10 Cricut Money Making Ideas for the Holidays


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10 Cricut Craft ideas to sell to make money during the holiday season. Buy a Cricut machine and start a business from home. Learn what to make to sell and even how to price your products.

10 Cricut Money Making Ideas for the Holidays

Here's ten Cricut money making ideas for the holidays. Making money is the theme of the last quarter of the year, right? Maybe it's spending money...but I like to do both. 

This is a great time of year to think business...how you can make a little extra money on the side from home. Maybe finance a fun trip, lavish gifts or just scrape by for another month. It's not too late to get started making things to sell for the holidays. 

I work with Cricut and they provide me products in exchange for tutorials and posts. All opinions are my own. Affiliate links included. Thank you so much for supporting me! Happy Holidays!

10 Cricut Money Making Ideas for the Holidays Here's ten Cricut money making ideas for the holidays. Making money is the theme of the last quarter of the year, right? Maybe it's spending money...but I like to do both.   This is a great time of year to think business...how you can make a little extra money on the side from home. Maybe finance a fun trip, lavish gifts or just scrape by for another month.  I work with Cricut and they provide me products in exchange for tutorials and posts. All opinions are my own. Affiliate links included. Thank you so much for supporting me! Happy Holidays!

Crafting can be the perfect side hustle for many people...is it right for you?

First off, if you are considering starting a Cricut buisness from home, read my full post on all my tips and tricks for getting started. This is the complete guide with all my secrets:


Let's go over some of the best items to sell for the holidays. I've got a list with links for 100 things to make with the Cricut here.

People love customized and personalized items. If you are willing to personalize things, this is a great venue to explore. I focus primarily on projects that have a little more generic vibe...things that anyone can relate to. Decide how much time and effort you want to put into your products and go from there. This Cricut Business post even has a formula for deciding how much money to charge for products. 

Here's a good formula:

Cost of Supplies + $15-20 an Hour for Time Spent

It mostly comes down to what you feel your time is worth. Some items cost nearly nothing to make, and nearly no time. Be creative and come up with a price you feel good about. A price that makes you feel giddy inside while you are making the item.

WARNING: If you are upset about a project while making it, you are NOT charging enough money for it. Double the price for the next one. 

Crafting can be the perfect side hustle for many people...is it right for you?  First off, if you are considering starting a Cricut buisness from home, read my full post on all my tips and tricks for getting started. This is the complete guide with all my secrets:  How to Start a Cricut Business from Home  Let's go over some of the best items to sell for the holidays. I've got a list with links for 100 things to make with the Cricut here.  People love customized and personalized items. If you are willing to personalize things, this is a great venue to explore. I focus primarily on projects that have a little more generic vibe...things that anyone can relate to. Decide how much time and effort you want to put into your products and go from there. This Cricut Business post even has a formula for deciding how much money to charge for products.   Here's a good formula: Cost of Supplies + $15-20 an Hour for Time Spent It mostly comes down to what you feel your time is worth. Some items cost nearly nothing to make, and nearly no time. Be creative and come up with a price you feel good about. A price that makes you feel giddy inside while you are making the item.  WARNING: If you are upset about a project while making it, you are NOT charging enough money for it. Double the price for the next one.

The other thing to consider is selling platform. Are you selling them online? Will you have to ship them? Are you setting up a booth at a boutique or are you going to do word-of-mouth or local? All of these things will make a difference when deciding what to make to sell. 

I love selling online, shipping from home and only making generic items. You might just find your niche selling things made from the Cricut!

The other thing to consider is selling platform. Are you selling them online? Will you have to ship them? Are you setting up a booth at a boutique or are you going to do word-of-mouth or local? All of these things will make a difference when deciding what to make to sell.   I love selling online, shipping from home and only making generic items. You might just find your niche selling things made from the Cricut!

Here's the top 10 best sellers for Holiday Crafts made with the Cricut:

(All of these make great handmade gifts too)


1. Tumblers

Tumblers and Water Bottles are all the rage. Make customized tumblers with names or keep them generic with just a phrase and sell them for some extra dough this holiday season. Perfect for stocking stuffers, teacher gifts, friends and neighbor gifts or for the entire family.

Priced at about $20 for personalization for a fair profit margin. 

This project just uses the standard cutting blade and adhesive vinyl. This is a project that ANY of the Cricut cutting machines can handle. It's a great personalized item that everyone will love.


Personalize tumblers with names in vinyl using the Cricut cutting machine. Any Cricut machine can cut vinyl for the perfect handmade touch on a gift.


Adding custom vinyl to a tumbler is awesome...but adding glitter and resin to it is even more extra! If you are feeling adventurous, give this one a try!

Resin and Glitter tumblers are a bunch more work, they can be priced higher between about $25-35. 


Make a resin tumbler with glitter and custom cut vinyl using the cricut machine


2. Door Mats

Custom door mats are the perfect money maker if you don't have to ship your products. I'm not sure even how I would ship this heavy mat...but they make a great local sale. Add a personalized name or make them generic for easy sales.

These coir mats I found at Walmart for $6 each, makes a pretty good profit margin if you sell them for $20-25.

Just need Freezer Paper for the perfect stencil, get Freezer Paper here for cheap!


Stencil a door mat with freezer paper and any Cricut cutting machine. Plus lots of other projects you can make with the Cricut Maker.


3. Shirts

An iron-on shirt is the perfect money making Cricut craft that doesn't take a ton of extra supplies. Just a shirt, iron-on, a Cricut cutting machine and the Cricut EasyPress. Everyone loves a custom shirt. Great technique for costumes, tote bags, pillowcases and more!

Price t-shirts between $18-30 depending on the amount of vinyl, type of shirt and effort put in to making it.


How to use the Cricut machine and iron-on vinyl for the perfect shirts, totes, pillowcases and costumes. Secrets on making money with a cricut too!

The seamless finish on an Infusible ink shirt is awesome! It's machine washable and doesn't lift or peel ever. This is a showstopping shirt that people are amazing that it's homemade! Must be 100% polyester material for best results with Infusible Ink. 

Infusible Ink shirts should be priced higher than your iron-on because of the materials used. Somewhere between $20-40. 


Make money by using Cricut infusible ink transfers to make a gorgeous seamless shirt for the perfect homemade gift or Cricut business.


4. Stockings

Pick up some generic stockings and add a personalized touch. Use Iron-on vinyl with the EasyPress (I'd use the Mini) and customize them for a great money making product.

Custom stockings can be priced about $10-18 a piece. Make sure the stocking base you use is accounted for in the price.

Personalize stockings with the Cricut Maker and learn how to make money for the holidays using a Cricut machine.

5. Ornaments

Ornaments are a great money maker for the holidays. They can be personalized very simply or made generic for the Christmas tree. "Our first Christmas", "Merry and Married 2021" and "Our first home" are great generic sayings.

Acrylic Ornaments should be priced similar to the keychains but could be a little higher because of perceived value. About $3-12 each.
How to Make Acrylic Ornaments 3 Ways! Hey friends, I've just discovered acrylic blanks and I love them. Let me show you three ways to create an acrylic ornament. Which ornament is your favorite?  Decorate your Christmas tree, make gifts for the neighbors or make a few to sell for the holidays! These ornaments are minimalistic and classy. Make money selling acrylic Christmas tree ornaments plus other project ideas.
Customize fillable ornaments too! Just weed some vinyl and apply it to the front surface of a plastic ornament. These ornaments are super cheap, so this is a really cost effective money making product!
Priced somewhere around $5-12 each.

Add a face, name or any adhesive vinyl to a fillable ornament for a keepsake or homemade gift.

Make a grinch face ornament or keepsake using Cricut adhesive vinyl. Sell Grinch ornaments on etsy, facebook or other social platforms. Learn how to start a Cricut money making business from home.

This vinyl is adorable but a delicate weeding process. These are stunning and make a great homemade gift. Could be for a newlywed couple as a "first Christmas" keepsake.
These are tedious to weed, but are a huge best seller. 

Price a set of these together for around $9-20 depending on size. 

Make Rae Dunn inspired ornaments for the Christmas tree or homemade gift using the Cricut cutting machine and adhesive vinyl. These are the perfect money maker using the Cricut Maker.  Plus how to make money with the Cricut maker for the holidays.


6. Keychains

Engraving acrylic blanks is a blast using the Cricut Maker! These make great keychains, zipper pulls, Christmas tree ornaments or even jewelry. The Cricut Maker is the only machine family with the capability of using the Engraving tool.

Acrylic Keychains are a great stocking stuffer or gift tag! Personalized keychains should cost a little more, while a generic one would cost less. I'd price them between $3-5 each.


What can you make with the Cricut Maker? Learn how to engrave acrylic blanks on the Cricut Maker for keychains, gift tags, jewelry and personalized gifts.


7. Mugs

Custom mugs that are dishwasher and microwave safe are awesome! This is a big selling point for customers, we all want to just throw dishes into the dishwasher and microwave...no question. Prices for these mugs should range between $15-25 depending on the details. 

Here's 2 varieties for Infusible Ink Mug Making! One using a Cricut Mug Press and one done in the oven.

Don't have a MUG PRESS???

If you don't have a Cricut Mug Press, you can still use Infusible Ink to create amazing custom mugs! Just a couple supplies and the oven will do the trick!


Best items to make with the Cricut to sell! Make a dishwasher and microwave safe mug in the oven using Cricut Infusible Ink transfers.


8. Vinyl sayings/bumper stickers

Vinyl is one of the most inexpensive materials to work with (besides paper) and can be the FASTEST and SIMPLEST ways to make money.
When I first got a cutting machine, I made custom canister labels. They got a set of 6 labels and I sold them for $12, I made more than enough to pay off my first machine in just a few months.
So making bumper stickers, waterbottle decals, wall art or other cut vinyl is the perfect holiday money maker!
Plus, these are EASY and CHEAP to ship! They really are the BEST way to get started making some extra holiday cash!

Price the vinyl based on the amount of vinyl used plus time. A 3x4 sticker should be priced at about $1-5. (I sold a set of 6 for $12)

I don't have posts on bumper stickers, but check out this one on custom vinyl art.
Cricut Business money making products--Make custom wall vinyl watercolor signs and wall art using Cricut

9. Vinyl Wood Signs

Make holiday decor, seasonal decor or just fabulous home decor using scrap wood and vinyl...maybe a little paint. Make decorative blocks that sit on a shelf or hilarious sayings to hang in the bathroom. These can be generic and made ahead of time for calmness during the holiday rush. 
Prices will vary hugely based on size and time...but refer to the money calculating formula at the top of this post.

If you need a little inspiration, check out this Summer Rules sign:
Summer Rules Cricut Vinyl Wood Sign DIY


10. Earrings/Jewelry

Jewelry is a great stocking stuffer, it's easy to ship and it's irresistible as the perfect gift. Price the earrings based on the cost of your materials plus time to make them. The cricut really does make this a breeze, so it's easy to make a few sets in the same cutting and sell them all or keep one for yourself!

Price range should be somewhere between $5-20, depending on difficulty and materials. There's additional wear and tear on your mats when using leathers, so that should be considered as well.

Things to make and sell with the Cricut explore air 2. Learn how to put your Cricut to work with a home business, plus see how easy it is to make these leather earrings--perfect to sell or give as a handmade gift.

I really hope these 10 money making Cricut Craft ideas helped you out! What are you the most excited about crafting this holiday season? What else would you add to this list?

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