If you’re new to the Cricut Explore, you might be wondering what kind of Cricut Explore projects are possible. Today I’m sharing a bunch of different projects you can make on this amazing electronic cutting machine!
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It’s time for another in-depth look at the Cricut Explore. I talked a little about this in my last post, What is the Cricut Explore Machine and What Does it Do?, but today I wanted to look more closely at the incredible number of ways you can use this machine for different applications.
Looking for the Camping Pennants post? It has been moved here.
To explain all the different projects you can make, I think it’s best to break them out by category, and then give you some ideas each category. For all of these ideas, you can design them yourself in a design program like Illustrator, create unique designs directly in the Cricut Design Space, upload clip art (like JPGs or PNGs) and turn them into cuttable files, or use one of the many, many files from the Cricut Image Library.
Paper frames, letters, and shapes, and “handwritten” text and drawings.
Parties and Weddings:
Addressing invitations, cards, envelope liners, paper flowers, pennants, bunting, decorations, pinwheels, photo booth props, place cards, food labels, cupcake and cake toppers, games, party cups, customized table linens, favors, t-shirts, signage, and table numbers.
Wooden signs, iron-on for pillows, pantry labels, organization ideas, vinyl wall accents, floating artwork, stencils, glass etching, ornaments, frames, holiday decor, and wreaths.
Planner stickers and pockets, personalized clothes and tote bags, costumes, decals, leather jewelry, gifts, wine glasses, luminaria, and bookmarks.
As I find more Cricut Explore project ideas, I’ll be sure to come back and update this list. Have something I missed? Leave your ideas in the comments!
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Comments & Reviews
Elizabeth J. Johnson says
Wonderful! I think this can be one of the best handmade gifts for kids or mother in baby showers. Also, I will surely try this to decorate my toddlers’ birthday party in 3 months later.
Riva Guru says
Awesome, I recently got it for last christmas and have been committed to doing something every weekend. Thus i even started creating SVGs for everyone to use with their cricut projects.
Fantastic post! I just can’t for the life of me find anything like what I have in my head! I want to make paper “tents” for my sisters wedding tables. She wants a saying on the tent. I want to use a cream, textured paper and cut the words out of it, then put another color behind it to show through. None of the wording works though! I get great letters cut out, but putting paper behind it is just blobs of color! Any ideas?
Cori George says
Hi Jenn! I’m not 100% sure I understand what you’re asking. What do you mean “the wording doesn’t work”? I can try and help troubleshoot if I can figure out the problem! Ha! You can also feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!