10 Simple Cricut Pen Project Ideas For Beginners

Most people will use their Cricut machine for cutting materials. But don’t forget that you can make amazing things by using the Cricut pens as well!

Although you could just write things by hand, using your Cricut will make it look a lot better. And it can save you a lot of work if you need to write the same thing over and over again.

The Cricut Explore, Cricut Maker, and Cricut Joy can all use pens in their adapter. So you can try these pen projects no matter which Cricut machine you are using.

Unfortunately, the Cricut pens themselves are not always included when you buy a new Cricut. So if you don’t have pens of the right colors, you can buy them with the link below.

Celebration Cards

Making your own cards is always a popular project for Cricut machines. You can make very elaborate cards out of vinyl or cardstock.

By why make it more difficult that it needs to be?!

If you have Cricut pens in several colors, you can easily make personalized cards that still look stunning.

Don’t forget that you can use the pens not only for writing, but for drawing as well.

Envelop Addressing

Sending a card or letter by mail? Let your Cricut do all the work!

If your handwriting is as bad is mine, you always worry that the mail courier won’t be able to read the address properly. And to be honest, it doesn’t look great either.

So quickly fire up your Cricut machine and watch how it writes the address with perfect handwriting.

Of course, you can also use your Cricut to make the envelope from scratch. So you can make your envelopes in any size and color you want.

Name Cards

No formal party or event is complete without name cards for all the guests.

Writing all the cards by hand gives it a nice personal touch. But if you are expecting a large number of guests, writing all the cards by hand is very time-consuming and you might even hurt your wrist.

So choose a font you like and let your Cricut handle the rest. This way, you know for sure that every name card will look nice and professional.

You can prepare multiple cards in the Cricut Design software and let the machine do both the writing and the cutting.

Chalkboard Art

Ever wondered how those restaurants and cafés make those amazing drawing on chalkboard?

Well, here is a little surprise…

They are not always hand draw!

By using your Cricut you can easily create chalkboard art yourself. All you need is the Cricut chalkboard paper, a chalkboard marker, and your own design.

With this method, it’s super easy to make your own decorated chalkboards for in the kitchen, the bathroom, or your front door.

Pantry Labels

Do you like to store your cereals, nuts, peas and condiments in jars, pots, and containers?

These glass or plastic containers look a lot better than keeping all the original packaging on your kitchen countertop.

The only problem is that you’ll probably forget what’s inside if you don’t use them on a regular basis.

Using your Cricut you can quickly make a few cute pantry labels that will make it easy to distinguish the sugar from the salt without needing to taste it.

Gift Tags

Regardless if you are a small business or if you prepared a few gifts for a birthday or Christmas party, making personalized gift tags is a great finishing touch.

With the Cricut Design Space software, you can quickly come up with a few different shapes for the tags and the text to go with it.

You can cut these tags out of cardstock, cardboard or even thin balsa wood if you have a Cricut Maker.

Affirmation Cards

We all need some extra love and support from time to time. So let’s make these flashcards with motivational quotes.

It is easy to make a handful of these cards by using your Cricut to write and cut them.

You can make a deck of flashcards full of loving quotes, inspiring quote by your hero, or affirmations of your personal goals.

Custom Wrapping Paper

Sometimes you buy the perfect gift, but you forget to buy any wrapping paper. Or maybe you mistakenly thought you still had leftover wrapping paper at home.

It happens to all of us.

But there is no need to drive back to the store again. Simply make your own wrapping paper with your Cricut.

If you have some paper or thin cardstock, you can use any Cricut machine to draw a nice repeating pattern on it that you designed yourself.

For example, think of wrapping paper with someone’s name, favorite animal, or slogan on it.

Personalized Gift Bags

Many gift bags are made out of paper. So there is no reason why you can’t use your Cricut to personalize it.

So if you are planning to hand out goodiebags after a party or event, you can decorate them with a meaningful message or someone’s name to make them more memorable.

Just make sure you don’t crumble the bags too much before feeding them into the Cricut, since that might cause some problems.

Mandala Totebag

Did you know you can use the Cricut infusible ink to decorate fabric as well?

The best way to do this is to use your Cricut to print the design on transfer paper and then use a heat press to transfer it onto the fabric.

This works on pretty much any fabric, so you can think of totebags, t-shirts, hats, etc.

Directly writing on fabric with the pens normally doesn’t work as well.

More project ideas!

I hope you liked these 10 Cricut pen project ideas. Of course, there are many more fun projects that you can do with your Cricut

So if you want to continue crafting with your Cricut, you can read the following articles:

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