Are you looking for ideas to make with your Cricut Maker? Or maybe you’re interested in getting a Maker and don’t know what you can make? I’ve collected some of my favorite Cricut Maker projects that you can make for gifts, decor, and more – and you’ll be surprised how easy they are to make!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.
The Cricut Maker is a versatile and powerful electronic cutting machine. I’ve had mine since it first came out and I’m constantly impressed with the variety of projects that I can make with it. With the ever-expanding line of tools and blades, there’s always something new to make with your Maker!
I’ve gathered up some of my absolute favorite project ideas that you can make with your Cricut Maker. Whether you’re just learning or want to just make something new with your Maker, there is a ton of inspiration out there!
Are you still deciding which Cricut machine you should buy? Check out my post that compares the Cricut Explore Air 2 and Cricut Maker – it will help you choose (Spoiler Alert: buy the Maker!)
What Tools are Currently Available for the Cricut Maker?
Let’s talk about the INCREDIBLE line of tools that you can buy for your Maker. The unique feature of the the Cricut Maker is the Adaptive Tool System that allows the machine to cut HUNDREDS of different materials – from fine fabric to chipboard and basswood. Here are the tools that are currently available for the Cricut Maker:
- Cricut Fine Point Blade
- Deep Point Blade
- Knife Blade
- Rotary Blade
Tools Available with Quickswap Housing:
- Cricut Scoring Wheel + Double Scoring Wheel
- Engraving Tip
- Debossing Tip
- Perforation Blade
- Wavy Blade
Because of how the Cricut Maker is engineered, the line of tools offered can be expanded without you having to buy a brand new machine – if you don’t already own one, it’s a GREAT reason to get the Maker! I can’t wait to see what Cricut will release in the future.
On to the AMAZING projects you can make with the Cricut Maker tools and blades!
What You Can Make with a Cricut Maker
There are an infinite amount of things to make with a Cricut! I’ve organized the Maker project ideas by blade/tool for easier browsing!
Cricut Fine Point Blade
The fine point blade is the standard blade that comes in every Cricut machine. You can cut SO many materials just with this blade, including vinyl, iron on vinyl, cardstock, and the full line of Infusible Ink materials (one of my favorite product lines.) Some of my favorite projects I’ve made include shirts with my free SVG downloads, donut party invitations, and these Infusible Ink coasters:
Cricut Deep Point Blade
The deep point blade is generally used by Explore Air 2 owners to cut thick materials like Cricut Genuine leather, thick felt, craft foam, cardboard, and similar materials. To be perfectly honest, when using the Cricut Maker you will want to skip the deep cut blade and use the Knife Blade – you’ll get a better result!
Cricut Knife Blade
When the knife blade launched, it revolutionized the craft cutting world. FINALLY, crafters could cut materials like basswood, chipboard, and thick materials that traditionally had to be cut by hand, with a saw, or with a professional level laser.
It is one of my favorite tools to use with the Cricut Maker because it allows me to take my crafts to a whole other level of design and stability. One of my all-time favorite projects I’ve made with my Maker is this DIY Cake Stand – yes, a cake stand!
You can also make easy and sturdy cake toppers (like this St. Patrick’s Day leprechaun trap) with the thick materials that the knife blade can cut.
And if you have small children to craft for – this Paw Patrol dog house party favor was made possible with the Cricut Knife Blade! In fact, the Cricut Maker is so great for making party decorations and supplies that I have a whole post dedicated to party supplies you can make with your Maker!
Cricut Rotary Blade
The rotary blade is an underrated tool by anyone that doesn’t cut a lot of fabric with their Cricut Maker (including me!) But every time I use it, I’m so impressed with how cleanly it cuts fabric. Even if you just craft with felt, it’s a game changer! I made a DIY Felt Headband in just a few minutes, and I’ve even made my own personalized cocktail napkins! One of the most impressive felt crafts I’ve seen made with the rotary blade are these 3D Christmas Trees by Hey Let’s Make Stuff.
Next, I’m moving to the Cricut QuickSwap tools and blades – you can use the same tool housing for all of these – you just need to switch the end (tip!)
Cricut Scoring Wheel + Double Scoring Wheel
The scoring wheel and double scoring wheel were the first tools released in the “QuickSwap” line – even before consumers knew there would be more tools! The scoring wheels work like the original scoring stylus but SO much better. They result in crisper folding lines, which is really helpful in making projects like this Rosette Banner for a Watermelon party and these DIY New Year’s Eve party supplies.
If you like making homemade cards with your Cricut, using the scoring wheel is especially helpful if you’re using thick cardstock or cover stock. I used it to make DIY Christmas cards with the Cricut Maker, and they remain one of my most popular holiday posts.
Cricut Engraving Tip
When the extended range of the QuickSwap tools was launch, the engraving tip was the one I was really excited to try! The amount of force the Cricut Maker can apply allows one to engrave metals like aluminum to make signs, jewelry, and more. The first project I tried with the engraving tip is one of my favorites – I made a monogrammed necklace with my Maker!
Cori from Hey Let’s Make Stuff made an adorable engraved bracelet with the Maker, and these Engraved Stainless Steel Servers from Well Crafted Studio are really impressive! Angie from the Country Chic Cottage engraved leather with her Cricut Maker and also has a great Cricut Engraving Tool video that outlines all of the materials you can use with the engraving tool!
Cricut Debossing Tip
The debossing tip puts depressions in your projects and works great with materials like paper and soft leather (sometimes with extra passes!). I love these Debossed Birthday Gift Card Boxes from Heidi at Happiness is Homemade.
Some of the other cool projects I seen are: a Debossed Leather Keychain by Vanessa at Tried and True Creative (along with other great QuickSwap tool projects) and these DIY Debossed Bookmarks by Jen Goode at 100 Directions.
Cricut Perforation Blade
The perforation blade is really cool in that you can use it to create “tear off” projects like these flyers that Hey Let’s Make Stuff created (that’s the first thing I think of when I think of this blade tip!) But another great idea is to use the perforation blade to make cardstock envelopes that are easier to open like Cheryl at That’s What Che Said:
Steph over at Crafting in the Rain also made a cool DIY card with the perforation blade.
Cricut Wavy Blade
The wavy blade is a great way to add a little detail to your projects – it reminds me of the days when we would use pinking shears to edge fabric projects! You can change any line to a wavy line. I absolutely adore this felt banner cut with the wavy blade from Hey Let’s Make Stuff.
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I hope that you’ve found some new projects that you can make with your Cricut Maker! Make sure you bookmark or pin this post for later, as I’ll continue to add projects to it as I find them (or make them!)