Hey crafty friends! Have you ever wondered how to make money with Cricut? I’m super excited to be partnering with Cricut to bring you some ideas on how you can generate some extra cash or even start your own side hustle with Cricut! So let’s get started!
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How To Money With Cricut?
Before we get started on examples of how you can make money with a Cricut machine, allow me to share my personal experience. My formal party planning journey actually started 10 years ago after I planned my youngest son’s first birthday party. I crafted all my own personalized party supplies using my Cricut machine. It didn’t occur to me that my son’s birthday party would start a wonderful adventure in party planning, crafting and creating projects to inspire others. Until shortly after that party, my friend suggested that I sell my crafts to help others plan awesome parties, and that’s when Michelle’s Party Plan-It began. I created an online store and created this blog to showcase my crafts in action. My business was a such a hit that it gained attention of top brands which led to long lasting collaborations and partnerships with my favorite companies, including Cricut! My Cricut machines made crafting so easy, especially since I continued to work full-time and tend to my family. So whether you are looking to add to your income with a side hustle or to create a full blown business, creating with a Cricut machine is an option for you to explore!
Why The Cricut Maker?
Cricut has a great selection of machines that you can use to kick start your business. Ranging from the versatile Cricut Maker to the compact and portable Cricut Joy, you are sure to find a machine that can make your craft making easy.
I have owned every Cricut Machine made and my ultimate favorite is the Cricut Maker, simply because I can create a large variety of crafts using a vast selection of materials all with one machine. As such, I will be focusing on the Cricut Maker for the purposes of this article.
What Can The Cricut Maker Do?
The Cricut Maker handles fabrics, leather, paper, and balsa wood with effortless precision. Cuts sewing patterns in just a few clicks. And places more creative possibilities than ever at your fingertips. Cricut Maker offers the widest range of tools for cutting, scoring, writing, and adding decorative effects. All so you can take on virtually any project you can imagine.
What can the Maker do?
- Cuts the most materials. Cricut Maker cuts hundreds of materials quickly and accurately, from the most delicate paper and fabric to matboard and leather.
- Expandable suite of tools. With a wide range of tools for cutting, scoring, writing, and adding decorative effects, Cricut Maker grows with you as you learn each new craft.
- Rotary Blade. With its gliding, rolling action, this blade cuts through virtually any fabric quickly and accurately – without backing material.
- Knife Blade. This extra-deep blade slices through heavier materials like 2.4 mm (3/32”) balsa wood and matboard with ease.
- QuickSwap tools. Effortlessly switch between tools for pro-level scoring, engraving, debossing, perforation, and other decorative effects.
- Adaptive Tool System. This professional cutting technology intelligently controls the direction of the blade and adds up to 10X more cutting force.
- Digital sewing pattern library. Access hundreds of patterns from brands like Riley Blake™. Pick a project, and the machine cuts all the pieces you need.
- Easy-to-learn Design Space® software. Fully loaded with advanced features including Offline Mode, Print Then Cut, and SnapMat™. For iOS, Android™, Windows®, and Mac®.
- Flexibility to upload your own designs. Use your own images and fonts for free in a variety of standard file formats.
- 50 ready-to-make projects. Includes 25 digital sewing patterns plus more projects that demonstrate what Cricut Maker can do.
What Type of Projects Could I Make To Sell?
I have created all kinds of projects ranging from Custom Shirts to Home Decor items, many of which I sold both online and offline. Cricut Design Space is a required software or all Cricut Cutting machines. It is a super easy interface and makes crafting straight forward. Using images available in the Cricut Image Library, you can make things to sell under the Cricut Angel Policy. Read the policy thoroughly and read the FAQs. A few important highlights:
- Do not include licensed content, like Disney, Marvel, or Martha Stewart images.
- You can make up to 10,000 items to sell using the Cricut images
- Most Cricut Access images are included under the Angel Policy
- You cannot sell or distribute the individual images. You must have a finished product to sell
- A copyright notice (“Includes Copyright Material of Cricut”) is required with your projects
Here are 10 examples of projects (and links to inspiration) that you can create with your Cricut Maker to sell.
- Seasonal Party Decor
- Personalized Pillows
- Personalized Shirts and Accessories
- Custom Cardboard Stand Up Party Decor
- Custom Birthday Party Supplies
- Felt Home Decor
- Custom No Sew Mouse Ears
- Seasonal Home Decor Signs
- Everyday Home Decor Signs
- Personalized Gifts
Where Can I Sell My Crafts?
You can sell your items online or in person. Here is a non-inclusive list to get your creative juices flowing…
- Open an Etsy shop
- Create your own online shop with companies like Squarespace, Shopify, WooCommerce etc.
- Instagram and Facebook now have “Shop” features
- Amazon Handmade Marketplace
- Create a Blog! It’s a great way to showcase your products in action.
- Craft Fairs and Pop-Up Shops
- In-Home Parties and Word-of-Mouth
- Facebook and Instagram via friends, groups, and Marketplace. A business page and/or group created specifically for your business is a great way to get exposure
Do you have other questions on how you can get started? Comment below and I’ll be happy to share my experience. I hope you find this post helpful in your decision to make money with Cricut!
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