Start a profitable side hustle with your Cricut! Learn tips and tricks and check out 50 things to make and sell with your Cricut.
With the holidays quickly approaching, now is the best time to start a side hustle and start making money with your Cricut! Three years ago this month my husband was laid off from his job. With a new baby and hospital bills, I knew we needed to have some form of income. So I decided to start making shirts with my Cricut machine.
I saw a post in a Facebook yard sale group for someone looking to have a Halloween maternity shirt made. I knew it would be easy enough with my Cricut so I replied and had about 5 other people ask to have a shirt made. After I made that first shirt, I posted the design in the yard sale groups and got another 15 orders. From there I created more designs, not sure maternity, and posted them for sale solely on Facebook.
My business quickly grew through Facebook and word of mouth and I was able to provide for my family until I was offered a full time job the following July. In this post I’ll share with you tips on how you too can grow a profitable side hustle with your Cricut and give you lots of project ideas of what you can make to sell for profit!
How To Get Started Making Money Selling Things
It’s as easy as crafting! If you’re reading this post, you’ve probably been crafting for some time and have had people tell you things they like that you make (and maybe some things they don’t like). Don’t make a bulk order of things hoping they’ll sell. First make a few things you personally will use, or give as gifts. Next take good pictures of them and post them for sale on Facebook Marketplace or Facebook Yard Sale Groups.
No need to spend money building a website or Etsy shop right now. I made over $2000 a month JUST selling on Facebook and you can too!
How To Get People To Buy What You Make
Notice above how I said to take GOOD pictures. You want to make your pictures look like something they want to buy. A poorly lit picture of your shirt on your table isn’t going to do the trick. I like to stage my pictures on a white table top, or vinyl backdrop and add some extras to the picture so buyers can visualize themselves with the item.
If you’re selling shirts, maybe add some jeans and shoes to the pick. Selling onesies? Add moccasins or a stuffed animal to the picture.
You can also use stock photos , or flat lays, and add your SVG to the design. Just make sure that what you are creating matches the stock photo. For example, if you’re using a stock image of a shirt and it’s a Bella+Canvas shirt, make sure you are using Bella+Canvas shirts. You can purchase flat lay photos in a ton of different varieties from Etsy. If you’re looking for the best blanks to buy, check out this post where I share over 100 of my favorite crafting blanks you can buy from Amazon.
What To Make To Sell With Your Cricut
If you have no ideas of what you want to make, ask friends and family what things they would like to buy. You can also look in the Facebook Marketplace or Yard Sale Groups to see what people are looking to purchase (look for ISO posts). And if all else fails check out these 50 ideas below of things you can make to sell! Each of the posts linked below gives you a step by step tutorial of how to make the project including supplies, screenshots and more!
If you are looking for designs to put on shirts, signs, etc., Design Space has over 100,000 images now with more being added. You can also check out LoveSVG.com and DesignBundles.net. I love Design Bundle’s $1 Deals that happen at the end of the month. I can usually get a whole year’s worth of designs for $1!
PS Looking for the BEST Black Friday Deals on supplies?! Check out this post for a full list of machines and supplies with price comparisons from Cricut, Amazon, Michaels, JOANN Stores and more!
Go Ask Your Dad/Mom Shirts – Tastefully Frugal
Rainbow Baby Maternity Shirt – Tastefully Frugal
4th of July Disney Shirts – Tastefully Frugal
Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts – Housewives of Riverton
I’m So Crafty I Make People Maternity Shirts – Clarks Condensed
Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal Hoodie – That’s What Che Said
Happy Camper Trucker Hat – Tastefully Frugal
Mama Trucker Hat – Sugarcoated Housewife
Camping Hat – Everyday Jenny
Mom Hair Don’t Care Hat – Leap Of Faith Crafting
Beach Mode Floppy Hat – Crafting In The Rain
Bride Tribe Hats – Something Turquoise
Baby Announcement Stuffed Animal – Tastefully Frugal
DIY Milestone Blanket – Tastefully Frugal
My 1st Halloween Onesie – Tastefully Frugal
Toddler Heart Outfit – Tastefully Frugal
Monthly Milestone Onesies – Clarks Condensed
Baby Bibs – Sweet Red Poppy
Felt Flower Headband – Tastefully Frugal
Have Courage and Be Kind Sign – Tastefully Frugal
Laundry Today or Naked Tomorrow Missing Sock Holder – Tastefully Frugal
Seasonal Home Sign – Everyday Jenny
Farmhouse Sign – Everyday Jenny
You & Me Sign – The Happy Scraps
Coffee Sign – Lydi Out Loud
Embossed Leather Earrings – Sugarcoated Housewife
Engraved Monogram Necklace – Pineapple Paper Co
Faux Leather Earrings – Everyday Jenny
Raffia Earrings – Everyday Jenny
Metallic Leather Earrings – Sweet Red Poppy
Disney Jewelry – 100 Directions
Sushi Apron – Everyday Jenny
Bacon Hand Towel – The Idea Room
Measurement Equivalent Sign – A Girl And A Glue Gun
Punny Hand Towels – Lydi Out Loud
Super Mom Coffee Mug – Happiness Is Homemade
Mom Tumblers – Over The Big Moon
Party Decor, Cake Toppers + More
Oh Deer Baby Shower (Paper Rosettes, Cake Topper and Party Favors) – Tastefully Frugal
Unicorn Party Decor (Paper Fans, Banner and Cucpake Toppers) – Sugarcoated Housewife
Straw Toppers – Over The Big Moon
Birthday Present Cake Topper – Over The Big Moon
Large Paper Flowers – Sweet Red Poppy
Party Blowers – Liz On Call
Boys Christmas PJs – Sugarcoated Housewife
Unicorn Ornaments – Sweet Red Poppy
Felt Christmas Tree Pillow – Sugarcoated Housewife
Rae Dunn Ornaments – Amber Simmons
Santa Plate and Mug – Over The Big Moon
Believe Marquee Sign – Sugarcoated Housewife
Farmhouse Christmas Signs – Everyday Jenny
The possibilites of things you can make and sell with your Cricut are endless! If you have more questions on how to start a business with your Cricut, our Cricut Support Group is a great resource!
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anna violette says
I love your tips! Can you tell me how you categorize your items if you sell on facebook? Thank you!
Hey Anna! I post like items together (so onesies will be one post, kid shirts another, adult shirts etc.) If I’m promoting new items for the holidays I will sometimes do a first post with one of each item so those looking no I can do more than just shirts or onesies. I hope that answers your question. Let me know if you have any other questions too!
My problem is that I don’t know what to,charge for things I sell (i.e., t-shirts). How do you decide what to charge for projects?
Hey Cindy! Great question!! A good rule of thumb is double your cost of materials. So if you’re making a shirt and it cost you $5 and you used about $5 in iron-on, I would charge $20. I hope this helps. Let me know if you haven any other questions 🙂
Charisse Ylitalo says
Hi there, I may have missed it but do you have any tips on where to buy t-shirt/glasses, etc?
I buy most of my shirts from Amazon. What type of glasses are you wanting to make? If you’re looking for tumblers/plastic cups, I like saveacup.com, if you’re looking for like wine glasses, I usually just buy them on Amazon too, or a local store. Also, if you have a business license through your state, you can apply for a wholesale acct with manufacturers to get better pricing too.
Love your ideas. Do you have to have a commercial license for fonts?
Most of the fonts I buy, I buy in bundles from DesignBundles.net and yes I would say the majority of them, if not all, come with commercial licenses. You can check out the bundles here (affiliate link) https://fontbundles.net/rel=dgPxxz
Linda Spikes says
Hey, We are new to this. Do you put a sealer over your letters on cups and ornaments. thank you
Hi Linda! If you are using permanent vinyl there is no need to seal after applying. Just make sure you let your project sit for 72 hours before using/selling.
You can if you want but its not necessary.