What Can You Make With a Cricut?


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So, What can you make with a Cricut? I get asked this question a lot! You can make so many things. Take your crafting game to a whole new level with the Cricut. Cut out paper, score paper, cut fabric, etch acrylic or metal, cut wood! You can even make money with the Cricut too!

What Can You Make With a Cricut?

So, What can you make with a Cricut? I get asked this question a lot! You can make so many things. Take your crafting game to a whole new level with the Cricut. Cut out paper, score paper, cut fabric, etch acrylic or metal, cut wood! You can even make money with the Cricut too! 😉😉😉

Let's go over some Cricut Machine details.

What can you make with Cricut? There's so many fun things to create using a cricut machine.

First off, I love my Cricut machines. 🥰 I have a variety of them and use them for different applications. 

I've been working with Cricut since 2017 and love the company and the support they give crafters. I highly recommend their products and love how simple they are to just plug in and get started. I'm working with Cricut as a craft blogger. 

I receive product in exchange for posting, teaching and making videos about them. I have worked with Cricut for years and absolutely love them. This post is sponsored by Cricut, but all opinions are mine. Affiliate links included. Happy Holidays and THANK YOU for your support!

What will you make with your Cricut machine? (pronounced just like a Cricket) Did you know that the Cricut Maker can work with over 300 different materials? Cricut Joy has an amazing Card making mat and the Explore Air family is awesome.

If you are considering a Cricut, it's time to get one! (Check out this post on making your machine pay for itself)

The Cricut machine is an electronic cutting (and more) machine. It is NOT a laser cutter, a color printer, or a 3D printer.

 I can't engrave a metal tumbler for you, 3D print a cake topper or cookie cutters. 😆 

If you are considering a Cricut, it's time to get one! (Check out this post on making your machine pay for itself)  The Cricut machine is an electronic cutting (and more) machine. It is NOT a laser cutter, a color printer, or a 3D printer.   I can't engrave a metal tumbler for you, 3D print a cake topper or cookie cutters. 😆  But I can make you a paper cake topper!

Here's what you can do with a Cricut:

The Cricut Maker has a variety of tools that allow for a lot of different mediums. Cricut projects must be thin enough to fit under the rollers, so about 2mm thick. 

This gives a wide variety of thin tooling and fashion leathers, acrylic blanks, metal, balsa or bass wood, foam, fabric and more. Let's go through what is actually possible with the Cricut Machine family.

Here's what you can do with a Cricut:  The Cricut Maker has a variety of tools that allow for a lot of different mediums. Cricut projects must be thin enough to fit under the rollers, so about 2mm thick.   This gives a wide variety of thin tooling and fashion leathers, acrylic blanks, metal, balsa or bass wood, foam, fabric and more. Let's go through what is actually possible with the Cricut Machine family.

The Cricut Joy (Cricut.com or Amazon) is the smallest machine that is great for a space and budget saving device with loads of possibilities and the card making mat--only available on Cricut Joy. Check out more on Cricut Joy on this post.

The Cricut Explore Air (Cricut.com or Amazon) is a very economical choice for a cutting machine with lots of applications. The Explore Air family is terrific for school classrooms, craft rooms and starting a Cricut business. The latest machine, the Cricut Explore Air 3 has Smart material capabilities, cuts faster and is not limited by mat size...plus more options than the 2.

The Cricut Maker (Cricut.com or Amazon) is the most versatile of the Cricut Machines and can do a wide range of things. The Cricut Maker and the Cricut Maker 3 both are phenomenal, with the newest, Cricut Maker 3 having Smart capabilities. The Cricut Maker has the Adaptive Tool feature, which allows for a variety of tools to be used and a huge variety of materials.

The Maker 3 (there is no Maker 2) is an upgraded version of the Maker, the tools are same for both machines. The Maker 3 is able to cut Smart materials without a mat! Plus, it can cut up to 12 feet in length, you are not limited by mat size! Yay! 
The Smart materials for the Maker measure 13 inches wide and can cut 11.7 inches wide, so there is some excess waste on the sides to fit in the machine.
It also cuts faster than previous machines, so it's much more time efficient. If you are trying to decide between the Maker and the Maker 3, decide if you want to cut big long pieces, not have to use a mat and cut faster. 

The Maker 3 will probably be the new machine that they gear new products for going forward...so there's that to consider. I just received my Maker 3 so I'll do a full review of it soon!

What cricut machine is right for you? The Cricut Maker has the adaptive tool set and such versatility. The Explore Air family is fast and efficient! The Cricut Joy is perfect for space saving and budget friendly creating.


So what can you make with a Cricut? Click here to compare Cricut Machines

Cricut Joy: (Cricut.com or Amazon)
Vinyl
Paper
Cards (only machine with the Card Making Mat)
Smart Vinyl
Continuous Cuts
Markers
Infusible Ink

Cricut Explore Air family: 100+ Materials (Cricut.com or Amazon)
Vinyl
Paper
Markers
Infusible Ink
Fabric Cutting
Foil
Leather
Deep Cut Blade

Cricut Maker family: 300+ Materials (including balsa wood, leather and acrylic) (Cricut.com or Amazon)
Vinyl
Paper
Markers
Infusible Ink
Engraving Tool (metal, acrylic, wood)
Debossing Tool
Fabric Cutting
Foil
Leather
Knife Blade
Rotary Cutting Wheel
Scoring Wheels (single and double)
Wavy Blade
Perforation Blade

What all can you make with Cricut? The sky is the limit when it comes to all the things you can make with the Cricut electronic cutting machine family. With over 300 materials that can be used, there's limitless possibilities!

Here's 10 awesome starter projects to make with your Cricut Machine:



#1. Personalized Tumblers with Vinyl


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.


#2: Fabric Bunting

This is best done with the Cricut Maker Machine Family and the Rotary Cutting Blade. However the Cricut Explore Air family can cut bonded fabric, so it can still be done. 

Make a reusable birthday banner bunting with fabric cut by the Cricut Maker. Perfect for seasonal or holiday decorations or year round decor.


#3: Stenciled Door Mat

Stenciled door mats are fun to make and work with ANY of the Cricut cutting machines...it will just take a little more work using the Joy, because of size.
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


#4: Infusible Ink Mugs

Make dishwasher and microwave safe mugs using Infusible Ink Transfers and ANY of the Cricut cutting Machines.

Learn how to make Infusible Ink or sublimation mugs with the Cricut Mug Press


#5: Iron-on Shirt

An iron-on shirt is the perfect project for beginners to experts alike. Everyone loves a custom shirt. Great technique for costumes, tote bags, pillowcases and more! Great craft using ANY of the Cricut machines, although I highly recommend a Cricut EasyPress as well. 

How to use the Cricut machine and iron-on vinyl for the perfect shirts, totes, pillowcases and costumes.


#6: Acrylic 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.

how to engrave acrylic blanks on the Cricut Maker for keychains, gift tags, jewelry and personalized gifts.


#7: Foil Kit Holiday Cards

Adding foil to a card or project is so much fun. The Foil Transfer Kit uses a no-heat way to apply shimmer foil to projects. The Foil Transfer Kit works with the Cricut Maker and Explore Air families.

How to use the Cricut Foil Transfer Kit to make holiday cards


#8: Print and Cut Stickers

Make custom stickers using a color printer and ANY of the Cricut cutting machines. 

How to make print and cut stickers with the Cricut machine using printable sticker sheets.


#9: Etch Glass

Etching glass is a fun way to customize a glass dish or mug. Use ANY Cricut cutting machine to cut a stencil in vinyl. 

Etch Glass with custom names or sayings using Cricut stencils and etching cream.


#10: Leather Earrings

Cut leather with either the Cricut Explore Air or Maker family machines. These intricate rose earrings were made with my Cricut Explore Air 2 and are the perfect accessory!

Cut leather rose earrings with the Cricut Explore Air 2 or Cricut Explore Air 3 or Maker machines

I hope this answers your question of "What can you make with a Cricut?"

I have so much fun using my Cricut to create!


That's it! Stop by tomorrow for another awesome Cricut inspired post!

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