Six Cricut Beginner Project Ideas to make with your machine

26 December 2021

It’s a magical time when you first take your Cricut machine out of the box, set it up and try to decide what you want to make first! There are so many images and project ideas around, and as a result, it can be overwhelming to choose. We have rounded up six beginner Cricut project ideas that are ready-to-make projects and can be made with any machine. These are perfect for a first project and offer a range of making types to guide you in.

Hello Sunshine Mug

This could be a gift or for yourself. This little pick-me-up is exactly what you need to brighten up the day! And it’s great to have as a keepsake of your first project!

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Vinyl Cricut Beginner Project idea

Before choosing your vinyl for drinkware, make sure to use permanent vinyl, as this is water-resistant for up to three years!

You Are Loved Vinyl Notebook

Need new stationery? Always be sure to personalise it with your favourite vinyl materials. Accordingly, there is a range of different colours and even glitter and holographic vinyl, meaning everyone has a colour!

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Vinyl Decal Project Idea

Be Kind Iron-on T-shirt

If you want to try out using Iron-on material (or you might know it as HTV), this is a great project to ease you into it! Not only is it a positive message, but more importantly, it’s a cute design to wear too. As a result, you will look good and feel good too!

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Iron-On Cricut Project Beginner Idea

Before creating your project, make sure to consult the Cricut Heat guide for the best temperature and application guide.

Personalised Iron-on Tea Towel

If you fancy trying out a home decor project instead, this tea towel decorated with Iron-on material is undoubtedly the perfect project for beginners.

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Iron-on personalised tea towel idea

Before creating your project, make sure to consult the Cricut Heat guide for the best temperature and application guide.

Cannister Labels Vinyl

Labelling is a trend here to stay, as is organisation. Likewise, you might have seen lots of makers on social media organising their pantry and spice racks with labels for their bottles!

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Labelling vinyl project

Once you have cut out your first batch you might find you want to label everything!

Celebrations Gift Tag

Whatever the occasion, you always need a gift tag. In fact, gift tags are a great starting project for making with papercrafts on your machine.

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Papercraft beginner project

Helping You Start Making

Need some help with getting started with your Machine? This blog can help!

Want to know what materials are compatible with your machine? See the compatibility guide for Cricut Maker and Cricut Explore machines here and see here for the Cricut Joy guide.