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When getting a new crafting tool, it can sometimes be intimidating to know where to start. These 5 Projects To Make With Cricut Makerwill help you become a crafting pro in no time.
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When it comes to working with the Cricut Maker, the best way to get started is to just do it! Even though it can be intimidating, and the fear of messing up keep popping up in your head (maybe that’s just me when trying something new), start with something easy. Or at least start with a material that isn’t too expensive. Just in case you make a mistake.
Print and cut is a good project to try when starting to craft with a Cricut Maker. These floral bookmarksare so beautiful and all you have to do is up load the design into Cricut Design Space, print them onto card stock and cut the paper following the instructions.
Projects to Make with Cricut Maker
When in doubt on where to start, start with paper. It will give you a better idea of how to work in Design Space, experience with loading and unloading the cutting mat from the machine and if a mistake happens, it won’t make you too mad to toss a $.50 sheet of card stock in the trash, as opposed to a $10 roll of vinyl.
My favorite material to work with on my Cricut Maker is iron-on vinyl. I love how easy it is to cut, weed the unwanted vinyl from the project and how easy it is to apply to my project. The only tricky part is remembering to mirror image the design before you cut it.
The Cricut Maker comes with a rotary blade, which means it can cut fabric!! I’m not a sewer, but I love it for cutting felt and some fabric I use in some of my projects. This No Sew Felt Banner Wall Hanging with Cricut EasyPress 2was made using the rotary blade and iron on vinyl. Both cut with the Cricut Maker.
The Cricut Maker comes with the regular cutting blade, also known as the fine point blade, and the rotary blade, but there is a bunch of amazing tools that can be used with the Cricut Maker as well. First up is the knife blade. The knife blade can cut through thicker materials like wood. Yes, you heard that right! Wood.
I used the knife blade to make this Birthday Banner. The birthday banner is made cut from wood that was fed into the machine on a strong grip matand then cut using the knife blade. Once the wood was cut, cardstock in coordinating designs and colors was cut to place on top of the wood. It’s a banner that can be used over and over again.
Cricut Maker Quick Swap Tools Projects
Another great feature of the Cricut Maker is the quick swap tools. There are 4 tools that can be easily interchanged to create some really amazing projects. Use the deboss tool to create a fun memory bookor cook book. The deboss gives the cover such a fun look.
Then swap out the deboss tool for the engraving tool and make this hello beautiful aluminum signwith the engraving tool. It turned out so cute and I can’t wait to make more things with the quick swap tool set. And use the aluminum sheetsagain.
I know I mentioned 5 projects to make, but I need to add on at least one more. These Minnie Shoeswere made with the Cricut Infusible Ink and the Cricut EasyPress mini. They were a bit on the harder side as far as projects go, but I couldn’t help but share them because they turned out so cute!
If you are still unclear on where to start, you can see all of my Cricut projects and choose the one that speaks to you. And if you ever have any questions, I am always happy to help!