17 incredible Cricut Maker project ideas that will inspire you to get crafty! Use your Cricut Maker to make all of these awesome craft projects to sell, keep, or gift!
Out of all of the tools in my craft room, my Cricut Maker gets the most use, bar none. And for excellent reason! The Maker can cut HUNDREDS of different materials, and with their ever-expanding tool system, can now also engrave, deboss, and more! You can read All About the Cricut Maker: What’s New and What Does it Do? here!
The creative possibilities are truly endless with this powerful machine!
Over the past year and a half, I have made TONS of projects with my Cricut Maker, and I wanted to share some of our Readers Favorites with you along with some of my own personal favorites as well. These Cricut Maker project ideas are sure to spark your creative juices and inspire you to get crafty with your Maker!
17 of the Best Cricut Maker Projects
These 17 Cricut Maker projects show off some of the incredible things that you can make with your Cricut Maker – prepare to be inspired! There’s SO much that you can create with the Cricut Maker!
For step-by-step tutorials and project files, click on the links or the photos for each project!
The coolest thing about the Cricut Maker is the versatility that comes with its Adaptive Tool System! The Adaptive Tool System controls your tools to allow it to cut from side-to-side, move up and down, and lift and turn, so that you can cut more materials on the Maker with more pressure than ever before. This tool system allows you to use various blades and tools to create a myriad of different projects.
For this Wood Monogram Letter, we used the Knife Blade along with Basswood to create a pretty gift idea that’s perfect for baby showers, bridal showers, birthdays, and more! The felt flowers were created with the Rotary Blade, and they are super easy to make!
The Rotary Blade is an incredible tool that is included in the box with your Cricut Maker purchase. This versatile blade can cut a wide variety of fabrics from delicate silk to heavyweight denim and leather. It’s also perfect for cutting thin and delicate materials like the crepe paper that we used to create this gorgeous Crepe Paper Flower Wreath!
If you haven’t tried Infusible Ink yet, you’re missing out! This innovative new product actually infuses with your fabric base (shirts, totes, and more!) to become a part of the fabric. It’s SO cool, and it works wonderfully with your Cricut Maker and the Fine-Point Blade!
Infusible Ink works best on fabrics that have a high Polyester content (at least 80%+), so it’s awesome on Polyester fleece blankets. I used this silver polka dotted blanket and our FREE SVG file to make this fun Harry Potter Marathon Blanket as a holiday gift for one of my friends!
These Foil Gift Card Holders can also double as gift boxes for small flat gifts (I used one to gift a pair of earrings, and it was a huge hit!), and they are super duper quick and easy to make using the new Maker tools!
Iron-on is my #1 favorite material to work with with my Cricut Maker. There are SO many different types of iron-on, but Foil Iron-on and Holographic Iron-on are at the top of my list. Both add sparkle and shimmer to your projects for maximum effect and minimal effort! Bonus: iron-on works on TONS of different surfaces and bases!
These Watercolor Picture Frames make a gorgeous gift idea, and you can whip them up in under 30 minutes!
Bonus: This tutorial also includes a helpful lesson that will teach you How to Curve Text for Tumblersin Cricut Design Space!
This fun Christmas Stocking is one of the original 50 FREE Cricut Design Space projects designed especially for the Cricut Maker!
Once you start making sewing projects with your Cricut Maker, you’re never going to want to stop! The Maker makes everything SO easy, and the Rotary Blade cuts your fabrics so precisely, that your sewing skills and confidence are both guaranteed to soar!
These Ceramic Christmas Ornaments were a HUGE hit with our readers this past holiday season! Made with the Cricut Maker and Buffalo Plaid Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets, it’s easier than you might think to make custom personalized Christmas ornaments for all of your family and friends!
Out of all the ways that you can use Iron-On with your Cricut Maker, my favorite is using it on wood to create signs and home decor projects. It’s SO easy, and the results are fantastic! Take a peek at how to create this Home Sweet Home sign and learn how to use Iron-On on wood and MDF!
The Cricut Maker is an incredible cutting machine with an impressive array of capabilities that open up new worlds of crafting possibilities…so, what are you going to make first?!
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Heidi Kundin has captivated the hearts of millions with her colorful and inspiring approach to crafting, celebrations, and family fun. With over 15 years of experience, Heidi’s website has become a must-visit destination for those seeking quick and easy creative ideas and last-minute solutions. Her warm personality shines through her posts, inviting readers to join her on a creative journey that’s fun, rewarding, and achievable.