Many crafters invest in a Cricut machine to start a side hustle. Others see this and ask, “Can I make money with my Cricut?” The answer is, “Yes!” This post is sponsored by Cricut. All opinions are my own.
Crafters have many reasons for buying a Cricut machine. Some want to make items for their kids. Some are DIY’ing their wedding. Some like making custom cards. But some invest in a Cricut machine for the sole purpose of starting a side hustle. A way to make a little money on the side. Have you ever wondered, “Can I Make Money with My Cricut?”
Yes! You can use your Cricut machine to make money. Perhaps you’re saving up for a dream vacation. Or maybe you want a new couch. Or maybe you want to start a savings account. No matter what your goal is, starting a side hustle with your Cricut machine can be profitable. And, you never know when a side hustle will turn into a full-time hustle!
The easiest way to get started with making money with a Cricut machine is by offering personalized items. Think of it- you want to offer items that shoppers cannot find anywhere else. And customized items with someone’s name or other personalized piece cannot be found at any ol’ store.
Ideas for Personalized Cricut Made Items
The ideas for personalized items to make with the Cricut machine are endless, but here are a few items for inspiration:
- Water bottles
- Canvas tote bags
- Pencil pouches
- Cosmetic bag
- Stuffed animals
- Last name board for porch
- Last name wreath for porch
- Door mat
- Monogrammed scarf or gloves
- Phone Grip
- Phone case
- Lunch bag
How to Make a Personalized Keyring
An easy starter project is a personalized acrylic keyring. A keyring can be personalized with a monogram or someone’s favorite item. Keyrings can be produced fairly quickly, and they can use vinyl scraps to make the most of your Cricut materials.
Supplies to Make a Personalized Keyring
- Cricut machine– A Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Air 2 will work for this project.
- Cricut StandardGrip Mat (Though if you are using the Cricut Maker 3, you may not need a cutting mat. Use the proper materials that you need for your specific machine).
- Cricut Permanant vinyl
- Cricut Transfer Tape
- Cricut weeding tool
- Acrylic keyring – If you are ordering these, make sure that they arrive with all of the parts that are needed. In addition to the acrylic keyring piece itself, each one will also need a keyring, and a jump ring to connect the keyring to the acrylic. Some keyrings also have cute tassels. I like this extra touch.
Steps to Create
First, measure the surface of the acrylic keyring piece. Jot this number down. Keep it handy so that you know how much workable space that you have on the acrylic piece.
Open up Cricut Design Space. Using the measurement, create the design. Be sure not to create the design to go right up to the edge of the acrylic.
Send the design to the Cricut machine and cut on the vinyl.
Use the weeding tool to remove any unneeded vinyl.
Cut a small piece of transfer tape. Use the transfer tape to move the design to the acrylic.
Press firmly, working out any air bubbles. Remove the transfer tape.
Assemble the keyring if it did not arrive already put together.
Cut a batch of these to already have several fun items in your selling inventory! These would also be cute to make and sell for personalized recognition days, such as Teacher Appreciation or Nurse’s Day.
Pricing of Items
The tricky part when selling items that you’ve made with your Cricut machine is determining how much to charge for the items. Be sure to factor in materials and shipping or other overhead costs, as well as the time spent making the item. Prices will also vary according to where you live and how many people are already selling similar items near you. Spend some time researching the price of items in your area and calculating your cost and how much profit that you wish to make when pricing items.
Looking for more Cricut inspiration? Check out my Cricut Project Page!