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10 Creative Cricut Project Ideas

Crafting is never easy, but if you really love what you do, then you will only see the fun side of everything you make. Especially the overwhelming feeling of excitement when an idea hits you and you just can’t wait to start it.

Cricut machines are heaven sent for most crafting enthusiast. Not only does it make crafting easier and faster, but it also brings out their creative side due to the infinite ideas you can create with a Cricut Machine.

What is a Cricut machine and how do you use it?

Cricut Machines are home die-cutting machines made by Provo Craft & Novelty Inc., for crafting and scrapbooking projects. These DIY machines look like a typical printer. Not only does it print on materials, it also has a set of sharp blades and precise rollers in order to cut designs.

Depending on what type of tool or accessory you add to your Cricut machine, you can emboss, score, cut, print, and more to create amazing DIY crafts. You only need to create a design on their free web app called “Cricut Design Space” and send it to your Cricut Machine for cutting or printing.

10 Creative Cricut Project Ideas

Cricut machines can do anything from papercrafts and printables to creating models, sewing projects, and even quilting or leatherworks. It literally creates any crafts you can think of. So, if you are lacking ideas or just want to create something different with your Cricut machine, here are 10 creative Cricut project ideas you can try!

 


1. Leather Cut Out Wallets

Ladies, forget about rummaging through the department store for your next fashionista wallet and going home pretty disappointed since all the wallets displayed do not suit your fashion style. If you have Cricut Machine, create one for yourself now. This could give you the freedom to design your own wallet, add the necessary pockets to it and gives you uniqueness.

Watch this tutorial on how to create your own leather wallet:


2. Chalkboard Calendar

Make your calendars more fun and creative using your Cricut Machine. Instead of using your traditional “display and rip” calendar, why not create one that only needs to be erased every now and then? With a Cricut machine, you can create a chalkboard family calendar somewhere in the corner of the house where family members can write and see daily activities and plans.

Here’s a video tutorial on how to create chalkboard art with Cricut:


3. Phone Decals

Tired of the same old phone cases? Maybe you want something fresh and unique to go with your phone? Now, don’t throw your old phone cases. With just a few designing and sticking, you can make it look new and fresh. With a Cricut Machine, you can design your own phone cases, something that is not available on your local phone stores.

Here  is a video tutorial on how to customized phone cases:


4. Fridge Magnets

Decorate your refrigerators with family photos and motivational sayings. Use photos for ultimate personalization and print them on magnetic materials using your Cricut Machine.

Check this video for to learn how to create a fridge magnet using Cricut:


5. Engraving Dog Tags

Do you have an adorable puppy at home? Well, give that good boy a personalized dog tag, so that people will know he’s your buddy.

Watch this tutorial for engraving dog tags:


6. Personalized Doormats

Welcome visitors with a unique personalized mat on your doorstep. Also, this personalized mat will make a perfect gift for newly married couples.

Check out this video on how to create personalized doormats with Cricut Explore:


7. Printed Plate

Customized your plates with a Cricut Machine that you either choose to eat on it or just add to your home decors.

Here is a video on how to customize plate with Cricut Explore Air:


8. Photo Candles

Impress your partner by adding a new twist to your candlelight dinner. You can add pictures or even romantic words to the candles itself using a Cricut Machine.

Here is a sample video:


9. Reversible Headbands

Tired of your hair getting on your face? Create fun reversible headbands for a chic-looking you with a Cricut Machine.

Watch this video tutorial on how to make reversible headbands:


10. Play foods

Create play foods made of felt for your precious little ones so they can invite their friends to a little dinner role-playing.

Here’s how you can create play foods with Cricut:


 

5 DIY projects you can do with Cricut machines

If you visit Pinterest, you see that many artists and designers have shared their creative craft works that have done with Cricut machines. You can make similar stuff at your home too! Here are some DIY projects you can try.

Paper crafts

 Paper crafts are very popular for making cards or decoration pieces. You can make lots of paper crafts using Cricut machine. You can choose from various types of papers, textures, colors, etc.

Sewing projects

You can make create designs on stuffed animals, clutches, etc. using the cricut machine. It will give a new life to these things.

Vinyl artwork

You can do framed artwork, wall graphics, designer coffee mugs, etc. using Cricut machines. Just select a design, put the vinyl in Cricut machine, and you will produce beautiful designs. Cricut vinyl is made for Cricut machines and they can deliver excellent results.

Models

The Cricut knife blade lets you cut hard materials like wood, chipboard, etc. So, you can create various models like skeletons, wall art, architectural models, etc.

Iron-on

You can use iron-on materials to make personalized T-shirts, bags, pillows, etc. You can choose from lots of colors, effects, and finishes.

You can visit Pinterest and look for ideas. Before starting your project, you must make sure that you know how to use the machine well. You should get all the tools necessary and use them the appropriate way. Craft works are great fun and you must make time to be creative and make something by yourself.