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Get More Creative This Spring With Cricut’s Crafting Machines—and Save Big Thanks to These Deals

Elaine Selna
Make your next DIY even better with Cricut.
Make your next DIY even better with Cricut. / Cricut Maker 2
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When it comes to DIY projects, the possibilities are endless. Whether you want to experiment with a new hobby or pursue a specific job, you can make whatever you dream up. It helps to have the right crafting gadgets and tools like these popular Cricut machines, which are renowned for their ability to cut through hundreds of materials (including tough fabrics like leather) with ultra precision, as well as tackle other tasks like engraving, creating custom stencils, and more.

For a limited time, you can get discounts on many fan-favorite machines like the Explore Air 2, which is Bluetooth-enabled to sync up with the brand's app so you can make personalized cards, T-shirts, and other nifty stuff a reality. Originally $250, you can get it on sale for $50 off, so you'll spend $200. You’ll also find many materials and heat presses that are significantly marked down, like the EasyPress Mini (on sale for $50), which ideal for small or otherwise unique heat-transfer designs.


One of the brand’s most notable machines, the Cricut Maker, is also on sale for $250. (If you want to save even more money, you can get this exact model for $229 on Amazon.) This impressive cutting machine can slice through over 300 different materials ranging from delicate paper to matboard. It also comes with 13 tools that'll make projects that require debossing, scoring, and/or embellishing much easier.

Looking to create wearable designs? Check out Cricut’s EasyPress 2 heat press machine, now $40 off at $150. This 9-inch by 9-inch device can reach up to 400°F and is the perfect size to press designs into shirts, pillowcases, tote bags, and more. If you're searching for a more compact gadget, the Cricut Joy, which is on sale for $119 on Amazon, can help your complete DIY projects from practically anywhere. More than just a cutting and writing machine, this Bluetooth-enabled device can cut over 50 types of materials up to four feet long into any shape you want. It can even write in a variety of fonts for a truly personalized design experience.

Start turning your DIY dreams into reality by checking out Cricut’s latest sale and save big on the best crafting machines out there.

This story originally ran earlier in 2022; it has been updated to reflect current prices.