Cricuts are a fantastic piece of machinery that makes custom creations not only possible but fun. Many makers use this device to turn a profit while selling their products, while others prefer creating decor and crafts for personal use and gifts.
When it comes to making custom Cricut creations, the options are endless. Here are six amazing Cricut craft ideas to spark your inspiration.
Custom keychains are a fun, beginner-friendly Cricut project that requires minimal materials, time, and effort. You can use this simple project as a starting point as you develop your skills or create keychains as small gifts for friends and family.
Choosing what style keychain you want to create is a personal decision. You can make a faux leather keychain with a cutout or handprinted metallic message, or you could use an acrylic base with an engraved message or vinyl transfer print.
The keychain can include a mantra for the person carrying it, a special occasion or date, or an indicator of what the key is for. For an extra personal touch, engrave the keychain with a Spotify code so the recipient can access an important song or playlist you’ve chosen for them.
Decorating with mirrors helps distribute natural light around a room to make it feel more spacious and welcoming. You can elevate your mirrors by adding Cricut cutouts as mirror decals.
Choose a quote or song lyrics to include on your mirror. Alternatively, you can add a graphic design, a family tree, or an anniversary. Be sure to space your letters well when creating mirror decals, allowing for plenty of room to make them legible.
This project is a fun way to upcycle a thrift store mirror. You can add the quote and paint the frame to suit your decor.
Novelty drinkware is a fun way to customize your cups to avoid confusion, create camaraderie on teams, and make a profit. You can use your Cricut to customize travel mugs, wine glasses, and water bottles.
Customize drinkware with a name, a funny quote, or a relevant graphic file so everyone knows which drink belongs to whom.
Journals are a lovely gift for friends, coworkers, and loved ones. You can personalize this gift by using your Cricut to add the recipient’s name or a motivational quote.
Consider the intention of the journal when choosing a Cricut design. I.e., is this journal for collecting thoughts, staying organized, documenting travels, or recording workouts? Whatever the case, find a design or quote that resonates with that purpose or the person receiving it.
Recipe Serving Board
Capturing handwriting and turning it into personalized products has become increasingly popular in recent years. It’s common to see people with tattoos of their late parent’s signature or a salutation turned into a piece of jewelry.
You can also use this approach to create a custom recipe serving board capturing a handwritten recipe from your parents or grandparents. This project makes for a sentimental keepsake you’ll love and cherish. You can also use your Cricut to transfer the handwriting to a tea towel or plate.
School Supply Labels
Children have a magical way of losing school supplies and outerwear. If your child is the type to come home from school without their gloves or missing a shoe (it happens), then use your Cricut to create labels. Add your school supply labels to folders, hats, pencils— whatever they run the risk of losing.
One caveat to this project: be sure the labels are tucked inside of wearables and gear as a safety precaution. These labels are meant to help administrators return things, not to notify strangers of your child’s name.
As you become more comfortable with your Cricut, you can take on more challenging projects. Consider using these projects for personal use, gifts, or a side hustle.