Cricut Accessories are essential for every child. However, if you're purchasing your first Cricut product, it's important to have the right equipment in order to make your project simple and easy.
Essential Tools and Accessories for Cricut
- Tweezers - are great for lifting small items and holding them in place.
- Weeder - To remove any extra bits.
- Protective blade cover for scissors.
- Spatula - to lift the pieces off of the mat.
- Scraper - for scraping material from any of your cutting mats.
- Scoring stylus - Use it to fold lines on paper projects.
- Paper trimmer - for materials up 12 inches in width.
- Replacement blade for the trimmer.
- Trimmer's Scoring Blade.
Cricut Supplies and Materials You Must Have
Adhesive vinyl is the first. There are many styles and colors available: matte, gloss, glitter, foil, and outdoor. Adhesive Vinyl can be used for any purpose, including decals, labels, personalized kitchen containers, car windows covers, and electronic device covers.
Types of Adhesive Vinyl
- Basic - Available in matte, shiny, metallic, and others. Kitchen labels, signs, and canvases are great indoor options that won't get wet.
- Premium Outdoor/Permanent - Available in matte, shiny, metallic, pearl, and others. Car window decals, mugs, and tumblers are great for outdoor projects or projects that could get wet.
- Premium Removable - This is for any project in which you may need to remove vinyl later, such as holiday window decorations, seasonal decor, and so on. This vinyl can be removed up to two years after it is applied but cannot be reapplied once it is gone. It will not come off if you do not remove it.
- Patterned - This vinyl comes with printed designs. Available in permanent and removable versions.
- Mosaic - This fun mosaic pattern comes in either squares or circles to add elegance to your projects. Available in permanent and removable versions.
- Glitter and Holographic.
- Stencil vinyl - This clear, adhesive-backed vinyl is perfect for making your own stencils for wood, canvas, paper, and other materials.
Iron-On or Heat Transfer Vinyl
Heat transfer vinyl and iron-on are some of the things everyone must try at least once. Iron-on is available in a variety of styles and colors, including matte, shiny, glitter, foil, and flocked. It can be used for many projects such as customizing T-shirts, baby onesies, hats, team or club wear, making bags and aprons, decorating your home, and so much more.
Paper & Cardstock
Paper is one of the materials everyone should try. Even if you aren't a big fan of paper crafting, making your own greeting cards and envelopes is still fun. There are many types of paper available, including cardstock, poster boards, foil or glitter papers, patterned scrapbook, cardstock, and kraft paper.
Paper & Cardstock
- Scrapbook- Available in every color or pattern. For most paper projects: cards, scrapbook pages, invitations, party decor, etc.
- Foil Embroided, Pearl, and Shine/Shimmer are options for any scrapbook paper project that requires some shine, shimmer, or sparkle.
- Cardstock- Available in many colors and with glitter options. You can use it for most paper projects like greeting cards, school projects and banners, party decorations, holiday decor, and so on.
- Posterboard - Available in colors and foil colors. You can use this paper for gift boxes, banners, and other projects that require thicker and more durable paper.
Additional Cricut Material Ideas
- Foil Acetate - is a transparent material that can be used for card overlays and frames, gift boxes, envelopes, and decor.
- Party Foil Medium-weight reflective foil sheets suitable for party decorations, etc.
- Window Cling - Make static cling decals of any size or shape; great for decorating holidays, parties, and school decorations.
- Washi Sheets- A low-tack semi-opaque adhesive that is ideal for layering with papers
- Printable Materials - Design and create your vinyl and stickers.