April 6, 2021 by Cricut
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Cricut members worldwide have been turning ideas into projects; projects into products; and before you know it, products into money-making ventures.


Whether it’s through word-of-mouth, an Instagram or Facebook post, an online shop, or a creative handmade storefront, your ideas and creativity have made Cricut an essential part of so many success stories.

Here are just a few of those amazing stories, learnings, and advice to get started on your own. Or, if you’re looking for something specific? Jump to a section of choice:


Cricut member spotlight

Kecia Pierre - KK's Crafts

Kecia Pierre started selling #cricutmade items in 2020.

(Don’t be) afraid to explore and experiment, seeing a dream or idea blossom into a product.

Kecia loves to make home decor, baby clothes, and personalized event keepsakes with her Cricut Maker. She loves working with permanent premium vinyl and cardstock.

She started selling items because….

These type of items are not easily had in Jamaica, and persons kept requesting them (from me) although I had intended it to be a hobby only since I am in (my) final year of University.

Some of our favorite items from Kecia include:

Kecia Pierre - Baby clothes
Kecia Pierre - Wine glass and event keepsake
Kecia Pierre - Love sign home decor

Purchase or find more of her products through her Instagram at KK’s Crafts.


Q&A with members who sell items

We had burning questions for our Cricut members. Did you have similar thoughts? A little more about how these Cricut members got started or kept going may be found below.

What was the biggest challenge you faced in getting your business off the ground, and how did you overcome it? 

Pkay Oldham - ProjectChickCo

My biggest challenge was being in my own way and self-doubt. I have a bad habit of being my own worst critic and being too much of a perfectionist. I planned to start an Etsy shop back in October 2019 and I kept getting in my own way, but I finally overcame my fears by just taking the plunge and doing it! I believed in myself and became content knowing that I may succeed or I may fail but I will still give it my best shot! 

Pkay Oldham

What has been the key to your success? 

Farren Celeste

Be willing to adapt and pivot. The success I’ve seen has been the result of difficult decisions I made and continue to make. If something isn’t working, it doesn’t mean you have failed. It means you are one step closer to finding out what does. 

Farren Celeste

What piece of advice would you offer to a friend that is interested in starting their own Cricut-based business? 

Patience! And practice makes perfect. Lots of research and get things right before you open up to selling. 

Tash (Primrose Fleur)

What is your proudest achievement when it comes to your business? 

I have to say being able to help other crafters along the way! I love sharing my process and tips with other crafters and inspiring cute things! I don’t share everything I do 😉 but I am proud that I can help spread positivity and make crafting easier or share a new idea! I also feel really proud about the keepsake items I’ve made. A lot of my Christmas ornaments have been used to announce pregnancies this year and I think that’s really special to be a part of. 

The Crafty Brunette

What was the biggest challenge you faced in getting your business off the ground, and how did you overcome it? 

Elizabeth Paul - Daylight Illustrations

As I started this journey, the biggest challenge for me was convincing myself to jump all in. It’s hard to be successful owning a small business, but it is even harder if you are only putting in 50% of your effort. Don’t get me wrong; I do this on the side of my full-time job, but I give 100% of myself to my small business. I invest in it; I believe in it; and I am proud of it. I overcame my hesitancy to jump all in by learning to trust my creative process. It didn’t happen overnight, but the more I shared my art and ideas with people, the more comfortable I became with sharing my art and ideas.  

Elizabeth Paul

What piece of advice would you offer to a friend that is interested in starting their own Cricut-based business? 

Just start! You’re not going to have everything figured out at the beginning, so it’s best to just start and find your footing as you go. Nothing is set in stone, so you can always change your mind about what products you want to sell, how you want to sell, or even your business name and branding along the way! If you wait until you have everything planned and figured out, then you’ll never even start. 

Danielle Griffin

What emotions did you experience as you were starting your business? How has that changed over time? 

Kayla Stuart - Birch and Bramble

Excitement, fear, creativity. Over time, the emotions have come and gone in waves. Going from a salary job to a variable income completely dependent on me has been scary but empowering. 

Kayla Stuart

What was your big break? Is there a moment when things shifted and your business started to take off?  

Little Miss Eve

It changed when I started to illustrate digitally with my iPad and I started to create my own products with my Cricut. My audience loves to see the process of how I make my products, especially the stickers. The engagement is huge when you show how you work. 

Miss Little Eve

What emotions did you experience as you were starting your business? How has that changed over time? 

Carissa Flores -Dos Flores Designs

Excitement, inspiration, and a bit of imposter syndrome have been with me throughout the process! I’ve also experienced much more gratitude as I see how supportive people are. 

Carissa Flores

What is your proudest achievement when it comes to your business? 

Kecia Pierre

Not being afraid to explore and experiment and seeing a dream or idea blossom into a product. 

Kecia Pierre

We’ve also gathered a bit of intel and collected it into 7 top tips for the aspiring moneymaker. Check out 7 tips for starting a side hustle with Cricut.

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Ideas for items

Not sure what Cricut projects to make for sale? Below is a collection of inspiration and Design Space projects for creating a few popular ideas that Cricut members have turned into products for sale.

Mountain Mug Cricut project





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Project tutorials

Inspired and ready to make it? Here are a few tutorials of popular projects to help get you started.

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Cricut is humbled to just be a part of your toolkit. Here are a few members that have used their creativity and toolkit to create amazing products for sale.

Starting my own…

Interested in hearing more about the behind-the-scenes? We’ve spoken to a few Cricut members in detail about the ways they have used Cricut to help their business. Click on a specific story below to learn more about each of their very different journeys.

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Additional resources

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Products to get you started

Haven’t quite figured out which products you want to add to your toolkit? Any of our machines will surely get you excited about making projects for sale. Here are a few community favorites and must-have products.

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