Discover 5 reasons you will love a Cricut machine – and learn how to make a monogrammed pillow, too.
It has been several months since I’ve been the owner of a Cricut Explore Air 2. I was very worried when I got the machine that it would still be collecting dust on a shelf months later. Well, it’s not! More often than not, you will find it taking up prime space on our dining room table.
If you’ve even thought about crafting with a Cricut, but are on the fence, check out these 5 things, I love about my Cricut (and you will, too!).
5 Things I Love About My Cricut
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cricut. All opinions are 100% mine.
1 – The Cricut Explore Air 2 is super easy to use.
The Cricut Explore Air 2 is easy to use even if you are not crafty or tech-savvy. Yes, your mom can use this machine! Check out our first post, A Beginner Guide to Crafting with the Cricut Explore Air 2, and you will see how easy it is to get started. You can be up and crafting in less than 10 minutes.
2 – You can make so many cool crafts with the Cricut.
Cricut Design Space makes your life super easy. Want to make a mermaid cup? Search “mermaid,” and hundreds of ideas are ready to use. So far, we’ve made personalized cups, tote bags, student planners, and a pillow (see below).
3 – You can make personalized, meaningful gifts.
A Cricut machine makes gift-giving easy and fun. There are endless things you can make with a Cricut. My favorite project so far has been personalized bags for all the ladies at my work with our logo and names on them – in glitter gold!
4 – Cricut has many different types of crafting types.
Cricut isn’t just all vinyl and HTV. Cricut Infusible Ink is one of the newest additions to the Cricut craft lineup, and it is so cool! Infusible Ink is Cricut’s sublimation ink, but you don’t need a special printer to use it. Rather than sticking or ironing on vinyl, the transfer ink transfers ink onto the project.
We tried our first Infusible Ink project and made a monogrammed pillow. Whenever you first start using a new Cricut material, it feels overwhelming. But as usual, the transfer ink was super easy to make.
5 – Bonding with your teens while crafting.
One of the most unexpected benefits of owning a Cricut machine was how crazy my teens are over it. Being digital natives, they picked up how to use the machine quickly. They come up with tons of fun and creative ideas to make for themselves and their friends. We’ve spent tons of time together making Cricut crafts. I love any excuse to find common ground with my teens.