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Crafters, this post if going to show you how to make money with Cricut.
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Cricut machines are the perfect addition to any crafter’s toolbox. They can help you cut intricate pieces and create in ways that handheld tools just cannot accomplish. Cricut makes crafting fun and accessible to anyone.
Have you ever thought of taking your crafting skills to the next level? Not everyone has a cutting machine, or the creative mind to develop unique projects and creations.
You can make money with Cricut! I’m sharing 5 ideas that you can use as a starting point for going into a craft business.
Why make money with Cricut?
For starters, who doesn’t love a little extra cash. If you craft regularly and enjoy the creative process, you may want to share your talents with others. Many people are looking for unique or custom items that they can’t find in traditional stores. Handmade artisans, that’s you, have the ability to create products and experiences for customers whose needs are not being met.
Making money with Cricut means a little, or a lot, of extra cash in your pocket. Money to buy more machines or supplies. Money to justify the purchase of a Cricut, or to supplement a traditional income!
Let’s jump into 5 areas where you can make money with your Cricut.
1. Create stencils
You can create and cut reusable or one-time use stencils with your machine. Watch this video for all the details. Many people like to paint and create wood signs or other home decor, but they may be looking for a unique stencil that is not readily available at a craft store.
Consider cutting stencils with a family name and address, taking custom orders from people you know, or use a platform like Etsy.
Invitations, cards, and paper party favors are a hot commodity on Etsy. Many people are looking for custom stationery when throwing a wedding or baby shower, or a milestone birthday party.
With Cricut, you can use the print cut or draw features to create personalized party designs. A name or date can be added to a favor, card, or invitation.
3. Home Decor
Walking through large stores like Target or Home Goods, you’ll find all kinds of trendy home decor. But how many people are looking for something unique that no one else has? As a crafter, you are an artist and you have an eye for design. With your Cricut, you have the ability to create unique art that can’t be found anywhere else.
Use your creativity, paired with Design Space elements and pretty fonts to create one-of-a-kind art that can’t be found in stores.
4. Custom Gifts
Finding the right gift for a good friend or family member can be a challenge. Especially if that person seems to have everything. A personalized gift can go a long way.
Consider making gifts like tumblers, water bottles, or jewelry trays with unique messages monograms, or names on them. You can take custom orders and help customers find the perfect gift.
5. Host a craft party
This is my personal favorite and something I’ve done over the years. Watch this video on how to host your own sign painting party.
When you effortlessly pull out your Cricut, cut vinyl, and create a fun wood sign you are doing something that others wish they could. You have the skill and know-how to create beautiful art, why not share that with others?
Gather a group of friends, family, co-workers whoever is interested, change a small fee to cover your costs, and host a craft party. Provide everything each attendee needs to create the project. You can cut the stencil or vinyl ahead of time, portion out paint, and walk everyone through the project.
Through a party like this, you get to share your craft and earn a little money. Best of all, your attendees learn something new while having a fun night out with friends.
If this is something you enjoy, look to local stores and businesses and see who is interested in hosting you as a teacher for parties like this. You can always host these in your home for close friends and family.
There are many ways to make money with Cricut. Your machine is not only fun to craft with but can help you create a side hustle or even a full-time business.
What designs can I use?
This is something you will need to look into closely before you design and sell your Cricut crafts. Pay attention to all copyright laws and always read the fine print. Here are a few general guidelines.
Use a reputable site to download images and fonts, I like dafont or pixabay. Each site will lay out the rules for use. In most cases when you purchase a font or image, you can choose the commercial option which allows you to use that design in a product you are selling.
Do not download just any image you find and upload it to Cricut, always find the sourse of the image and ensure you have the right to use it.
When using designs through Cricut, refer to their Angel Policy which defines what and how you can use Cricut designs.
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