A Complete Guide To Cricut Tools For Beginners
If you are truly a beginner in the Cricut crafting world, you might be overwhelmed by the variety of unique and also amazing Cricut tools on the market. It can be tough to figure out exactly which Cricut tools you need to get started with your project. But do not worry because you don’t need to buy every Tool on the shelf in order to make beautiful crafts & beautiful projects with Cricut.
Here, in this blog, after acknowledging everything about Cricut tools, you will be able to know each type of Cricut hand tool. Also, you will be able to figure out their functions & can understand the procedure to use them. You will learn which Cricut tools you really require to do your project. So, let’s get started to get the appropriate knowledge about important Cricut tools.
A Complete List Of Cricut Tools
You may have noticed that there are a lot of different Cricut tools available, which include weeding tools, spatulas, scrapers, tweezers, and more. Let’s know step-by-step about them.
- Tweezers to remove or place small pieces
- Scoring tools are used to add fold lines to a project
- Craft knife to trim materials or finish cuts
- Weeding tools for removing excess material from your design
- Spatula to lift material from the mat
- Paper trimmer to cut large sheets of material down to size
- Rotary Tool
- Scraper tools for removing scrap pieces from the cutting mat or burnish material onto your project
- Brayer for adhering the material to the cutting mat
- Extra Cutting Mats, including machine mats & self-healing mats.
After reading the complete list of Cricut tools, you might feel overwhelmed! But don’t worry. You do not need to go out and buy every single Tool among these Cricut tools. You can start out your project with just a few basic tools, such as a weeder tool and a scraper tool. And you might add to your collection as needed.
What Cricut Tools Does Your Cricut Machine Come With?
Your Cricut machine will come with some Cricut tools, including a machine blade. But, you likely need to buy a few additional tools to make the most of your Cricut. Here is what comes in the Cricut box when you buy a Cricut Machine:
- The Cricut Maker 3 & Cricut Explore three machines come with a Premium Fine-Point blade and enough materials in order to make your first practice craft cut. These newer Cricut machines do not ship with a cutting mat.
- The older Cricut machines, like the original Cricut Maker & the Cricut Explore Air 2, came with blades as well as cutting mats.
- The Machine + Materials Bundle package comes with a bunch of Cricut tools and a selection of materials.
Which Cricut Tools Do You Really Need For Your Projects?
As I mentioned above, you only need a few extra Cricut tools to get started with your craft. At the very least, you will need a scraper tool & a weeding tool. If you can, I advise you to pick up the Basic Toolset, which includes a craft knife and a few extra cutting mats that will help you to make your crafting experience a whole lot more effortless and more fun.
Must-Have Cricut Tools
When you are just about to start making your crafts with your Cricut machine, I will suggest,
- Basic Tool Set includes a weeding tool, small scraper tool, spatula, tweezers, and scissors
- A craft knife like an X-Acto blade or the True Control Knife
- LightGrip & StandardGrip cutting mats (if your machine did not come with them).
Nice to have Cricut Tools
As you start doing more projects with your Cricut machine, you will need to invest in a few more Cricut tools such as,
- Brayer tool, which is wonderful to adhere materials to the mats
- Rotary Tool & self-healing mat, which are amazing to trim larger pieces of paper, vinyl, as well as fabric.
- EasyPress 2 to help apply iron-on vinyl and Infusible Ink.
- XL Scraper tool, which is greatly faster and more effective than the smaller scraper.
- Additional weeding tools. You may find you prefer different shaped Cricut tools for different materials.
Where To Buy Cricut Tools?
If you don’t have any of these Cricut tools yet, I suggest starting with the Basic Tool Set or the slightly larger Essential Cricut Tools Set. Either of those tool kits has enough tools so that you can get begun crafting with your Cricut machine right away.
Here are the two places where you can get Cricut tools easily:
- Cricut.com – Cricut very often has sales on their accessories, tools, and materials on Cricut.com/setup. If you already have an Access subscription, you will also get a discount on buys you make on the official website – Cricut.com/setup.
- Amazon – If your item is out of stock on Circut.com, you may check Amazon. They will usually have what you are looking for. Also, they will often have more color options as well.