The best Cricut accessories in 2023

The best Cricut accessories; a mix of crafting accessories on a pink background
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The best Cricut accessories enable you to get more from your Cricut craft machine. These can include accessories for heat press machines and storage for your Cricut materials and even your cutting machines.

The top Cricut accessories will enable you to do more with your cutting and heat press machines. In my list below, you're sure to find something for yourself or for a gift for any keen crafter. I've used many if the accessories in my list, and while some are essential others can make for fun presents. It's also well-worth looking at the storage devices and cases below too, from my experience these are essential.

If you've yet to purchase a Cricut device and want to learn more about what they can do, see my guides to the best Cricut machines. We regularly test these craft machines, read our Cricut Maker 3 review and Cricut Explore 3 review articles that cover the latest machines.

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What are the main Cricut accessories I need?

There are a lot of Cricut accessories but the core ones would be: mats, a weeding tool, sharp and fine scissors, a heat proof mat if using a heat transfer machine, a scraping tool, tape and rotary cutter. You will, of course, need one of the best tablets for Cricut.

Is Cricut Maker good for beginners?

Yes, it's fine for beginners. Though some may prefer to start with the Cricut Explore 3 as it's cheaper and a good way to discover if you like this kind of digital crafting. The newer Cricut Maker 3 can use Smart Materials, meaning you don't need a cutting mat, which is easiest.

Which device is best to use with a Cricut?

I would say the new iPad Air (5th Gen, 2022) or iPad (2022) are both excellent. You need a good operating system that will run Cricut Design Space as well as a touch screen, and a good sized display if designing from scratch. If you're a newcomer and just want to make pre-made designs then you can use a smart phone.

Ian Dean
Editor, Digital Arts & Design

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & Design at Creativebloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and leading video game title Official PlayStation Magazine. In his early career he wrote for music and film magazines including Uncut and SFX. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on AI, digital art and video game art and tech, and more to Creative Bloq, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5. He's also a keen Cricut user and laser cutter fan, and is currently crafting on Glowforge and xTools M1.