UPDATE: Nov. 16, 2021, 5:10 p.m. EST We've updated this post with new deals on Cricut bundles, tools, and accessories. You'll be crafting before you know it.
Want to dole out cool custom gifts this holiday season? Get a Cricut machine. Here are the best Black Friday deals on them as of Nov. 16:
Cricut itself is selling a Cricut Maker 3 + Essentials Materials Bundle that features vinyl samplers, transfer tape, iron-ons, and two tool sets — $404.99
$586.91(save 31%) for Cricut Access subscribers; $449.99 for everyone else
Walmart's Cricut Maker Value Bundle comes with a champagne Maker machine, a 20-count vinyl pack, and a couple of cutting accessories — $259
Cricut is a crafter's dream brand. And for the non-crafters of the world, it's basically witchcraft. These tech-forward tools make DIY projects fun and easy for anyone, even those without a creative bone in their body.
Cricut's array of cutting plotters/machines and presses allow users to make everything from personalized mugs and T-shirts to handmade greeting cards and custom decor. Not only do these gadgets make great presents for friends and family, but they also help you make great presents for your friends and family. Custom coffee mugs and graphic tees for all!
Where are the best Cricut deals this Black Friday?
As of Nov. 16, Cricut itself is running a pre-Black Friday flash sale featuring deep discounts on select machines, bundles, materials, and accessories, with extra savings for anyone who subscribes to Cricut Access. (That's its massive library of images, ready-to-make projects, and fonts; plans start at $9.99 a month or $95.88 a year.)
Not a member? No problem: Retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, Target, Walmart, JOANN, and Michaels are all matching a bunch of Cricut's deals this holiday season; Walmart and JOANN, specifically, are the places to go for bundles and cheap tools/materials.
Is the new Cricut Maker 3 on sale for Black Friday?
Kind of, sort of. We haven't seen any straight-up discounts on this spring's new Cricut Maker 3 just yet, though you can get $40 in Michaels Rewards by buying it from the arts and crafts giant; those can be redeemed for vouchers you can put towards future purchases in stores and on Michaels.com. (Click here to enroll in the Michaels Rewards program for free.)
Otherwise, Cricut's flash sale includes two Maker 3 bundles that come with vinyl samplers, iron-ons, and tool sets; those start at $404.99 for Cricut Access subscribers and $449.99 for everyone else.
We'll keep you posted if anything else pops up — in the meantime, here are the best Black Friday Cricut deals you can shop right now.
Cricut Maker — $249 (save $150)
If you fancy yourself a DIY expert (or know someone who is), the original Cricut Maker is basically the Mercedes-Benz of cutting plotters. It allows you to precision cut over 300 materials, from delicate fabric and paper to matboard and leather. It works with 13 tools to cut, score, write, deboss, engrave, and more, including a rotary blade (included) for fabrics, a knife blade for thicker materials, a foil transfer tool for pro-level embellishments, and more. You can make virtually any project you set your mind to, from 3D art and jewelry to home decor and iron-on projects. It’s certainly not the cheapest machine from Cricut, but its versatility and advanced tools make it worth the money.
Cricut maker bundles:
Cricut Maker Value Bundle with vinyl pack, and cutting accessories — $259
Cricut Maker Bundle with pen set, mat, weeder, scraper, and a scoring wheel — $299
Cricut Explore Air 2 — $169 (save $80)
While it’s not as versatile and powerful as the Maker, the Explore Air 2 is still a great pick. Newbies in the crafting world will find this Cricut machine a bit more user-friendly. It can cut through over 100 different types of material, like premium vinyl, iron-on and HTV vinyl, faux leather, specialty paper and poster board, and cardstock. It’s compatible with six different tools for cutting, writing, and scoring, and even features built-in storage. For anyone starting their crafting journey, the Explore Air 2 delivers plenty.
A $249 value, the Cricut Explore Air 2 is yours for just $169 when you buy it from Amazon, Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Michaels, JOANN, or Cricut.com. Take your pick from four finishes: blue, mint, lilac, or matte black.
Cricut Explore Air 2 bundles:
Cricut Explore Air 2 Twilight Bundle with weeding tools, iron-on sampler, and mat — $208
Cricut Explore Air 2 Bundle with beginner guide, tool kit, vinyl pack, designs, and project inspiration — $224.99
Cricut Explore Air 2 Bundle with iron-on, vinyl pack, tools, pen, and design guide — $244.99
Cricut Joy — $129 (save $50)
The most portable and affordable cutting machine Cricut makes, the Joy is ideal for creators who don’t have a ton of space to spare. It’s small enough (under four pounds) to fit in a cubby, pack away easily, and set up fast. But its size doesn’t limit its abilities — it can cut over 50 materials, like iron-on, cardstock, vinyl, and Smart Materials, can draw any shape and write in a variety of styles, and cut individual shapes up to four feet long. While it’s Bluetooth compatible, it doesn’t offer USB connectivity like the above devices. It also doesn’t work with your home printer.
Cricut Joy bundles:
Cricut Joy + Smart Vinyl Bundle with vinyl samplers and transfer tape — $149.99
Cricut Joy + Essentials Bundle with pen, mats, vinyl, iron-ons, and insert cards — $149.99
Cricut Joy + Insert Card Bundle with mat, insert cards, and pens — $149.99
Cricut Joy Bundle with writable vinyl, pens, and starter tools — $159.99
Cricut Joy Bundle with insert cards, vinyl, and starter tools — $164.99
Cricut Joy Bundle with vinyl decal sampler and essential tools — $164.99
Cricut Mug Press — $179 (save $20)
The Cricut Mug Press, like its name suggests, allows you to make professional-looking customized mugs in minutes by touching a single button. You get a custom mug! You get a custom mug!
There is a catch, though. You’ll need a Cricut cutting machine to cut out the transfers on Cricut Infusible Ink sheets (you can’t just use any old vinyl). You’ll also need 11- to 16-ounce Infusible Ink compatible mugs. So there are some hoops to jump through. But once you cut out your sheet, you can wrap it around a mug, put it in the Mug Press, press a single button, and ~voila~.
Cricut EasyPress 2 — starting at $119 (save $70)
If the sheer versatility of the cutting machines is too overwhelming for you, the EasyPress 2 might be more your speed, as it focuses specifically on iron-on heat transfers. You can make custom-design T-shirts, totes, pillows, sweatshirts, banners, blankets, and beyond with one of these machines. It comes in two different sizes: The 9" x 9" model is great for basic T-shirts, tote bags, pillows, aprons, and other everyday projects, while the 12" x 10" version is ideal for larger T-shirts, sweatshirts, banners, blankets, and other jumbo projects.
Get the smaller one on sale for $119 (usually $189) or upgrade to the bigger one for just $169 (normally $239); Amazon, Best Buy, Michaels, JOANN, and Cricut.com have them both in stock at those prices, and you can choose from three colors (raspberry, lilac, or mint).
Cricut Easy Press 2 bundles:
Cricut Easy Press 2 (9" x 9") Bundle with Everyday StrongBond Iron-On and weeding kit — $174.99
Cricut EasyPress 2 12" x 10" Bundle with knife and Everyday Iron-On samplers — $199
More Black Friday deals on Cricut tools, materials, and accessories
Cricut Heat Resistant Tape — $4.89
Cricut Permanent Vinyl, BrightsSampler (12" x 12", 6 sheets) — $5.74
Cricut Vinyl Transfer Tape, 12'' x 48'' — $5.94
Cricut Infusible Ink Men's Crew Neck T-Shirt, Gray — $5.99
Cricut Ceramic Mug, Blank White (15 oz, 2ct) — $6.74
Cricut Xl Scraper — $7.92
Cricut Strongbond Everyday Iron-On — $8.39
Cricut Premium Fine Point Blade — $8.73
Cricut Holographic Vinyl Sampler (12" x 24", 3 sheets) — $10.94
Cricut Standard Grip, 12"x12", 2 Mats — $11.71
Cricut 2006695 Tools Basic CORE Color — $13
Cricut TrueControl Weeding Kit — $13.94
Cricut Easy 12"x12" EasyPress, Protective Resistant Mat — $14.99
Cricut Everyday Iron-On Sampler, Rainbow — $16.99
Cricut Brayer — $16.99
Cricut Machine Tool Organizer — $17.99
Cricut Knife Housing & Blade — $20.86
Cricut 2006696 Tools Essential CORE Color, Assorted — $22.60
Cricut Ultimate Set, Gel 30 Pack Pens — $25.39