Top 15 Must Have Cricut Tools and Supplies for Beginners

So you have a Cricut machine, now what? I’m willing to bet you want to know what the most important Cricut tools to own are. I’m going to answer the question for you today with my list of the top 15 timeless Cricut tools.

Each of the tools I’m featuring today are simply amazing, and a must-have for anyone with a Cricut machine. Sit down and peruse through this list of tools that will help you expand your current Cricut projects so that they’re gorgeous and look professionally made.

Top 15 Timeless Cricut Tools

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1. Basic Tool Set – This convenient set has everything you need to start your Cricut craft projects. The Cricut basic tool set includes five essential tools. The tools included in this basic tool set are; tweezers that help you lift material, weeder to remove negative cuts, micro-tip scissors with a protective blade cover, a spatula to lift projects from your Cricut mat, and a scraper to help clean the mats as well as burnish material.

2. Precision Cutting Kit – Enjoy 3 precision cutting tools with this precision cutting kit bundle in rose color. This beautiful Cricut tool kit helps with projects that use vinyl, paper, thin plastics, canvas, and other projects. Cutting your Cricut crafts is probably one of the more tedious parts of Cricut crafting, but this timeless Cricut tool will ensure you’re more accurate with your cutting.

3. True Control Knife – Get more control when you’re cutting a variety of materials like cardstock, vinyl, canvas fabrics and more when you use this true control knife. A timeless Cricut tool that helps cut through the material the first time.

4. True Control Blades – It’s important to have replacement blades on hand for your Cricut machine. These true control blades include 5 replacement blades for the true control knife I featured above. I know having these extra blades on hand helps ensure I can finish every Cricut craft project regardless of whether or not my current blade gets dull.

5. Rotary Cutter – While the true control knife is perfect for cutting, this rotary cutter can help those who prefer a more circular style blade. This 45 mm rotary cutter can slice through most any material that you’ll use with your Cricut machine. The circular style blade makes it easy for left or right-handed folks to cut through material with ease.

6. Brayer – Making fabric Cricut crafts can be super fun but to make them, you must have this timeless Cricut tool. The Brayer extends the life of your Cricut cut mat and is a must-have for all of you Cricut craft creators out there.

7. Iron-On Protective Sheet – When you’re making iron-on projects, it’s important to protect your Cricut projects from the heat. This iron-on protective sheet is the most essential product to have if you want to disperse heat evenly and not ruin your iron-on project. You can use this with all Cricut iron-on.

8. Heat Resistant Tape – No more worrying about projects slipping around or using tape that’s not meant for high heat. This heat resistant tape will ensure your Cricut craft project stays in place during the transfer process with the ability to resist heat up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

9. Cricut Easy Press Mat – The Cricut easy press mat is an essential addition to my list of timeless Cricut tools for it helps you have a flawless iron-on process when using the Cricut EasyPress. This mat helps eliminate moisture and shields your work surface from the impact of high heat during the transfer of iron on the Cricut project.

10. Machine Mat Variety Pack – I don’t know about you, but I go through a lot of Cricut mats during my craft making days, that’s why I simply had to share this variety pack. The Machine Mat Variety Pack includes three reusable cutting mats that allow you to always have a good cutting mat for every Cricut project at your fingertips.

11. Infusible Ink Pens – Infusible ink pens are a fun Cricut tool but also a must-have timeless Cricut tool to add to this list. The infusible ink pens do require a compatible infusible ink blank that’s sold separately. These 5 point pens are in the color black to make vibrant transfers that last a long time.

12.Premium Fine Point Blade – This fine-point premium blade includes the housing in gold and is a must-have for all you Cricut machine owners. Having a dull blade or something goes wrong with your Cricut machine blade can suck when you’re in the middle of a project. That’s why I highly recommend you have this timeless tool on hand.

13. Bonded Fabric Blade – This bonded fabric blade and housing is an excellent Cricut blade to have on hand for use with cutting bonded fabric or with iron-on backer. A distinctive pink color that matches with the Cricut FabricGrip Mat.

14. Deep Point Blade – Looking to make magnets with your Cricut machine? Perhaps you want to work on a projected that uses stiffened felt or foam sheets, then this is the blade you need. The Deep Point Blade and housing can cut through thicker materials making it easier to create a Cricut project from beginning to end.

15. Scoring Stylus – 3D projects are all the rage! With this Cricut Storing Stylus, you’ll be able to score your 3D projects, greeting cards, and envelopes as well as other projects that need to be scored with ease. This timeless Cricut tool is for use with the Cricut Explore and Maker machines.

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There you have it, an extensive list of the top timeless Cricut tools you need to get the job done right and correctly the first time around. Each of the Cricut tools featured here today will help you create a project your imagination can think up.


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  • Brianne

    This is a great list for beginners. I had a friend who got a Cricut, but she had a bit of a hard time at first because she didn’t have the right supplies.

  • Heather

    I can’t wait to get a cricut! I have so many projects I want to do!

  • Janel

    I love my cricut – but I’m definitely not using it enough! This actually helps remind me of MORE ways to use my Cricut!

  • Tara Pittman

    This is a cool craft item. I could make so many things with this product.

  • Amy Desrosiers

    I really love the pastel shade of your Cricut. This is a great list of tools because I would not know where to start.

  • Kathy

    I’m glad I saw this post. I really want to get a cricut. I have been wanting one for some time now. I know someday I’ll be getting one. I just hope it’s soon.

  • Kita Bryant

    I am glad I saw this list. I never would have thought to get this top prepare myself.

  • Sherry

    I have thought about getting a Cricut machine. This is a great list of tools to begin with.

  • Ntensibe Edgar Michael

    Aaaahhhh…alright Angelica! I won’t forget to collect together some of these.

  • Sarah

    What a great comprehensive list of tools for any cricut project.

  • Lisa Joy Thompson

    I love my Cricut and having the right tools is so important! It makes all the fun projects so much easier.

  • Samantha Donnelly

    Such a great post with all the tools listed and what they are used for, it would certainly be of great help to me and others looking for these kind of tools

  • Wren

    I have been thinking of getting one of these and good to know everything I will need! This has been incredibly helpful!

  • Natasha Mairs

    I have always thought about buying myself a cricut but don’t think I would use it often enough

  • Matt Taylor

    Nice list of cricut tools! Maybe someday I will actually own a cricut machine.

  • Jessica Collazo

    I’ve always wanted to have one of this bad boys. I think is less expensive than buying stickers and labels all the time.

  • Monica Y

    I just started creating things with my cricut, so I guess I need some of these tools too

  • Erin

    I have a cricut. They are the best!

  • Myrah Duque

    This is such a useful tool to have! Just knowing I can make my own stuff without having to order them and wait for them, is ideal.

  • katrina Kroeplin

    ive wanted a cricut for a long time. i use my friends so it’s really time that i get one.

  • Sara |

    This is such a great guide for beginners! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  • Lene Andersen

    Who knew there were that many tools and you could make that many different things? Every time I read about the Circuit tool, get more and more intrigued — seems like a potentially wonderfully obsessive hobby.

  • Jenni

    I’ve heard so much about these machines recently, they seem very popular. This is a great post to help decide what is needed

  • Kara Guppy

    Thanks for the tips, this is a very handy list to refer to

  • Melanie williams

    Oh wow such a good check list for the cricut tools. I don;t mind a bit of crafting every now and again x

  • Scott

    My wife recently picked up a cricut for school and she is now addicted to it. She is In thr process of using it for just about everything possible. She has the beginner kit but needs to get the cutting kit. The cutting kit seems to make life easier from what I’ve seen and heard. Also the fabric blade. That’s the next thing she plans on attacking.

  • Elisha F

    A cricut has been on my ultimate wish list for like ever! Thank you for the list

  • Rhian westbury

    Wow that’s a lot of tools for one machine, but I’m sure you get a lot of use out of it. I’ve still not got one myself x

  • Kira

    I’ve been looking into seeing and making small things with Alessia as she has shown an interest. I’m sure these would definitely come In Handy for us

  • Dreams Abroad

    What do you clean the scraper and matt with? I have residue from the machine mat after using the scraper several times to scrape projects off a too! I was thinking about cleaning the sticky mat with alcohol but that didn’t work. Any tips would be great.

  • Ruth I

    I’ve been wanting to have my cricut printer and tools! There are lots so make and create!

  • Sarah

    What a great list on what tools to have for cricut. Cut once and measure twice, right?

  • Julia

    Hi Angela,

    That’s interesting. I’ve never heard of the Cricut machine before and learned something new from your post. Thank you for sharing. It sounds like one would need a lot of tools in addition to the machine itself. Of cause, all these tools are helpful. They simplify and accelerate the work on a project, but the machine itself and all the additional tools seem a bit pricy for the one-time home craft projects meant for yourself or as a gift. This machine must be useful for people who craft for sale. Is that its main purpose?

    Thank you,

    ~ Julia

  • Live Learn Better

    I haven’t heard of Cricut until my wife joined the bandwagon and sunk me in. I must say it’s pretty experience considering all that can be made.
    Our daughter always stand out in her customized outfits and it’s a delight to watch.

  • Lyosha

    great basic guide! I don’t have it and not sure if I ever will but it is definitely useful

  • Kelly Martin

    I didn’t know what a Cricut machine was until recently and I’m amazed at what they can do. Thanks for this list of tools and supplies.

  • LuLu B - Calabrisella Mia

    My sister has a Cricut and I’ve used it a couple of times, it’s so versatile! Im sure my sister has most of these essentials but I’m sending this to her anyway!

  • Britt K

    I have seriously been considering purchasing a Cricut after seeing so many incredible projects online. Not only do I want the unit itself now, I’m making a ‘must buy’ list based on this post hahaha! Thank you for the guidance on what I needed to check out.

  • Thuy

    I’m a little overwhelmed by how many essentials are on this list, but I am sure these all make the process a little easier so it’s well worth it!

  • Krystel | Frugal Living

    I want a cricut so bad!!! I would do so much with it. Was it worth it?