I’m sharing a huge collection of Cricut Maker Project Ideas that can be made utilizing all the Maker Tools! Come see all the different tools and a list of projects for crafters of all levels!
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If you’ve visited me before, then you probably know that I craft with my Cricut machines multiple times a week! With the help of my Cricut, I am able to create projects in half the time and my projects turn out 10x better than if I made them by hand! Over the last 7 years, I can’t even tell you how many times people have told me they have a Cricut and have never used it or have really only used it for cutting shapes out of cardstock!
If you’re new to Cricut, then you may want to first learn about the different Cricut cutting machines:
- Cricut Maker — The Ultimate cutting machine that uses an Adaptive Tool System that allows for a lot more tools to be used and cuts to be made with 10x the force. You can learn more about it and all that it can cut here in my post about The Cricut Maker!
- Cricut Explore Air 2 — this machine is perfect for everyday crafters that mainly want to cut vinyl, iron-on, cardstock and more! You can see my Explore Air 2 Review here or check out my Cricut Maker vs Cricut Explore Air 2 Comparison!
- Cricut Joy — a compact cutting machine that is perfect for beginners or crafters that don’t have a lot of crafting space. Head over to my post to learn Everything You Need to Know About the Cricut Joy!
I also talk a lot about my EasyPress 2 and you can learn about it in post Everything You Need to Know About the EasyPress 2!
The thing that sets the Cricut Maker apart from the other machines, is that it has an Adaptive Tool System. The Adaptive Tool System allows for tools to be easily swapped out and supports the Quick Housing System and its sophisticated steering system that gives some of the tools the ability to cut even more intricate designs and apply 10x the force.
What Tools Does the Cricut Maker Have?
Now that you know about the Adaptive Tool System, let me tell you what Maker Tools utilize the innovative system!
- Rotary Blade
- Knife Blade
- Scoring Wheeling & Double Scoring Wheel
- Perforation Blade
- Wavy Blade
- Debossing Tip
- Engraving Tip
Below I will get in more detail about each of them as I share projects with you!
Today I first wanted to share with you my five favorite projects that I’ve made with my Cricut Maker and then also share some other projects I’ve found online that I’ve loved. I’m going to start by highlighting projects that use each of the Maker tools!
CRICUT MAKER ROTARY BLADE and SEWING PROJECTS
As a very novice sewer, I can tell you this tool has made my life so much easier. I know my cuts are going to be made right and everything will look straight and pretty!! I also have some VERY talented sewist friends and they cannot get over how much quicker this makes the cutting of fabric process! The Rotary Blade can cut out everything from shapes to full patterns. Cricut Design Space even has full quilt patterns and dozens of doll outfit patterns in it! To learn more about the Rotary Blade check out this post, Everything You Need to Know About the Rotary Blade!
My top project has got to be my Fabric Bookmarks, which I made my kiddos for Christmas a few years ago. We also made some to give to their friends with a Christmas book! I’ve since then, made them more with other fabrics and they are their favorite bookmarks! I really need to update this post, with some year-round fabric options – haha!
Check out the full post here: How to Sew Fabric Bookmarks
Here are a few other Rotary Blade projects that I wanted to highlight:
- Cricut Maker Dust Cover
- Baby Soft Blocks
- Napkin Rings
- DIY Hand Warmers
- Zipper Quiet Book Activity
- Kids Quiet Book
- DIY Princess Costumes
- Felt Christmas Trees
CRICUT MAKER KNIFE BLADE PROJECTS
The Knife Blade is a game-changer for crafters that like to cut unique or thick materials! You’ll use the Knife Blade to cut materials such as Cricut Chipboard, Basswood, Balsawood, Leather, etc. Check out this post to learn Everything You Need to Know About the Knife Blade!
My personal favorite thing to cut with the Knife Blade is Cricut Chipboard! Chipboard is so fun to use on DIY signs to add some dimension. for buntings/banners, cake toppers and more! I wanted to highlight this Birthday Cake Topper!
See the full project here: Birthday Cake Topper
Here are a few other Knife Blade projects that I wanted to highlight:
- 4th of July Sign with Chipboard
- Chipboard Plate Charger
- Large Wood Soda Shop Sign
- Farm House Sign
- DIY Name Puzzle
- Luggage Tags
- Chipboard Cake Stand
- Leather Cord Covers
- Balsa Wood Sign
CRICUT MAKER PROJECTS USING THE SCORING WHEEL
The Cricut Scoring Wheel and Double Scoring Wheel are perfect for those that love creating party decorations, cards, gift boxes, rosettes and more! Really anything that uses cardstock, acetate or many other types of papers!
My favorite project that I’ve used my Scoring Wheel with is my Elf Cookie Station Backdrop. Have the scoring wheel score my rosettes made the folding of them a breeze! I also used my Knife Blade to make the sign too!
See the full project here: Elf Cookie Station Backdrop
Here are a few other Scoring Wheel projects that I wanted to highlight:
- Heart Attack Countdown Activity
- Baby Shower Decorations – Hot Air Balloon Baby Shower
- Party Decor – Paper Rosettes
- Lion Head Wall Art
- Donut Gift Box
- Pillowbox Gift Box
- PopUp Cards
- 3d Paper Star Tutorial
EASY PROJECTS USING CRICUT MAKER TOOLS
The 4 newest Cricut Tools are the Perforation Blade, Wavy Blade, Debossing Tip and Engraving Tip. Out of those 4, I have used the Perforation Blade the most and I love it! But, the others are a ton of fun too!
My favorite project to date using the Perforation Blade is my most recent holiday project — my Heart Attack Countdown Activity!
See the full project here: Heart Attack Countdown Activity made using the Perforation Blade and Scoring Blade.
Here are a few other Maker Tools projects that I wanted to highlight:
- Perforated Flyer
- Gift Card Holders using the Scoring Wheel & Debossing Tip
- Diaper Raffle Tickets
- Decorated Bookmark
- Debossed Card Design
- Engraved Metal Bracelet
- Charm Bracelet with the Engraving Tip
- Wall Hanging with the Wavy Blade
Although the rest of the projects I am going to highlight technically can be made on any Cricut machine, I still wanted to give them a shoutout! I honestly use my Cricut Maker to cut Iron On, Infusible Ink, and Vinyl just as much as I use my Cricut Maker Tools!
EASY IRON ON CRICUT PROJECTS
Iron-On is just way too much fun and I’ve worked with it the most!! You can customize shirts, blankets, bags, socks and more!
- Living My Best Life Shirt Design
- Disneyland T-Shirt Designs
- Milestone Blankets
- DIY Funny Saying Socks
- TicTacToe Game
- St.Patrick’s Day Shirt
- Little Girls TShirt Ideas
- Birthday Shirt
INFUSIBLE INK CRICUT PROJECTS
I can’t lie! Currently, Infusible Ink is my favorite! Projects turn out looking so professional and the colors are so vibrant! You can make shirts, bags, onesies, coasters and more!
- Food Pun Grocery Bags
- Coffee Themed Shirts and Coasters
- Teacher Themed Infusible Ink Bags
- Rainbow Infusible Ink Shirt
- Infusible Ink Coasters
CRICUT MAKER ORGANIZATIONAL LABELS
Using my Cricut machines to create organization labels is way too much fun! It’s hands down the #1 reason I use Vinyl! But, I also love to make signs too!
- Small Toy Organization Container
- Large Menu Board
- Fridge Organization Labels
- Laundry Room Organization and Decor Labels
- Under the Stair Makeover – Craft Supplies Organization
If you love this roundup, I’d LOVE you to pin this post! Have a great day!