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I’ve been on team Cricut since 2014 when they came out with the Cricut Explore! I’ve made wall decals, organizational labels, t-shirts galore and tons of fun things for my home and kids with my Cricut. Here’s a list of fun things to make with a Cricut Maker for the whole family!
What can I make with a Cricut Maker?
Short answer- Anything! Long Answer- The Cricut Maker can quickly and accurately cut over 300 hundred materials, from the most delicate paper and fabric to the tough stuff like leather and basswood. Here’s a list of all the materials the Maker can cut. From 3D animal heads to leather earrings to toys for kids. You can literally make anything!
Adhesive vinyl is one of the most versatile craft supplies out there! It allows you to personalize almost anything from mugs to walls to wood. Need a label that says “google eyes”? No problem? Need a first day of school sign? Vinyl has your back! Need teeny tiny labels for a doll house kitchen? Done! Personalized water bottle for Mrs. Hill? The Cricut maker vinyl cutting machine to the rescue! Vinyl will stick to glass, plastic, ceramic, canvas, metal, wood, and more!
One of my very favorite things to make with my Cricut Maker is labels. It’s quick, easy and very satisfying! Not to mention makes finding things a heck of a lot easier. Check out this post for details about my craft cabinet organization.
2. Doll house accessories
It’s hard to tell exactly how tiny these glass bottles are in this picture. For reference, each bottle is only 1.5 inches tall. Check out this post for more pictures and tons of DIY dollhouse accessories.
Wether you need a first day of school sign, happy birthday banner, or welcome home sign, you can make it all with your Cricut cutting machine! For this first day of school sign, I attached stick on vinyl to books covered in brown paper bags, but you can adhere it to tons of surfaces.
4. Personalized decorative signs
Christina made this personalized farmhouse birthday sign out of a combination of chipboard and vinyl. That’s right, Cricut can even cut chipboard! For this detailed tutorial check out The DIY Mommy.
5. Personalized gifts
Add vinyl to a mug or water bottle for an easy personalized gift! Cori whipped up these personalized water bottles for her boys with her Circut. For the complete tutorial check out Hey Let’s Make Stuff.
6. Kid crafts
Heidi used vinyl to make these awesome paintings with her kids. See the complete tutorial at Happiness is Handmade.
7. Wall decals
Turn a plain white wall into a masterpeice with vinyl! I love how Erin used black vinyl hearts to turn her wall into a fun focal point. See the complete tutorial at Printable Crush.
Iron on vinyl crafts
Between adhesive vinyl and iron on vinyl you can adhere your designs to almost anything! A few more idea not mentioned in this list are mugs, coolers, lunch boxes, casserole dishes, cookie jars, pot holders, tea towels, and ornaments.
8. Baby onesies
With a Cricut cutting machine you can upload your own images and use iron on vinyl to cut the any image out. Then, simply adhere the image to fabric with a heat source. Voila! Cutest baby rhino onesie you ever did see!
Personalizing t-shirts with iron in vinyl is a no brainer! Family reunions, Disney trips, Inside jokes, girl’s trips, and bachelorette parties are all worthy occasions for making personalized t-shirts with iron on vinyl! I made a set of silly Seinfeld t-shirts for Andy and the kids for Father’s Day.
10. Tote bags
Kara whipped up this fun personalized tote bag complete with the initial of the recipient. Best part? It’s a color your own bag! She included fabric markers and you can color in the extra large iron on vinyl initial! For the complete tutorial check out Happy Go Lucky.
11. Personalized shoes
Did you know you can use iron on vinyl to personalize canvas shoes? It’s true! See the complete tutorial at Pretty Providence.
Cheryl spruced up plain pillow cases with red iron on vinyl. I love the pop of red on the buffalo plaid pillows. For the complete tutorial check out That’s What Che Said.
13. Matching game
Angie whipped up a fun matching game for kids with iron on vinyl scraps. Genius and fun! For the complete tutorial check out Country Chic Cottage.
Cricut Infusible Ink Crafts
Infusible ink is similar to heat transfer vinyl, but way better. It’s actual ink, so the items will never flake, peel, wrinkle, or crack. We’re talking about professional results made at home with a Cricut!
14. Library bag
This was my first attempt with infusible ink and it turned out awesome. Best part? The kids and I know where to keep the library books!
Cori turned plain white coasters into these modern masterpieces! Find the complete tutorial at Hey Let’s Make Stuff.
16. Coffee themed gift
Pam crafted up a coffee inspired t-shirt and paired it with a set of cute coasters to give to her coffee loving friend. For a detailed tutorial, check out Over the Big Moon.
17. Personalized coasters
Take the coasters up a notch with personalization! I love how Andrew and Dennis added a location to the coasters to make them extra special. See the complete tutorial at Crafty Lumberjacks.
18. Puzzles, tube socks, coozies
Currently, Cricut only offers infusible ink blanks for t-shirts, totes, coasters, and onesise. Jennifer put together a great list of other items she test with infusible ink including makeup bags, tube socks, puzzles, and mouse pads. For more information on infusible ink blanks that actually work, check out Jennifer Maker.
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