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If you’re just jumping into the world of Cricut you’re probably searching the web for your first project! Chances are you’re a little overwhelmed by all of the materials and choices for projects. Luckily once you jump in you’ll realize that your Cricut is easier to use then you could ever imagine.
And the possibilities truly are endless!
Which sounds like absolute nonsense but is 100% accurate. I know because my first Cricut spent nearly a year in the box before I got the courage to break it out… and once I did I became a Cricut machine. There’s just so many options!
So I’ve looked through alllll of my projects and picked a few that any beginner could tackle. Hopefully your first project is somewhere on this list!
Ready to take the leap but not sure which machine is right for you? Check out my Explore Air 2 and Maker comparison before pulling the trigger. I go over the pro’s and con’s of each machine and even have an easy to read check list of each machine’s features so you can decided which cutting machine is perfect for you.
1. Vinyl or Iron-On Signs
Making fun signs with your Cricut is literally the main reason I wanted this machine. The ability to whip up the perfect sign for any season or situation is kind of the best. thing. ever. Especially if you love changing out your decor but don’t love spending a bunch of money on your decorations.
Whether you’re adding vinyl or iron-on to wood, metal or something else cricut signs are a very easy project that anyone can tackle. Basically we’re cutting vinyl, weeding and using transfer tape to apply our words to a crafting blank.
If you’re looking for a crafting blank to add your new vinyl saying or quote to here is my go-to list of blanks for inspiration. If you’re looking for a few project ideas here are a few sign projects to get you started!
- “Love is” 1st Corinthians Wooden Sign
- “Cupids Bed & Breakfast” Valentines Day Sign
- “Letter to Santa” Wooden Sign
2. Iron-On T-Shirts
The only thing better than an iron-on sign? An iron-on t-shirt that you can wear!! I’ve seen t-shirts for family gatherings (like our fun cruise t-shirts from our last family trip!) or even family reunions… then there’s the ever popular t-shirt for sports teams or school outings.
Basically there’s a t-shirt design for just about anything!
I like to make fun t-shirts to wear… after all it’s the easiest way to get a shirt exactly how you want it!
- Unicorn Hair Don’t Care T-Shirt
- Game of Thrones T-Shirts
- “Oh Ship It’s a Family Trip” Family Cruise Shirts
3. Greeting Cards
If you’ve ever wanted to make someone a heartfelt card but don’t quite have the scrapbooking skills that a master card maker has then your Cricut is your new best friend. Especially the Cricut Joy that has a specific card cutting mat!
Just check out this beautiful mother’s day card that took 5 minutes to cut out… so cute!
4. Infusible Ink Signs
My absolute favorite Cricut trick? Using infusible ink to make adorable aluminum signs to hang on wooden sign blanks or fun antique pieces. Especially since no one expects aluminum to be compatible with infusible ink!
The ink fuses with the metal so that the vinyl can absolutely never peel off. It’s literally fused! Plus infusible ink is super easy to weed and doesn’t need transfer tape. It’s so easy to cut and use! Simply cut your design and then use your easy press to fuse the ink onto your sign!
Ready for a few designs you can try out? Enjoy!
- Easter Egg Hunt Sign
- Inspirational Ocean Sign
- Happiness is Homemade Sign
- Merry Little Christmas Sign
- Be a Pineapple Sign
5. Felt Flowers
Ready for my favorite Cricut project? Felt flowers! You can make them in a bunch of different styles and sizes… and they’re the perfect accent for just about any project!
Follow my fool-proof method for making easy rolled felt flowers here or check out my guide to felt flower sizing. Once you’ve tried making felt flowers you’ll want to put them on just. about. anything. They’re just so cute!
- Easy No-Sew Gnomes with Felt Flowers
- Spring Flower Market Sign
- Vinyl Bunny Sign with Flower Bunny Tails
- Felt Eucalyptus Stems
- Felt Flower Swag for my Love Is Sign
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