The Best Black Friday Cricut Deals for 2021: DIY Discounts
Black Friday is still months away, but it's time to prepare for deals! We're sure you're as excited about its approach as we are.
Updated: Dec 20, 2021. It's over.
We’ve put together what are likely to be the best Black Friday Cricut Deals, based on what Cricut has offered us in the past.
As you probably already know, Cricut makes some awesome products for cutting vinyl, leather, paper, light woods (like balsa and basswood) and similar materials, doing heat transfer prints, and more.
We’ll take a look here what probably going to be the Black Friday Cricut deals on individual products and bundles.
Cricut Cutter Discounts on Black Friday 2021
Cutting thicker materials was never so easy as it is with Cricut’s cutting products like the Maker, which is one of their premiere machines.
The Cricut Explore Air 2 is the most recent model in the Explore line. It handles lighter duty fabrics than the Maker.
Cricut Maker Sales
When Black Friday rolls around, look for significant price cuts on the Cricut Maker. It’s one of the most expensive items in the product line, so it should have the deepest cuts (no pun intended).
It’s the Maker that can slice through the tougher materials like balsa wood and leather because it exerts more pressure than does the Explore.
This helps you make some very nice looking projects that you just would not be able to create using, for example, a hand blade alone.
Cricut Explore Air 2 Deals
If you’re mostly into fabrics like vinyl, you’ll probably want to keep an eye out for specials on the Explore Air 2.
You could also look for earlier versions of the Explore, but we think you’ll be most satisfied with the improvements you get with the Air 2.
With the lighter pressure (compared to the Maker above) that the Explore uses to cut materials, you’ll find it best suited for, not only vinyl, but other popular craft goods like card stock, polished foils, and bonded fabrics.
Black Friday Deals on EasyPress Heat Transfer
Cricut products aren’t only about cutting. You can also rely on the Cricut EasyPress line for doing complete and accurate heat transfers.
EasyPress 2 is the upgrade and the latest version of EasyPress.
Cricut now offers three different sizes of EasyPress 2. Whether your projects include blankets, T-shirts, or Onesies, there will be one to match your needs.
From largest to smallest, here are the transfer surface dimensions available to you in the EasyPress 2 line.
- 10 inches by 12 inches
- 9 inches by 9 inches
- 6 inches by 7 inches
Each model has a built-in handle that makes pressing easy (thus, the name) and provides equal pressure and heat distribution when you make a transfer.
We think you’ll love the simplicity of using any of these machines since they’ll give you much better results than a basic iron.
Make the BrightPad the Highlight of Your Black Friday
There are other ways to handle tracing, weeding, and paper-piecing (for quilt patterns), but we think there is none better than using the Cricut BrightPad.
So when you’re doing your Black Friday shopping, look for a good sale on this tool.
You get about 103.5 square inches (9 inches vertical by 11.5 inches horizontal) of workspace on the LED-lit BrightPad. This is plenty of room for creating your projects.
With five different brightness settings, this sturdy device will probably remind you of an iPad in design.
Don’t Forget to Look for Deals on Accessories and Materials
While the Cricut machines themselves are top-notch, they won’t do you any good if you don’t have anything to put into them.
Keeping an eye out for sales on heat transfer vinyl, Oracal vinyl, transfer paper, and so on is a great idea for saving you money, even if it’s not as much as you’ll save on the larger items.
That said, if you buy (especially fabrics) in large quantities, your savings could really add up quickly!
Sooner or later, you’re also going to need new cutting tools and blades too.
Whether the one you own broke or whether it is now too dull to do a proper job, you will want to watch for discounts on these smaller accessories, so you always have one handy for your current project.
Black Friday Cricut Bundle Deals
We fully expect that you will be able to find bundle deals for Cricut products this year, just as there have been in the past. They were popular before, so why should 2021 be any different?
One of the most amazing bundles we’ve seen in the past and that we hope will be repeated this year is a Maker Bundle that included many things. Definitely look for the bundles like that this time around.
You will likely also find the Explore Air 2 as part of a bundle that includes a variety of tools, mats, and other accessories or fabrics.
Save on Shipping
Not only do many manufacturers, like Cricut, give you great savings on their products for Black Friday, many also help you save on shipping costs.
Keep your eyes peeled for reduced or even free shipping on Cricut Makers, Explores, EasyPresses, BrightPads, and more.
Black Friday Deals Don’t Really End on Friday
If (for some reason) you can’t take advantage of Black Friday deals themselves, you will still probably be able to find cool offers on Cyber Monday, which is November 29 in 2021.
No matter when you shop, look for all the Cricut sales you can find this season to save as much money as possible for Christmas gift giving - even if you’re just giving a gift to yourself!