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I did some research and put together great ideas for a crafty Cricut side hustle. You can easily cover the cost of buying the equipment and materials with the beautiful things you create. Keep reading for inspiring ideas and tutorials.
What’s a Cricut?
Just in case you have never heard of Cricut, it’s a machine that is able to cut, score, and draw on hundreds of materials. You can purchase different pens, scoring wheels, and blades to create whatever you want. The best news? You don’t have to be creative to be successful. Cricut Design Space has tons of free designs you can use and other options to purchase.
What could you create with the Cricut? You could use vinyl to make wall graphics, decorated coffee mugs, or custom t-shirts. Fabric could be used to make quilts, pillows, or stuffed animals. You could purchase iron-on material to add personality to plain bags, pillows, or t-shirts. You could make paper crafts, party decorations, and custom thank you cards. The list goes on and on. Once I started using the Cricut, I found so many uses for it!
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You could start your own creative side hustle. Use the Cricut to make something beautiful for someone else and make money. Below are some ideas to get you thinking.
Personalized mugs make great gifts and are the perfect item to start selling. You only need a mug, vinyl, and a funny saying to get started. This would make a great project for beginners.
So, how much could you sell it for? Custom mugs on Etsy range from around $10 to $15. I would recommend you create a few quality designs and let people customize some of the elements. They could add their name, favorite color, or saying. It would be as simple as adding the text to your draft on Cricut Design Space, cutting the material, and applying it to the mug.
Stylish Leather Earrings
There are so many stylish designs out there for leather earrings. You can use this free file or can design your own using Cricut Design Space. Pinterest has a ton of great ideas for this product. You can even use the Cricut to cut earring cards to make your product look even more professional.
How much could you charge? I saw prices on Etsy between $6 and $20 depending on the complexity of the design.
Festive Floral Wreaths
Seasonal wreaths are the perfect way to beautify and decorate any entryway. You can use paper or felt to make faux flowers and greenery for a custom wreath. Think of all the designs you could create to help others celebrate each new season.
You can make a lot of money with this project. On Etsy, these crafts sell for between $20 and $60 depending on how many flowers are used.
Beautiful Wall Art
Customers love when they are able to choose colors and fonts to customize their purchase. Design several versions of the same wall art and give people options to choose from. If you design a beautiful product, the sales will follow.
You can charge anywhere from $5 to $50 for custom wall art. Prices vary based on how much work the customer needs to do to hang the piece. Lower priced items consist of printable PDFs for customers to print and hang up on their own. The higher priced items come printed with a frame and are ready to hang up out of the box.
You can use the Cricut to make gorgeous custome centerpieces for any event. Don’t stop at making them for your own parties, but try selling them too. This Cricut craft is especially profitable when you create designs for weddings, baby showers, and birthday parties.
How much can you expect to make? I did some Etsy research and found that centerpieces range from $8 to $30 depending on how intricate each piece is.
If you decide to make and sell these, make sure you have the materials and the time it takes to make each unit. Centerpieces usually sell as a bundle. Customers probably won’t buy just one.
T-Shirts With Personality
Unique t-shirts and onesies make great gifts and are great sellers online. You can easily make these with very few materials. You will need a t-shirt or onesie, vinyl or iron-on material, and a great design. Have fun experimenting with different designs and quotes to see what sells.
Creative T-shirts and onesies sell for between $10 and $20 on Etsy. You can sell for a little bit more if you allow the customer to personalize the item. I saw a lot of really cute ideas for pregnancy announcements, baby name announcements, and funny sayings. You’ll have fun and make money with this craft.
Meaningful Cards & Envelopes
Everyone enjoys receiving special cards in the mail that say “thanks”, “congratulations”, or “you’re invited!” You can create and sell sets of greeting cards, birthday cards, or wedding invitations. All you need is quality paper and a great design.
Many people that are in the market for wedding invitations or thank you cards after a bridal shower, like to have professionally addressed envelopes. It can cost hundreds of dollars to hire a calligrapher to prepare each invitation. You can provide that personal touch for your customers by setting up your Cricut to write each address in a beautiful font. You can check out a tutorial for addressing envelopes here.
How much can you charge? Custom envelopes cost between $1 and $1.50 each and cards cost between $0.50 and $1 on Etsy.
Nothing feels as personal as something with your monogram on it. You can monogram just about anything with the Cricut. Think of all the things you could personalize and sell! Pacifiers, water bottles, t-shirts, or tote bags. The opportunities are endless.
Here are some free monogram fonts you can use to get started. What should you charge? Items range a lot in price depending on the item that you are monogramming. Once you have an idea in mind, check out Etsy to do some pricing research.
Do you have plain vases and cups around the house that you keep in a cabinet somewhere? Bring them out for this cute craft. All you need is a design and some vinyl to spruce up any piece of glassware.
Use what you have around the house to practice if you’re new to working with vinyl. Start with some easy tutorials online and work up to creating your own design. Prices on Etsy range from $10 to $40 for this craft.
Wrapping Paper & Gift Boxes
I consider myself to be a pretty good gift-giver, but I never have the right amount of wrapping paper, bags, or boxes when I need them. I will definitely be trying out this craft to stock my gift closet.
You can use the Cricut to design a print for wrapping paper, cutout foldable box designs, or create a gift topper like a tag or strand of paper Christmas lights. No matter the design, people will appreciate the personal touch. Customers will buy your inventory to make others feel special.
You can charge around $5 to $25 depending on the size of the bundle you sell and the demand of the season.
Everyone needs a beautiful set of coasters in their home. They can be crafted from a variety of materials including wood, cork, or glass. Customize them with cutouts, designs, and sayings to appeal to a wide range of customers.
Coasters make great gifts. Everyone uses them and you can never have enough. I know at my house, I misplace and look for a coaster almost every time I drink a cup of coffee.
This craft would be great for beginners because it only requires a couple of steps and a few materials. Design, cut out and apply vinyl, and you’re good to go. So, what can you make? Coaster sets sell on Etsy for between $15 and $30. Not bad!
On Etsy, key chains sell for between $5 and $15 depending on the material used. Pick a design and get started today!
Fun Stuffed Animals
The opportunities are endless for this Cricut craft. You could design animals, dolls, monsters, or you could even use letters of the alphabet. I love these personalized stuffed toys and am so excited to make a little monster for my son.
There are so many great patterns online and the Cricut could easily cut the fabric. All you need is a cute design, colorful fabric, and a sewing machine (or patient sewing hands).
Your kids can even help you with this craft! Let them choose their fabric and design. If they are older, they could even learn how to sew while making their special toy.
Stuffed animals are not only fun to make, but are also a great side hustle. On Etsy, prices range from $20 to $40. You can sell for even more if you customize each with a name.
Quilting is hard work and it’s nearly impossible to cut each piece of fabric just right. The Cricut makes cutting fabric and customizing quilts easy. For this craft, you need a sewing machine and some quilting experience or the drive to learn.
First, choose a cute fabric and quilt design. Set the Cricut to cut each geometric piece and sew them together. Once you finish quilting, you can use the Cricut to personalize your special piece of art.
You can cut out a sweet saying, “made by” line, or brand name out of vinyl to place on a corner of the quilt. The recipient will never forget the love and care that went into making a special blanket just for them. On Etsy, quilts sell for between $50 and $150 depending on the size of the quilt and intricacy of the pattern.
Creative, colorful pillows are the perfect finishing touch for bedrooms and living rooms, but it can be hard to find the perfect design to complete a space. You can make your own custom pillows with the Cricut. All you need are comfortable pillow cases and a vinyl or iron-on material.
You could create a geometric design, commemorate a special date, or let customers customize a blank pillow with their choice of color and font. Crafts like this one can be sold on Etsy either with the pillow or just an empty pillow case for the customer to fill. It’s important to use a soft material because comfort is key.
Custom pillows sell on Etsy for between $15 and $40 with the pillow included.
Creative Car Decals
Another use for vinyl? Car decals! What a great way to customize your vehicle with funny sayings, meaningful artwork, or your monogram. If you come up with a unique design, you can make a great profit.
Car decals are inexpensive and quick to make with the Cricut. This craft would make a great trial run for anyone new to the machine. Smoothly applying vinyl can take some practice and you can skip that step with this project. The customer applies it themselves. Just design, cut, and sell.
Custom car decals on Etsy range from $1-$10 depending on the size of the decal.
Beautiful Wooden Signs
Farmhouse style wooden signs are so beautiful in any home and add a personalized touch to the space. Just choose a saying, quote, or design to create in Cricut Design Space. The machine can cut out your design on vinyl and placed on almost any surface.
For a farmhouse look, pick up any wood pallet to customize. You can find a great tutorial here.
Wooden signs are on trend and in demand for customers looking to spruce up their home. I did a little Etsy research and found that some sellers start with a blank sign and let the customer customize everything while other sellers specialize in wedding or nursery signage.
Whatever your speciality, customized wooden signs sell for between $10 and $40 depending on the design. This easy craft can definitely bring in an excellent profit.
Small Business Materials
I hope you are inspired to get out your Cricut, start your own small crafting business, and make some extra money for your family. All you need are your creative ideas and a few materials to personalize those packages. Use the Cricut to make branding materials like stickers, thank you notes, and packing materials.
Branded materials give your items a personal touch and your customers a memorable experience. But you don’t have to just make business items for yourself. You could also create custom items for other small businesses. Personalized materials on Etsy range from $10 to $30 for stationary sets, thank you notes, and tags.
Are you ready to start your creative side hustle? You can purchase a Cricut, accessories, and other crafting materials here. Get the best deal by shopping with Ebates. You will get 2% cash back and access to the best coupons. Sign up for a free Ebates account here and you’ll get $10 after your first purchase of $25 or more.
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