50 genius hacks for Silhouette and Cricut cutting machines

by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  July 6, 2021

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If you've had the pleasure of owning a Silhouette or Cricut cutting machine for a while, you know they are amazing and what these machines can do is a technological marvel!

They have the ability to cut out anything you can imagine and they open up a whole new world for tinkerers and designers.

50 Genius Hacks For Silhouette and Cricut Machines

The Silhouette and Cricut cutting machines can be used for everything from monograms to making stencils to cut out of wood, painting signs, party decorations, etching glass and even custom t-shirts.

The sky is really the limit… or rather the amount of free time you have and of course your budget is the limit.

Some of these tips are specific to one machine or the other, but most are pretty universal for all!

So sit back, with a cup of tea or coffee, relax, and prepare to be amazed by the 'secrets of the trade'.

Note: Please note that we have not personally tried all of these tips. Some can save time or money at the risk of damaging your machine or creation. Use your own judgment and try them at your own risk.

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We hope you enjoy our tricks for Cricut and Silhouette machines. Have fun with your craft projects!

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Joost Nusselder, the founder of Speelkeuze.nl is a content marketer, father and loves trying out new toys. As a child, he came into contact with everything around games when his mother started the Tin Soldier in Ede. Since 2016, he and his team have been creating helpful blog articles to help loyal readers with fun play ideas.