These are some of our Cricut Must Haves that we just don’t see other people talking about. But most of these products are craft room essentials for us. We use many of these every single day!
Whether you are a Cricut beginner or have been using your Cricut machine for a long time, these craft products are items you may want to check out and keep in your craft room too. Have a look below and learn why we consider these must-have craft products.
Cricut Must Haves Nobody is Talking About
Lynn Lilly Glue Gun
Most crafters have some sort of glue gun in their craft rooms. However, if you’re like us, you might get frustrated with the limitations of your glue gun. We felt the same way until we started using a Lynn Lilly Glue Gun.
It has a precision nozzle keeping your glue application much neater than with traditional glue guns. And you can use it as a cordless glue gun for up to 2 minutes before putting it back on the stand. If you need to use it for longer than 2 minutes at a time, you can simply remove the plug from the stand and then plug it into the glue gun itself to use it as a corded glue gun.
Cricut Paper Cutter
We have tried many different paper cutters before we finally found one that we liked. The Cricut paper cutter is lightweight and affordable. We think it’s just what is needed for occasional or beginner paper crafters. It even has an extendable ruler arm for when working with larger materials such as 12 x 12 sized items.
Cricut Wood Veneer
We don’t use a lot of the Cricut specialty products but we are obsessed with the wood veneer. It comes in a variety of shades and it’s really slim and very smooth. You can get very professional results with this.
Nicapa Cutting Mats
We were really hesitant about generic Cricut mats at the very beginning but this brand is really reliable and consistent in quality. Really affordable, are durable, and it lasts quite a while. We are not a big fan of their strong grip mat but any of the others are great.
Our tried and true faux leather that we used to buy from 143Vinyl is no longer available but we have found one available on Amazon that we love nearly as much. In fact, we have found it is even more durable than the one we used previously.
Cricut TruControl Knife
This is similar to an X-acto Knife but so much better. You don’t have to touch the blade to change it and they added elements to the design of the knife to prevent it from rolling around on your craft table. There’s even a lock mechanism for extra safety and you never have to touch the blade to change it. Most of all, it just works really well and we get great results from it every single time.
Bulk Packs of Blades
We like to buy variety packs of blades so we always have some of each kind on hand. For an average crafter, one pack should last multiple years.
Command Adhesive Hooks
These are perfect for storing your Cricut mats. Just hang them from the hook and they’ll be handy and safe. You can even put the hooks inside a cabinet!
Zig Two Way Glue Pen
This is one of our favorite adhesives for paper crafting and 3D paper projects. This glue goes on blue and dries clear.
Rubbing Alcohol in a Pump Bottle
You may be puzzled by this item but it is essential in our craft room. We use the rubbing alcohol to clean non-porous items like glass and ceramic so that they’re free of fingerprints, dirt, and oils from your skin. Any kind of dirt or debris can interfere with getting your vinyl to stick well to the surface.
We are always talking about the value of burnishing and a brayer is a great way to burnish many materials. Burnishing helps to ensure that the material sticks well to the cutting mat and it helps to flatten it, removing any bubbles and wrinkles that might get in the way of a clean cut.
Cricut Mini EasyPress
If we could only choose one heat source for working with HTV, the Cricut Mini EasyPress would be it. We were skeptical when it first came out, but it provides such flexibility whether applying heat to larger projects or smaller ones. And it’s incredibly affordable.
Inkjet Printable Magnet Sheets
We don’t see many people talking about using magnetic sheets with their Cricut but it’s a great material to work with. It cuts beautifully with a Cricut machine and there are just so many things you can make with it.
HTVRont Printable Vinyl Sticker Paper
This HTVRont paper is one of our favorite products. The price point is fantastic and with 40 sheets in a package, this will last you quite some time. We get fantastic results with it too!
Putting wheels on your Cricut may seem like an unusual idea but we have found it to be so handy. Move your machine so easily into your workspace or out of the way! Check out the video above to see how it’s done. We recommend watching the whole video but it’s such a good one but if you want to skip to the part about putting wheels on your Cricut machine, check it out at time stamp 19:58.