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If you are new to crafting with vinyl and you want to know which vinyl to use with your Cricut vinyl projects, then I have got a treat for you.

In this post, I will break down each type of vinyl, what it’s used for and even show you some great Cricut Vinyl projects to try out. This is definitely one you want to pin for later.

Cricut Vinyl Projects | Which Vinyl To Use

These can be used with any vinyl cutting machines, but my favorites are the Cricut explore air and maker.

I create a lot of my vinyl Cricut projects in design space and here is a list of the different types and which vinyl to use. 

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Adhesive Vinyl

There are several different types of adhesive vinyl that you can use for various Cricut vinyl projects, but I am just going to go over the most common ones used in crafting.

You have both permanent and removable vinyl that you can use. There uses are just as they sound.

diy of unicorn wall decal with real pink and purple flowers and gold accents

Unicorn Wall Decal

Removable Vinyl

You can use this on walls decals like this DIY Unicorn Wall Decal with Free Unicorn SVG or to use as stencils like it is used here in this Glass Etching With The Cricut


Permanent vinyl

This one is the main type of adhesive vinyl that people use, it is used for things like Flipflops, Flipflops, and permanent decals such as the one in this How To Make Your Own Decals post. 

There are also different types

  • Matte
  • Glossy
  • Glitter
  • Holographic
  • Foil
  • Patterned

With both removable and permanent you will have to use transfer tape. But both of these make beautiful home decor projects.

my bag fill of ish canvas tote in pink next to pink epoxied water bottle

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Heat Transfer Vinyl


Your Heat transfer vinyl comes in a few different brands some way better than others, this is the vinyl you will use on shirts, blankets like this Baby Milestone Blanket and other fabric crafts.

Heat transfer vinyl is not sticky, it instead is fused into the fabric using heat to bond it to the fabric.

Types of heat transfer vinyl, here are the most common:

  1. Regular Iron On
  2. Glitter
  3. Holographic
  4. Electric
  5. Foil
  6. Patterned

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Printable Vinyl

Printable vinyl is a medium that you use to print a design using your home inkjet printer and your Cricut Machines print and cut feature. When you are done here check out Cricut Print and Cut Tips And Tricks To Getting Brighter More Vibrant Colors.

There are 2 types:

  • Heat transfer

My favorites to use are the Jolee’s Boutique Easy Image Iron-on Transfer Paper and PPD Inkjet Iron-On Dark T Shirt Transfers Paper

Both of these are used for fabric crafts, and I like to use the one for darks on both light and dark fabrics.

  • Adhesive

Things like printable stickers and car decals. Each of these come in both permanent and removable.

I hope this article gives you a better idea of what vinyl you should use for your next Cricut vinyl project if you have any questions feel free to comment below and ask.

If you are new to crafting with vinyl and you want to know which vinyl to use with your Cricut vinyl projects, then I have got a treat for you. #cricutprojects #cricutvinylprojects

If you are new to crafting with vinyl and you want to know which vinyl to use with your Cricut vinyl projects, then I have got a treat for you. #cricutprojects #cricutvinylprojects

 

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