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27 Cricut Projects for Beginners

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If you've recently got your hands on a Cricut machine and are looking for some beginner-friendly project inspiration, look no further! We've brought together a collection of our favourite project ideas, perfect for making with the Cricut Explore, Cricut Maker and Cricut Joy machines.

With plenty of projects to choose from, you'll be crafting for days. Enjoy step by step instructions on how to make every project. Which will you choose?

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Cricut: How to Create a Personalised Vase with Adhesive Vinyl

Brighten up your kitchen windowsill or perhaps a loved one's mantelpiece with this personalised vase, quick and easy to make at home with your Cricut machine on hand. It's sure to be used time and again – plus, it'll make the perfect gift for any occasion.

Once you've transferred the vinyl design, prepare to fill with your favourite flowers, add water and you're good to go!

Project and instructions by Hobbycraft Artisan Joey Daley.



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Cricut: How to Make a Drawn Card

Discover the magic of the Cricut draw function!

Use the different line thicknesses available thanks to the colourful range of Cricut Pens to create a striking image when drawing with Cricut.

With a scoring wheel or stylus, craft a matching envelope too!

You'll need the Cricut Maker or Explore Air 2 to bring this fantastic project to life.

Project and instructions by Hobbycraft Artisan Vicky Boyns.



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Cricut: How to Make an Adventure Fund with Adhesive Vinyl

Put a fun spin on a classic money box as you start saving for your next travels! You'll be all set to make all kinds of plans for your next adventure with this easy Cricut project.

The completed glass block makes the perfect gift or could even be something to help inspire the saver in you! Simply personalise with your name or the name of a friend, then it's time to get the fund started.

Project and instructions by Hobbycraft Artisan Joey Daley.



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Cricut: How to Personalise a Trolley for Kitchen Storage

Enjoy extra organisation to your kitchen storage or pantry by adding stylish label details to one of our three tier trolleys. Store fruit and veg easily and conveniently, with a tray for each one – or adapt the label lettering to suit your requirements.

It's easy to use your Cricut machine to create vinyl lettering to decorate your food storage!

Project and instructions by Hobbycraft Artisan Chrissie Ellson.



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Cricut: How to Make an Adhesive Vinyl Card

Did you know you can use permanent adhesive vinyl on cardstock? It's a great way to make an extra special personalised birthday card and it's so easy to do!

Within this simple how-to guide, we'll be layering two different colours of vinyl to create this elegant card design and, to really make it stand out, we'll also be adding some beautiful details to a matching envelope.

Project and how-to make instructions by Rabia from London Craft Girl.



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Cricut: How to Create Adhesive Vinyl Labels with your Cricut Machine

Creating labels for your home storage has never been easier thanks to the Cricut Joy and the Cricut Design Space app.

Follow our tutorial guide, and discover how to create labels using adhesive vinyl as well as how to join cursive fonts within the Design Space app.

We've used the Cricut Joy to create our labels but any of the Cricut Machines can be used!

Project by Aisha Cluitt



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Cricut: How to Make Best Friend Mugs

Create matching mugs for you and your BFF using the Cricut Mug Press and the Infusible Ink collection. This a great way to put an adult spin on the traditional friendship bracelet, perfect if you and your best friend love to share a coffee and a catchup.

Project and instructions by Emma Jewell.



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Cricut: How to Make an Acrylic Table Number Sign

Add a handmade touch to your wedding day with this quick-to-make acrylic table number created using the Cricut Maker and adhesive vinyl. It's sure to bring a sophisticated and stylish detail to your big day.

The design is easy to adapt to suit your wedding theme and can be replicated in no time within the Design Space app, no matter how many guests you have attending your special day.

The Cricut Maker was used to create this project; however, this project can also be created using any of the Cricut Explore machines or Cricut Joy.

Project and instructions by Kathi Smith.



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Cricut: How to Make an Infusible Ink Bottle Bag

Put a personalised spin on your gift wrap by designing a custom bottle bag with Cricut. It's a great way to wrap up a bottle of your loved one's favourite drink, and they're sure to treasure it long after the bottle's been emptied.

This bottle bag is a great project for beginners looking to take their Design Space skills that one step further. All you'll need to make this Infusible Ink bottle bag is your Cricut machine, Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets, a black Infusible Ink Pen and the Cricut Infusible Bottle Bag.

This project has been created using the Cricut Joy; however, it can also be created on the Cricut Explore and Maker machines.

Project and Instructions by Hobbycraft Artisan Vicky Boyns.



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Cricut: How to Make a Love is Love Pride Banner

Share a message of love with a pride rainbow banner that'll brighten up your home! It'll be a great way to honour Pride Month, adding a welcoming, inclusive message to any space. Celebrate a happy pride with friends and family, with wall art that sets the tone.

This project was created using the Cricut Maker and Cricut Mini EasyPress; however, this can also be made with the Cricut Explore Air 2 and larger EasyPress 2 machines.

Project and instructions by Katherine Lucy Creates.



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Cricut: How to Make Reusable Fruit and Veg Bags

Plain cotton drawstring bags make the perfect carrier for fruit and vegetables on your weekly shop. Use Cricut's Design Space app to create your design, and then either the Cricut Explore Air 2 or Maker to cut out your project from iron-on vinyl. The EasyPress 2 makes sure your design stays firmly in place ensuring the bag can be used for years to come!

Project by Hobbycraft Artisan Vicky Boyns



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Cricut: How to Make Cute Pots with Vinyl Scraps

Create a mischievous crew of decorative pots while using up your scrap Cricut vinyl pieces. Bring a little personality to any room, picking and choosing which face your pots will pull. These are wonderful gifts for friends or a lovely detail to spruce up your home décor.

The Cricut Maker was used to create this project; however, a Cricut Explore Air 2 or Joy machine can also be used.

Project and instructions by Hobbycraft Artisan Joey Daley.



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Cricut: How to Make Coordinating Iron-On Vinyl Clothing

Personalise outfits for all the family and transform your little one into a bear cub with this Cricut iron-on vinyl project! It's the perfect way to welcome a new baby to the family with coordinating t-shirts for all the family!

This project can be made with the Cricut Maker or Explore Air 2, and can be created using any iron-on vinyl you wish.

Project and how-to make instructions by Joey Daley



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Cricut: How to Make a Foiled Card

Creating professional foiled projects has never been easier thanks to the NEW Cricut Foil Transfer System! With this simple tutorial, use your Cricut machine and the Cricut Foil Transfer Kit to personalise a handmade card in a whole new way. You'll be able to add shimmering accents to your design.

This project has been created using the Cricut Maker.

Project and instructions by Aisha Cluitt.



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Cricut: How to Make a Personalised Pet Treat Jar

Make sure your furry family members aren't left out of the Christmas festivities with this quick and easy personalised pet treat jar project! Simply grab an old jar and fill it with your dog or cat's favourite tasty treats, then use adhesive vinyl to decorate it.

This project has been created on the Cricut Joy, but you can also use the Maker or the Explore Air 2.

Project and instructions by Aisha Cluitt.



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Cricut: How to Make a Personalised Mug

The Design Space app, used in conjunction with the Cricut machines, has hundreds of designs ready and waiting to be used that can be cut and applied to all manner of base items, the possibilities are endless! This mug project makes the perfect gift for an avid coffee drinker and can be cut from any colour of Cricut permanent adhesive vinyl you choose.

Reference screen images included within this how-to are from the iOS iPad version of the Design Space app

Project by Aisha Cluitt



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Cricut Joy: How to Make a Birthday Banner Flag

Designed in the style of a flag pennant, this iron-on project is easy to personalise thanks to Cricut's new Smart Materials! Simply feed your chosen vinyl into your Cricut Joy machine and you'll be all set to create a unique message, tailor-made for any birthday. There are lots of different colours, finishes and roll sizes available, perfect for all manner of projects you want to create.

Project and instructions by Aisha Cluitt.



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Cricut: How to Make Smart Labelled Magazine Files

Get organised with personalised magazine files, set to sort your important paperwork. Great for office spaces or even school, college and university learning resources. This is a quick and easy project that will allow you to have a clear space to work in.

The Cricut Joy machine was used to create this project.

Project and instructions by Hobbycraft Artisan Joey Daley.



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Cricut: How to Make Cupcake Toppers

Top off your celebration cupcakes with some extra-special toppers created using your Cricut machine!

We've used the Cricut Maker to create this project, however you could also use the Cricut Joy or the Explore Air 2.

Project and how-to make instructions by Hobbycraft Artisan Chrissie Ellson



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Cricut: How to Make a Personalised Letter Mug

Creating personalised mugs and glasses has never been easier thanks to Cricut's digital cutting machines. There are thousands of images and fonts to choose from in the Design Space app, and you can even upload something you've designed.

For this gold initial mug, we've used a super-simple vinyl layering technique that creates an eye-catching design in under 15 minutes. The project requires permanent adhesive vinyl to withstand the rough and tumble of everyday life in the kitchen, particularly when it comes to hand-washing your mug after use.

This project can be recreated on the Cricut Joy, Maker or Explore Air 2.

Project and instructions by Aisha Cluitt.



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Cricut Joy: How to Make a Lion Aperture Card

With the amazing Cricut Joy Card Mat, you can whip up quick cards that look stunning in no time and spread a little Joy! Just pop a card blank onto the card mat and once drawn and cut, insert a backing card to compliment. Easy Peasy!

We've used the black Cricut Joy pen that comes with the machine to help create this project, but there are lots of different Cricut Joy pens to choose from if you so wish.

Project and how-to make instructions by Joey Daley



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Cricut: How to Make a Personalised Make Up Bag

Create your own unique accessories pouch layering two types of vinyl. Made using your Cricut machine (we've used the Cricut Maker, however this project can be made on the Explore Air 2) to cut Cricut Iron On vinyl.

Project and how-to make instructions by Hobbycraft Artisan Chrissie Ellson.

This project contains paid for content from Cricut's Design Space app.

Screen reference images are taken from the Android version of Design Space.



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Cricut: How to Make a "Bee Kind" Iron-On Vinyl T-Shirt

Master iron-on vinyls with this Bee Kind T-Shirt project - perfect for making a style statement!

The project uses Cricut Sportflex Iron-On, which is ideal for designs that are to be applied to stretch fabrics like Lycra and jersey require a little stretch.

This project was made using the Cricut Maker machine, but can also be created on the Explore Air 2.

Project and how-to make instrucitons by Emma Jewell



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Cricut: How to Make Ceramic Coasters with Infusible Ink Pens

Add a touch of monochrome elegance to your coffee table with these Cricut Infusible Ink Ceramic Coasters - perfect for personalising your table décor.

This project has been created on the Cricut Maker but you can also create it using the Cricut Joy or Explore Air 2.

Project by Hobbycraft Artisan Chrissie Ellson



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Cricut: How to Make Milestone Baby Grows

When someone is expecting a new baby, finding the right gift that is both thoughtful and practical can be hard. I created these milestone baby grows using plain white ones and coordinating rolls of Cricut Iron-on, ideal if the parents-to-be don't know if they're having a boy or girl. In total I made 12: one for each month of the baby's first year.



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Cricut: How to Make a Pocket Pal Using Iron-On Vinyl Scraps

Create your own little pocket full of sunshine with this Cricut vinyl project! This is a great way to personalise kids' clothing, giving you a custom-made t-shirt that'll brighten up your little one's day whenever they wear it.

Use up vinyl scraps to make the design with your Cricut machine. You can personalise with their favourite colours or simply go choose whatever scraps you've got in your stash!

Project and instructions by Hobbycraft Artisan Joey Daley.



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Cricut: How to Personalise a Scrapbook with Adhesive Vinyl

Make your next scrapbook even more personalised, using your Cricut machine and adhesive vinyl to create a cover like no other! It'll be the perfect project if you're prepping a special, heartfelt gift for a loved one in the form of a customised scrapbook filled with memories.

Whatever the occasion, use this Cricut tutorial to create a unique scrapbook in a few easy steps!

Project and instructions by Caroline Shard.



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