5 Great Cricut Project Ideas – What To Make With Your Cricut Machine!

We’ve got a ton of Cricut project ideas in this post! The possibilities with a Cricut machine are endless, and we want to inspire you to try some new projects. These videos are livestreams from Cricut’s official Facebook page – like and follow them here for more great Cricut Projects.



Cricut Projects For Beginners & Experts


#1 How To Make A Save The Date Card With Cricut


In this video we are shown how to make a save the date card, and also how to address envelopes with a Cricut machine.

The project is done using the ios app on an iPad, but can be done on any platform. We are shown the process step-by-step. Thank goodness for video because it makes it much easier to follow!



Tips for making save the date cards:

  • This project uses Cricut pens and the Cricut Light Grip Mat – the light grip mat won’t damage lighter products like paper envelopes
  • The Design Space app gives plenty of prompts each step of the way making it fool proof!
  • When removing cardstock from the mat, bend the mat away rather than the card
  • Use the same font for writing the address on the envelope as you use on the card
  • Use the ruler on the side of the mat to determine how large your fonts need to be
  • You can address more than one envelope at a time – fit as many as you can on the mat!
  • Use your Cricut to cut photo borders into different shapes


#2 How To Make A Reverse Canvas With Cricut


Reverse canvas projects are all the rage right now, and it’s no wonder why, they are so cool! Learn how to make one yourself in the following video!



Reverse canvas tips & tricks:

  • Get yourself a canvas – here are some on Amazon
  • Use a craft knife to cut away the canvas from the frame (or use a staple remover to pull the staples out)
  • You can stain or paint the frame once the canvas has been removed, or just leave it the way it is!
  • Cricut Foil Iron-On is used in this project – if you wanted to paint your canvas first you would need to use adhesive vinyl rather than iron-on
  • Fonts as shown in the video: ‘hello there’ is called Bickley Script, while ‘handsome’ is Classic Roman Std Reg – these are both Cricut fonts available in Design Space
  • When reapplying the canvas to the frame, you can use a hot glue gun (as shown in the video) or, if you have a staple gun, use that
  • Use Command Velcro Strips to hang your canvas


#3 How To Make Custom Pillow Cases With Cricut HTV


Custom pillow cases make your home extra special AND they make amazing gifts for friends and family. This video also includes some great tips for weeding vinyl (more here).



Tips & tricks for making a custom pillow case:

  • Use a weeding tool to make weeding quick and easy
  • In this video an ironing mat is suggested as a good surface to press your iron-on vinyl, however, I personally prefer a wooden chopping board
  • The difference between Cricut Iron-On and Cricut Vinyl is that the latter is like a sticker that can go on anything really and it is not pressed on with heat. Iron-On is primarily for clothing & other fabrics and is applied with heat
  • Use the blue Light Grip or green Standard Grip Mat to cut Cricut Iron-On Vinyl
  • Set the temperature on your iron to the appropriate setting for the fabric you are pressing onto
  • Over time, if your vinyl starts to lift, you can simply use your iron to press it back down again
  • Our list of the 13 best heat press machines for beginners and small business


#4 How To Make A Custom Tote Bag


Carly Hall teaches how to make a tote bag with the Cricut Explore Air 2 in this video. It is specifically a Halloween tote bag, which you’re not going to be making year round, but of course the steps can be followed for any design.



Here’s what you need to know:


#5 Working With Patterns In Design Space – Making A Star Ornament


Courtney uses the Cricut Maker and the Cricut EasyPress to make these fantastic little star ornaments. These are specifically for the Christmas season, but as with the Halloween tote above,  you can use the same process to make ornaments for any occasion.



Points to remember:

  • The material used to make the ornament casing is wool felt. This is cut with the rotary blade which is only made for the Cricut Maker. You can do this same project using a stiffer felt and the deep cut blade with other machines (like the Explore Air 2)
  • The pink mat is the Fabric Grip Mat – here is a complete Cricut mat guide
  • The EasyPress is an amazing machine! We’ve got 35 pros & cons here
  • Use a hot glue gun to stick the two sides of felt together


Further Cricut Project Ideas & Resources


Those are the 5 Cricut projects we’re sharing with you today but visit some of the following sites for more great craft ideas and resources:


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