I’ve curated a list of most profitable Cricut projects to sell 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.
Most profitable 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 Cricut business profits
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
Cost of Materials – The cost of material generally folds into pricing but things that you may want to consider is overhead costs. Most people have to front the money to buy materials first. Also, there is 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. Its 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.
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
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.
Wedding Decor and Favors
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.
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 Mothers 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
Cake and cupcake toppers might be the easiest and cost-effective thing 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 projects to sell
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 are up 235% in 2019 according to Pinterest. Get on this succulents trend with Felt Succulents.
There are more than a million searches a month on Pinterest for rustic signs. Coincidentally, you can cut wood with your Cricut Maker! Customized wood signs are a sure bet.
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.
What are you waiting for?! There are so many crafts to be made. If you are interested in free templates and SVG files, get access to my resource library below. I have more than 100 FREE cut files and printables to get you started!
Want to learn how to make your own SVGs for FREE?
Check out my quick reference Crafty Designs: Inkscape for Crafting.
Inkscape for Crafting an image filled 60+ page binder to help you make SVG cut files using a free editing software called Inkscape.