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Hobbies that Make Money: Making Money with Cricut

INSIDE: Are you making money with Cricut Express? Vinyl craft hobbies are a great way to turn your passion into a side business. Check out these amazing ideas for how to make money with Cricut. Turn your vinyl craft hobby into extra money with these vinyl projects that are popular and sell easily!

Hey, crafty mama! Have you ever thought about using your hobby to make money with vinyl crafts?

I know it would feel so good to be able to contribute financially to your family’s income while doing something you love! You could pay off debt, save for your emergency fund or have extra money so you can stay home with your kids.

Maybe you’re ready to use your creative gifts to put something beautiful into the world! Doing something outside of your family can give you purpose and help with that feeling of losing yourself when you’re momming 24/7.

This post is for you, creative momma!

How to Make Money with Cricut Maker

Personalized gifts are one of the most popular trends on Pinterest, and you can create amazing gifts to sell with your Cricut vinyl machine (Cricut Explore, Cricut Explore Air 2, Cricut Maker, Cricut Joy). Today we’ve got a list of beautiful projects to get your creative juices flowing, so you can get started making money with a Cricut electronic cutting machine!

Before we get to some of the best things to make and sell with a Cricut cutting machine, let’s cover some commonly asked questions about selling Cricut Maker projects and starting a craft business.

Can you sell Cricut designs?

Yes! The Cricut Angel Policy allows you to sell up to 10,000 designs per year using cuts made with Provo craft products. There is definitely room for you to grow your business and sell designs created with Cricut products. Just be sure to read over the entire Angel Policy to be sure you’re working within the law.

What are the most profitable Cricut businesses?

The most profitable Cricut businesses are the ones that offer unique products that people want to buy. Why waste your time creating products no one is interested in? Instead invest your time in researching your competition. Find out what other crafters are doing well and where they’re making mistakes. This can help you find a hole in your market so you can create profitable Cricut projects with less competition.

Can I sell Cricut images on Etsy?

Yes! Remember to check out the Angel Policy (listed above). You can sell items using non-licensed images from the Cricut Design Space library, or you can design your own images using Illustrator or Photoshop. You cannot sell licensed images…think Disney, Marvel Comics, etc. These images are popular and you will see Etsy shops selling these types of images, but those shops can be shut down or even sued for selling licensed images.

What can I make to sell with a Cricut Maker?

First, let’s think about the audience you want to serve. You can make your own Cricut designs and sell them to people who want to DIY their own crafts, or you can create crafts to make and sell on Etsy or at a local craft fair and boutiques.

If you decide to sell your own designs, it would be useful to know how to create SVG files and use Illustrator or Photoshop. This could become a passive income option because you could place the files online and people could instantly download them.

Making craft projects to sell is the second option. You can use online tutorials to create your own crafts. In order to stand out from your competitors, you will need to create items that are unique. This could mean using unique materials, designs or personalization or designing for unique niches.


When I was researching interesting Etsy shops, I found a shop that makes “nerdy girls clothes.” The dresses, skirts and t-shirts in the shop are made out of prints that you typically see for boys– things like dinosaurs, rockets, science and robots. It’s such a unique idea in a specialized market for girls who like things that you don’t usually see on girls’ clothing.

There are endless crafts to create and sell with a Cricut machine. Did you know that you can #MonogramEverything? Clever quotes, teacher gifts and even baby items will help you get your vinyl business started. You’ll be making money with Cricut soon with these Cricut craft inspirations!

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Things to Make and Sell with Cricut

#1 Teacher Signs

#2 Vinyl Wall Decals

#3 T-Shirts

#4 Monogrammed Baby Pacifiers

#5 Gorgeous DIY Leather Tassels

#6 Word Art Decor

#7 Monogrammed Shirts

#8 Label those Essential Oils

#9 Monogrammed Stainless Steel Mugs

#10 Birthday Shirts

#11 Bachelorette Gifts

#12 Coozies

#13 Gifts for Direct Sales Companies

I bet your Facebook feed is covered with friends selling essential oils, amazing skin care products, makeup, cleaning supplies…and if you’re just not feeling the whole “selling products to earn money,” try providing services that your friends can use in their businesses. This was an order placed by a direct sales consultant for her team. It’s a total win-win for you and your friends.

#14 Baby Onesies

#15 Beach Gear

#16 Wine Glasses

#17 Kitchen Towels

#18 Faux Leather Earrings DIY 

#19 Car Stickers

#20 Baseball Caps

#21 Sports Shirts

#22 Disney Vacation Shirts

#23 Mason Jar Crafts

#24 Labels in the Kitchen

#25 Kids’ Water Bottles

#26 Monogrammed Acrylic Keychains

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#27 Seasonal Gifts

#28 Personalized Doormats with Cricut

#29 Delicate Leather Earrings

#30 Ring Dishes from the Dollar Store

#31 Beautiful Banners

Looking for more ways to work from home? We’ve got you covered with the best ways you can make money working from home to make some extra cash or to start a career!

Are you ready to create the life you want by working when you want? Make sure you check out the Ultimate Guide for Stay at Home Mom Jobs.

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