Leftover craft material projects round up with Cricut

24 June 2024

Don't let Cricut materials go to waste. Here's a round up of fun projects you can make with scraps.

It’s always a shame to let quality materials go to waste or be unused. Whether it’s excess vinyl or leftover Infusible Ink, it feels wasteful to toss them aside. So, what can you do with these leftover crafting scraps?

This question frequently pops up in our crafting community, and we’re always thrilled to see the innovative solutions our members come up with!

We ask our expert, Joy, to show us her favourite scrap materials projects and she suggested these fun ideas to repurpose those off-cut materials you’ve got lying around. There’s even one for a fun end of term DIY teacher gift – perfect for this time of year.

Introducing the creative force behind this round up of brilliant scrap projects

Joy Margot is a true enthusiast and her crafty endeavours bring charm and style to every project. Joy’s intricate crafting designs reflect her passion and creativity in every detail.

Her Instagram feed, @joy.margot, is a treasure trove of crafting inspiration, showcasing her unique blend of skills and interests.

The following projects are a collection of Joy’s favourite work with scraps and offcuts. Enjoy!

Crayon Water Bottle or Flask

It’s nearing the end of the school term so many parents will be thinking about gifts for teachers, teaching assistants, nursery staff and other school helpers. This fun customised water bottle uses scrap of vinyl so is a budget-friendly teacher gift that’s sure to impress! It would also make a great party goody bag gift!


How fun and adorable is this budget teacher gift idea personalised with Cricut 😍 @Joy Margot . . . #cricutuk #cricut #cricutmade #cricuttutorial #giftidea #teacher #teacherappreciation #crafttok #crafts

♬ Very cute melody by marimba tone(39813) – Mitsu Sound

Make this project in Design Space:

Where We Met – Couple Gift

Create a cute memento of where you met your partner, friend or pet! You could cut up an old map, use a print-out from Google Maps or sketch your own version! Make it yourself in Design Space here.


We just love sharing what you can make with your Cricut Scrap materials 😍 . . . #CricutUK #cricut #cricutmade #craft #crafts #cricutprojects #cricuttutorials #homedecor

♬ Vlog BGM_03(953483) – Fujiwo
Here’s a Tik Tok video for this project

Glow In The Dark Star Jar

This enchanting glow-in-the-dark star jar is perfect for using leftover vinyl scraps and serves as a wonderful night-light! It’s easy and fast to create. In this video Joy demonstrates how the Cricut Snap Mat feature in the iOS Design Space app can help when making projects with scrap materials. It’s an ideal project for beginners and easy to follow on Design Space, which you can do via this link.


Want to know how to use Cricut SnapMat for your scrap makes? Find out here 🙌 . . . #cricutuk #cricut #cricutmade #cricutukcrafts #cricuttips #cricuttips #cricuthacks #cricuttiktok #crafttok

♬ A Day in My Life – Melodion

Scrap Materials Project – Monogram Purse

This customised purse is straightforward yet efficient and super colourful, making it a perfect gift! Take a look at the detailed instructions for this scrap materials project in Design Space for inspiration.


Episode 1| Scrap makes! Let’s use up those little left over materials and make an amazing Cricut project! 😍 Easy to make and looks beautiful! . . . #cricutuk #cricut #cricutmade #cricutprojects #cricutbeginner #cricuttips #cricutukcrafts #cricuttutorial #crafttok

♬ Summer – Croquet Club

Aloe Vera Paper Plant & Pot

Invite spring into your home with this cute paper aloe vera plant paired with a witty little pot! This project is fast, simple, and perfect for using leftover cardstock and vinyl scraps. You can follow the make it tips right here.


Say aloe to your scrap Cricut materials and create yourself a plant perfect for the home 😍🌿 . . . #cricutuk #cricut #cricutmade #cricutproject #cricuttutorials #crafts #papercrafts #homedecor

♬ Little Life – Cordelia

Share your scrap project makes with us

We’re really excited to see what you come up with using scraps and offcut materials in your leftovers pile! Don’t forget to show off your creations on social media by tagging @cricut_uk on Instagram and TikTok.

And why not share your projects with our Design Space community? You can publish projects live there. Need some guidance on how to publish and share in Design Space? Check out the details here.

We can’t wait to be inspired by your creativity!