Last updated on November 15th, 2019 at 02:12 pm
New to using your Cricut? These easy Cricut projects for beginners are the perfect place to start! Get your feet wet with these fun but simple Cricut crafts using your Cricut Explore Air 2 or Cricut Maker machine.
Getting your Cricut out of the box and start making with it can be intimidating to anyone! Your Cricut Explore Air 2 or Cricut Maker can seem like such a complicated machine, with so many blades, mats, materials and tools. Thankfully, I have two bits of good news for you!
The first is that I have a FREE course that can help you learn to use your Cricut! It’s called Cricut Basics and you can sign up to take the course here. You’ll get your Cricut out of the box and learn to make your first project!
Second, I’ve rounded up a bunch of Cricut projects for beginners in this post! These projects are perfect for learning how to use your machine, as well as the blades, mats, tools, and materials you may want to play around with.
(And if you want to learn even more about your Cricut, check out the full Cricut Academy! It will help you totally conquer your Cricut!)
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Easy Cricut Projects for Beginners
Easy Iron On Vinyl Projects
One of the most basic Cricut materials is iron on vinyl, also called heat transfer vinyl (or HTV for short). Check out my How to Use Cricut Iron On Vinyl post. It has everything (and I mean everything!) you could ever want to know.
The most obvious choice is using it on apparel. Check out my Using Iron On Vinyl on a Shirt post for tips on choosing vinyl, getting it lined up, and making sure it sticks—for good!
Then take a look at these other iron on vinyl projects that are super simple for beginners!
- Iron On Vinyl on a Wood Sign
- “Don’t Moose With Me” Baby Onesie
- Making a Banner with Iron On Vinyl on Card Stock
- Sprinkle Shoes
- Customizable Tooth Fairy Pouches
Easy Adhesive Vinyl Projects
Adhesive vinyl is another material that’s great for beginner Cricut users. It’s basically a big sticker! My Easy Personalized Water Bottles are a fun project. You can also check out my guide to Using Transfer Tape, as well as Layering Adhesive Vinyl.
Here’s some adhesive vinyl projects that even the newest Cricut user can make!
- DIY Pantry Labels
- Wood Sign with Adhesive Vinyl
- Using Adhesive Vinyl on an Ornament
- Sprinkle Halloween Pumpkin
Easy Card Stock + Paper Projects
Card stock and paper are two of my favorite materials for new Cricut users because they are so inexpensive—perfect when you’re starting out and don’t want to spend a lot of money! I love making all sorts of things, like these Inspirational Planner Bookmarks!
Want to make more paper and card stock Cricut projects for beginners? Check out these fan favorites from my blog:
- Hogwarts House Bookmarks
- DIY Easter Jars
- Easy Layered Mother’s Day Card
- Halloween Bat Place Cards
- Giant Paper Snowflakes
More Cricut Projects for Beginners!
Looking for even more beginner Cricut crafts? Check out these fun ideas from some of my favorite bloggers! These crafts are all perfect if you’re just getting started using your Cricut Explore or Cricut Maker.
- Iron-On Vinyl: Easy Christmas Tea Towels from Happiness is Homemade
- Iron-On Vinyl: DIY Pool Float Koozies from PersiaLou
- Iron-On Vinyl: Easy I Love You Gift Tag With Cricut from 100 Directions
- Iron-On Vinyl: DIY “Mommy Is On A Break” Socks from Practically Functional
- Iron-On Vinyl: “Fries Before Guys” Shirt by Pretty Providence
- Iron-On Vinyl: 10-Minute Geometric Heart Shirt by Hello Creative Family
- Patterned Iron-On Vinyl: Cricut Patterned Iron On Cactus Shirt from See Vanessa Craft
- Adhesive Vinyl: Easy DIY Sign from Ginger Snap Crafts
- Adhesive Vinyl: Personalized Phone Case from See Lindsay
- Cardstock: DIY Ice Cream Card from Inspiration Made Simple
- Cardstock: Easy DIY Fiesta Inspired Cake Toppers & Treat Bags from The Crafted Sparrow
- Cricut Iron On Designs: Mermaid Pillow by Our Crafty Mom
- Leather: DIY Leather Key Fob Gift Idea With Cricut from Lydi Out Loud
- Fabric: Heart Shaped Fabric Coasters Using the Cricut Maker from Create and Babble