Whether you are in the market for a digital cutting machine or you just bought your first machine, you might be wondering what kinds of crafts you can make with a Cricut Maker. I call the Maker the workhorse of all Cricut machines because it can DO SO MUCH! I have had mine for a few years now, and I haven’t come close to testing all of its possibilities!
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WHAT KIND OF CRAFTS CAN YOU MAKE WITH A CRICUT MAKER?
The projects listed below are all projects I have made myself with my own Cricut machine, so I know for certain that they work! Along with a brief description of the project, I will list what Cricut tools and accessories are needed for each of these Cricut projects.
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I simply love the look of multi-layered cards. They take a bit longer to cut than the new Insert Card designs, but the final look is so special. I made this card for Mother’s Day, but it would be beautiful as a wedding or anniversary card too!
Yes, you CAN cut Cricut Joy insert-style cards with the Maker, you just need the right SVG file. My tutorial will show you just how to do it.
If standard rectangle cards are too boring for your purposes, your Cricut Maker can cut darling shaped cards as well. I found this koala and baby card in Cricut Design Space, and I just adore it.
Of course, you can use your Cricut Maker for other paper crafts other than cards. I had always had trouble making paper medallions because I don’t have the patience to fold them properly. The scoring wheel tool for the Cricut Maker did all the work for me!
Earlier this year I did a whole series on how to use your Cricut Maker and a pad of scrapbook paper to make all the decorations for your next party. These super cute party hats were made with my Maker.
Add some color and fun to the top of party straws with paper flags. You can cut out dozens of them in no time with a Cricut Maker.
The quickest and easiest way to add color and movement to your party decorations is with a circle garland. Again, the Maker makes it so easy.
I gave store-bought cupcakes a homemade touch with custom cupcake wrappers. Nobody needs to know how easy they were to make!
Send your guests home with a little party favor with simple pillow boxes. When sized properly, these are also great for giving gift cards.
One of the many specialty materials that the Maker can handle is acetate. I had fun playing with some clear foiled acetate to make a super cute gift box with a design from Design Space.
These spooky luminaries were made with adhesive vinyl and a Cricut. If you use removable vinyl, you can repurpose the jars after Halloween is over.
I have an inexpensive plastic tray a holiday makeover with my Maker. If you use dishwasher safe decoupage over the vinyl, you can even throw the tray in the dishwasher!
I made these darling snowmen filled with bath soaking salts for my kids’ music teachers for Christmas. This is a fun Cricut craft that your kids can help you make.
The Cricut Maker is great for personalizing home decor items like Christmas ornaments.
I am notoriously bad at keeping plants alive, so I used my Cricut Maker to create an arrangement of paper succulents that will never die!
I love to give personalized teacher gifts (you will see two others in this list). I would never be able to cut out this beautiful artwork by hand, but my Maker did it all for me!
People are always amazed that these pineapples are actually made of paper and not metal! All the cutting and scoring with done with my Cricut. All I had to do was assemble.
Reverse canvases are still very trendy. I hopped on the bandwagon with a quick and easy foil vinyl version thanks to my Cricut.
For this cute pineapple sign, I encased the vinyl in resin to give it a beautiful sheen and protect the vinyl from wear and tear.
CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES
I have personalized SO MANY bags with my Cricut Maker. I gave this plain makeup bag a quick makeover with foil iron-on.
Make a list of your friend’s favorite things, cut them out of vinyl, and iron them onto a tote bag for a one-of-a-kind gift!
With the Maker’s Adaptive Tool Kit, you can use specialty blades to cut thick material like genuine leather. I used my Maker to create these beautiful feather earrings earlier this year.
The Maker cuts through tougher vinyl, like glitter vinyl, with no issues. This tote bag was perfect for Easter Egg hunts!
I have made several different personalized koozies with my Maker. I like to use the SportFlex iron-on because it stretches so well, but Everyday Iron-on works too.
Jazz up a water bottle as part of a gift to pamper Grandma, the bride-to-be, or a new mom!
Don’t want your corsage to wilt during your special day? Use the Maker to create a beautiful paper flower corsage that your giftee can keep forever!
A well-packaged present will take your gift to the next level. The design for these flower boxes can be found in Design Space.
Make your morning mug say whatever you want it to with adhesive vinyl. I’ve personalized so many mugs with this method!
Make sure none of your baked goods are broken in transport by making a pretty cookie box out of scrapbook paper!
Your kids’ teachers work so hard. Give them a personalized gift they will love to use.
I hope these Cricut project ideas have given you some idea of what the Cricut Maker can cut and what projects you can make with one of these amazing machines. I am finding new uses for mine every day, so I am so thankful to have it in my bag of tricks. Which of these Cricut Maker crafts would you want to make?