Are you looking for Cricut project ideas? Look no further! In this blog post, we have gathered 5 easy Cricut projects to make with your Cricut machine. These include greeting cards, paper flowers, and Halloween decorations. All the information you need is right here in one place – just choose a project that sounds fun and get started today!
These easy projects are sure to please all Cricut users, both beginners and experts. Learn to make easy Cricut projects from the comfort of your own home, maybe just with an iPad, and definitely without Cricut Access. Read on to find out more.
Our Cricut machines can do so much for us. From heat transfer vinyl, to Cricut infusible ink, to even using the knife blade on scrap wood – there's a bit of Cricut creativity just waiting for you in your craft room. Let's get started with a few easy Cricut crafts!
Use Your Cricut Machine To Make Greeting Cards
When you’re feeling down, cards are the best way to get a smile on your face. When you have something to celebrate, they are the perfect present for friends and family. And when someone makes an effort to send one your way, it feels like they care about you.
What is it about greeting cards that make them so popular? It could be because people love being surprised with little gifts of happiness or because everyone has felt lonely at some point in their life and just wants someone else to say “I care”. No matter what the reason may be, here's an easy way to help them out: Use your Cricut machine and Cricut Design Space to make a greeting card!
For this project, you'll need a simple blade, some good quality cardstock, and Cricut Design Space. If you remember, when you first turned on your Cricut cutting machine, Cricut Design Space likely asked you to make a greeting card as your tutorial project! That's what we'll do here.
Step 1: Determine the size of your project.
Most greeting cards are 5×7″ folded, at least here in the United States. So, you'll want to get a 12×12″ piece of card stock loaded up, and then draw a 10″ x 7″ rectangle in Design Space. Remember – we're doubling it now so that we can fold it over later.
This piece of cardstock will be your backing layer. If you want high contrast, consider using a black piece of cardstock for your back, and white or yellow for your foreground. If it's Christmas time, consider going for green or red.
Advanced/Bonus Move: When you cut your backing rectangle, use the scoring tool to score it where it needs to bend. It'll make folding your card a piece of cake!
Step 2: Making the cut out.
You'll want to find a free SVG file or some text to finish your your greeting card. The Noun Project is a great place for free files, as is Vecteezy. When you've picked your SVG icon, bring it into Cricut Design Space and add text if you need. Then attach, cut, and glue everything together. Voila!
Advanced/Bonus Move: Instead of cutting and pasting, do a cut out by welding your icons to your backing card and removing them. That way, your background will shine through.
Making handmade greeting cards for holidays and special occasions is a great way to express your feelings. It's also a wonderful way to share some of the joy of creativity with others who may appreciate it.
Cricut Tutorials: Make Some Paper Flowers
Paper flowers are awesome because they are a fun and easy way to add a touch of color to any room. They are also very affordable, and you can make them in any color or style that you want. Paper flowers can be used as graduation gifts, bridal shower favors, or wedding decorations.
The great thing about paper flowers is that you can make them with your Cricut machine! You can make these flowers as an introduction to paper crafts, an easy DIY afternoon project, or even with foam for a better, more long lasting decoration for your front door.
How To Make A Paper Flower
You can make this Cricut paper flower. Start by cutting out a Cricut Access paper flower tutorial – or find an easy, free one online. Cut out the petals and stem of your paper flower and then spend some time assembling. It may seem like literal witchcraft, but there are some great videos out there to help you find your way.
Paper flowers are one of those beginner Cricut projects that make you feel like an expert by the time you're done. Sure – there's a learning curve. But the end result makes it all worth while. Find some more awesome ideas below!
Use Your Cricut Machine To Celebrate The Spooky Season (Halloween)
Halloween is a time of the year where creativity and imagination are alive. It's not just about costumes, but also about decorating for this spooky holiday. There are many ways you can use your Cricut machine to make decorations for Halloween, including customizing paper cutouts with cool fonts or shapes. You'll find some great ideas below!
Making Paper Bats With Your Cricut Machine
To make a paper bat, all you'll need is some of those little push pins for folders, some black paper, and some foam or googly eyes. Download free bat SVGs and cut them into three pieces: two wings and a body. Use the little pins to hold everything together, and then add your googly eyes for comedic effect. Make a whole little bat army for your neighborhood with your Cricut Explore Air 2 and just a little bit of patience.
Making Paper Doll Skeletons With Your Cricut Explore Air 2
Paper Doll Skeletons are another easy project for you to use some free SVG files and cardstock for. This project will need to be a “print then cut”, so be sure to choose cardstock that can go through your printer. Print out the parts of your skeleton and then pin them all together. What a great gift idea. It's one of my favorite projects to suggest to folks with children.
Making A Spooky Shirt With Your Cricut Machine and Heat Transfer Vinyl
Although most of the projects I'm suggesting require a full sized cutting machine like the Cricut Explore Air 2 or the Cricut Maker, with the right template, you can even do this one on the much smaller Cricut Joy. The Cricut Joy was introduced just a few years ago, and is a nearly-pocket sized cutting machine ready for first projects and even more advanced Cricut projects. The Cricut Joy does have a few limitations, but it will work for this.
To make a spooky shirt, you really just need some scary eyes. You can find Free SVG eyes at The Noun Project, or, if you have Cricut Access, you can find some in there. You'll want to use either a glow in the dark or bright white vinyl. Be sure to leave some holes for the pupils.
This project will NOT work with Cricut Infusible Ink because you will likely want to do it on a black t-shirt or hoodie. Cricut Infusible Ink only works on light colored fabrics.
If you're looking to scale up production, consider using better equipment to make t-shirts.