Since release, Crete Completely revolutionized the craft world. In fact, it’s inspired a whole new generation of creators looking for a side hustle. There are so many things to make and sell with Cricut that there is a small corner of the market for everyone.
For artisans, profiting from their hobby is a dream come true. Although many people have started selling Cricut Maker projects, the sheer demand and variety of items still makes it a very profitable industry to join.
Below, I’ve brainstormed 50 things to make and sell with a Cricut to give you some inspiration for your new Cricut craft business. With a little ingenuity and creativity, you can turn cricket crafting into a busy side hustle or even a full-time career!
Also, don’t forget to read this in-depth article on how to make money with Cricut.
Which Cricut Machine Should I Buy?
There are several types of cricut cutting machines available and some will allow you to make more than others.
For example, the Cricket Maker 3 Can cut and design with over 300 types of materials, including wood and fabric. The Explore Cricut It’s also a powerful machine, but materials are limited to paper and vinyl for the most part. Finally, there is Cricket winswhich is a small, portable machine that can cut small projects made of thin materials such as sticker paper, vinyl and paper.
Which machine is right for you depends largely on what you plan to make. If you want the most variety possible, I recommend Maker.
The good news is that whether working with wood is your forte or you like to stick vinyl to a variety of surfaces, you can make and sell something you love!
Starting a profitable cricket business
With the abundance of things you can craft, there are many options for making profitable Cricut items. Some of the most profitable Cricut projects include:
- Wedding and home decoration
- baby gift
Before you start crafting with the intention of selling, you’ll want to consider the following to make sure you’re making the most money possible with your machine.
What is trendy?
Ask yourself what is currently a trendy item people are shopping for. A good hack is to look for Instagram hashtags #cricut or #cricutmade. See what’s popping up under the trending tags to get a sense of what people are loving right now
Years ago, you would see wooden signs everywhere with cute quotes. These days, Starbucks Cups have taken the cricket world by storm.
Find a niche
You have to find a way to stand out from the crowd. While many people jump on board with the Cricut trend, you can still profit from finding your own little Cricut corner. Or it could mean you only make products for a specific group, like movie buffs or sports enthusiasts (just be aware of copyright laws!).
Great niche to work on anything wedding and baby-related. Guess what… they’re both going nowhere! You can even get specific within that niche, such as creating only wedding invitations or gender-revealing party decorations.
Ask yourself what you want to be known for. When someone needs it, they’ll think of you first! And when you specialize in something, you make better quality products, which benefits everyone.
Calculate how long it takes
using a Crete Many are supposed to craft faster. While this is certainly true for most products, you don’t want to sell an item for under $10 if it took you an hour to make! This includes how long it takes to create and upload the design as well as printing.
You have to choose the items to make and sell with Cricut based on the time frame of each item.
Is it customizable?
What’s stopping a customer from buying a t-shirt from you rather than a big retailer like Amazon (where the product is likely to be cheaper)?
One of the greatest assets Cricut vendors have is the ability to quickly create customizable pieces. Try including some customizable pieces in your inventory and they will sell like hotcakes.
Along with timing, you want to make sure the product is cheap enough to start with. For example, if you’re making t-shirts, you’ll need to buy blank shirts before adding them. Then you need to make sure that the markup makes sense for the product after you add the vinyl and will generate enough profit to warrant your time.
You can learn more about the most profitable crafts to sell in this post.
Cost of transportation by ship
Some things will be easier to ship than others. Users often expect free or heavily discounted shipping. Offering free or cheap shipping is also one of the best ways to stand out on Etsy because users won’t want to pay more than the advertised price.
Try to keep the shipping cost as low as possible. For example, something like vinyl decals will cost nothing to ship compared to your heavy wine glass.
Profitable Fabric Cricut Projects
You have a few options for designing the fabric. Cricut can cut the fabric itself, or you can choose to embellish blanks like t-shirts or baseball caps. A Cricut can also cut iron-on vinyl that will bond with heat and transfer to your material. You can also use infusible ink, which, unlike iron-on, does not flake or wrinkle.
Whichever method you choose, here are some easy fabric-based items to start selling.
1. Tea towel
2. Pillows (seasonal pillows or quotes on them are hot sellers)
3. Baby onesies (or any other baby clothes)
4. Custom T-shirts
5. Tote bag
6. Baseball cap
7. Beanies or other winter hats
8. Sweatshirts (hoodies or crewnecks work great!).
10. Container holder
Items to make and sell with Cricut using vinyl
Vinyl may be the most popular material that people use Cricut machines for. Vinyl is an adhesive that you can use to decorate surfaces. You can apply it to almost anything! It comes in a multitude of finishes and colors, including glitter, holographic, metallic, shimmer, permanent and removable.
11. Wedding signs (or other wedding decorations)
12. Planner stickers
13. Candles (make custom labels!)
14. Decorative plant pots (plants growing now)
16. Tumblr (again, Starbucks does well)
17. Suitcase tags
18. Wine glasses (and many other types of glassware such as beer glasses, food canisters, champagne flutes, etc.)
19. Christmas Ornaments (Find more great Christmas crafts you can make and sell with Cricut here)
20. Mugs (Cricket even sells a special tool for making mugs)
Making and selling things with Cricut using paper
All Cricut machines can cut with paper, and it’s one of the cheapest items to buy material-wise. You can use thicker materials like thick cardboard, tissue paper and cardstock. Here are a few items to try selling:
21. Gift tags
22. Cards (for birthdays and other celebrations)
23. Place Cards (Especially for Weddings)
I24. Invitations (weddings, baby showers, gender reveal parties, birthdays, etc.)
25. Party Banner
26. Menu card (for special events)
27. Paper flowers (as wall decor or on your paper items)
28. Wall art (especially quotes!)
29. Valentine’s Day Card
Unique cricket craft ideas to sell
All in all, the types of projects you can create with the Cricut are almost limitless. More expensive Cricut models (eg Crete Maker) can cut materials like wood, leather, acrylic and more. If there’s a product you want to make, you can make it with a Cricut!
Here are some more unique Cricut projects you might not have thought of making and selling.
31. Cake topper (or cupcake topper)
32. Wood signs
34. Acrylic Keychain
35. Leather earrings and other jewelery (usually made of leather or imitation leather)
36. Canvas print
37. Makeup bag
38. Phone Case (always a popular item)
39. Cutting board
40. Welcome mat (the funnier the better)
41. Drink tray
42. Drink Kuji
43. Garlands (for Christmas and special occasions like birthdays or bridal showers)
44. Pet collars and name tags
45. Placemats (seasonals are great)
46. Magnets (there’s even magnetic vinyl)
48. Personalize toys (add names and other elements to baby items)
50. Laptop sleeve
How to sell Cricut projects
There are many ways you can sell your Cricut projects. Some are better than others! Here are three of the top platforms and methods people use to sell their Cricut items.
Set up an Etsy shop
Probably the number one place for small-scale sellers, Etsy is an uber-popular place to sell Cricut Maker projects. You can reach people all over the world with your small business as long as you find the right audience! Selling on Etsy comes with its own set of challenges, and it can be hard to stand out from the crowd, but when you do, you can make a full-time income just selling Cricut projects.
Check out these tips for selling on Etsy.
Not a fan of Etsy? Here are some Etsy options where you can sell handmade items.
There are a few ways you can sell on Facebook Creek products. First, you can create a Facebook Marketplace list. It’s a free way to list your products to a local audience. Marketplace works great for connecting people directly to people planning events, doing custom work or shopping for seasonal items.
Another way to sell with Facebook is to use Facebook groups. While there are many Cricut groups where you can sell to other crafters, think about where your audience will be hanging out. For example, if one of your products is custom wine glasses, consider joining a wine group. You can advertise your products at local wineries and directly to wine lovers!
A third way to sell your crafts is by setting up one Facebook page shop. With this option, you create a Facebook business page and then upload your listings directly to their store function. Customers can shop and make purchases from your Facebook page. There are no fees to get started, but Facebook charges transaction and selling fees. this post There is a helpful tutorial on how to get started using this last method.
Another great way to reach your local audience is to sign up for craft fairs. There are many wonderful people who organize such events throughout the year. Just think farmers’ markets and Christmas-themed craft fairs on the street or at community centers!
You can find these events on community bulletin boards and websites or by joining local Facebook groups such as Small Business Owners.
Final Thoughts on Things to Make and Sell with Cricut
Whether you’re a beginner or an expert Cricut user, craft with you Crit machine A fun and fulfilling business. Not only will you make a profit, but you’ll also enjoy the time you spent creating your products and the joy they bring to others.