Cricut machines can be used for cutting, writing, scoring, foiling, etc. However, the ability to engrave is one of the least commonly mentioned functions.
Which is unfortunate, because there are many exciting engraving projects that you can try!
You can engrave soft metals, acrylics, plastics and even leather.
For these projects, you’ll need to have a Cricut Maker and an engraving tool. Since other Cricut machines aren’t compatible with the engraving tool.
If you don’t have an engraving tool, you can quickly buy one using the link below.
Keychains are a fun way to personalize your keys. With a Cricut Maker, you can easily cut out a piece of acrylic and then engrave it.
For example, if you are a big science fiction fan – why not cut out your favorite spaceship and engrave your name on it?
There are many other possibilities for this project. You could even cut out a small picture of your dog and turn it into a keychain!
Engraving Dog Tags
If you have a dog or a cat, consider making them one of these name tags.
In many cities and states, your dog or cat is required to have a name tag. So rather than buying a boring one from the store, you can make your own at home!
Although you can make these from different kind of materials, it’s best to stick with a metallic tag since they are the most durable.
Don’t forget to also include a phone number or address in case your pet goes missing.
Since the Cricut Maker can engrave soft metals, this opens up the possibility of engraving your own jewelry.
So you can think of bracelets, rings, earrings, belts, etc.
You can make a collection of bracelets with a meaningful quote on each of them.
Or you could engrave a personal message and gift it to one of your friends on a special occasion.
Engraving Acrylic LED Lights
Here is another cool idea: combine an engraved acrylic sheet with an LED light!
You have probably seen one of these before.
And if you thought that they would be super difficult to make, you would be wrong.
All you need to do is engrave the acrylic with your Cricut Maker and place it in the LED light. It’s as easy as that.
If you don’t have the right LED light, you can buy them here.
Who said that spatulate, spreaders, knives and other cutlery needs to be boring?
By using the engraving tool, you can personalize your own kitchen supplies.
The only thing to keep in mind is that the Cricut Maker works best on flat surfaces.
So engraving the flat end of a spatula is relatively simple. But engraving a spoon, not so much.
Engraved photos are a great gift, no matter the occasion: weddings, birthdays, memorials, etc.
The trickiest part is of this project is not actually the engraving, but translating the photo into a simple design that can be engraved.
Fortunately, you don’t need to be a computer wizard or have an advanced degree in Photoshop.
The video below will shop you exactly how to turn your photo into a design, and then how to engrave it as well.
Do you have any birthdays or holidays coming up? Making personalized gift tags can be a great way to show how much you care.
After all, in a lot of cases the presentation is almost just as important as the gift itself.
Of course, you could simply write on the metal tags with some paint markers. But on most types of metal, the paint would come off relatively quickly.
By engraving the tags, you know for sure that your message will last.
Acrylic Christmas Ornaments
Creating ornaments is a great way to decorate your house for the season.
It doesn’t matter if it’s Christmas, Easter, or Halloween. Placing a few of these throughout the house is a great way to get into the festive spirit.
You can really make it as simple or complex as you want it to be. Just to get you started, here are a few ideas: snow crystals or gingerbread cookies for Christmas, a skull or pumpkin for Halloween, a baby bunny or chicken for spring, etc.
More project ideas!
I hope you liked these 10 engraving project ideas for your Cricut. Of course, you can do a lot more with your Cricut machines besides just engraving. There are many other Cricut projects left to try!
So after you have finished all the engraving projects in this post, check out these posts as well if you want to keep crafting: