15 Creative Cricut Engraving Tip Projects

Are you ready to use the Cricut engraving tip tool? Check out these 15 Cricut engraving tip project ideas for engraving metal, leather, acrylic, and more.

Anika installing the Cricut engraving tool in the Cricut Maker 3 with text overlay

What Can the Cricut Engraving Tip Do?

The engraving tip is specifically meant to be used with the QuickSwap housing in Cricut Maker and Cricut Maker 3. It is a sharp pointed metal tip that can engrave intricate designs on a variety of materials, such as soft metals, acrylic, leather, wood, and even stainless steel.

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What Do You Need to Engrave With the Cricut Engraving Tip?

Does the Cricut Engraving Tip Work on Wood?

Yes, the Cricut engraving tip can work on wood. However, the success of the engraving depends on the type of wood being used, its hardness, and the depth of the engraving desired.

Remember, Cricut’s recommendation is to use only materials up to 3/32″ thick (2.4 mm).

Which Cricut Machine Uses the Engraving Tip Tool?

The Cricut engraving tip is a specialized tool that is only compatible with the Cricut Maker and Cricut Maker 3 which have the power and drive mechanism to be able to handle the engraving applications.

Cricut Engraving Tip Project Ideas:

Cricut engraving tip can be used to make many types of projects including:

  • Personalized metal jewelry
  • Acrylic signs
  • Paper crafts
  • Create intricate patterns, designs, and text
  • Keychains or ornaments
  • Leather jewelry, keychains, and ornaments
  • Engraved designs in balsa wood or chipboard (perfect for signs)

Are you ready to get started engraving using your Cricut Maker?

Here are 15 Cricut engraving tip projects to inspire you.

1. Dishwasher Magnet

This detailed tutorial will show you how to engrave metal using your Cricut Maker. With this detailed process, you can make a dishwasher magnet, jewelry and more! #anikasdiylife

This metal engraved design was born of necessity. There may have been a time or two in the past when dishes might have been put away dirty…

My Cricut Maker and the Cricut engraving tool made this dishwasher magnet a quick and easy project to make. Be sure to always use the strong grip mat when engraving Cricut aluminum sheets or any other metal.

Make your own with this tutorial!

2. Acrylic Engraved Night Light

Learn all about engraving acrylic with the Cricut Maker and how to make a personalized gift - an LED night lamp!

When I discovered you could engrave acrylic with the Cricut Maker, I knew I had to try it! I designed my quote in Cricut design space and using the engraving tip tool made this fun engraved DIY nightlight.

You can buy a premade base or make your own and once you add the LED strips the magic happens. This engraving tip project idea makes a great gift too!

Full tutorial to make your own

3. Favorite Quotes Bracelets from The Country Chic Cottage

Cricut engraving tip projects metal bracelets with inspiring quotes

Add your favorite quote engraved using the engraving tool and create a keepsake piece of jewelry anyone will love.

These inspiring bracelets are made by first engraving the quote onto the metal bracelet blank and then bending them into shape. It’s a quick and easy project you can do that makes a great gift!

Full tutorial to make your own

4. Acrylic Key Chains from Happiness is Homemade

Round acrylic keychains engraved with designs using the Cricut engraving tip

Acrylic keychains with colorful tassels and cute designs are easy to make with your Cricut Maker and the engraving tip tool.

I love the mandala and cactus design created in Cricut Design Space for this project. The fun colorful tassel embellishments are the finishing touch.

Make your own with this tutorial

5. Engraved Charm Bracelet from Laura’s Crafty Life

Metal charms for bracelet or necklace engraved using the Cricut engraving tip

Personalized text on these easy-to-make charms make the perfect gifts for moms or grandmas. You can put them on a bracelet or even on a necklace.

The birthstones add a special touch to the permanent designs on this Cricut engraving tip project idea.

Full tutorial to make your own

6. Love Grows Here Metal Sign from Jennifer Maker

Love grows here engraved on metal with the cricut engraving tip

Create inspirational signs from metal using your Cricut engraving tip, then add color to your design using paints or inks.

This creator tested several different ways to add color to metal engraving and is sharing her three favorites.

See the full tutorial here!

7. Engraved Dog Tags from Dream a Little Bigger

Purple metal pet tag with pet name engraved with the Cricut engraving tip

Do remember those machines where you could make your own engraved pet tags? Do they even have those anymore? No worries! You can make your engraved dog tags using your Cricut machine and the engraving tool.

Any font or any design will jazz up your pet’s collar and make them proud to show it off!

Make your own with this tutorial

8. Engraved Garden Markers from Twelve on Main

Engraved garden marker on a post for broccoli

I love this idea for garden markers! It won’t get blown away or ruined in a storm and you can make the perfect design using Cricut aluminum sheets and the engraving tool.

Going over the design with a black marker and then wiping off the excess will make your design stand out against the aluminum and make it easier to see.

Full tutorial to make your own

9. Engraved Pocket Hug Coin from The Crafty Blog Stalker

Acrylic engraved pocket hug coin

This is such an awesome idea and project to make using the Cricut engraving tool. Who couldn’t use a hug every now and then? Give them as gifts to all your favorite people!

Full tutorial to make your own

10. DIY Leather Earrings from Moms and Crafters

Brown leather engraved tear drop earrings

These genuine leather earrings are designed and engraved using the Cricut engraving tool. You can purchase the leather from Cricut, Amazon, or even at your local craft store.

For this jewelry project, you can use genuine leather or faux leather. Either one will work. Your machine will do all the work to create the design of your choice.

Full tutorial to make your own

11. Leather Engraved Keychain from The Country Chic Cottage

Black leather engraved keychain with gold tassel

Choose monograms with decorative flourishes and create your own personalized leather keychain. I love the addition of the gold tassel with the black leather.

Using the engraving tip instead of the debossing tip on leather will really help your design stand out. Especially on a dark leather color like this keychain design.

Full tutorial to make your own

12. Engraved Metal Ring Dish from The Country Chic Cottage

metal engraved ring dishes engraved with Cricut engraving tip

Making these cute engraved metal ring dishes is easy with the engraving tip and Cricut quick-swap housing. The design possibilities are endless and you can personalize them for yourself or give them as gifts.

Full tutorial to make your own

13. Personalized Luggage Tags from Pretty Providence

Blue and gray leather luggage tags engraved with Cricut engraving tip

Personalized luggage tags made with Cricut machines are way better than the paper ones you get at the airport.

Design them for yourself or your favorite traveler and give them as a gift. I really love the See The World design. I think it’s just perfect.

14. Engraved Acrylic Keychain from DIY Danielle

Round acrylic keychain with she shed engraved on it using Cricut engraving tip

Here is another great engraved acrylic keychain idea using the Cricut engraving tip. Every She Shed should have its own key and keychain!

You can purchase keychain blanks from Amazon to make your own using your Cricut Maker or Cricut Maker 3. Be sure to move the roller balls to the right so they don’t interfere with cutting the thicker acrylic materials.

Full tutorial to make your own

15. DIY Quote Bracelet from Hello Creative Family

I love you a bushel and a peck engraved on metal bracelet

Design and make your own quote bracelet using the engrave line type function in Design Space. “Engrave Line type” tells Cricut how to interact with the material you are using to make your project with Cricut machines.

“I love you a bushel and a peck” is the perfect quote to add to a bracelet for a great gift idea!

Full tutorial to make your own

Aren’t all of these projects amazing?

Are you inspired to make your next Cricut project using the engraving tip? Can’t wait to see which one you pick!

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Anika's goal is to inspire and empower beginners with woodworking, DIY, home improvement, and home decor ideas.
She wants everyone to unlock their creative potential and experience the feeling that comes with making something. Nothing feels better better than seeing something and saying "I can make that!"

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