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14 Cricut Vinyl Projects for Beginners
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14 Cricut Vinyl Projects for Beginners

Difficulty Beginner
Budget £30+
Time 1 hr +

Find inspiration for creating with your Cricut machine! These fantastic vinyl projects are all perfect for crafters just getting started with their Cricut, helping you achieve the very most with the cutting-edge technology.

Learn how to personalise the storage around your home, handmade cards for loved ones, unique gifts and so much more!

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Cricut Vinyl Projects for Beginners

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 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 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 Make Personalised Bathroom Jars

Perfect for creating your own little apothecary, add personalised touches to your toiletries with this simple handmade jar label project! Forget the old school label maker, with Cricut you can take label designs to a whole new level. There are lots of different fonts within the Design Space app to choose from, so you can create your labels exactly as you want them.

We’ve used the Cricut Explore Air 2 for this project, but it can also be made with the Cricut Joy and Maker machines.

Project and instructions by Aisha Cluitt.

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Cricut: How to Make a Personalised Notebook

Create the perfect gift this Valentine's day with your Cricut machine 

Using Cricut Adhesive Vinyl and Transfer Tape you can create this modern, personalised notebook and give your recipient a one-of-a-kind present that shows them how much you care.

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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 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 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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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: 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 Joy: How to Make a Customised Notebook

Creating customised stationery for your nearest and dearest is now easier than ever with the Cricut Joy and Smart vinyl! Create your design using Cricut's Design Space app and then cut out using the Cricut Joy, then it's just a case of applying the design to your notebook, pencil case or folder.

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

Project by Aisha Cluitt

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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: How to Make a Personalised Memory Box

Preserve special moments from holidays and celebrations for years to come with this personalised photo box project. It’s a great way to create a unique keepsake! Paint the wooden box any colour you like using craft paints and then add your title to the lid using adhesive Cricut vinyls.

This project is a great gift idea for a special birthday, wedding anniversary or even Mother's and Father's Day, the possibilities are endless!

We’ve used the Cricut Maker for this project, however it can also be created using the Cricut Joy and Explore Air 2 machines.

Project and instructions by Hobbycraft Artisan Chrissie Ellson.

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Cricut: How to Personalise a Baby Storage Trolley

Perfect for your baby’s nursery, this three-tier trolley project makes it easy to organise all of your baby’s essentials in one convenient place. Use your Cricut machine to create custom labels to decorate the trolley and organise storage by the tray.

Store nappies, clothes, books and more in the three trays, with personalised labels made using your Cricut Maker, Cricut Joy or Cricut Explore Air 2 and the Cricut Removable Vinyl.

Project and instructions by Hobbycraft Artisan Chrissie Ellson.

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