I am always on the lookout for unique, fun, and creative crafting blanks for my Cricut Explore Projects. There are so many great things that you can put your own personal touch on to make one-of-a-kind gift items. Exciting gift ideas, craft fair projects, personalized party favors, the list is endless. I have decided to round up a few of my favorites to get you started. If you have never used a Cricut Explore or a personal cutting machine, you don’t know what you are missing. The possibilities are endless when it comes to creativity. Here are a few things to get you started.
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I have only had my Cricut Explore since last year, I was lucky enough to get it right before the holidays, so I was a gift-making machine. I created personal gifts for friends and family, I even took part in my first quarter auction fundraiser with my creations. I learned a lot in very little time. One thing I did learn was that people love personalized gifts on a unique canvas. So I went on the hunt for some crafting blanks to add my creative touches to. Some of my favorites are listed below. This is just a shortlist, there are literally THOUSANDS of things you can personalize using your Cricut.
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25 Crafting Blanks Perfect For Your Cricut Explore Projects
One of my favorite things to apply vinyl on is drinking glasses. The Yeti Tumbler has plenty of room for a custom decal. Everyone needs a good quality insulated tumbler.
What a fun idea for a classroom gift. Double Wall Plastic Tumblers with a straw are great for kids and for traveling.
Let’s face it, we all know that one person that is addicted to coffee! Maybe it is YOU, it is definitely ME! Add a fun coffee themed saying, a favorite sports team or even a logo to any smooth Coffee Mug or Glassware.
Not a fan of coffee? Add your design to Wine Glasses. Gorgeous!
Personalized quotes on wooden signs are super hot right now. Everyone has a favorite quote they would love to display in their home. There are so many fun crafting blanks in wood for your Cricut Explore projects. Wood Shadow Boxes and Wooden Trays would also make fantastic personalized gifts.
Did you know you can add your Cricut designs to clothing and fashion items? As long as you have the right Iron on Transfer Vinyl you can customize your own T-shirts, Baseball Caps, Tote Bags and so much more!!
Even Cell Phone Cases can be personalized. You can add whatever design you choose. You could even swap out the design to match your outfit every day.
There are countless crafting blanks you can use to customize your own home decor. Smooth Canisters & Storage Containers are a great canvas for labels and organizing your pantry. Other fun items for the kitchen and pantry are Cutting Boards, Dessert Carrying Cases, and even Chalkboards.
Add personal touches all around your home. Candles & Lighting, accent Pillows & Pillow covers are great items to personalize for the living room or bedroom. You know those Galvanized Metal Buckets you see in all the high-end magazines? Those would be perfect with a light stencil design as well. Did you know you can make stencils using your Cricut too? I kid you not!
I think one of my favorite crafting blanks to use for my Cricut Explore Projects is for the little ones. Personalizing an adorable Stuffed Animal with their name on the front is just so sweet. Especially if they have a unique name like some of my children do. There are never any store-bought items with their names on them. So we do the next best thing, we make our own!
Let’s face it, party supplies have gotten so ridiculously expensive anymore. Using your Cricut, you can make boring, plain, inexpensive party supplies beautiful! Gift Bags & Party Supplies can be personalized in a snap with the theme of your party. You can even customize the Cards & Invitations to match. Use Cardstock to create banners and indoor decor, personalized Sticker blanks are great for gift bags or favor bags.
Journals & Notebooks are also great gift ideas. Adding a name or a favorite quote to the cover adds that extra special something to an already great gift idea. I made one for my friend for Christmas. I added the quote “Friends are the family we choose” to the cover of Iron on Glitter Vinyl. It was a hit!
One of my favorite things I have seen used for Cricut designs is these fun Glass Krafty Blocks. I have not personally used them for design yet. I have 4 sitting behind me right now waiting for the perfect design. You can add something fun, or elegant to the front of the block. There is actually space in the middle for dried flowers or even a small strand of twinkle lights. They are absolutely gorgeous when completed. I can’t wait to get started on these.
I sure hope I have inspired you to get started creating wonderful works of art using your Cricut Explore Cutting Machine. There are so many things you can personalize and put your own creative spin on. The possibilities are endless. These are just a few to get you started and give you some ideas.
If you have a favorite canvas that you use to create your works of art, please leave a comment below. I am always looking for the next best thing.
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