Where I buy different types of vinyl for my Cricut and which products I like best from each retailer! All of these can be ordered from US and Canada.
It’s no secret that I LOVE my Cricut. I share crafts and tutorials for my Cricut Maker (and the Cricut Explore) all the time. One of the questions I get asked often is where I recommend buying materials to use with my Cricut. So I thought it was about time I create a little resource of a blog post for you on just that.
Before I list the three places I buy vinyl for Cricut online, let me clear up a common question:
Can you use other brands of vinyl with the Cricut?
Heck yes, you definitely can. For goodness sakes, this machine can cut most things. It just might take some playing to get your settings perfect. The Cricut software (Cricut Design Space) comes preloaded with material settings and has precise settings for Cricut brand products as well as some general settings for products (HTV for example). But you definitely don’t need to stick to their suite of products if you’re itching to try something different (like Stripflock vinyl which I love!).
You can cut paper made for your printer, you can cut any craft wood (as long a you choose the right thickness), felt… it doesn’t need to be made by Cricut for your machine to cut it. Just make sure if you’re choosing a material like wood that you choose a thickness your machine can handle. You can see a wood project right here if you’re interested. But this post is about vinyl.
So where can you buy vinyl for your Cricut? Here’s my favourite stores online.
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First, let’s get the elephant out of the room. I do totally buy materials from Cricut. They have amazing sales regularly and I know that their materials work with my machine flawlessly. If I’m using my Cricut Joy, they have the smart materials I can cut without a mat (love that) and they even added bulk vinyl rolls for some of the materials I use the most often, like basic white and black iron on vinyl. Their permanent adhesive vinyl is also fantastic for mugs and waterbottles. And if you’re working with glitter vinyl from Cricut (it’s super fun), you’ll want to grab their Strong Grip transfer tape.
I started purchasing from Expressions Vinyl years ago when I was looking for a cost effective option for a TON of ONE colour of vinyl. I was making decals for a room and transfer tape to match. I fell in love with their paper transfer tape bulk rolls and the price point.
Another product I order from Expressions Vinyl is flocked iron on in the Siser brand. Cricut no longer makes it and I love the soft retro feel for t-shirts. Ir also find it tends to last longer and my kids prefer it on shirts. As for other vinyl from Expressions, the Oracle brand vinyls are really great quality. Specifically, I prefer their printable vinyl over Cricut brand printable vinyl.
They also have a HUGE variety of printed vinyl. So if you’re looking for something funky and different, definitely check them out.
Expressions vinyl has REALLY great sales, often. So if you’re wanting to buy a bunch, I’d hold off and wait for an amazing deal.
Amazon is always a great option if you need something QUICK. Or if you want to test something that isn’t sold at one of your preferred retailers. I have used Amazon to buy vinyl on Prime but also to purchase Silhouette brand specialty products like these tattoo sheets (for this dinosaur party). I haven’t honestly had a bad experience with any of them so far!
Those are the top three I recommend! There are hundreds of other options, but these retailers I’ve ordered from multiple times with no issues- so I haven’t needed to look elsewhere!
If you are wanting to shop in person- I know in my city my only options are Michaels and Walmart. Which is great for convenience but not for selection and price. Cricut products are most often exempt from coupon use so that doesn’t help the price. Occasionally they’ll have a deal on Cricut supplies, but I do find this is something easier and more cost effective to order online so long as I plan ahead.
Happy crafting, friends! If you’re looking for a place to start- you could check out my past Cricut projects right here! If you’re yet to snag a Cricut machine and looking for more information about them- you can find a Cricut machine comparison right here.