Cricut,  DIY & Crafts

What is a Cricut?

My husband was so excited when he bought me a Cricut (pronounced like the bug), he couldn’t even wait for it to arrive before he told me. “I bought you a ‘cry-cut.'” He was beaming (and pronouncing it wrong). What is a Cricut?? I thought. I went online to try to figure out what it was before it arrived.

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Well? What is it?!

Basically, a Cricut can cut many common crafting materials, so you can make professional looking crafts right from home! I have the Cricut Explore Air 2. My model also has a writing feature, where you can buy markers and other supplies to have it write out nice lettering for you. It will cut vinyl, cardstock, fabric, paper, iron-on vinyl, and supposedly even faux leather. I haven’t tried any fabric or faux leather yet. I don’t know how to use a sewing machine, so I don’t see myself using it for any fabric related crafts.

I’ve already used it for a lot of crafts at home! I made my husband a unique Valentine’s day card and a personalized mug. It’s a really cool gift for the crafter. Some of my projects are below, you can take a look and see how easy it is to use!

Read how to make this motivational sign!

This “be our guest” bin doesn’t have a how-to guide. I bought the bin at the dollar tree (score!) and added some lettering to use it when guests come over. I added a few silly things in there for the picture, but I plan on making a great guest basket soon, and I’ll post more then. Let me know if you have have questions about it in the comments!

Do you already have a Cricut? Let me know below, I’d love to see your projects!

 

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