The best Cricut materials in December 2023

Best Cricut materials; a selection of materials for Cricut
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The best Cricut materials will see your crafts upped in quality, helping you create cards, 3D models, stickers, and heat transfer designs without spending hours shopping online beforehand.

There are a huge range of Cricut materials on the market, from delicate floral papers to neon vinyls and below I also share the best sticker paper for Cricut. While some come from Cricut itself, other suppliers also produce compatible materials to make your creations sing. So you don't always need to spend a fortune on the top materials for Cricut. Having used non-brand materials with Cricut I would suggest always opting for the own-brand products if you're new to digital crafting, as they will work every time and in the long run may save you money as there's no trial and error.

We have guides to the best Cricut machines and the best Cricut accessories I'd suggest reading too, or for more specific guidance check out our Cricut Maker 3 review, the Cricut Joy review, and our Cricut Mug Press for an idea of what each does. If you're creating shirt and bag designs you'll need one of the best heat press machines

Best Cricut materials available now

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What is Infusible Ink?

Infusible Ink is a system of Cricut DIY products that unlike other Cricut materials that are applied with adhesive, becomes one with the material itself for a more professional finish.

Can I use any mug with a Mug Press?

Cricut's own mugs are definitely the best option when it comes to the Mug Press. Although other mugs may fit, materials such as Infusible Ink and vinyls don't tend to stick as well.

What do beginners need with a Cricut?

The basics for a beginner are a weeding tool, a scraping tool, tweezers, scissors and some vinyl.

What tool cuts vinyl on a Cricut?

A lot of the time the blade used will be the fine point blade, which was designed to make intricate cuts on a variety of materials from cardstock to vinyl.

What materials does a Cricut Explore Air cut?

You can cut felt, leather, cardboard, wood, bonded fabric, some metals and even some acrylics.

Mollie Davies

Mollie Davies is a freelance UK based journalist with a background in health and lifestyle. After graduating with a degree in English Literature and History from Cardiff University, Mollie began her career in social media and marketing. Whilst at university, Mollie interned in features journalism and after graduating, alongside her job, started to build her writing portfolio. She has gone on to work as a freelancer for publications including Cosmopolitan, The Metro, HelloGiggles, Fabulous, Women's Health and more. 

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