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How To Make Charms Using The Cricut Engraving Tip

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Right now in my life, I am doing EVERYTHING baby! My niece just had her first child, and I have a grandbaby on the way.

So, it totally made sense to make these baby charms for these beaded baby bracelets.

Just figured while I’m at it I would show you how to make charms using the Cricut engraving tip.

cricut engraving tip against a palm of hand

I knew that the new Cricut Quick swap tools would be a total game-changer as soon as I heard about them!

I used the debossing tip and the perforation tool both in this Gift Box Tutorial

How To Make Charms Using The Cricut Engraving Tip

personalized charm made with the cricut engraving tool

I can’t wait to use the debossing tool for some amazing invitations. And I really need to dream up more stuff to use the perforation blade on.

I do have a confession, when I grabbed these charms, I had no idea what I was doing, but I decided I was just going to go for it!

I tend to march to the beat of my own drum and sometimes forget to read instructions. 

But That’s a plus for you because, through my errors, you will learn how to make charms without making any mistakes, right!?

charms made with the cricut engraving tip held in the palm of a hand

What Do I Engrave With The Cricut Maker Engraving Tip?

There are so many things that I still want to try because there are so many things that you can actually engrave with this new Cricut Engraving tool.

Just to name a few you can engrave

  • Leather
  • Acrylic
  • Transparency Film
  • Kraft Board
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Brass

This is just to name a few, there is quite a variety of materials not listed! I plan on doing something with each 1-1!

cricut engraving tool engraved charms sitting against a yellow sanding block

What Do I Need To Engrave With My Cricut?

You can’t just use any Cricut to engrave, you need the Cricut Maker. You will also need.

This was a really fun and easy project if you are already a seasoned Cricut user.

Can I Use The Cricut Maker Tools With The Cricut Explore Family? 

Short answer no. Cricut maker tools are specifically made for the maker machine, the Cricut maker has an adaptive tool system that tells the machine if it is the right tool or not.

So if you are supposed to be using a debossing tip and you don’t have it in, the machine won’t cut. That means less screw-ups and way less waste.

You can get the scoring wheel, debossing tip, wavy blade and all of the others with or without the quickswap housing. 

cricut engraving12

Use Cricut design space with any of the tools to make amazing and unique designs to sell or give as gifts.

If you are looking for other things you can make to sell or give as gifts this Etch Glass Tutorial is an amazing place to start!

How To Make Charms Using The Cricut Engraving Tip
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How To Make Charms Using The Cricut Engraving Tip

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $10

Want to learn how to make charms with the Cricut Engraving Tip to give as gifts, or to keep for yourself? This easy to follow tutorial will help you through the basics of doing so and becoming a pro at it too!


  • Charms
  • Painters Tape
  • Strong Grip Mat


  1. Make "templates" of your charms, follow the video to see what I mean, these are just guides.
  2. Type out your words and design
  3. Weld everything together
  4. Press make it
  5. On the next screen postion the design on your on screen mat
  6. Press continue
  7. Grab your mat and position your charms on the mat
  8. Cover with a piece of tape
  9. Load into the machine
  10. If you are using the charms I used, choose brass for your material
  11. Make sure you have your Cricut engraving tip loaded
  12. Press cut
  13. Remove the charms and you can optionally sand a bit to smoothe the rough edges
  14. Add to a necklace or bracelet

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Tuesday 31st of December 2019

Great, perfect instructions!

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