How Do I Set Up a New Cricut?

Setting up a new Cricut machine can seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be! With the right instructions and a little bit of patience, you too can set up your shiny new Cricut machine in no time. Here’s what you need to do:

1. Get acquainted with the parts:
Your Cricut machine will come with several parts that you need to become familiar with.

It should include a power cord, blade and housing, cutting mats, and a first project (usually a card). Make sure that all of the parts are present and accounted for before you start putting it together.

2. Set up your workspace:
Now that you know what comes with your Cricut machine, it’s time to set up your workspace.

Choose a flat surface where you can plug in your power cord and work without interruption. Make sure that the area is clean and free of obstructions so that you have plenty of room to work.

3. Assemble the machine:
Once your workspace is ready, it’s time to assemble the machine itself.

Refer to the instructions provided with your Cricut machine for specific assembly instructions. Generally speaking, assembling the machine involves attaching the blade holder assembly and placing the cutting mat on top of the base plate.

4. Connect to power & Wi-Fi:
Once your Cricut machine is fully assembled, you’re ready to connect it to power and Wi-Fi so that you can start using it right away! Plug in the power cord and turn on your Cricut machine; then connect it to Wi-Fi using either an Ethernet cable or by scanning its Wi-Fi QR code located on its side panel using your smartphone or tablet device.

5. Download & Install Software:
The final step is downloading & installing software onto your computer or mobile device so that you can create projects with your Cricut machine. You’ll need to download either Design Space (for desktop) or Design Space Companion (for mobile) from Cricut website in order for any projects created on these devices will be able transfer over wirelessly onto your Cricut machine for cutting or writing purposes.


Setting up a new Cricut can seem intimidating at first but following these simple steps will help make sure everything goes smoothly! Get acquainted with all of its parts, set up an appropriate workspace, assemble it correctly, connect it to power & Wi-Fi, and finally download & install necessary software onto either desktop or mobile device – then you’re all set! Good luck creating amazing projects with your new Cricut!