If you thought the Cricut machines were just for vinyl and paper; guess again! Check out these 35 fun and unique projects made with the Cricut Explore Air.
Back before I owned my first Cricut I thought it was just another vinyl cutter that used cartridges that I could make cute stickers and cards with. Boy was I wrong! Since March I’ve used my Explore Air for more projects than I can count and I’ve only touched the tip of the iceberg on all it’s capabilities. As part of our Cricut 101 series I thought it would be fun to share a few ways you can use your Cricut for things other than vinyl or heat transfer. Check out these great projects below!
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Wedding Favor Tags (and 14 other wedding projects) from Tidewater and Tulle
Hedgehog Place Cards from Crafting In The Rain
Bedroom Door Sign from Inspiration Made Simple
Mini Travel Coloring Pages from It Happens In A Blink
Thanksgiving Activity Placemat from Tastefully Frugal
Initial Jewelry Pendant from It Happens In A Blink
Basket Of Sunshine Gift Basket from Tastefully Frugal
DIY Gift Tags from Artsy Fartsy Mama
DIY Art Portfolio from Laura’s Crafty Life
No Sew Ruffled Lace Canvas Bag from Laura’s Crafty Life
DIY Jewelry from It Happens In A Blink
Bows from Artsy Fartsy Mama
No Sew Buffalo Check Pillow from Lydi Out Loud
DIY Coasters from Love Create Celebrate
Flower Headband from It Happens In A Blink
Deer Pallet Ornament from Love Create Celebrate
Place Setting Cards from Inspiration Made Simple
Floral Cuffs from Hello Creative Family
Heart Headband from Love Create Celebrate
Geometric Jewelry from Inspiration Made Simple
Halloween Owl Keychain from Nite Owl Creates
Floral Cuff Bracelet from Becoming Martha
Rustic Pallet Christmas Tree from 7Alive
Flower Garland from Inspiration Made Simple
Spooky Pillow from The TomKat Studio
Advent Calendar from PMQ For Two
Buffalo Check Christmas Banner from Love Create Celebrate
Holiday Ornament from My Mom Made That
Football Cupcake Toppers (and other football themed projects) from The Tom Kat Studios
Dishwasher Magnet from Tastefully Frugal
Magnetic Nativity Set from The Quiet Grove
Magnetic Busy Board from Inspiration Made Simple
Magnetic Christmas Words from The Quiet Grove
Faux Etched Mirror Sign from Polka Dot Bride
Seashell Mirror from Inspiration Made Simple
Snowman Window Clings from Sew Woodsy
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Lydi @ Lydi Out Loud says
I have to make your dishwasher magnet – so clever (and if I had a nickel for every time my husband asks “are these clean?!) 😉
Thanks so much for including my pillow in this fun round-up! Merry Christmas!
Judy B. Robles says
Wow you are so creative enough in doing these crafts. I love here the pillow and the flower headband. This could be an ideal gift for this Christmas Season. Thanks for sharing, I will review here the other crafts so that I will know how to make my own crafts this Holiday Season and for the next occasion to come. Merry Christmas everyone and a prosperous New Year.
Can these any of these items be made using the original Cricut Create machine?
I don’t think you can use with the Cricut Create. I’m sorry. If you want to upgrade I will be doing a giveaway for the new Maker machine on Monday! You should stop by and enter!
Where have u been tux was designed for scrapbooking. Have the first style created. It was made for paper to cut embellishments for scrap booking yes the newer ones cut a lot more. But it is not new. I have had mine fo at least 15 years.
Love these ideas!!!! 😍 just got my machine and can’t wait to start creating!
Yay! I can’t wait to see what you create Sally!!
Sue Marie says
I am a newbie and have the Explore Air 2. I was amazed that some of the projects you showed (eg. jewelry) I thought were only possible with the Maker model. Great ideas, especially the Duck Tape gift tag. Thanks for sharing!