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40 Best Cricut Summer Project Ideas for 2024

40 Best Cricut Summer Project Ideas for 2024

Best Cricut Summer Project Ideas

Summer is right around the corner; why not put your Cricut machine to good use with this list of the 40 best Cricut summer project ideas for 2024? These fun summer crafts are perfect makers of all skill levels. If you’re new to using a cutting machine, these fun summer projects are a great way to master your Cricut maker! Cricut Design Space pros will also find impressive summer DIY projects to enhance their skills. Whether you have a Cricut Maker, Cricut Explore, Cricut Joy, Silhouette, or other cutting machine, you’ll have the best time making these summer craft ideas and an even better time using them! 

Supplies you’ll need for Cricut summer project ideas

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Here are a few things you’ll want to keep on hand to make these Cricut project ideas:

  • Cricut cutting machine
  • Sticky mats 
  • Weeding Tools
  • Heat Transfer Vinyl
  • Adhesive Vinyl 
  • Cardstock
  • Infusible Ink

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40 Cricut Crafts To Try This Summer

Pool Party Cricut Summer Crafts

Whether you’re hosting a pool party this year or attending one to have some fun in the sun – these fun ideas will start the summer off with a bang!

1. Personalized Popsicle Sleeves from Giggles Galore

How creative are these personalized popsicle holders? These would be such a hit with the kids at a summer kick-off party!

2. Free Summer SVGs for Coozies from Made on Maidstone

These are the best beginner project because they’re so simple. All you need are these free files, heat transfer vinyl, and drink coozies!

3. 4th of July Tank Top from Artsy Fartsy Mama

This 4th of July tank top is giving major summer vibes!

4. Summer Coasters from Giggles Galore

Have you tried Cricut infusible ink yet? If not, head to this blog post from Giggles Galore ​and learn how to make these fun summer coasters!

5. Outdoor Fun Kits from Create, Craft, Love

​These outdoor fun kits make a perfect party favor for a summer pool party. You can add pool toys, water bottles, or even a picnic blanket.

6. Summer Tote Bags from Create, Craft, Love

​Tote bags are one of my favorite beginner projects because it’s so easy to apply heat transfer vinyl to them – especially if you have a heat press.

7. Summer Flip Flops from Create and Babble

​Grab some permanent vinyl and make some custom summer flip flops!

8. Paper Fans from PMQ for Two

​Got some extra paper in your craft room? Use it to make these stunning paper fans and stay cool in the summer heat!

9. Hello Summer Serving Tray from A Mother Thing

​I love the upcycling trend in the crafting world right now. You can make over a dollar tree serving tray using some adhesive vinyl!

10. Pool Float Treat Boxes from Designs by Miss Mandee
This fun project makes another great party favor for a pool party.

11. DIY Pool Floatie from A Subtle Revelry

​A custom pool floatie would be a great gift for friends or family with a summer birthday!

12. Vinyl Beach Chair from Pitter and Glink

​Make a custom beach chair to use poolside!

Camping Cricut Summer Crafts

​Do you have plans to go camping this summer? Make some of these camping Cricut crafts before you go! 

13. Camping Light Bucket from Livin Life with Lori
Make a custom camping light bucket for your campground!

13. S’mores Bucket from Kara Creates
This is one of those quick projects with a simple design, but the end result is so cute!

14. DIY Garden Camping Flag from Burton Avenue

Looking for the perfect gift for someone that loves camping? Make them a custom camping flag!

15. DIY Camping Doormat from Burton Avenue
Personalize your campground or RV site with a DIY doormat. 

16. Cooler Makeover from Burton Avenue

​This is another great beginner project because it’s so simple.

17. Custom Marshmallow Roasting Sticks from Clean and Scentsible

​Every camping family needs their own custom marshmallow roasting sticks!

18. Camping Pennants from Hey Let’s Make Stuff

​If you like cardstock projects, try out this cute camping pennant.

Backyard Cricut Summer Projects

These creative Cricut projects will make a great addition to your backyard this summer.

19. DIY Garden Markers from The Soccer Mom Blog

​Want to do an easy project that will spruce up your garden? Use wooden spoons to make custom garden markers!

20. Personalized BBQ Gifts from Lydi Out Loud
Barbecue tools always make a great gift for the grill masters in our lives – why not personalize them?

21. DIY Tic-Tac-Toe Board from Ginger Snap Crafts
Giant lawn games are so fun! Would you like to play this backyard tic-tac-toe?

22. DIY Cornhole Scoreboard from The Handyman’s Daughter

Use adhesive vinyl to make your own DIY cornhole score board. Check out the blog post by The Handyman’s Daughter ​for full instructions.

23. Grill Set Holder from Let’s DIY It All

​If you make some personalized BBQ tools, you need somewhere to hang them. 

24. DIY Herb Markers from Creative Cynchronicity

​How cute are these herb markers? Such a perfect beginner project!

25. Personalized Herb Planter from Polished Habitat
I love the quotes on these personalized herb planters. They add some personality to your garden!

DIY Decor Cricut Summer Projects

Freshen up your home this summer with these Cricut project ideas. 

26. Summer Popsicle Sign from Everyday Jenny
Don’t buy one of these popular popsicle signs on Etsy – make your own! 

27. Paper Bird House from Lydi Out Loud
If you like to use different materials than vinyl, try these adorable paper bird houses!

28. Monogram Watering Can Wreath from Intelligent Domestications 

​I love this seasonal watering can wreath! 

29. Welcome Sign Plant Hanger from My Crazy Good Life 

​If you’re ready for some wood working, try out this welcome sign that doubles as a plant hanger.

30. Lemon Mandala Art from Burton Avenue

Brighten up your wall art with a DIY lemon mandala. 

31. DIY Patio Planters from Sustain My Craft Habit
These patio planters are so simple and brighten up your porch!

32. Rae Dunn Inspired Dollar Tree Bird Houses from Simple Made Pretty

​If you love Rae Dunn, these Dollar Tree bird houses are for you!

33. 3D Butterfly Art from Crafting Cheerfully

​Your garden is such a good place to hand this beautiful 3D butterfly art.

Cricut Summer Crafts for Kids and Teens

Summer is the perfect time to spend some quality time with your kids. Break out your Cricut machine and make some crafts together! 

34. DIY Bookmarks from Kara Creates

​Make some personalized bookmarks to encourage your kids to conquer that summer reading list!

35. Poured Canvas Art with Vinyl Designs from Kara Creates

​These poured canvas designs are the cutest decorations for kid’s rooms!

36. String Art from Kara Creates

Practice some fine motor skills with DIY string art. 

37. Tissue Paper Sun Catchers from Kara Creates

​Use your Cricut machine to cut out the intricate designs of these tissue paper suncatchers.

38. Mini Tic-Tac-Toe Board from The Country Chic Cottage

This mini tic-tac-toe board is perfect for little hands.

39. Acrylic Keychains from Moms and Crafters
If you have a new driver in the family or a tween getting their first house key, make a personalized acrylic keychain together!

​Whether you’re new to the Cricut crafting world or you’re a season cutting machine pro, I hope you’re excited to try some of these summer Cricut project ideas. Happy Crafting! 

Looking for more summer crafts? Check out these fun painted rock ideas!