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Game Changing Cricut Hacks

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The absolute best Cricut hacks I have found in my first 6 months of using my Cricut Explore Air 2.

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Have you been jealous of all those people online making super cute custom mugs and shirts? Me too! I wanted a Cricut for a very long time before I actually got one. When I finally decided to take the plunge, (when it was on sale and I had gift cards for my birthday — a penny-pincher never stops pinching) I was so excited to start my projects. I quickly found out though, the tools needed were almost just as expensive as the machine! What was this penny-pinching girl to do, find some Cricut hacks of course!

I quickly did my research, went to the dollar store (Dollar Tree is where it is at, seriously they have great stuff for crafting!), and started sniffing out those deals.

Here are the top Cricut hacks I would recommend for tools

  • For the easy press — use an iron! It’s that simple. Instead of spending more than you did on the machine, because there is no hack for that unfortunately (just wait for sales on the machine), just use your household iron. It works just as well! Make sure you check Rakuten before you buy though – it saves you money just for shopping online!
  • For the weeding tool — use this Oral Care Kit. You can get it at the link, or some Dollar Trees have it!
  • For the scraping tool — use a credit card!

What about that expensive vinyl?

So, I haven’t seen it personally but I heard that Dollar Tree is now stocking vinyl. I hope one day it will make it to my store, but until then I recommend going to your local Hobby Lobby. They have different 50% off sales every week (check out their ads for details) and a common one is 50% off any Paper Studio product. Their stuff is great, and I can get 2 rolls of 72 inch vinyl for $8!

I hope this will help you save some money on your crafting projects, fellow penny-pinchers! If you want to see my greatest hack of all, check out my post: Peloton Hack: How I Saved Thousands!

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