You probably bought a machine because of all the Cricut projects you wanted to make. There are loads of different ideas and crafts that you can create using a Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore. But you have to take it out of the box first!!
You will also need to have a good understanding of Cricut Design Space and the functions of your machine. Making projects and crafts will go a lot smoother when you have a good solid understanding of the software and the mechanics of your Cricut Maker.
Personalize your drink koozies. You can make them for your own use while you float around the pool or make them as party favors. They work great for baby showers, bridal showers, and birthday get-togethers!
I love the idea of organizing my pantry with glass jars and these labels. It is a great way to keep track of the different bulk foods that you have in the cupboard. It is also a great way to know which powder is salt and which is sugar!!
This was one of the first projects that I made. My nieces love to play tic-tac-toe and this Cricut project was a quick and easy way for me to learn about my machine and using heat transfer on different types of material.
Lacing cards are a quick and easy Cricut project that the kids can help you with. They are great for hand-eye coordination and dexterity. They can also be reused over and over. Make them from cereal boxes and you can have a lesson on re-using materials!
Whatever projects and crafts you choose to make with your Cricut, there are examples all over.
Hopefully, this list gave you some great ideas of where to start with your new machine. Now that you have a good idea about the types of things you can make with your Cricut, you can start to add some of your own personal touches to the projects that you find online.
The best way to learn is to replicate someone else’s project. Then the next time you add a few of your own ideas and things that popped in your head while you were making the first project.
Experiment with materials. Play with different ways to cut vinyl and paper. Try layering. Use some of the different Cricut blades. There are so many new and unique things that you could design with this machine. You are only limited by your imagination and creativity!