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There are SO MANY Cricut Projects you can do with your Cricut machine. Here are some of our easy beginner Cricut ideas to try!
My Latest Cricut Projects
I love playing around with my Cricut – I just rarely find myself with time to enjoy it… however this week I found a little pocket of time and got to make a fun project for Fall! A few weeks ago I finally got my craft closet together (I LOVE IT!) and now that everything I need is right there I couldn't wait to tackle a simple quick project.
This sweet little wreath took me under an hour to make with my Cricut – and it's so pretty in person! (The pictures really don't do it justice ~ but it's just a fun little happy!) Plus this project was CHEAP.
If you have the Cricut (or even just a pair of scissors and about 30 minutes. . . ) it's only about $2 to make.
How to Make this Cricut Wreath:
- small flat foam wreath (check your local Dollar Tree though – that's where I found mine!)
- light card stock
- hot glue gun
- Cricut or just a good pair scissors and some patience 🙂
- Cut about 50 leaf shapes (I just searched “leaf” pattern in the Cricut design studio and used one of the die cuts there, but you could also cute them using scissors)
- Start by gluing one leaf to the foam wreath. Slowly add leaves all the way around your wreath form, varying them by space and color
- Keep hot gluing til the wreath form is covered ~ that's it. You're all done!
Need a Cricut Machine?
The new Cricut machines though are amazing as you no longer have to pay outrageous amounts of money for a cartridge you will only use once or twice as you can now access everything through Cricut Design Space and Cricut Access (more on that below!)
To get started first with your Cricut projects, you're going to need a Cricut machine.
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Here are some more Cricut Projects for Beginners:
How to make Farmhouse Signs with Cricut – Try this DIY Farmhouse Cricut Chalkboard
This cute little chalkboard was my very first ever craft project using Cricut design space and turned out so stinkin' cute – I'm pretty proud. 🙂 This Farmhouse Chalkboard was one of the included Cricut projects for beginners.
Easter Cricut Ideas – This canvas sign is DARLING!
This was another easy Cricut beginner craft that I whipped up. I used a canvas I found on clearance and some Cricut sticker vinyl. PERFECT for the Easter season and it didn't take much time or money – love that!
How to Use A Cricut Machine
So, here's the thing.
There is a learning curve when you're trying to figure out how to use a Cricut – you can't just take the Cricut machine right out of the box and start designing everything you ever dreamed of. It takes some time to get familiar with how it all works.
Full disclosure – I had never used a Cricut cutting machine so I'm a complete newbie and I'm not gonna lie, I was kind of freaking out when I first started.
But, after I watched a few getting started videos, I got the feel of how it all worked and felt MUCH more comfortable. So, if you take the plunge (or you've taken the plunge already and never gotten it out of the box) you can do this!
To get started first with your Cricut projects, you're going to need a Cricut machine. The best sales are on Cricut bundle deals!
If it's in your budget to get the bundle I HIGHLY suggest it. I wouldn't have known what in the world I would need if I had to walk down the Cricut aisle and pick out the different supplies.
Cricut has so many different heat transfer vinyl types, rotary blades, knife blades – and just a TON of different Cricut vinyl materials that you can purchase.
Buying the bundle made it super easy and convenient to just go through the box and open what I needed to get started with all of the Cricut ideas I had in my head. It was also nice to look through everything and familiarize myself with the products.
How to Use Cricut Design Space
You'll also want to get familiar with Cricut Design Space.
This is the program that runs on your computer to communicate with your Cricut so you can create all of your projects. It downloads the files (they're called svg cut files) from the program to your machine.
I'd take a few minutes to get used to the set up and play with some scrap vinyl before you get too into your Cricut projects.
What is Cricut Access and How Much Does It Cost?
Another cool thing you get when you purchase the Cricut Bundle is 1 free month of Cricut Access. This gives you access to a gazillion projects that include the svg files. There are soooo many Cricut ideas in there!
If you plan to do a ton of crafting it looks like it's really worth it to keep your Access subscription and will also give you so many more options for crafts to create.
💡Tip: the cost of Cricut Access is $9.99 per month of $95.80 per year (which comes out to $7.99 per month.) If you're going to use it regularly it might be worth the annual fee, at least use it for one month during the free trial and save the designs you love!
If you're incredibly into designing unique things you love you can definitely do that with Design Space, but Access allows you to open it up, search a project, and voila . . . cut out your design!
If you don't want to keep Cricut Access, the individual designs start at $0.99. You can also search and find free svg files if you're fairly tech savvy!
Do I have to have a computer to use a Cricut?
Cricut does have a Bluetooth option, but it can be a bit glitchy on some devices. I've actually found that my Cricut program worked much better better in both my iPad and iPhone app than it did on my Mac laptop ~ and the app makes it super simple to design and edit your projects.
If you're looking for some more DIY inspiration, here are a few of our favorite garland crafts so you can accessorize your Cricut projects: