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35 BEST Cricut Maker Projects to Get Started Now!

“What can you make with a Cricut Maker?” Let’s find out with these amazing 35 Cricut Maker projects!

Aww… the Cricut Maker, one of my favorite things!  Is it your’s too or are you a newbie and the Cricut Maker is sitting in your craft room collecting dust?

Well, no matter what end of the spectrum you are on, I have found some great Cricut Maker projects to inspire you to make your first project or to get the most out of it.

I rounded up some amazing things to make with a Cricut Maker from my favorite Cricut crafters to show you just what this Cricut machine can do that a Cricut Explore Air 2, Cricut Joy Xtra, and Cricut Joy can’t. 

If you are on the fence make sure to browse through my Which Cricut is Right for You post.

Over 30 Cricut Maker projects ideas including sewing, wood, and vinyl. Get inspired to create with your Cricut! #cricut #cricutmaker

The Cricut Maker differs from the Cricut Explore Air in that it has an adaptive tool system. These Cricut Maker tools and blades can be swapped out on the same project! You also don’t need to buy housing for each blade. Read all about the Cricut Maker blades here.

With the expanded Cricut tool system, you are able to work with so many different materials while still getting intricate cuts. Think paper crafts, home decor, wood projects, vinyl decals, sewing projects, Infusible Ink crafts, and so much more!

I broke the Cricut Maker ideas down into three different categories based on what tool is used:  Cricut rotary blade, knife blade, scoring wheel (some of them use more than one), wavy blade, engraving tip, perforation blade, and debossing tip.

All of these projects can also be made with the Cricut Maker 3! The Cricut Maker 3 opens up the option of cutting without a mat with Smart Materials.

Every Cricut machine uses Cricut Design Space. If you are new to making Cricut projects, make sure to browse through my getting started with Cricut Design Space 101 post.

Simply click on the purple text above the picture to hop on over to the blogger’s step by step tutorial of these top projects.  Some of the Cricut Maker crafts will offer a free template or free SVG files while others will point you to Cricut Access.

Make sure to check out my Cricut Maker unboxing video to learn all about what this machine and can cut and do and the Ultimate Resource of Cricut Ideas for even more Cricut project ideas.

If you are wondering what else you need with a Maker, make sure to check out my must have accessories for the Cricut Maker.

Ok, let’s get inspired by these fun Cricut Maker crafts!

Cricut Maker Sewing Projects

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If you are a seamstress, then using the rotary blade to cut a ton different types of fabrics is probably what you are looking for. There really are a ton of Cricut Maker crafts to make using fabric from faux leather to denim and a sewing machine!

Adorable leather baby moccasins from This would be a great idea as a gift at a baby shower!

baby shoes with cricut

You could sew a cute pieced-together Valentine pillow from

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Using a Cricut Maker is a great way to whip up a personalized pencil pouch! Easily cut fabric with the rotary blade and then personalize it with heat transfer vinyl and a Cricut EasyPress.

cricut maker pencil case

Make a cute frosted donut hot pad with help from

frosted donut hot pad with cricut maker pattern

Get ready for spring with a colorful mini Cricut Maker quilt with this great tutorial from

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Make your own buffalo plaid personalized stockings.

buffalo plaid stockings

You can make a leather wallet with help from to keep your important things in!

leather wallet tutorial

Making a Neapolitan quilt is easier with a Cricut Maker from

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Or this DIY baby quilt from would be so fun to put together and would also make a great gift.


Embellish skirts with a cute DIY border print by

diy border print skirt

One of my favorite Cricut sewing projects to make is free with the Cricut Maker is personalied zipper pouches.

diy personalized makeup bags

Cricut Maker Rotary Blade No-Sew Projects

So maybe you still love working with fabric, but you don’t own a sewing machine! No problem there are still cute Cricut Maker projects that use the rotary blade but don’t require any sewing skills!

Banners always top my list of easy projects that you can make with a Cricut machine. Check out this cute birthday banner from

happy birthday fabric bunting made with cricut maker rotary blade iron on easypress

I love these DIY floral monogram letters using felt flowers from

diy floral monogram letter with cricut

Cutting felt with the Cricut is an easy way to make DIY poinsettias.

cutting felt with cricut

Learn how to make a crepe paper ranunculus from

make crepe paper ranunculus

Cricut Maker Knife Blade Projects

One of the best things about the Cricut Maker machine is its ability to cut thicker materials like thin wood.

Enter the Cricut Maker knife blade. Use it to cut chipboard, balsa wood, basswood, or wood veneer.

There are so many ways to use the knife blade that you probably haven’t thought about. I hope some of these Cricut Maker ideas inspire you to try using it!

DIY Letterboard from

diy letterboard cricut maker knife blade craft foam

DIY desk organizers would be a fun project and keep you organized from

cricut tool holder and desk organizers

Make your own rustic Easter napkin rings out of thick materials like chipboard.

rustic easter napkin rings

A DIY Americana sign is easy wall art to make from Signs are also great Cricut crafts to sell around the holidays!

everyday party magazine americana sign diy

Making a puzzle from a photo is a great project using chipboard and the Cricut knife blade.

how to make a puzzle from a picture

Make a wood sign to put in a wreath to kick your home decor up a notch with the knife blade.

cricut wood cutting project

Cut foam to make a sweet DIY unicorn headband from

diy this cute unicorn headband

Make your own cake toppers from Printable Crush.

cricut knife blade cake topper and cupcake toppers

Or diamond cupcake toppers from

diamond cupcake toppers

You can make a DIY embroidery hoop spring wreath from

Any little girl would love a DIY dress-up doll from

dress up dolls for quiet play

Learn how to make a wooden bookmark from

wooden bookmarks made with cricut maker

A simple leather luggage tag from

everyday party magazine luggage tag diy

Or leather hair accessories from

how to make leather hair accessories

Chipboard is a cheap and easy way to make a large wall sign.

cricut chipboard letters

Making a leather journal has never been easier than with the Cricut Maker.

cricut leather journal

Cricut Maker Scoring Wheel Projects

You can get two different scoring wheels with the Cricut Maker as opposed to the scoring stylus for the Cricut Explore line.

There is a single and a double scoring wheel depending on how thick the material you are using that help create perfect folds. And one of the best things is that the Cricut Maker even tells you which one you need for each project!

Make your own cute DIY holiday cards from

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Any little girl would love these glittery mermaid tail party favors from Or they would make adorable party favors for baby showers too!

everyday party magazine mermaid tail favor boxes

Make personalized party favor boxes with the Cricut double scoring wheel and draw and cut function.

cricut graduation party ideas

A perfect hug & kisses anniversary gift from

Making a DIY storage box for kids is easy by

personalized storage idea for kids

I love this beautiful DIY leather watercolor travel journal from

diy leather watercolor journal made with the cricut maker and scoring wheel

Making all of the small adorable houses on this DIY Christmas hoop wreath from My Sister’s Suitcase is possible with the Cricut scoring wheel.

christmas hoop wreath

There are also quite a few more blades available for purchase so make sure to check out my post all about the new Cricut Maker blades to learn more about each individual blade.

The last four blades/tips are part of the quickswap tools where you only need one housing and can swap out the tips.

Cricut Maker Wavy Blade Projects

Make a cute wavy monogram onesie.

cricut maker blades wavy

Cricut Engraving Tip Projects

The engraving tip is fun to use on metal, acrylic, and even leather.

Learn how to make a light up engraved acrylic sign.

acrylic engraving project with cricut maker

Make adorable birth start engraved aluminum signs.

cricut engraving

This engraved charm bracelet from is such a great present for any woman in your life.

custom engraved charm bracelet

Engrave some gorgeous keychains as did.

How to Make Acrylic Keychains with Cricut Maker

Cricut Debossing Project Ideas

The debossing tip can be used on cardstock, leather, kraft board and more to create a fun embellishment!

Make some personalized napkin holders with the debossing tip.

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Make super sparkly and cute gift card holders with different tools in this tutorial from

Foil Gift Card Holders

Create an adorable textured Valentine’s Day bookmarks from

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Make adorable textured paper birdhouses using the debossing tip and scoring wheel from Lydi Out Loud.

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Cricut Perforation Blade Project Ideas

You can make fun tickets and cards with the perforation blade.

Make a coupon book for parents or kids with the help of the perforation blade and different Cricut products.

cricut perforation blade project

Use the perforation blade to make cute paper dolls with this step by step tutorial from Stephanie at Crafting in the Rain.

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Aren’t these Cricut Maker projects amazing??  I was so inspired by all of these wonderful projects just writing this post and reading all of the great tutorials on things you can make with a Cricut Maker. 

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Over 30 Cricut Maker projects ideas including sewing, wood, and vinyl. Get inspired to create with your Cricut! #cricut #cricutmaker

It definitely made me want to stop typing on my computer and go craft instead.  Which is what I’m going to do right now!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a creative day!



Tuesday 23rd of June 2020

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