What Should I Make First With My Cricut Maker?

Many craft enthusiasts who have just purchased a Cricut Maker are overwhelmed by the possibilities of what to make first with their new tool. Whether you want to make something for yourself, a friend, or to sell, there are endless options available with the Cricut Maker.

For starters, it’s important to consider what type of project you’d like to make. The Cricut Maker is incredibly versatile and can be used for projects involving fabric, paper, vinyl and more. To help narrow it down, think about what kind of craft medium you prefer working with and look for project ideas in that realm. For example, if paper crafting is your passion, consider making a personalized card or scrapbook page.

Another way to decide what to make first is by thinking about what you need most in your home or workspace.

If organization is key, consider making fabric storage boxes or vinyl labels for your pantry or craft supplies. If you need something decorative for your walls or desk, try creating a vinyl wall decal or papercut art piece.

Finally, if you’re looking for a gift idea that’s unique and personal, think about making an item that you can customize specifically for the recipient. You could create a personalized t-shirt with an inspirational design or a monogrammed mug with their name on it. Or try making something special like an engraved wood sign with their favorite quote.


No matter which type of project you decide on first with your Cricut Maker, the possibilities are endless! Consider what type of craft medium you prefer working with and look for project ideas in that realm; think about what type of item would be most useful in your home; and if giving as a gift is your goal then look for ways to customize the item specifically for the recipient.