can use a Cricut machine to cut felt into the design you want. And, if you’re undertaking a project that has smaller cuts and details, then it’s advisable to use a machine that has a rotary blade for excellent results.
9. Felt Christmas Garland
It’s a Cricut machine project that will last you for years on end. You can use your machine for cutting the felt you can sew each light together and stuff with polyfill. If you lack a sewing machine, then a glue gun is a great alternative that will get the job done to perfection.
10. Personalized Ornaments
Grab some plastic ornaments, layer them with paint coupled with Cricut decals, and you’re good to go. These make the perfect Christmas craft.
11. Print and Cut Crafts
They diminish the craft time. Before the Print-and-Cut feature was introduced, you needed to all the colored cardstock required for your Cricut project, which was tedious, to say the least. Some examples of print and cut crafts you can try out are greeting cards, and a Halloween treat holder.
12. Craft T-shirt
Substitute self-adhesive vinyl for iron-on vinyl that is synonymous with heat transfer vinyl (HTV). Simply cut your preferred design in your Cricut machine and apply it to your T-shirt.
13. Butterfly Heart Canvas
It entails nothing more than folding and gluing paper butterflies onto a plain white canvas. Cutting the butterflies is a walk in the park courtesy of your Cricut machine. Then, simply fold the wings in half and glue them to form the shape of a heart or any other pattern that tickles your fancy.
14. Gift Box or Paper Luminary
Use your Cricut machine to cut a sheet of cardstock into a filigree design. Then, tape or fold it and add a ribbon to keep it closed. What’s left is to pop in an LED tea-light and watch it illuminate. It’s one of the easiest Cricut machine projects to undertake that has a big wow factor!
15. Party Banner
It’s the ideal addition to your DIY party décor. So, whether you’re having a Halloween or Christmas party, you can use your Cricut machine to cut a banner that blends with the theme, using iron-on vinyl and felt.
16. Customized Pumpkins
When Halloween rolls around, you can grab some craft pumpkins and add Cricut decals. And you’ll have a backyard filled with customized pumpkins for a fraction of the price.
17. Personalized Easter Eggs
Grab some white craft eggs for $1. Then, effortlessly add Cricut decals to make the perfect Easter craft.
18. Stenciled Pillow
You don’t need fabric or HTV to make a pillow using your Cricut machine because fabric paint is just as effective. You can create a stencil via heavy cardstock and Cricut, then tape the paper stencil to the pillow cover and layer it with fabric paint.
19. Felt Flowers
Instead of the conventional matching t-shirts, why not have your family wear Christmas corsages on their wrists, pinned to their jackets, or in their hair? They’ll certainly be a hit!
20. Nail Art
Pick up your Cricut machine and make personalized nail art stickers, to your heart’s content. You can add vibrantly-colored stripes or choose different shapes. The possibilities are endless!
21. Vinyl Pantry Labels
These come in handy when it comes to organizing your pantry. Simply download the free SVG files and cut them out on your Cricut machine.
Now that you have some project ideas to try out with your Cricut machine, remember to aim for progress, not perfection. And, once you get the hang of it, you’ll realize it’s a simple and exhilarating pastime.
Which Cricut machine projects are you excited to try? Leave a comment in the section below!