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25+ Cricut Projects For Beginners

If you recently purchased a Cricut cutting machine, this full list of the best Cricut projects for beginners will inspire you to jump right in and get started!

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As Cricut newbies ourselves a few years ago, we can remember feeling intimated by our new ultimate cutting machine. Wondering where to start and what all we can make with it. Actually, we even wrote about the 4 things we didnt know about the Cricut Maker before getting it.

Since practice makes perfect, it’s best to just jump right in!

The best Cricut projects for beginners tend to be those that use one type of material, use project designs available in Cricut Design Space and have fabulous free step-by-step tutorials. Completing some of these projects will ensure you get comfortable using your Cricut machine and confident in the steps needed to complete a project.

Here is a list of beginner Cricut projects to try, everything from paper to vinyl to iron-on and a few things in between. In no time at all, you’ll feel like a Cricut crafting pro!

Beginner Cricut Paper Crafts

Thanks A Latte Greeting Card
Use your Cricut Joy to make beautiful, detailed greeting cards in no time at all!
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Greeting Cards
Card making is usually one of the first Cricut projects for beginners because you can make a card for any occasion!
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Spooky Lanterns
These Halloween lanterns are spooky and so easy to make!
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Baby Yoda Puppet
Use your Cricut machine to pre-cut all the pieces for this adorable baby Yoda paper bag puppet.
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Mugs, Cups and Tumblers Cricut Projects for Beginners

Custom Tumbler
You can use your Cricut Explore Air 2 to make a custom tumbler.
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Coffee Mug
This is a simple DIY you can make with your Cricut. Personalize a coffee mug for yourself or for a friend.
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Etch Glass
The Cricut makes perfect stencils that you can use to etch glass and make personalized drinking or wine glasses.
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DIY Coffee Mug for Teachers
A sweet and thoughtful teacher gift idea, a DIY coffee mug to show you care.
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Cricut Leather Crafts

Leather Bookmarks
Use the Cricut engraving tool to engrave words on to a piece of leather that you can then make into a bookmark.
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Beginner EasyPress Projects

Drawstring Bag
Add a little something special to your drawstring bag using iron-on vinyl and the Cricut Easypress 2.
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Tshirt Bag
Turn your old tshirts into a tshirt bag and then use your Cricut to customize your bag with a fun vacation design.
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Sock Matching Hack
Use the EasyPress Mini to create this simple and fun sock matching hack
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Cork Coasters
Make these personalized cork coasters using iron-on or heat transfer vinyl with your Cricut.
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Labelling Projects

Organizing Labels
Use your Cricut Joy to organize your messy pantry by making labels for all of your containers.
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Personalized Binder
Glam up and personalize some plain binders with your Cricut Maker and some Shimmer vinyl.
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DIY Mason Jar Labels with Cricut Joy Smart Label
Keep your canned goods well organized with easy to use Cricut Joy Smart Label writable vinyl.
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DIY Signs with Cricut

Welcome Sign
Use your Cricut to make a front door welcome sign.
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Seasonal Gnome Sign
Change up these gnome magnets with each changing season.
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Wood Sign
How fun is this silly bathroom sign made using the Cricut EasyPress on wood scraps?
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Felt Crafts with Cricut

Candy Bouquet
Make this sweet candy bouquet with felt flowers cut with the Cricut.
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Felt Bunny Easter Decor
Create your own easy Easter decorations with this adorable DIY felt bunny craft.
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Other Creative Decor Ideas

Making A Paper Bow Magnet
Make some pretty paper bow magnets for the fridge with this simple and fun Cricut craft.
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Wood Slice Cake Stand
Use an Easy Press 2 to make a rustic and custom wood slice cake stand.
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Mini Quilt
Use the Cricut rotary blade to cut through fabric and make this little piece of decor that’s perfect for spring.
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Block Calendar
Make this farmhouse inspired block calendar with the help of your Cricut Explore Air 2.
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Night Light
Make a fairy or unicorn silhouette night light for your kids with the Cricut.
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Now that you’ve mastered these beginner Cricut projects…

Now that you’re a pro at using your Cricut, check out this beautiful paper peony photo frame project and these creative Cricut projects to sell.

Join our crafting community to find more nature-inspired DIYs and upcycled craft ideas. It feels good to repurpose, upcycle and create with nature!

Other Uses for Your Cricut

Not only is the Cricut fun to use for crafting, but it can also support you with your small business, find out 5 ways it has helped us with ours. And if you have a home office like so many of us do now, check out these 10+ Cricut crafts to improve your office.

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