Cricut guide to DIY home projects

20 July 2020

Summer is officially here, and what better time to work on that DIY home project you’ve been thinking about than now? From home improvement projects to small simple ideas that freshen up your space, it can be overwhelming to find the right idea that’s achievable for you.

Segue to our Cricut Guide to DIY Home Projects, an exclusive summer collection of tips and tutorials based on some of our favorite, unexpected projects for inside and outside your home. Each week, we’ll walk you through a DIY project complete with materials and tools needed, instructions, and patterns.

If you have a Cricut machine, we will provide the Design Space® link so you may easily replicate the project. If you don’t have a machine, we’ll also provide free SVG patterns so you can still follow along with us.

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DIY home project series

Ready-to-make projects in Cricut Design Space

Favorites from DIYers

Projects from the community

Learn more about Cricut

DIY home project series

Find a new featured home improvement project each week with project designs to get you started and step-by-step instruction to get you to the finish line.

Episode 7 – Subway Tile Backsplash

Materials needed:

Inspiration for: kitchen backsplash, bathroom tiles, textured walls, and accents.

View the full tutorial here.

DIY Glow-in-the-dark Cornhole Boards with Galaxy Pattern

Episode 6 – Personalized Cornhole Boards

Materials needed:

Cornhole boards

  • Miter saw (or circular saw or hand saw)
  • Drill
  • Sander
    • Sandpaper (at least 180 grit recommended)
  • Plunge router (or jigsaw or hole saw at 6 and 3 inches)
  • Kreg jig* (like this Kreg R3 system)
  • Tape measure (or ruler)
  • Pencil
  • Round object that measures about 3.5″ in diameter (or compass)
  • Clamps (optional)
  • (2) 2′ x 4′ plywood board, 1/2″ thick
  • (4) 1″ x 4″ x 8′ long boards
  • (4) 3/8″ carriage bolts, 2.5″ long
  • (4) 3/8″ washers
  • (4) 3/8″ wingnuts
  • Box of 1.25″ Kreg pocket hole screws*

Stain and glow-in-the-dark decoration

*If you don’t have a Kreg jig to make pocket screws, you can opt to drill normal screws into the boards instead. Grab a box of 1.5″ long #8 Star bit screws to replace the Kreg screws.

Inspiration for: wood surfaces, outdoor games, nighttime decoration, wood painting and decoration, and entertaining guests or kids

View the full tutorial here.

Episode 5 – DIY Punny Pots with Zooey Deschanel

Materials needed:

Inspiration for: front yard, backyard, gardens, inside the home, and for decorating containers

View the full tutorial here.

Upcycled Wood Stool using Cricut stencils with Lauren

Episode 4 – Upcycled wood stool*

*This special episode was broadcasted on our Facebook. Lauren made her project live at 11:00am (MT) on July 14th: see it here or continue below to see the usual tutorial.

Materials needed:

  • Cricut machine (or scissors to hand cut the design)
  • Wood stool
  • Spray paint
  • Mylar (or vinyl)
  • Painter’s tape
  • Acrylic paint
  • Stencil brush
  • Polyurethane

Inspiration for: upcycling old wood furniture, wood decoration, stenciling surfaces, painting wood

View the full tutorial here.

DIY concrete rug made with a stencil using a Cricut machine

Episode 3 – Concrete “Rug”

Materials needed:

  • Cricut machine (or scissors to hand cut a design)
  • Concrete paint (two colors)
  • Mylar (or vinyl)
  • Painter’s tape
  • Concrete cleaner
  • Chalk line
  • Polyurethane
  • Stencil and paint brushes
  • Power washer (optional)

Inspiration for: backyard patio, front porch, ceilings, and floors in and around your home

View the full tutorial here.

DIY Floral Wallpaper with Cricut Removable Vinyl

Episode 2 – Floral Wallpaper

Materials needed:

Inspiration for: walls in your home or flat, blank surfaces such as table tops, trays, ceilings, and shelves

View the full tutorial here.

Cricut Iron-On wood round decorated welcome sign

Episode 1 – Round Wood Signs

Materials needed:

Inspiration for: front door, back porch, yards, fences, gardens, parties and areas for signs or decoration

View the full tutorial here.

Ready-to-make projects

Can’t wait to get started? Here are some of our favorite Design Space projects you can make right now.

Indoor home decor

Chalkboard menu for the home kitchen
Chalkboard Menu
Paper Cherry Blossom Tree Home Decor
Cherry Blossom Tree
Kraft board and vellum Diwali pentagonal lamp
Kraft Board Lamp

Tile and floor embellishments

Floral Pattern Vinyl Decorated Tile Square
Floral Design Vinyl Tile
Vinyl tile decoration side table
Tiled Side Table
DIY Vinyl Kitchen Tile Backsplash with Floral Bloom Pattern
Tile Planter Box

Gardens, plants, and patios

Outdoor side table decorated with vinyl geckos
Gecko Side Table
Lacy flower pot designs using vinyl
Lacy Flower Pots
Snarky sayings on planters using Cricut vinyl
Snarky Planters

Doors, windows, curb appeal

Modern House Number Decor
Modern House Numbers
DIY 'thankful' door mat
Thankful Door Mat
Frosted floral window decor
Frosted Floral Window

Wall projects

Rosettes home wall decor
Wall Rosettes
Chipboard Name and Letter Wall Decor
Chipboard Letter Decor
Geometric patterned vinyl accent wall decor
Geometric Patterned Wall

Favorites from DIYers

These are just a few of our favorite projects from DIYers that use Cricut machines to keep that inspiration fueled.

Front door decor

Room to remember

Porch with personality

Personalize your garden

Next level customization

Projects from the Cricut community

The Cricut community has also been going full swing on DIY home projects. Check out these amazing creations that our community has shared with us for even more inspiration. Share your creations with us by using #cricutathome on Instagram.

Staircase embellishment
Wood round with decal
Wood round with decal
Planter pots with vinyl and funny sayings
Planter pots with vinyl
Planter with vinyl decal
Planter with vinyl decal
Fireplace tile painted using a stencil
Fireplace painted with stencil
Front door mat with spray paint stencil
Front door mat with spray paint stencil
Children's room with vinyl bunny decals
Children’s room with vinyl bunny decals
Porch bistro table with vinyl decal
Porch bistro table with vinyl decal
Personalized door numbers using Cricut vinyl
Door numbers using vinyl
Plant hanger with decal
Plant hanger with decal
Antique stool painted with stencil
Antique stool painted with stencil
Custom laundry room sign with vinyl
Custom laundry room sign with vinyl
Back porch sign painted with reverse stencil
Sign painted with reverse stencil
Pots with vinyl phrases
Pots with vinyl phrases
Vinyl wall decal to create wallpaper
Vinyl wall decal to create wallpaper
Custom coffee sign and mugs
Custom coffee sign and mugs

Learn more about Cricut

At Cricut, we want to help people live their most creative lives. We are also a bustling worldwide community, a means for connection, and an outlet for unbridled creativity. Learn more about Cricut machines, materials, and projects below.