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Get a year’s worth of Cricut Maker project inspiration with these awesome craft ideas! Explore using Cricut’s different Adaptive Tools in 12 awesome crafts!
One of the questions I get asked the most is “What cutting machine should I buy? The Cricut Maker or the Cricut Explore Air 2?” My answer is always the same “Both are INCREDIBLE machines, but if you can afford to spend a bit extra, you’re going to want to go with the Maker.”
The Cricut Maker can do everything that the Cricut Explore Air can do and it’s capabilities are constantly expanding as Cricut adds more and more adaptive tools to their adaptive tool collection.
The above tools are the current adaptive tools. Every time Cricut releases a new tool I feel thrilled for myself that my Cricut Maker is now able to do new things, but kind of sad for the Cricut Explore Air owners because they are missing out on all the new fun.
Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE my Cricut Explore Air 2, it’s the prettiest fuchsia color, it’s totally Instagram worthy and it is an all around AMAZING machine but at the end of the day, the Cricut Maker can cut 300+ materials and the Cricut Explore Air 2 can cut 100+, so if I could only pick one, the Maker would be my cutting machine of choice.
I use my Cricut multiple times a week. It’s by far my favorite craft tool in my craft room. The Cricut Maker will turn anyone into a Maker. It’s easy to use and you’ll never run out of things to make with it.
In today’s post I’m going to give you 12 of our most popular Cricut Maker project ideas! That’s 1 project a month for the entire year. They are 12 of our most visited and talked about posts and they use a bunch of different Cricut blades to cut, score, engrave and deboss!
So push yourself a bit out of your comfort zone and get crafting! Most of these projects take 30 minutes or less to make so no excuses!
This bracelet was made using the Engraving Tip for the Cricut Maker. It’s the project that I have gotten the most surprised reactions about. People are shocked that they can use a Cricut Maker to engrave metal, myself included! It really is pretty much the coolest thing ever. Even cooler is that this project takes less than 10 minutes to make!
This adorable little bag is our #1 sewing project here on Hello Creative Family, and the fabric for it was all cut using the Cricut Maker with rotary blade adaptive tool. This bag is reversible so you can flip it inside out (the opposite side has the cutest sushi iron-on design that you’ll want to check out!) I love how precise the Cricut Maker cuts fabric, letting me concentrate on the fun part– Sewing!
This sweet little project uses the Cricut Knife Blade to cut chipboard. Did you know that your Cricut Maker has the ability to cut chipboard, balsa wood and basswood? It’s true! It’s also a home decor enthusiasts dream come true! Just imagine all the incredible projects you could make to decorate your home with!
Cricut really does think of EVERYTHING! One of the adaptive tools that they released in the last year was the perforation tool, which makes creating coupon books for family and friends so much fun! This project also used Cricut’s debossing tip to create a fabulous cover for the coupon book. You’ll definitely want to pin this one for Father’s Day!
Speaking of embossing, these foil embossed planner dashboards are just as pretty as can be and are a favorite among planner addicts (like me!) It’s the perfect project to make using your new Cricut Debossing Tip. I shared how to make them, along with the cut files for 11 different dashboards!
Speaking of planners, if you use a planner chances are you are crazy for planner stickers the way I am! I love, love, love using Cricut printable vinyl and the fine tip blade to make my very own planner stickers. If you are a Cricut Access member there are so many images and patterns to choose from for your stickers! Learn how to make them using Cricut’s Print and Cut function in this post.
Sloths have taken the world by storm over the past year, and my kids and I are fully on the sloth bandwagon. This sloth sleep mask is so quick and easy to make (it only takes 15 minutes) and makes such a great handmade gift! It’s also perfect for tweenage sleepovers! I used my Cricut Maker with the Rotary Blade to cut the fabric and the fine tip blade to cut the iron-on.
Can’t get enough of the sloth cuteness? Me either! Whip up a sloth travel pillow to go with your sloth sleep mask! This project uses Cricut’s fabric that is pre-cut in the perfect size to fit on your fabric cutting mat! I love that when I cut fabric with my Cricut Maker all my pieces are cut perfectly so it makes getting professionally sewn results so much easier!
Another one of my favorite Cricut Adaptive Tools is the Cricut Scoring Wheel! It makes making handmade cards and envelopes so easy! I haven’t bought a card from a store in years, because I make them myself. This ice cream card is not only adorable, it can also be used for a variety of occasions including birthdays, anniversaries, thank you and just because! Make a few of them at one time and have a stash of cards that you can pull from at a moment’s notice!
One of the things that I love the most about my Cricut Maker is that it lets me make things by hand that I previously would have bought from a store. My kids and I were previously sharing a passport holder with my husband and I until I decided to DIY my own. We are members of the Nexus program so I also added a pocket to the back of these passport holders to slide your Nexus pass into.
I think that this might be my favorite Cricut project that I’ve ever made and I’m so glad that our readers love it so much. It’s definitely one of our most popular Cricut posts. I think that one of the reasons why I love it so much is that when you give someone a handmade quilt you are literally wrapping them in love. I can’t even begin to tell you how much easier using my Cricut Maker and the rotary cutter made it to cut all of the quilt squares for this project. It let me spend the time on the fun stuff like getting the quilt all sewn up!
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