The Best Craft Blanks to Use for Cricut Vinyl Projects

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Looking for items to personalize? I’ve got you covered in this complete guide to craft blanks that you can easily spice up with vinyl and your Cricut cutting machine.

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When I first got my cutting machine I was looking for anything and everything that I could decorate with vinyl.

If it would stick, I would apply it.

And to be totally honest, that really hasn’t changed much over the years.

I still absolutely love adding vinyl to EVERYTHING, plus I tend to be an impatient crafter at times. Ok who am I kidding… I’m an impatient crafter all the time.

So most of these items (if you decide to order them) should get to you pretty quickly!

As I started showing off my projects I would always get asked where to find stuff so, I decided to make the ultimate list of craft blanks for you.

I’m hoping this list of blanks for crafts gives you a good running start and tons of project inspiration. Let’s put that Cricut (or whatever cutting machine you own) to good use!

What is a Craft Blank?

First things first, we need to make sure we are all on the same page when it comes to what a craft blank actually is.

A craft blank is any item that you can decorate.

In our case it is items that we are going to add our own personal touches to with vinyl. Basically craft blanks are anything with a blank canvas for you to get creative with!

Think cups, mugs, shirts, bags, pillows, pens, notebooks, and more!

If it’s blank and you can add vinyl, it fits in this category.

And, my philosophy is there is no wrong way to craft so even if it isn’t blank and you want to add vinyl… go for it!

*This post contains affiliate links but all opinions are 100% my own*
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In Person Craft Blank Shops

The thing is craft blanks can be found all over the web but not just online.

In your daily world I bet you come across blanks for crafts and vinyl projects ALL THE TIME from various suppliers and businesses. 

While I am linking some of my favorites in this post, don’t discount your local in person shops. Here are a few of my favorites to go to and browse:

  • Walmart
  • Dollar Tree
  • Target
  • Five Below
  • Hobby Lobby

Craft Blanks for Adhesive Vinyl

To make it easy to find the type of craft blank you are looking for, I’ve separated this post into blanks for adhesive vinyl and blanks for heat transfer vinyl.

If your vinyl is sticky, it is adhesive. If it needs heat to get sticky and stay in place, it is heat transfer.

Learn more about types of vinyl and when to use what.

Up first check out these blanks that you might be interested in for adhesive.

Cup, Mug, and Tumbler Craft Blanks

Sunglasses:  These are just so fun and would be perfect with names or initials down the side.  They would even work for summer birthday party favors!

  • Blank Pots for Plants: These blank pots would make an excellent housewarming gift. Use one of our free Spring SVG designs to brighten it up and make it look homemade!
  • Kitchen Storage containers:  Use these svg labels to get your kitchen organized and looking good in no time.

Coffee mugs:  Simple, black, and classic… you can’t go wrong with a blank mug.

Craft Blanks for Heat Transfer Vinyl

Wanna know a little secret? My favorite type of vinyl to use is heat transfer.

In my opinion it is easier to work with and I love being able to personalize shirts and other fabrics.

T-Shirts, Pillows, Hats

  • Baby Bibs: These baby bibs make for a wonderful baby shower gift.
  • Totes:


  • Shirts:  I am a t-shirt lover, and these are so incredibly soft (plus they have free 2-day shipping with Prime… YES PLEASE!)
  • Aprons:  I can already envision a super cute monogram on that apron!

Check out more of my favorite Amazon deals and supplies for crafting over here.

Tools to apply the Vinyl on the Craft Blanks

(add in links to heat press, mini-press, etc.)

Additional Craft Blanks

Wood is in it’s own category because it actually can be used as a vinyl blank for both adhesive vinyl or heat transfer vinyl.

The cool thing is you can also paint wood. It’s one of the most versatile craft blanks available.

Here are a couple wood blanks you might want to experiment with.

Wood Blanks

We also have our very own craft blanks shop. I encourage you to head over and check it out as we are always adding new craft blanks for you to get crafty with.

Overwhelm of Blanks

I’ve just given you a TON of ideas on craft blanks. That can feel a little overwhelming I’m sure so I want to give you a few helpful tips.

Pick a project and start there. And no I didn’t say pick 5 projects… pick ONE!

The best way to combat overwhelm is thru taking action.

I can’t wait to see what project you end up creating first!

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More Information on Craft Blanks

If you enjoyed this article you might want to check out a few of these other articles on craft blanks from our blog.

Let your Pinterest friends know about these awesome craft blanks on Amazon!

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  14. Mary Felix on August 16, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    what wonderful ideas!

    This will help my daughter immensely with her cricut machine!

  15. Sandy on January 20, 2020 at 7:27 am

    Where would you recommend to buy blank sweatshirts?

    • MyDesigns on January 20, 2020 at 9:10 am

      I would purchase them from jiffyshirts! They have great items and come in super fast!

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