Here are my top five favorite projects I’ve done to date to organize my home with Cricut Joy and Cricut Joy Smart Materials.
Over the weekend, I hosted a giveaway on my Instagram page to gift one lucky winner a brand new Cricut Joy, along with a stash of supplies to get started. I have three other Cricut machines, but truth be told, Joy is my favorite. I love how small and portable it is, and how easy and fast I can crank out gorgeous labels.
Throw in the fact that it can also make last-minute birthday cards and quick school projects for my son, and the Cricut Joy wins my VIP award every single day.
So whether you’re a Cricut Joy newbie or you’ve been using yours for a while now, here are my top five home organizing projects I’ve used it for. Hope you find an idea you can implement in your own house!
1. Make Cheap Containers Look Custom
A lot of people shy away from those cheap $1 containers because they look cheap. But some of those cheap containers are actually really great and sturdy, and totally worth your money.
I love the Sterilite shoe bins above, and they hold up really well. Using Cricut Joy Smart Labels, you can make them look like custom storage for a fourth of the price.
2. DIY Recycling Center At Home
Aren’t these recycling bins the cutest? I found those recycling symbols on Cricut Design Space, cut them in three colors of Smart Vinyl, and added text over the top. When it comes to recycling bins, you need a big bold label to make sure you’re putting trash in the right place, and these labels do the job. Full tutorial and material list here.
3. Pantry Food Storage Bin Labels
Every time I open my pantry, I still swoon over these food storage container labels. They look so chic and expensive, but they were ridiculously easy to make. And the font was super easy to weed, which made the project fast to pull off. Get the full tutorial and project info here.
4. Spice Jar Sticker Labels
My spice jars already had labels on the front that I made with my Cricut Maker a couple of years ago, but when we moved I had to change up the way I stored them.
They now stand up in a pull-out basket in a base cabinet, so the front-side labels could no longer be seen. I made these lid labels using the Cricut Joy App and didn’t even have to open my computer to design them. Full tutorial here.
5. Pretty Bin Clip Labels
Say hello to my most beautiful label project ever! I used Cricut Joy Smart Sticker Paper and Smart Label Writable Paper to make these fun labels for my utility closet. This was fast, easy, and turns a boring old storage closet into something so pretty I actually want to open.
I have been known to just open the door and admire them while I wait for water to boil on the stove. Full tutorial and material links here.
Still Shopping For Cricut Joy?
If you haven’t bought a Cricut Joy yet and you’re still researching online, you ended up in the right place! I wrote this Cricut Joy Buyers Guide to help you decide what you should buy, what you can skip, and what comes in the machine box.
This is the perfect guide for a Cricut Joy newbie, and I help you save money by telling you exactly what you need (and don’t need) as a beginner. Head there now!
And if you’re a Joy pro already, visit this page to see all the Cricut Projects, tips, tutorials, and ideas I’ve shared on the blog to get ready for your next project.
Want More Craft Room Setup And Organization Tips?
The Organized-ish Craft Room E-Course is back in session! In this self-paced video workshop, you’ll learn how to plan, set up, organize, and maintain the craft space of your dreams, no matter how big or small your home is. I teach you everything I taught my in-person clients back when I was a professional organizer, and show you exactly how to store all your supplies so you can actually find them when you need them. This semester, my friends at Cricut are giving one lucky student a new Cricut Joy machine with a labeling bundle. You can snag a spot during the limited time enrollment right here. Doors close October 2, 2021.