I’ve rounded up 10 modern DIY home decor projects with tutorials to make with your Cricut to make your future house goals a reality.
If you were to ask me what the most used tool in my house is when it comes to home decor projects, you might be surprised to hear my Cricut. It gets so much use that I cant even blog all the tutorials for projects I make. Really. I mean, look at this cute little wall hanging I made for my bathroom reveal last year!
I love whipping up a last minute sign for a room makeover or a label for something that needs some organization. Today I’m excited to partner with Cricut to share some of my favourite past home decor projects and a few from bloggers I love to to help you hit those ‘Future House Goals’ you’ve got on your Pinterest boards! I am saying ’10 projects’ but really, I’ve grouped them together into 10 types of projects because it’s nice to have options sometimes, isn’t it? ;)
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1. Cricut DIYs for Curb Appeal
Let’s start outside that future house goals home of yours! There’s so many exterior home decor projects your Cricut can help you customize just for curb appeal alone. Here’s some fun ones you could take on! This address sign is one I just made in the fall and I’m in love with it! It reminds me of the modern metal house numbers, but I made it myself! You can find the tutorial here. Did you know you can cut wood using a Cricut Maker?
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My friend Lindi also customized her kids mailbox (this one is for their adorable playhouse!) with ‘Mail’ on the outside and ‘Thank You!’ on the inside. You can find her post about that right here.
Lastly- a customized doormat is always a fun addition to your entry way! My friend Lindi shared how she uses her Cricut to make a stencil for hers. I make mine by hand, you can see my tutorial here and my most recent DIY mat right here! We always get comments on them from the delivery drivers.
2. Kids Art as Decor
I love spaces that look intentional and put together, but I also love to honour our kids and their creativity. We started cutting out custom mats for our kids paintings when they were toddlers. You can see that on the left (the heart) and the middle image on the hanging shelves in Windsors old nursery– that whale! Find the tutorial here.
My friend Erin also used her Cricut to help display her kids artwork! She created modern stencils for them to paint. Find her tutorial right here.
3. Kitchen Organization Projects with Cricut
Organization makes me happy, but there is no place I love to organize more than my kitchen. This first photo is my spice drawer from our last house. We brought that system with us into our new kitchen and 5 years later we still love it so much! This is the very first Cricut project I ever blogged about. You can find the tutorial here.
My friend Lindi created this meal plan with her Cricut. I love the modern look to it and there’s no waste since it’s dry erase! You can find her tutorial here.
Last photo there is of my pantry cupboard! These labels were made with my Cricut Joy and instantly elevate the standard containers. It just feels fancier with pretty labels. You can find my tutorial here.
Speaking of pretty pantries, my friend Erin made pantry labels with her Cricut as well. If you’re looking at some different styles to decide which you like the most, you can check hers out here!
4. Closet Organization with Cricut
My second favourite place to organize? Closets. There’s nothing more satisfying than opening up a closet and knowing exactly where the item you need is. And to have nothing fall out at you!
In my daughters closet (left) that meant labelling her drawers to make putting away her clothes easy. We take turns as a family putting away laundry so this way her brothers never ‘mess it up’ for her. These stay on even with all the wear thanks to permanent vinyl (just heat up with a hairdryer to remove without damage). You can see the blog post about the labels here.
We did this with pictures in our last house when our kids were younger and couldn’t read (see right) and ironed these on to the IKEA Skubb bins. You can see the tutorial for that right here. My friend Lindi did the same thing with IKEA bins in her kids playroom. You can see that right here if you like!
Speaking of Lindi… that set of hooks in the middle image is a DIY using her Cricut! Hooks are one of the best ways to help keep a closet under control- especially if you have kids that struggle with hangers! See that project here.
5. Cricut Made Throw Pillows
Once I got comfortable with my Cricut, the project I got addicted to was making throw pillows. I love changing up my pillows seasonally, but let’s be honest… beautiful pillow covers often come with a price point to suit. Sometimes I would sew my own basic pillow cover or just get the standard plain ones and customize them. This is one of those categories I had a hard time choosing just 3 projects to share with you.
You can find the monogram pillow tutorial here and that free ‘good night’ file a tutorial about using flocked iron on right here.
The one on the right is an appliqué pillow that I made using my Cricut as well. Did you know the Cricut Maker can cut appliqués out of fabric for you using the rotary blade? It’s amazing! Find the tutorial for that one right here.
6. Wooden Signs with Cricut
I think that wooden signs for home decor are one of the most common DIYs people think of when I say ‘future house goals decor’. I mean… if I search DIY home decor, this is the thing that pops up first! So here’s three different wooden signs ideas!
The first is iron on vinyl on a wood plank. I talk all about that in this tutorial. The second is tips for beginners painting signs using Cricut stencils. The third? They’re festive, but I wanted to include it because I share how to get a chalkboard look without the chalk so it will last season to season. Find that tutorial here.
7. Other rad home decor signs with Cricut
Wooden signs aren’t the only signs that make beautiful DIY home decor. I rounded up a few other modern signs you can craft with your Cricut!
The first is an old one of mine that I have also brought with me to this house. It’s hanging in our kids playroom right now- the texture is so pretty! You can see the tutorial for that one here.
Next up, the sign in the middle has actual preserved cedar in there! How cool is that?! You could substitute cedar for any greenery of your choice, how pretty would fern leaves be? Find the tutorial from my friend Brittany right here.
Far right is an acrylic sign I made for fall. I’ve been obsessed with acrylic signs lately, I’ve now made one for almost every occasion. Find the tutorial (and the free cut file!) right here!
8. Fabric Wall Hangings Made with Cricut
Pennants, pennants, pennants! These might be my favourite of the home decor projects to make with my Cricut. I had to pick which ones to feature here, I was also considering this cute ‘free hugs’ one and this wooden ‘bee kind’ one… or if you’re looking for holiday ones, I could have added this one in ;)
But let’s look at these! This felt and leather vintage look pennant is such a fun addition to our playroom guitar wall. You can find the tutorial for it right here.
This middle one is one that I’ve made… probably 50 or so for gifts and custom orders over the years. A no sew classic pennant. You can find the tutorial right here.
Lastly, this one I don’t have a tutorial for, but I wanted to show you that you can add a layer of paint on to the fabric before the iron on lettering for a modern twist on a classic pennant! You can see this one in my bathroom reveal.
9. Customize your Staples with Cricut
Okay so maybe you have some staples that you love the function of but not the look so much. Want to get that IKEA basic into a piece of decor worthy of your ‘future house goals’ pinboard?! The Cricut is your BFF for this! Here’s a few ideas.
The first is this breakfast tray I added a fun ‘treat yo’self’ decal onto. I hand lettered this one, you can find that design and the tutorial right here!
Next up, my friend Brittany made over this basic IKEA plant pot she had using her Cricut. You can find the tutorial right here.
Speaking of plant pots, here’s one I made over using my Cricut a few years ago!
Last up here is this little work station in our garage workshop. It’s just fine on it’s own, but adding a simple font decal ‘little hands workshop’ makes it the cutest corner in the garage! Don’t underestimate the power of a little decal!
10. upgrade your tablescape decor with cricut
While we’re upgrading every day things… how about your tables capes? I don’t do this every day, but I love a tablescape for holidays and dinner parties. We’ve been having a lot less of those this past year, but I’ve been having fun making them for just our family! Here’s a few ideas of pieces you can reuse.
The first… these wooden place cards! I cut mine in the shape of trees and decorated them with a marker. These are fun since you can decorate them however you like- think of Easter eggs! Wood can only be cut by the Cricut Maker, but it does such a beautiful job! You can see my tutorial right here.
Also wood… these wooden name cards my friend Lindi made! These are so beautiful, you can find her tutorial right here.
Lastly… napkin rings! My friend Lindi made these beautiful gold leather napkin rings. I love the simplicity of these babies, you can find the tutorial right here.
11. DIY Wallpaper with Cricut
Ok this is the last category and I know I’d said 10 modern home decor projects, but I couldn’t narrow it down enough so I actually am giving you 11. How about some DIY wallpaper?! You can do this two ways- with a stencil or with decals. The cloud wall I made with a stencil, see that tutorial here. The far right (cars) were also done with a stencil by my friend Lindi- find her tutorial here!
The middle is a wallpaper look wall made using decals! My friend Brittany shared the how-to right here. We are thinking of taking on a similar project in our playroom soon, I can’t wait!
Alright- that’s it, that’s all! I hope that gave you some inspiration for fun projects to make using your Cricut to help you transform your home decor into ‘future house goals’ material! If you’ve had a Cricut for a while or bought it specifically to cut paper for cards and such, it’s easy to forget it can be used for SO many home decor projects as well!
PS. If you’re wondering which Cricut would be best for you- I have a full blog post comparison for you! You can find that right here.
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