Many of you have asked about Cricut Projects and “What can you make with a Cricut Machine?“. The possibilities are endless considering you can cut 300+ materials with Cricut. You can cut fabric, felt, leather, balsa wood, chipboard, cardboard, cardstock, vinyl, matboard, and more. You can emboss, score and even use markers to write or draw a design. If you can imagine it, you could probably make it with a Cricut. Last month I wrote a post that will help you figure out what Cricut Machine you should buy.
Ideas for Cricut Projects
There are so many ideas for Cricut Projects that you can make for DIY gift ideas, home decor, organizing your home, party supplies, and more.
I like to keep things pretty simple but I’ve made some really fun projects with a variety of materials.
Home Decor Cricut Projects
I love using my Cricut Maker or EasyPress for making home decor. I can create custom original ideas quickly for any season or holiday.
- Paper Leaf Wreath – This Autumn fall leaf wreath turned out so beautiful. I found a few leaf designs in the Cricut Design Space, cut them on regular cardstock and simply glued them to a grapevine wreath. Added a ribbon and was finished. I’m on my second year decorating with it. It’s going to be a timeless DIY home decor project I can keep for many years.
- Glittered Pineapple Dishtowel – I used my Cricut Explore Air2, gold glitter iron-on vinyl, and one of the designs by Martha Stewart in the Design Space to make this cute tea towel. I also used this same design and created a decorative pillow.
- DIY Leather Handled Wood Tray – When making this wood tray, I cut leather strap handles using my Cricut Maker. Wood trays are so on-trend, but creating my own with unique handles saved me a lot of money!
- DIY Canvas Wall Art – I just recently created this for our “lake place” using a canvas drop cloth, iron-on vinyl, my Cricut Explore Air2, and my EasyPress heat press. This was a really simple Cricut project, but has a big decorating impact! My favorite type of project!
- Gold DIY Designer Mug – Cricut now has its own Cricut Mug Press. It’s the coolest little machine ever! See how to use a Cricut Mug Press.
- Spring Hydrangea Iron-on Pillow – Using the Circut to cut all the flowers saved time. Too bad I didn’t have the EasyPress heat press to iron them on too.
- Designer Glass Vase – This is such a great gift! And simple too! You can use any color vinyl to cut out anything you want, in a variety of fonts. Gift-giving just got easier!
- Minimal Decorative Pillows – I made these this Spring for our outdoor space and ended up using them indoors too. Iron-on vinyl cut on my Cricut, along with my EasyPress heat press made this project pretty simple!
- Dog Treats Tin – I took an ice bucket and turned it into a dog treat tin. Isn’t it cute?
Cricut Projects for Organizing
If you like organizing and labeling everything, then you have to get the Cricut Joy! This little dynamo comes with pre-designed labels that you customize. They have several styles and shapes.
- Organizing Craft Supplies – I just recently used my new Cricut Joy to make these fun labels. I even used the app for my phone and create them. I love how clean and minimal they look.
- Organized Spice Jars – The possibilities are endless with all the things you can label and organize! Look how tidy they look!
- Organizing Office Supplies – These ordinary boxes just became extraordinary making it so easy to add organized style to your home office.
- Craft Tool Storage – You can even create your own custom craft tool storage.
Cricut Projects for Christmas
My Cricut machines are overworked during the holidays! I’m either creating holiday decor, making DIY gifts, or party supplies. I love being able to add my own personality to what I make.
- Christmas Tree Canvas Bags – I used my Cricut maker to cut the fabric which I had applied heat n’ bond. They made the cutest little bags for easy gift wrapping. Original gift wrapping makes the simplest gift look like the best!
- Holiday Travel Mug – I put together a cute gift basket of teas and coffees, then added a travel mug that looks like a paper coffee cup. I cut a cute little Christmas tree out of vinyl and added it to the cup. It’s simple, it’s super cute and it makes this gift basket look even better!
- Gingerbread Holiday Ornaments – These are made from chipboard so they are thick and durable. They can be used for ornaments or even a gift tag. Homemade is always better!
- Christmas Tree Custom Pillow – Who needs to buy new holiday decor when you can just use iron-on vinyl and a pillow cover to create new Christmas pillows? I love the bold statement these make!
- Christmas Gift Wrap – By making and adding these cute holiday designs to a gift bag, automatically makes them more special.
- Snow Topped Paper House – I was so tickled with these! I wanted to decorate with a bunch of white ceramic houses, but I didn’t want to spend all the money to buy them. Then I realized I could make them with my Cricut! I cut them using white cardstock and added faux snow to the rooftops. Add a battery-operated votive and you are set!
- Snowflake Christmas Pillow – This bright red and white snowflake pillow is so festive and it took me about 15 minutes to make! I used a pillow cover with iron-on vinyl. Boom!
- Holiday Gift Tags – First printed and then loaded into the Cricut to cut. This makes holiday crafting much faster. Use your Cricut to cut multiple designs.
- DIY Holiday Pillow – Using black glitter iron-on and a pillow cover, I was able to create home decor I can use year after year.
Craft Projects Made with Cricut
I originally got my first Cricut for making papercrafts. I used it for scrapbooking, making cards, gift tags, and more. Papercrafts and vinyl crafts are probably some of the most popular projects people use their Cricut for. But now that there are over 300 materials Cricut machines can cut, the range of creativity has exploded. Compare the capabilities of each Cricut here.
- DIY Gift Box – I had this amazing acrylic “paper” that was perfect to make these cute little party gift boxes. The scoring tool made folding a cinch. These make great table setting gifts, wedding and party favors.
- Paper Luminaries – Using the scoring tool again, I was able to create these cardstock paper luminaries quickly. They are big enough to stick a jar inside if you’re using a real candle or use battery-operated votives. Great for holiday decorating, or even a party or wedding.
- DIY Wall Art – If you need to fill a blank wall, you can quickly make your own wall art!
- Wedding Ideas – Speaking of wedding ideas. These cocktail stirrers were first printed and then uploaded to cut the flag shape using a Cricut.
- Paper Takeout Gift Box – Another adorable gift box or party favor idea! Easy gift wrapping is always welcome.
- Simple Gift Tags – When you have several items to cut, use your Cricut instead. Print on your printer, upload to the Cricut and cut them all in a matter of minutes.
- Cricut Wearable Ideas – There are so many great wearable ideas using a Cricut. T-shirts, baby onesies, aprons, totes, etc… Cricut even has vinyl for stretchable fabric. Making family t-shirts for a reunion, a Disney trip, or just as a gift just got easier!
- Party Supplies – With a Cricut, you can create your own party supplies, signs and more!
- Entertaining Ideas – One year, I used metallic silver vinyl and added them to our wine glasses for Thanksgiving. It’s always impressive… and easy.
- Leather Cord Keeper – Not pictured. These make a great gift idea!
Halloween Ideas Using Your Cricut
I think it’s hard to find cute Halloween decor. It’s usually poorly made and doesn’t fit my style. So, using my Cricut to make my own Halloween decorations makes more sense.
- Halloween Glass Votives – Just add Halloween designs cut from vinyl to plain glass votives. Easy!
- Creepy Beatle Pillow – This Halloween pillow is creepy and stylish at the same time! I used iron-on vinyl and my EasyPress heat press.
- Spooky Treat Box – Make up special treat boxes for your neighborhood kids.
- Easy Halloween Wall Decor – I added vinyl directly to the wall for quick and easy Halloween decor.
- Treat Pillow Boxes – Acrylic Pillow boxes with vinyl cut spiders make the treat more special.
Cricut Projects for Holiday Crafts
Cricut holiday crafts definitely make holiday decorating and celebrating easier. I love making simple banners, gifts, and simple decor that reflects my style.
- Decoupaged Easter Eggs – Print any design on your computer and then use your Cricut to cut. I love this feature. It makes cutting multiples easier and creates a cleaner cut.
- Holiday Pick – This rabbit was printed and then cut as well using the Cricut. You can create picks for bouquets, cupcakes, menu items etc… This was for a spring bouquet.
- 4th of July Cricut project – Creating custom and original holiday decor makes celebrating holidays easier and more fun!
- Valentines Day Word Search – Why buy commercial valentines when you can just whip up a whole classroom full.
- Valentines Day Paper Banner – Cricut has so many banner ideas in their Design Space.
- Party Decorations – A party banner and quick wall art for a last-minute Ice Cream party! I did the wall art directly onto a canvas, which I can peel off the vinyl and reuse for other events as many times as I want.
- New Years’ Eve Party Decor – This post was obviously created a few years ago, but the idea is still great! Creating a cake topper in any design and then sprinkled with eatable glitter is so creative!
- Easy Holiday Gifts – Using white ceramic tiles, I made holiday coasters for quick DIY gift ideas. It was a hit.
- Valentines Day Cake Decor – Another easy way to take a store-bought cake up a level! Make a pick and cover it with eatable glitter! Simple and impressive.
If it isn’t obvious, there are SO many things you can make with a Cricut Machine. Whether it’s papercrafts, wearables, mugs, leather items, home decor, DIY gift ideas, sewing projects, Cricut machines are worth their weight in gold!
Have you made something lately? I’d love to see it! Tag me @TodaysCreativeLife and @Cricut on Instagram and share!