How to make crafting affordable with Cricut.

10 April 2024

With the way the UK economy is right now, prioritising affordability has become important for everyone, especially those looking for affordable crafting. So, to ensure that you can indulge in your crafting pursuits whenever you feel the need, here’s our guide to budget-friendly projects and where to find those little bargains.

The good news is that you really don’t need to spend fortunes to make quality creative projects and you can enjoy crafting even on very tight budgets. In this post we will show you how it’s possible to make affordable projects with Cricut craft machines and supplies. These are all produced on very low budgets so you can enjoy your crafting and make beautiful things without spending a lot.

Where to look

So, how exactly can you save money while indulging your crafting passion? Let’s delve into some practical tips:

1. Shop Smart: Search in discount retailers for your blanks. The likes of Home Bargains, B&M, B&Q, Poundstretcher, TK Maxx, and others will all have a wide range of things you can customise. You’d be surprised at the treasures you can find at a fraction of the cost of high street items.

2. Embrace DIY: Get creative with what you have. Repurpose old materials or offcuts and utilise household items to serve as crafting items. A bit of imagination can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.

3. Utilise Sales and Discounts: Keep an eye out for sales, coupons, and loyalty programs offered by craft stores. Timing your purchases strategically can lead to significant savings without compromising on quality.

4. Join Cricut Crafting Communities: Engage with fellow crafters online or in local groups. Not only can you exchange tips and ideas, but you might also discover shared resources or swap unused supplies.

5. Invest Wisely: While it’s tempting to splurge on every shiny new tool or material, prioritise your purchases based on their versatility and long-term utility. A high-quality Cricut machine, for instance, can be a game-changer for a variety of projects.

Affordable Crafting Projects That Look Incredible Too

Below are listed a series of craft projects brought to life by our talented Cricut community, each crafted with a thrifty and affordable budget in mind.

Personalise your next trip

First up, transform plain travel essentials from Home Bargains into personalised masterpieces, perfect for coordinating and tagging your luggage and cosmetics. You can find this project in Design Space here.

Say Aloe to your forever plant

Next, celebrate spring with this fabulous plant pot adaptation using offcuts.

Make your own forever plant like @Joy.Margot‘s using her project on Design Space here.

Brighten up your home for less

Create high end home decor using affordable blanks with the Cricut Joy XtraTM and Cricut EasyPressTM to make a beautiful designs, perfect for brightening any home. Duygu shows us how in this Instagram Reel:

You can make this beautiful cushion, on a budget, easily at home, by cutting out daisy shapes from Iron-On material with your Cricut machine.

A great value affordable crafting project for the home

Also for the home you can customise this fabulous IKEA box frame to showcase your individuality. You can make this lovely gift right here on Design Space or follow the tutorial on TikTok below.


IKEA x Cricut hack| @Amelia 💖 sure knows how to create affordable home decor that we love 😍 . . . #cricutuk #cricut #cricutmade #cricuthacks #ikea #ikeahack #crafts #crafttok #homedecor

♬ sonido original – SONIDOS LARGOS

Wow visitors with this welcome

Check out this great DIY project to personalise your own door mat. Design Space does the hard work for you, so you can welcome each visitor from the heart. Click here to make it yourself or watch the TikTok tutorial below.

Crafting on a budget doesn’t mean skimping on quality or creativity. With a little ingenuity and resourcefulness, you can transform budget finds into stunning works of art with your Cricut machines.

So, go ahead, unleash your creativity and let your imagination fly.

Share your makes with us

Join our crafting community and showcase your affordable projects! We’re eager to see your creations. Don’t forget to share them with us on social media by tagging @cricut_uk on Instagram and TikTok.

Plus, amplify your impact by sharing your projects with our vibrant community on Design Space. Learn how to publish and share projects live right here.