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Did you know that a Cricut Explore Air can help you get organized? From DIY calendars to toy storage, check out all these home organization ideas and projects you can make happen with the electronic cutter.
When I got my Cricut Explore Air a few months ago, I thought I’d be making lots of seasonal crafts, home decor and party decor with it.
And trust me, there’s a lot of that going on. But the Cricut is also helping me get organized room-by-one, one project at a time.
If you’ve been on the fence about getting a Cricut because you think it’s only a craft tool, you’ll definitely want to check out these home organization ideas. Calendars, pantry labels, planner stickers, storage bins, pencil cases, monogrammed shoe bags and paperwork organizers are just a few of the things you can easily make with it.
There’s a list of some of my favorite Cricut home organization ideas from other bloggers and Cricut Design Space at the end of this post. But I’m going to start off with a super-easy DIY organization project of mine.
One of the first things I made using my new Cricut was this homework paper bin for our mud room. This is our book bag drop zone, and papers tend to get out of hand quickly unless we corral them.
I assembled and painted a small wooden IKEA crate blue and white, painting the outside to look like a sheet of notebook paper.
Then I fired up the Cricut and cut the word “Homework” out of blue vinyl, using the the Cursive font, and added it to the bin with transfer tape.
One thing I really like about the Cricut is how easy it is to adjust the blade to cut different materials, including paper, vinyl, fabric, sticker paper, cardstock, chipboard, felt, foam, faux leather and even thin wood sheets.
All you have to do is set the dial on the top of the machine. (If you’re using a custom material, you will also have to set that on the cut screen in Cricut Design Space.)
I love Cricut Design Space, the cloud-based workspace and project library where you can access thousands of Cricut projects, images and fonts. It’s also where you can store and share your own projects.
Here’s the link to the “Homework” label I created for our storage bin.
Since Design Space is cloud-based, you don’t have to be tethered to your computer to create projects with your Cricut. I love using the Cricut app to work on project designs when I’m sitting on the couch at night watching TV, waiting at the doctor’s office or in the school carpool line.
(This three-tiered bathroom organizer is one of the many ready-to-make projects available in Design Space. You’ll find lots of other home organization ideas there, too.)
Since the Cricut Explore Air is bluetooth-enabled, you can even cut from the app.
I think that bluetooth functionality might be my favorite feature of the Cricut Explore Air. Rather than setting mine up on my desk, I have my Cricut sitting on a credenza in my craft room., along with my printer and some other crafting tools. This allows me to keep work and crafting separate, which is really important as I attempt to organize my life and home.
And speaking of organizing, here are those Cricut home organization ideas I promised. I can’t wait to make these.
As always, if you find a project you’d like to save for later, be sure to click through to the original source and pin from there.
My pantry needs these vinyl labels from Hey Let’s Make Stuff.
I love this handmade vintage floral calendar Damask Love made using gold vinyl and the print-and-cut feature on Cricut.
Did you know you could make your own planner stickers with a Cricut?
You can also make planner stencils using this tutorial from Hello Creative Family.
This DIY Christmas Card organizer from The Happy Scraps is a great project to make now for next Christmas.
And while you’re putting away holiday stuff, don’t forget to label your seasonal storage bins using this tutorial from Sew Woodsy.
The Cricut Explore Air is also great for making toy storage labels, like these Lego bin labels from TDY Designs.
These day of the week hand towels from Dolen Diaries are great for the kids’ bathroom. I can’t wait to try cutting fabric with my Cricut.
This DIY pencil case from The Casual Craftlete is functional and pretty. She used heat transfer vinyl cut with her Cricut to embellish a plain canvas pouch.
I’m not saying that people don’t put things away in the correct place in our kitchen, but this utensil storage caddy from The Happy Scraps might help some forgetful family members.
Every gal needs a DIY vanity cart like this one from Polka Dot Chair.
These days of the week organizers from Cricut Design Space would be great for weekday lunches.
These DIY shoe bags from Lia Griffith are great for travel or for keeping dust off your favorite shoes in the closet.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.