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25 Simple & Easy Cricut Projects for Beginners [Yes! They are Free Too!]


Have you recently decided to hop on the Cricut machine bandwagon? Or maybe you received this fantastic machine as a gift (lucky you!).

No matter how you got it, one thing’s for sure: this machine can do it all! And we bet you’re just itching to start using it and create tons of amazing things!

Of course, the easiest place to start is with some simple and easy projects, so we have collated a list of 25 free Cricut projects for beginners.

25 Easy Cricut Projects for Beginners

We’ve collected the top 25 simple Cricut projects for beginners to help you navigate the machine (don’t worry, it’s not hard!). In our list, you will find Cricut Maker projects for beginners and projects that can be done with an Explore or Cricut Joy.

These beginner Cricut projects will help you create beautiful pieces of art and decor that you, your friends, and your family will love!

1. Infusible Ink T-Shirt


To start our round-up of Cricut beginner projects, we will begin with an easy Infusible Ink project. This project only uses one sheet of Infusible ink.

Your kiddos will love sporting these super fun tee shirts. It is so easy to use different images and phrases; the possibilities are endless for making stylish, fun statement tees! 

Click here to find the full step-by-step tutorial on how to make an Infusible Ink shirt. 

2. Create Beautiful Faux Leather Keychains

Faux Leather Keychains

How cute are these faux leather keychains? This easy-to-follow tutorial shows you just how to make these stylish little accessories.

See Practical Perfection for the full tutorial.

3. Make a Festive Banner


Are you looking for Cricut crafts for beginners that use paper or cardstock? It is always helpful to tackle your first project with materials that you are already familiar with – plus paper and cardstock are cheap, so if you stuff up the project, it is no big deal!

We love a good banner! Grab some brightly colored paper and make one of these festive babies for your next party or gathering! 

See the full step-by-step tutorial here.

4. DIY Cupcake Wrappers


Dress up your cupcakes with these super easy cupcake wrappers! This is a really quick and simple project that you can create using some cardstock and your Cricut!

Whip up some of these cool wrappers after whipping up your cupcake mix and wow everyone at your celebration. Follow our step-by-step tutorial to this easy Cricut craft for beginners here.

5. Create a Herb Garden with Mason Jars


When Spring approaches, the thoughts of fresh green herbs fill our hearts with glee.

This tutorial helps you create simple and classy mason jar holders to house all your herbs! Great if you do not have much garden space or would like herbs to hand in the kitchen. 

See how Amanda created these herb jars by following the tutorial here.

6. Make Funky HTV Personalized Canvas Sneakers

how to put htv on canvas shoes

Now if you have some canvas sneakers lying around that you want to jazz up a little, then this is the perfect tutorial for you.

By using a few pieces of HTV (Iron-On) and your Cricut machine you can create some funky sneakers that scream you!  

You can follow the step-by-step tutorial here and create your own!

7. Create a Unique and Perfect Gift using Jars


We’re obsessing over how unique and fun these spice and seasoning jars are! Make them up and give them as gifts for the foodie/griller in your life!

See how Sonja and Jane from Sustain my Craft Habit created these jars for Father's Day gifts.

8. DIY Birthday Board


Always sending “happy belated birthday” cards? You’ll never have to do that again with this sophisticated (and handy!) birthday board!

See the full tutorial on Dollarcrafter.

Love Signs? Find our blog post full of stunning Cricut wood signs here.

9. DIY Coloring Cards for Kids [with Crayons]


These cards are so quick and simple to make and the best part is that your Cricut machine can do it all – you just need to add the crayons!

These cute cards are great for party favors or token gifts to hand out to the class!

Create your own by heading over to our tutorial here. If you want to change the words or images we even tell you how!

10. Easy Peasy DIY Pantry Labels

pantry labels with cricut

Jazz up your kitchen with our easy-to-follow tutorial for gorgeous Cricut pantry labels!

If you are looking for a really easy Cricut beginner tutorial this is a great one to get started. Learn how to use adhesive vinyl using our Cricut and organize your pantry at the same time!

11. DIY Paper Flower Decorated Frame

Paper Flower Photo Frame

What better way to say ‘I Love You' than with this gorgeous picture frame with beautiful paper roses!?

If you want to know how you can view the full tutorial created by Amy of the Analytical Mommy.

12. DIY Personalised Plates for Any Occasion

Santa Christmas Eve Plate

We’re squealing with delight over how stinkin’ cute these Christmas Eve plates are! Your kids will love bringing them out to use for years to come!

See the full tutorial by Helen of Crafty Sewing Sew so you can make your own (which you can theme for any occasion other than Christmas!)

13. Make a Mandala MacBook (or Any Laptop) Cover


Take your Macbook or Laptop from drab to FAB with this absolutely stunning mandala Cricut cutout cover!

Such a quick and easy craft that you can make by following the tutorial by Tanya of Our Little Handmade Home.

14. Create a Super Adorable Door Wreath


Although this wreath has been created with an Easter theme, this is a super cute and adorable idea that can be recreated for any occasion or just for home decoration.  

You can follow the steps in the detailed tutorial here.

15. DIY Customized Pouch


SHow cute are these no-sew zipper pouches!? Make them for holding makeup, school supplies, or give as gifts!

This is a great basic Cricut tutorial for any Cricut craft beginner! Follow along with Dawn of Craftidly to create your very own pouches!

16. Make a Custom T-Shirt with HTV (Iron-On)


You’re not going to want to miss this tutorial for making tee shirts with your Cricut machine. Bedazzle them with gems and other fun accessories to make them pop!

Head on over to Amanda's Craft Corner to see just how to make it!

17. Flower Pot Plants with Style


Looking for Cricut vinyl projects for beginners? If you like Rae-Dunn-style decor, you’re going to love these darling flower pots that will add cheer to any space!

Head on over to Single Girls DIY for the full step-by-step tutorial.

18. DIY Inspirational Wooden Signs


What’s your favorite inspirational quote? Why not put that Cricut machine to work and create a visually appealing (and inspiring!) wood sign to always remind you of your hopes and dreams!?

For the full tutorial head to The Inspiration Vault to see how they created this sign!

19. Cricut Faux Leather Key Fobs or Lanyards


These bright and festive key fobs are oh so easy to make and are great for giving as gift toppers and stocking stuffers!

See the quick and easy tutorial created by Jamie of The Denver Housewife.

20. DIY Farmhouse Sign for $1

Farmhouse Sign

Using only a few materials, you can create this gorgeous foam board sign in no time. It’s the perfect way to liven up a room!

Amanda of Her Happy Home shares just how in her step-by-step tutorial.

21. Personalized Cricut Water Bottle

Water bottle

Another excellent idea for easy beginner Cricut projects – why not personalize some water bottles! Make everyone at the gym jealous of your water bottle with this motivating hydration helper!

Make your own DIY workout water bottle by following the tutorial on Lovely Indeed.

22. Mailbox Makeover


Be the talk of the neighborhood with this gorgeous (and simple!) Cricut mailbox number tutorial! Liberty from B4 and Afters takes you through the steps to give your mailbox a new lease of life.

23. Super Cute DIY Seed Pops


These DIY seed pops are so much fun! They’re also great to give as gifts for baby showers and luncheons! Check out the full tutorial on the Dollar Crafter blog!

24. DIY Cricut Mugs


Even non-morning people will smile when they have a cup o’ joe from these fun DIY mugs! You can create your own by following the tutorial on Hungarican Journey.

25. DIY Outdoor Patio Cricut Cushions


Looking for a way to spruce up your patio furniture? Look no further than this easy tutorial for classy and sophisticated iron-on vinyl outdoor pillows that Kim from Today's Creative Life has put together!

We hope this list of easy Cricut crafts has inspired you to create wonderful works of art with your Cricut machine. These easy projects are sure to get you started and crafting!

Which of these Cricut ideas for beginners are you planning to make? Let me know!

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