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9 Cricut Iron-On Projects for Beginners
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9 Cricut Iron-On Projects for Beginners

Difficulty Beginner
Budget £30+
Time 1/2 day +

If you’re just getting started in the world of Cricut, discover how to get the most out of your Cricut machine with a few of our favourite ideas for working with iron-on! There are fantastic ways to personalise clothes, accessories and gifts, and we know it can be overwhelming when you don’t know where to start.

Every project we’ve chosen is perfect for a Cricut beginner! Try your hand at any of these fantastic ideas and you’ll soon be getting to grips with crafting using a Cricut machine.

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Cricut Iron on Projects for Beginners

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 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 Ribbon Bookmarks with Iron-On Vinyl Scraps

Create personalised bookmarks that are ready for any adventures! You can add iron-on vinyl phrases to ribbon bookmarks using up scraps from previous projects. Get lost in another world, knowing your bookmarks will always hold your place when you are away.

The Cricut Maker machine 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 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!

The Cricut Maker machine 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 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 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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Your Cricut Explore Giraffe Pocket T-shirt

Creating your own bespoke T-shirts by adding iron-on details is easy using the Cricut Explore Air™ / Air 2™ / Maker™ and the online software, Design Space™. This project uses an uploaded sketch to the Design Space, which is FREE for you to download below. One uploaded to your Design Space™ account, it's simply a case of formatting the image, resizing and cutting it from iron-on vinyl.

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Cricut: How to Make a Personalised Travel Essentials Bag

Create a personalised travel bag to store all of your important items. Perfect for storing essential toiletries or cables and plugs, making your trip effortlessly organised. The Cricut Joy machine was used to create this project, however this project can be made using an Cricut Air Explore 2 and Maker machine with standard Iron-on rolls.

Project and instructions by Hobbycraft Artisan Joey Daley

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