Do you find yourself scrolling through Pinterest and admiring all the cool DIY crafts, projects, signs, shirts and wish you could make them but have no idea how to make those cuts? If you answered yes then you should look into getting yourself a Cricut Machine! Now you are probably asking yourself, What Is A Cricut Machine & What Can I Do With It?
I received a Cricut Explore Air 2 as a gift about a year ago and it has been the best DIY machine. I have been able to make so many different things with it. So many of my friends and coworkers had no idea what it was so I am sure there are even more people out there who don’t know what it is either. So I decided to put this post together. Since I have the Cricut Explore Air 2, I will be talking about this model but Cricut does have a few other models available.
What is a Cricut Machine?
A Cricut Explore Air 2 is a cutting machine. You can design an image on your computer and then print it out with the Cricut. You can print it on almost any material you want such as paper, vinyl, fabric, foam, faux leather, and so much more!
What Can I Do With A Cricut Machine?
There are SO many things you can do with a Cricut Explorer Air 2. It would be impossible to list them all but here is a list of some popular projects:
- Invitations for your special occasion
- Custom cards for any occasion
- Design a t-shirt or onesies
- Cut out fun shapes and letters for scrap booking
- Cut out fun shapes and letters for party decor
- Decal for your car
- Christmas Ornaments
- Glass etching
- Wall decals
- Window clings
- Leather bracelets
I haven’t used the Cricut machine to its full potential yet but I have so many projects lined up. Right now I have only used it make signs, cards, stencils, party decorations, wine glasses, ring dishes, Christmas Ornaments, and stickers. I can’t wait to start making personalized t-shirts and kitchen towels.
Is it Easy to use?
I would say it is so easy to use! The Cricut Explorer 2 comes with Design space. Design space is a program where you can upload an image or create a design. They also have an APP so if I am on the go and an idea pops up, I can easily go to the APP to start it. The Cricut also comes with a starter project to help you get started with your first project, which is a card.
If you are looking into buying a Cricut Machine then I highly suggest the Cricut Explorer 2. It has been so much fun creating DIY projects. When I received my machine, I actually got the Cricut Explore Air™ 2 Everything Bundle, Mint . This is a starter kit that came with tools and a variety of product. It really helped me to explore the machine to see it has so much potential.
Are you thinking about getting a Cricut?
If you are, awesome! I love mine. I have made so many signs for my house so it’s a constant reminder that I love this machine. I love being able to make gifts and personalized items. Cricut offers a few different types. You can use the chart below to see the difference between each Machine. You can also go to Cricut.com to learn more about Cricut and their products.