Cut a deal with these Cricut early Black Friday savings, now up to $80 off

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The holidays are right around the corner, and for crafters everywhere, that can mean it’s crunch time on those personalized decorations, cards or gifts. Whether you’re thinking about purchasing a Cricut machine for yourself or someone you love, early Black Friday events have cut prices on the craft cutters.

We’ve put together a list of the five best Cricut deals happening now. But hurry, at these prices, they may not last long.  


The Explore Air 2 cutting machine can cut through over 100 different types of material, including cardstock, vinyl and cork, just to name a few. It is perfect for DIY projects like stickers or greeting cards and can make larger projects than the Cricut Joy. While anyone can use this versatile machine, it is certainly designed to accommodate projects of all levels, from the beginners to the pros.  


The Cricut Joy is a great choice for portability and ease of use. It is ideal for beginners, people without a lot of crafting space or artists on the go. It has fewer features than the larger Cricut machines, but it can make projects up to 20 feet long and allows for matless cutting with certain materials. 


Have projects working with heat-transfer vinyl or sublimation? The EasyPress has adjustable heat up to 400 degrees and has projects ready in 60 seconds. It is portable and features auto-shut off for safety. This smaller 9×9 version won’t take up too much space, either. 

Cricut EasyPress 2 (12×10): $169

Save $70

With the same features as the 9×9 version, the main benefit to buying this version of the EasyPress is size. The 12×10 is a really great option for people making shirts, banners and other large projects. 

The Mug Press is a specialized machine for transferring Cricut designs onto a coffee mug. Finished mugs are dishwasher safe and won’t peel with use, but you must have the compatible Infusible Ink materials and Cricut ceramic mugs, and those are sold separately.