I have been working on this idea for quite some time. I was this cart in our garage and it was not being used, and it inspired this idea of creating a cart for my Cricut. I’ve seen a ton of ideas on Pinterest for using a cart to organize your Cricut supplies.
Here are some of those ideas.
Originally I wanted to put together this cart for a few reasons.
1. To keep my Cricut stuff together and organized.
2. To use at craft fairs, if I ever decide to do a booth tailored to custom vinyl designs (I have a lot of ideas around this… so exciting).
– I could put my Heat press on the top and the cricut on the middle rack with vinyl on the bottom.
– I could put the cricut on the top and use the bottom two shelves for vinyl
– I could use the top for cutting vinyl and keep the heat press & cricut on a table near by.
I bought these tubs with latches from Michaels. It came in a pack of 4 which was perfect for the amount of vinyl I have. I ended up using…
– 2 tubs for permanent adhesive
– 1 for Heat Transfer Vinyl
– 1 for Transfer tape
I bought a seperate smaller bin (also from Michaels) for extra parts such as blades, tweezers, and other tools.
After I figured out how to best organize my cricut supplies with the cart size and tier heights, I then moved on to labeling the containers. I have to say using glitter vinyl seems to be a challenge for me, but it was worth it with how good the labels look.
Download the SVG file at the bottom of this post.
I wanted to add a hook to this cart so I can hang all of my cutting mats and ruler.
At first I tried to use a normal command strip, but it wouldn’t hold all everything. So I hot glued the hook directly to the cart and BAM! Problem solved 🙂
Here is a set of Cricut standard grip mats that I think are a good deal on Amazon.
I use these drawer organizers for scrap pieces within the bins. I think I got this one from Home Goods, but you can also find them at the Dollar Store.
This is the newest item that I have added to my Cricut tools. I use this paper cutter to quickly cut my vinyl. I like it because I don’t have to deal with the vinyl curling and getting in the way of my scissors anymore.
I like the type of paper cutter with the blade that slides, because I have a small child who doesn’t know to not touch things.
This one is a little pricey, but here are some other options.
Carl 18″ Professional Paper Trimmer
Westcott Trim Air 12-Inch Titanium Bonded Rotary Paper Trimmer