When I first got my Cricut, I was a bit ignorant of what all it could do. Right out of the box, it can cut and score different soft materials, but did you know that it can also write, slice through thinner bits of wood, and emboss fabrics?
I didn’t know that my Cricut could do all of that until I started looking at the manufacturer’s accessory products. To be honest, it amazed me.
Cricut offers a lot of different accessories for their die-cutters, but some are definitely more useful than others, and we’ll be going over the must-have accessories they offer.
The Must-Have Goodies
When it comes to their accessory line, you’ll mostly want to look at their pens, blades, carry bags, and scoring tools. They offer you the most bang for your buck, and they greatly affect your Cricut’s capabilities.
Different accessories are built for different Cricut models. A bag that fits an Explore might not fit a Maker. Make sure you look for the tools that are designed for your specific model.
Top Cricut Accessories To Have In 2021
Cricut offers two different blades that will actually make a huge difference for your crafts. The deep-cut blade is the one that I recommend the most. It’s built to slice through wood and leather with ease.
That can make your Cricut a lot more useful than it is with stock parts. The deep-cut blade is available for most Cricut machines. So, you shouldn’t have any problems with compatibility.
The carbide blade is another great option. It’s a longer-lasting alternative to the fine blade that comes with most Cricuts. The carbide blade can usually cut through more materials before it needs to be replaced, and that makes it great for big crafts.
2. Scoring Tool
The scoring tool is an invaluable piece of equipment for anyone that uses a die-cutter. It’ll allow you to only partially cut through your materials, and that makes it very easy to fold them for your projects.
That doesn’t seem like an important function, but it’ll help a lot when you’re trying to make complex vinyl shapes.
Is your handwriting a complete mess? I write like a surgeon after a 24-hour shift. When it comes to my crafts, I hate having to write my own phrases on my designs. With Cricut pens, I don’t have to, and neither do you.
The Cricut is designed to perfectly recreate fonts in the same way that you would if you were writing. However, you have to buy the pens separate from the unit. They’ll work with nearly any Cricut machine, though.
I recommend buying the pens on sale. They can run out fast, and they aren’t cheap. Cricut frequently puts them on sale for 25 percent off, though. So, you can take advantage of that to stock up on pens.
Cricut offers a couple of different storage containers and travel bags for their machines. Each one accommodates specific models. So, you’ll have to pick the one that matches your machine.
The Explore Tote is the best carrying bag in my opinion. It has ample room for your Explore, and you can fit other models in it, too. The bag is visually attractive, super durable, and not too expensive.
Even if you don’t plan on carrying your machine anywhere, it’s worth buying a decent carry bag to keep your machine from getting dirty in between uses.
5. Basic Tool Set
The toolset that Cricut offers has everything you need to work on the details of most projects. You can technically buy scissors, tweezers, and other basic tools from other brands, but the Cricut versions are very high-quality and travel-friendly.
I would recommend any of these products to any Cricut user. There are other Cricut accessories that have a lot to offer, but these will help most people, and they’re items that really help you get the most out of your die-cutter.
If these Cricut accessories interest you, I definitely recommend that you look into buying a couple of them.
Hello there, my name is Carole Lokey from Texas. I am a die cutting and scrapbooking enthusiast and I have been sharing my passion with my friends and likeminded folks for close to 15 years now. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with me via the contact page. Learn More>>