You guys should know by now just how much we love the Cricut Explore Air 2 cutting machine.
Scratch that — we love the entire Cricut line of products. That’s right: from the Cuttlebug to the Expression to the Maker and everything in between.
To celebrate our love, we’ve compiled this list of the best Cricut tutorials that we could find on YouTube.
Many of these we’ve tried and tested ourselves, while others we’ve pulled from friends’ recommendations.
We’re positive that you’ll find more than a couple of projects in here that will pique your interest and persuade you to pull out your Cricut again for a good session.
Let’s take it away…
First off, let’s take it back to basics with how to use the Cricut Design Space software.
Beginners will likely find these tutorials to be very useful and the perfect introduction to navigating the software aspect of their Cricut cutting machine.
Here’s a few that we’ve found to be educational:
Lots of color and fun with the fabulous Auntie Tay!
Probably the most comprehensive guide to Design Space that we’ve ever seen — a must-watch for beginners.
A more condensed version for those of you in a hurry.
The official word from Cricut on how to use the Print Then Cut feature.
OK, so now you know how to use the Design Space software, but what about the machine itself?
Here’s a bunch of some great ‘getting to know you’ Cricut tutorials that beginners might need to get themselves going before they start on some big projects proper.
Try a few of these on for size from the Explore family:
How to set up your Explore Air 2.
Making your way around the machine and getting to know it.
Time to start your first vinyl cutting project!
Getting to know your Cricut Explore Air — what does every component do?
Making your way around the original Cricut Explore vinyl cutting machine.
How to weed and apply your vinyl once it’s cut — check out our how-to guide as well, if you want to learn more.
How to use the dual write and cut feature on the Cricut Explore.
If you’ve got yourself one of the pocket rocket Cricut Cuttlebugs, then good on you — you’re going to have a lot of fun with it!
Here’s a few YouTube videos that will help bring you up to speed.
The brilliant Melody Lane with a in-depth guide on how to use the Cuttlebug, as well as everything you can hope to do with this nifty die cutter.
How to use embossing folders with your Cuttlebug.
Despite being one of the older Cricut machines, the Expression 2 still has a large fan base — particularly for the cartridge devotees amongst us!
Here’s a good beginners’ tutorial:
OK… now you know how to use your Cricut, let’s get into what you actually might want to make with your super duper vinyl cutting machine!
We haven’t divided these into categories by machine as you can do these projects with any of the Cricut Explore family machines.
A cheeky bathroom door sign!
Mermaid fans will love this design — it’s ideal for heat transfer vinyl and other t-shirt designs.
Speaking of heat transfer — learn how to create your own personalized lettering for your t-shirt with this video.
Beautiful doily cards — is it only us who think these would make great wedding invitation material?
Gorgeous paper designs.
Want to take your cutting to the next level? Time to try out embossing.
What you can make with one of the most popular cartridges.
How cute is this pop-up card?!
Auntie Tay is back with these hilarious DIY Disney shirts.
More beautiful floral paper crafts.
So there you have it — the best Cricut tutorials ever!
What are your favorite Cricut tutorials for beginners?