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10 Fun Projects to Make with Your Cricut Explore Air 2

If you love to create and craft, the Cricut Explore Air 2 is a must have tool in your craft space. Here's my list of favorite projects and what I love about this fantastic Cricut Machine! Take a look, browse tutorials and let me know what you'd love to craft too.

Create with Cricut Explore Air 2 - project ideas you can make
Create with Cricut Explore Air 2 – project ideas you can make

Make your own personalized tote and stationery gift set with Cricut
Personalized Tote and Stationary Set

Make all kinds of projects!

This first project is an example of the versatility the Cricut Air 2 offers when creating all kinds of projects. From customizing tote bags with the new Infusible Ink pens to creating personalized stationery and even cut out printed stickers. The tools and materials together offer just a wide array of creative options!

Make a custom tote bag and set of personalized stationary with your Cricut Explore. Grab your infusible ink pens and get started creating this one-of-a-kind gift for that special person in your life. You can also create these note cards in just black and white to create coloring cards. Include colored pencils with the set for a fun activity for your recipient. So many possibilities and a great gift idea for all ages, too!

Make Pink Ribbon Jewelry with your Cricut
Pink Ribbon Jewelry

Easy Repeat and Layered Cuts

With the Cricut Explore Air 2, you can create your own paper layered jewerly in no time. Cut identical pieces easily and quickly. I love to create charms and pendants by layering cut cardstock and Mod Podge. It's an easy way to create unique designs without requiring pro level jewerly equipment. Plus, cardstock is an easy to find material the Air cuts with ease!

Use your Cricut Explore to make your own pink ribbon jewelry charms. All you need is some cardstock and your Cricut and you can create all sorts of gifts with this single cutting file.

The pink ribbon represents so much for many families whose lives have been touched by cancer. It is so dear to my own family and I love that I can create a special keepsake to express love and support for friends and loved ones.

Mother's Day Cards You Can Make
DIY Mother's Day Cards

Perfect Personalizing

Easily customize any project. Whether you are making cards or gift tags, t-shirts or decor. The Air 2 can cut personalized designs that are perfect for customizing.

Handmade cards are easy to create with the Cricut Explore and they make the best DIY gifts. This Mother’s Day (or any day), make Mom a Mother's Day card that lets them know just how much you love them and how thankful you are for all that they do!

You can even personalize your project with Mom’s favorite colors and sentiments just from you. These are so easy to make and she is sure to love it!

Which color do you like best?
Which color do you like best?

Valenine's Day treat bags and tags
Valentine's Day Treat Bags and Tags

Party Hosting Help

With all the different events we host, decorating and prepping can take up half the time… shopping for it all is another big time consuming activity. I love using my Cricut machine to create my own personalized decorations. I get to pick my own colors, designs and even the materials and sizes. It makes hosting events even more fun and more uniquely my own.

Be ready when Valentine's Day rolls around to create these bright and cheery Valentine's Day treat bags and tags with your Cricut Explore.

These adorable goodie bags can be filled with all kinds of sweets and surprises to give to friends or family. You can also set up all the supplies for a fun group craft. Cut out individual letters and a include them for a class party craft the kids will love to create!

Make pretty printable paper cut designs with your Cricut Explore Air 2
Make pretty printable paper cut designs with your Cricut Explore Air 2

DIY Wood Serving Tray

Need an easy gift idea? Learn how to make a decorative serving tray with a wood tray and vinyl cut designs.

This easy step-by-step tutorial will show you everything you need to create your own pretty tray with your Cricut Explore in just a few minutes.

set up each place setting with pretty cutouts and fresh flowers
Flower Place Setting

Create a pretty table for just about any occasion when you use your Cricut Explore to cut out these gorgeous cut flowers.

This really is such a simple and fun project to make with your Cricut and would be great to use for spring, Easter, Mother's Day… you name it!

Make your own planner stickers with your Cricut
DIY Planner Stickers

Help Organizing

I like to think I'm an organized person. Really, if I didn't have my lists and labels, I would be lost! I use my Cricut machine to help create stickers and labels for all the things. I like to personalize with my own choice of fonts and phrases right in Cricut Design Space and then my machine does all the rest. It's magical!

I love making all kinds of stickers with my Cricut because I can print out the designs I want and the Cricut Explore Air 2 will cut around the shapes.

These planner stickers are custom die cut stickers that I’ve personalized myself! Change up the text to say something different or change the font. You can also change the color of every sticker with ease!

Add Hand drawn Art

If you've been following me for a while, you already know I love.. LOVE the Cricut pens. The details and designs you can create with any project are amazing and the Cricut machine is the perfect companion for creating this line art magic.

If you love the look of hand drawn art, but don’t want to draw it yourself, let your Cricut Explore Air 2 do the work for you!

Hand drawn art picnic invitation designed by Jen Goode
Hand Drawn Art Picnic Invitations

Make cute picnic invitations with hand-drawn picnic themed doodles all with your Cricut Explore. I designed this picnic art so you can make original invitations without spending hours hand drawing or cutting for hours.

These picnic invitations are fun to create and easy to customize with your own color style.

Tips for Drawing and Writing with your Cricut Machine
Tips for Drawing and Writing with your Cricut Machine

This Guide for Writing and Drawing with your Cricut will show you everything you need to get started on your own designs. It is full of great tips and sound advice to make writing and drawing with your Cricut a simple process.

Multi-font writing designs using Cricut Design Space
Using Cricut Pens with Cricut Explore

I get asked quite often about How To Use the Pen to Write Fonts with Cricut Explore. It might seem really complicated or overwhelming, but really using your Cricut machine and pen to write or draw is much easier than you might think.

What I love most is that you get to pick the look, the color and even the style of the pen you write with. Imagine how many ways you can customize a card or a special written message on your paper crafts!

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Project ideas you can make with Cricut Explore Air 2
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Jen is Passionate about Creativity. She is the owner and "doodle in charge" of JGoode Designs, a Denver based design studio. She is an illustrator, mixed media artist and creative lifestyle blogger. Jen has been a creative professional since 1998 but says she's been an artist since she was old enough to eat glue.

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