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I just purchased a Cricut Maker with the Essentials Collection and am in the process of looking for Cricut vinyl projects to make and sell to pay for my new machine. I’m so excited to finally have this Cricut Maker that I don’t even know what to make first. However, I’m going to open up an Etsy store now so I’m ready to start selling my Cricut vinyl projects as soon as I figure out some in-demand products.
Criteria for Picking Cricut Vinyl Projects to Make and Sell
My first criteria for making and selling Cricut vinyl projects is that they have to be simple and inexpensive to ship. I also have to be able to buy vinyl at a really good price. I purchased these permanent adhesive backed vinyl sheets so I could experiment with a bunch of different colors. I’m not really sure what I’ll be making first, so I want to have enough self-adhesive vinyl on hand.
Other criteria I look for, is high-demand product and therefore popular. I want to know that I can keep making the same Cricut vinyl projects without having to worry that there’s a big slow down period at some point during the year.
Of course, there are so many Cricut projects to sell that can be made with vinyl. However, if selling these projects online is the goal, then small, unbreakable and easy to ship items will be my number one priority. After doing some research, here are five good Cricut vinyl projects to make and sell online:
5 Best Cricut Vinyl Projects to Make and Sell
1) Pantry Vinyl Labels
What’s great about making pantry vinyl labels, or canister labels is that you can make them in any type of font, color, with or without decoration, big or small. Choose the audience you want to target after doing some research and cater to that market.
Getting Ideas for Pantry Vinyl Labels
To get some ideas on what’s selling on Etsy, check out this pantry labels page. You can also play around with the search results to see how many sellers there are by trying out different keywords. For instance, try searching on “farmhouse pantry labels,” “pantry labels vintage,” or “pantry labels handwritten.” You can also do a keyword search using the word “canister” instead of “pantry.”
In my research, I came across this really nice Farmhouse font bundle that would look really pretty for pantry labels. As an added bonus, it also comes with a commercial use license and permission to be used on unlimited products for sale!
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2) Baby Onesie’s Made with Heat Transfer Vinyl
The options for customizing baby onesie’s with heat transfer vinyl are endless! Just check out the selection on Etsy and you’ll see what I mean. You can do a search for cute sayings on Google, Pinterest, or Amazon, or maybe you have your own. My suggestion would be to come up with sayings that are specific to a niche. For instance, if you took a sports niche or music niche your competition on Etsy goes down.
Heat Transfer Vinyl Projects Made Simple
You could make an entire store on Etsy just selling baby onesies. You might even want to invest in the Cricut EasyPress machine to make it easier to apply the heat transfer vinyl instead of using your iron. The evenly heated ceramic plate and simple controls let you achieve flawless results every time in about 60 seconds. In addition, I’m partial to Amazon’s Choice of heat transfer vinyl considered a variety pack that includes 22, 12″ x 12″ sheets of assorted colors.
There are really fun fonts and icons with commercial licenses on Creative Market that you can choose from to make your baby onesies. Be sure to sign up for a free account at Creative Market so you can download the free goods they offer every week! Check out this week’s free goods below:
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3) Vinyl Decals
There’s a neverending supply of ideas for vinyl decals. I spent a great amount of time researching all the different decal ideas on Pinterest and Etsy and got so many great project ideas that I now want to make for my own home!
If you do a search on Pinterest for “vinyl decal ideas,” you’ll see so many different projects. Pick out your favorites then plug them into the Etsy search bar to get a feel for your potential competition. If you find there’s a lot of competition for a project idea you really like, see if you can tweak it or “niche” it down so there’s less competition. There’s always a way to make it your own!
Types of Vinyl Decals to Make and Sell
So what kind of vinyl decals can you design and sell on Etsy? Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Initials or monograms for cars, tumblers, and computers.
- Wall decals for all rooms in the home like laundry rooms, kitchens, baby and children’s rooms, and bathrooms. One of my favorites is this laundry room decal. I also like decals for stairs. Check out these vinyl stair decals with inspirational sayings!
- Front door decals like this Welcome front door vinyl decal.
- Name and decorative vinyl decals for wine glasses, mugs, water bottles, tumblers, and accessories. I really like this custom vinyl decal for a Keurig Coffee Maker! In fact, making vinyl decals to make and sell for coffee makers is a great niche!
4) Dish Towels Made with Heat Transfer Vinyl
Decorative dish towels made with heat transfer vinyl are another really easy Cricut vinyl project to make and sell. The designs are endless and can be personalized for so many different niches. Designs for your towels can be purchased on Creative Market, Etsy or TheHungryJPG.
Similar to making and selling baby onesies decorated with heat transfer vinyl, you can get a really professional end product using the Cricut EasyPress. Of course, you can use your iron, but if selling products using heat transfer vinyl is something you plan on doing in volume, then investing in the Cricut EasyPress might make sense.
Some sellers on Etsy sell their designs on traditional cotton dish towels, while others use these flour sack towels. They make great gifts for hostesses, wedding showers, new home, Holidays and Mother’s Day. Again, if you’re thinking of making a lot of dish towels to sell, then look into purchasing dish towels in volume like this set of 20 x 30 white kitchen dish towels.
5) Personalized Custom Baby Wipe Travel Case
A personalized custom baby wipe travel case is easy and fun to make and sell. You can offer your customers all sorts of options like colors, fonts, and images. Wipe travel cases are light and easy to ship and are easy and inexpensive to buy in bulk (check out bulk pricing from alltimetrading.com).
To set yourself apart as a seller, you can offer other personalized baby accessories like pacifiers, bibs, bottles, or sippy cups in a bundle–all customized with your Cricut machine and vinyl!
Whatever Cricut vinyl projects you choose to make and sell, make sure you’ve done your research. Check out Pinterest and Etsy for ideas, be original, and know your competition. Also, make sure you have your costs and sales prices worked out. If you’ll be selling on Etsy, then know your Etsy fees. Also, know your material and shipping fees before you set your prices, and how long it takes you to make your item(s).
For more inspiration on Cricut projects to make and sell, visit my Cricut Projects to Sell Pinterest Board!
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