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Do you love to craft? Does creating fill your heart with joy? If so, you should consider turning your creativity into a way to earn extra money! My Cricut Side Hustle is a fun way to make some extra spending money!
I’ve turned my love of crafting into a money-making side hustle! And I’m going to show you how you can do it too!
For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved making things. Some of my fondest childhood memories are time spent at my grandparent’s house sewing dolls and doll clothes, painting rocks, and creating all kinds of baked goods in their kitchen.
As I got older, I began making my own clothes, creating fun headbands, and adding embellishments to home decor items. I’ve made my own soaps and lotions. I’ve dipped and rolled my own candles. I’ve made wreaths and various home decor items. I’ve created fun canvases. I’ve made lots and lots of jewelry. But it wasn’t til 8 or 9 years ago, that I realized I could make money selling crafts.
I made over $100 at the first craft fair I sold at. At the time I was elated! I had no idea that I could get paid to do something I love. Looking back, it’s amazing I made any money.
I had no idea what people wanted so I just brought some of the random things I made. I brought a bunch of different canvases I created. I brought some earrings. I brought some ornaments I had painted. And I had no idea how to price things.
All of the things I made took a lot of time…and while I loved the creating, if you looked at the cost of supplies and the time I was spending, I was making pennies for my time.
The big game-changer for me was getting my first Cricut. Being able to cut vinyl opened up a whole new world for me. I started creating cool gifts and home decor.
When I got my Cricut Explore Air 2, I was able to do even more! And as people saw the cool things I made, they asked how much I would charge to make those things for them.
Some of my Cricut Side Hustle Projects
When I started my Cricut Side Hustle, I was still all over the place. After I posted these DIY Valentine’s Day gifts, I had a few people reach out to see if I would sell them, so of course, I said yes.
And when I made this fun t-shirt, I had a few people ask if I’d make one for them as well.
People really like the personalized tumblers I made.
And personalized hairbrushes were a hit as well.
And when Easter rolled around, I found these cute fabric Easter baskets at Dollar Tree and decided to personalize them and sell them on Facebook marketplace.
But I didn’t find my niche until I started making potholder gifts.
There are so many people who are looking for cute gifts for their neighbors, friends, and teachers and these potholder gifts are perfect.
I found that I can print 5 or 6 designs on 1 sheet of vinyl. And it takes me just a little over an hour to make 10 of these gifts. I love that I can listen to an audiobook while weeding the designs and using my Cricut Easy Press.
And they’re perfect for Christmas too!
And since potholders are flat, I can keep a bunch on hand and they don’t take up a ton of space.
When people want to purchase one, I can grab a potholder, add the personalization or design needed and then throw in a utensil or cookie mix if needed.
I try to buy kitchen utensils and cookie and brownie mix when they go on sale since that keeps my costs lower. And if I don’t have any on hand, I’m happy to report that you can buy cute kitchen utensils and cookie or brownie mix at The Dollar Tree.
Where To Sell Your Cricut Crafts
There are lots of places you can sell your Cricut crafts. I’ve had the most success in person (friends who have seen something I’ve created and asked me to make them), at craft fairs or school events, and on Facebook (both sharing things on my personal wall and on Marketplace). Some people also opt for a Shopify store or sell through a local boutique.
There are tons of ways to make money with Cricut crafts. Chances are that if you love the things you’ve made, others will love them as well.