One of the things I love about the Cricut Explore Air is that it’s definitely NOT your grandma’s electronic cutting tool. Yes, you can still cut letters out of cardstock if that’s what you want to use it for, but it can do so. much. more. For those of you who have owned a Cricut from the very beginning, you can still use all your old cartridges too! If I could speak to all of you who have walked down the Cricut aisle at your local Jo-Ann Craft and Fabric store, wondering if it is worth it to upgrade to the Explore, this is what I would say to you. Yes, it is an investment to buy any electronic cutting machine. But when you are ready to make that decision, you want to make sure you are getting the absolute most for your money.
With the Cricut Explore Air, not only are you getting all the standard functionality you will get with the other tools on the market… you also get the most precise cutting and drawing, the ability to cut over 60 different materials, and a totally new outlook on DIY projects. Yes, the Cricut can do everything you probably think it can do, but here are 5 projects you’d never guess were made with the Cricut Explore:
How in love are you with this lumberjack bedding? Jen from The Project Girl custom-made all of this with iron-on vinyl and her Cricut Explore! I never even thought about making a duvet with my own custom pattern… this changes everything when it comes to designing a bedroom! You have to check out all of the amazing projects in this lumberjack bedroom, including artwork, pillows, lighting and more, all made with the Cricut Explore.
Most Cricut users don’t think about transitioning from crafts over into fashion… but this is such a fun way to use your machine! This little black dress from Anna Rose has been completely transformed by the gold and silver glitter vinyl stripes.
One of the best features of the Cricut Explore is the list of 60+ materials it can cut, including one of my favorites, leather. Rebecca from The Crafted Sparrow made this sweet leather case for her Kindle… I want one! She also used the drawing function to create the design and lettering on the front. How cool is that??
5. Succulents & Flowers
Wow. I never would have known these were made from paper without a closer look! Aren’t these floral and plant designs by Lia Griffith simply gorgeous? No need to water your houseplants any longer!
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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Cricut. All opinions are 100% ours!