50+ Home Decor Projects You Can Make With a Cricut
It’s no secret around here that my favorite, most-used, and most reliable tools in my craft room are my Cricut machines. Not only do I use them a ton to make a variety of gifts, holiday projects, and party crafts; but above all, I rely on my machines to make inexpensive, easy, and quality decor, labels, and accessories for our home. In fact, my Cricut machines are precisely what allow me to decorate our homes so quickly and on a budget, move after move after move! Whether you’re still considering buying a Cricut machine, received one for Christmas, or just aren’t sure what all it can do, get ready to be inspired! Today I’m sharing dozens of amazing home decor projects you can make from the comfort of your own home, using inexpensive materials…all with the help of a Cricut machine!
All of the Cricut projects I’m sharing today can be made with any machine. Although you may have to adjust the size, scale, or specific materials, these projects can be easily adapted to the powerful-and-versatile Cricut Maker, the true-and-steady Cricut Explore Air, or a small-and-mighty Cricut Joy.
See a project you want to try? Each image below is linked to the full tutorial where you can access the complete supply list, detailed instructions, the Cricut Design Space file, and even more inspiration photos!
Vinyl Wall Decal Projects You Can Make with a Cricut
One of my favorite ways to update our homes is to add adhesive vinyl decals to our walls. Decals are quick and easy to cut and can be made into any pattern in order to create your own designs. When purchased from a shop or retailer, vinyl decals can be quite expensive. However, when you cut your own with a Cricut machine, you can dramatically change the look of your room for the cost of just a few rolls of vinyl! Check out these amazing wall decal projects all done with a Cricut!
DIY Gold Polka Dot Wall Decals
Vinyl Winding Flowers Decals
Paper Wall Art Projects You Can Make with a Cricut
Since we move so frequently, I am reticent to invest in high-quality, statement artwork. But with lots of big and bland walls in our rental homes, I am ALWAYS looking for cheap, easy, and impactful ways to create my own art. Ultimately, using a cutting machine allows me to make really stunning (and cheap!) wall art with basic cardstock and minimal effort! Here are some of my favorites!
3D Paper Flowers Wall Treatment
Falling Paper Flower Statement Artwork
Typography Artwork Projects You Can Make with a Cricut
In addition to cutting out shapes and images to make art, one of my all-time favorite ways to use my Cricut is to make typography-style artwork (i.e., designs create with letters, words, fonts, text, etc). Cutting out letters by hand is incredibly tedious and time-consuming. But thanks to the speed and precision of a Cricut machine, you can make a statement piece that says anything…in whatever size, color, and style you like…in mere minutes!
DIY Typography Artwork with Vinyl & Wrapping Paper
Valentine’s Day Love Vase
Fabric Decor Projects You Can Make with a Cricut
If sewing is your thing, the Cricut Maker and Cricut Explore models can cut a wide variety of fabrics thanks to the Bonded Fabric Blade (Explore models) and the Rotary Blade (Maker models). This opens up a whole new range of possibilities for creating custom home decor with your Cricut.
But even if you don’t want to get into cutting fabric, you can also create countless designs to place onto fabric with either heat transfer vinyl (iron-on vinyl) or Infusible Ink. This is a great way to add names, monograms, or designs to pillows, blankets, tablecloths, napkins, and more. Check out these amazing fabric projects all made with a Cricut machine!
Custom Fabric Designs with Iron-On
Furniture Makeovers You Can Do with a Cricut
Vinyl crafts don’t just include walls and small gifts…have you ever considered using it on your furniture?! Just as you can completely change the look of a wall with vinyl, you can also completely transform a piece of furniture! Since vinyl tends to be removable, this a great solution when you want to breath life into something old or boring or you need a quick update for a play space or kids room.
“Stenciled” Table Makeover with Vinyl
Decorated Mirror with Window Cling
Small Home Decor Accessories You Can Make with a Cricut
When decorating your home with a Cricut machine, not every project has to be big, involved, and complicated! In fact, I often recommend beginners start with small, simple projects like mugs, candles, and other easy craft projects. Although these projects are small, don’t underestimate the charm and style they can add to your surroundings!
DIY Coasters with Infusible Ink
Stenciling with a Cricut
I sure love being able to cut paper, vinyl, or iron-on into pretty much any shape and stick it on (almost) any surface. But sometimes, you might want to paint or stain decorative details to add permanence and sophistication to your projects. As such, consider using your Cricut to make your own stencils! While this certainly takes some practice, it definitely opens up a whole new world of creative possibilities for your home!
Organizing with a Cricut
Although not technically considered “home decor,” your Cricut can also be used to enhance your home through organization. From small caddies for cords, toys, and supplies to labels for pretty much any surface, you’ll soon see that a Cricut machine is one of the best organizing tools available!
How to Make Vinyl Labels
How to Make Labels with Cricut Pens
How to Make Labels with Iron-On
How to Make Labels with Chipboard
Ready to Get Started?
Phew! Are you feeling inspired?!? If you have (or have been wanting) a Cricut machine, I hope this round-up of Cricut project ideas inspires you to use your machine in new, creative ways! My Cricut machines have easily been some of the best purchases for my home decor and organization pursuits, and I just know you will love using your machine to transform your home into a place you truly love!
9 Comments on “50+ Home Decor Projects You Can Make With a Cricut”
Have you created all of these projects yourself?! If so, that’s incredible. Well done, they’re amazing. Such great ideas.
I would love to do a project but I cannot get my Cricut Explore to work with Flash player. Have you had this problem?
I have no had any issues that have prevented me from using my machine or designing projects in Cricut Design Space. I would make sure that all your software is up-to-date (including running a firmware update on the Cricut Explore itself). If you’re still having trouble, contact Cricut for help!
Hope you get it sorted out!
Make sure you are using Chrome and not Safari – I have had nothing but problems with Safari!
very impressed by your projects , that’s a great achievement if you have made them all .
Thanks for sharing informative post.
I am SO appreciative of your series on the Cricut!! I got the Maker 3 years ago, set it up and that was it. It was way too overwhelming. Thanks to your easy instructions I have begun to use it … baby steps but at least something. Thank you!!
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