I’ve curated a list of the most profitable Cricut business ideas that are not only super popular right now but are optimized for profit.
As a craft enthusiast, I make way more things then I have a use for. I can only decorate so many things in my house and there are limited occasions for gifting. Some of the things I make for fun just pile up in the corner of my closet.
Cricut crafts to sell for extra income
I also want to justify all the money I’ve
Plus, it feels good when other people buy your stuff!
I’m sort of a generalist when it comes to crafting. There are some categories that I stray away from mostly because I just don’t have the equipment for it or the space to make the stuff.
How to think about the most profitable Cricut businesses
As it turns out, when selling crafts, the smaller the craft, the more profitable it ends up being. Less shipping cost, less material, it all works out.
So my primary consideration in creating this list is the
Cost of Materials – The cost of material generally folds into pricing but things that you may want to consider are overhead costs. Most people have to front the money to buy materials first. Also, there are going to be some unused scraps and material when buying in bulk. You can always try to only buy as much material as you might need but it is never perfectly optimized.
Shipping – There have been numerous reports that people just buy more when shipping is free. For the vendor, this usually is made possible by folding the shipping costs into the product pricing. This is fine if you have a high price point item but if the natural price of the item is $5 and shipping costs $50, it just doesn’t make any sense for the end consumer.
Effort – For most crafters selling their products, it is mostly a labor of love. But it does take away from the fun when making crafts for orders takes over your life. It’s just something to keep in mind. If you are selling a really intricate vinyl piece, do you really want to weed for an hour and only sell it for $5?
Popularity – Fads come and go, it never hurts to ride one. That’s the benefit of selling handmade, you supply chain and operations tend to be more nimble so you can pivot whenever the winds change direction.
What to charge for your crafts?
Need help pricing your projects? I have just the tool, my custom made tool to help you optimize your pricing.
This pricing calculator along with tons of project ideas and templates are free and available in my resource library:
So let’s get started with the list:
Vinyl Crafts are the most profitable Cricut projects to sell
Vinyl is the perfect material for Cricut business sellers. Its relatively inexpensive, the lightweight and super easy to ship and most importantly, there are so many things you can make.
The possibilities are endless here. Even with Fixer Upper the show not currently airing, farmhouse wall decor is still going strong. There are more than half a million searches on Pinterest monthly for farmhouse wall art. Don’t miss out on the actions.
Check out this tutorial for these cute farmhouse animals signs and get the FREE SVG files and printables here.
Customized stickers are great because they apply for so many end uses from parties to home decor. When you offer a customized service, it’s differentiation that the bigger retailers cannot compete with.
(Here’s my tutorial on this deer family decal along with the free SVG cut file)
Kids Related Wall Decals
Kids related decorating happens all year round. From nurseries to birthday parties to baby showers, there is a never-ending need for baby and kids decor.
Don’t miss out on the unicorn trend! Check out this unicorn decor kit which comes with FREE SVG files and printouts.
Similar in vein to vinyl decals, stickers are a hot item both because of the customization possibilities and its shipping costs (as in it doesn’t cost much).
Check out my tutorial on how to make shadow layers with the Cricut for sticker designs. Planner stickers are hot hot hot on Etsy.
Wedding Decor and Favors Might be the Best Selling Cricut Projects Category
The wedding industry is alive and well. This is no surprise. According to Pinterest, back yard weddings are on a rise. The search for them has gone up 441%. Everyone is trying to save a little on their wedding.
While people are having smaller affairs, they are cutting back on the details. Small intimate events required a more personalized touch. Artisanal goods, customized wedding party gear and handmade are just the right thing for the modern wedding.
Check out these cute wedding favors boxes you can make with FREE paper grocery bags. That means your material cost is 0! Of course, the free SVG template is included. Here are a few other wedding-related projects with free cut files that are included in my resource library. Check out my wedding-related Cricut Projects here.
How to make money with a Cricut Air 2
I started out with the Cricut Air. I loved it so much I invested in the Maker as well which opened up even more craft possibilities. After getting my Cricut Maker, I realized the bulk of my favorite things to make could be done on the Cricut Explorer. There are so many products to sell using the Cricut Explorer.
Just like farmhouse decor, the popularity of paper flowers is at an all-time high with more than half a million searches for it on Pinterest each month. They are great for all occasions from Mother’s Day to Weddings to Baby Showers. No wonder they so in demand.
Check out all my free rolled flower SVG templates and tutorials here. I also have 12 other paper flower templates and tutorials here. Here’s are some designs for giant paper flowers, they sell for $40+ a pop!
Cricut Cake Toppers – Customization is key when it comes to Cricut ideas to sell
Cake and cupcake toppers might be the easiest and cost-effective things to make. Parents are always looking to elevate their game at kids’ birthday parties with all sorts of customized decor and favors. (I speak from personal experience with 2 toddlers myself.)
Unicorns are ALL the rage these days with kids. I have personally made 3 sets of unicorn birthday decor (which are all included in my resource library by the way). Kids are nuts about unicorns.
These cute leather earrings take no graphic design skills at all to make. If you just want to test the waters, go get a bunch of free leather swatches from a furniture store and use them to make an initial batch. My templates for these earrings are included in my resource library.
How to Make Money with Cricut maker business ideas
With the top of the line cutting machine like the Cricut Maker, the possibilities are now truly endless. From paper to fabrics to wood, there are so many materials to work with.
Felt and Fabric Flowers
Cactus arrangements searches were up 235% according to Pinterest. Get on this succulents trend with Felt Succulents.
Check out my tutorial with free SVG templates on felt succulents.
There are more than a million searches a month on Pinterest for rustic decor Coincidentally, you can cut wood with your Cricut Maker! Customized wood signs are a sure bet.
If jewelry is more your thing, check out my tutorial on making wooden earrings.
Other Leather and Faux Leather Goods
Sure you can cut both leather and faux leather with the Cricut Explorer but it sure is easier with the Knife and Rotary blade. A lot of the more beautiful metallic and colorful faux leathers are super soft and I’ve only gotten it to cut consistently with the Rotary blade.
Check out my tutorial (with free templates) on leather bows to learn how to cut softer faux leather.
Things to make and sell with the Cricut that appeals to everyone – Cards
Cards deserve its own category because they are super cost-effective to make and there a need for one on every occasion from birthdays to thank yous to weddings. Plus, shipping cards just doesn’t get any cheaper. Check out all of my Cricut Card designs here.