What Material Do I Use to Make a Stencil With Cricut?

Making a stencil with Cricut is an easy and fun activity that can be done in the comfort of your own home. You can create custom designs for cards, scrapbooking, stenciling, and more.

The process involves selecting a material for the stencil, designing it in Cricut Design Space, cutting it out with your Cricut machine, and then using the stencil to embellish your project.

When selecting a material to make a stencil with Cricut, it’s important to pick one that is strong enough to withstand multiple uses. Materials like vinyl and printable vinyl are both great choices for making a durable stencil that can be used multiple times. Vinyl is also easy to use with Cricut machines as it cuts smoothly and easily.

Once you have decided on the material for your stencil, you will need to design it in Cricut Design Space. This software allows you to create custom designs using shapes, fonts and images.

You can also upload your own designs or images from other websites if you wish. Once you have designed your stencil in Design Space, you are ready to cut it out.

Cutting out the stencil requires a few simple steps. First, load the desired material into your Cricut machine making sure that it’s secured properly. Then select “Stencil” as the material type on the touchscreen of your machine and adjust settings as needed – such as blade depth or pressure – before pressing “Go”.

After cutting out your design from the material of choice, remove any excess pieces by hand or by using scissors or an X-acto knife if needed. Then carefully peel off the backing from the vinyl or printable vinyl sheet and place onto whatever surface you want to add decoration too.


Making a stencil with Cricut is easy and enjoyable activity that allows you to add unique details to all kinds of projects. The best materials for creating durable stencils are vinyl and printable vinyl which both cut easily on Cricut machines. Once designed in Design Space and cut out using your machine all that’s left is peeling off backing and adding decoration!