Cricut Maker Setup: Get a Head Start on Your Crafting Journey

Cricut Design Space
4 min readMar 20, 2024

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Cricut machine setup can be intimidating when you are a beginner. All Cricut machines are great, but here I am going to talk about the Cricut Maker setup for beginners on different devices. Since this machine is excellent in all aspects, users often consider it for their crafting needs. If you are setting up your Cricut machine for the first time, don’t worry; I will help you with this.

Before I get started, you should know that you need a stable internet connection, either a desktop, laptop, or mobile device, to establish a connection. Moreover, you must have the Design Space software installed. When you know everything to get started, let’s start with the blog.

Step 1: Unpacking the Cricut Machine Box

The first thing you should do is unbox your brand-new Cricut Maker machine and take out all the necessary items from it. Below are all the items you’ll get along with the Cricut Maker.

  • Brand new Cricut Maker
  • FabricGrip mat (12 x 12)
  • LightGrip mat (12 x 12)
  • Rotary blade
  • Fine point pen
  • Premium fine point blade and housing
  • USB cable
  • Welcome book
  • Power adapter
  • Cricut Access membership (free trial)
  • Sample material for the first project

Once you have checked everything in the machine’s box, you’re ready to do the Cricut Maker setup.

Step 2: Turn on Your Cricut Cutting Machine

When you are ready, follow all the instructions below.

  1. First, connect your Cricut Maker to the power supply and switch it on.
  2. Then, connect your Maker with the cable.
  3. Now, visit cricut.com/setup and continue with the on-screen prompts that will guide you through the process.
  4. After that, you can create a separate Cricut Design Space account.
  5. Also, if you want, you can take a free trial of Cricut Access.

Once you turn on your machine, head to the next steps to perform the machine’s setup.

Step 3: Cricut Maker Setup on a Computer/Mobile

Here, in this section, you will learn to set up a Cricut Maker on a desktop like Windows or Mac. Look at the steps below.

For Desktop

  1. In the first step, open a browser and then navigate to www.cricut.com/setup login.
  2. Then, get the Cricut Design Space on your desktop using the on-screen prompts.
  3. Now, continue with all the instructions to sign in to Cricut ID or Create a Cricut ID.
  4. After that, choose your Cricut machine on the next screen.
  5. Plug your Maker machine with the power supply and hit the power button to turn the machine on.
  6. Next, connect the machine to a computer via a USB cord. Alternatively, you can pair it with Bluetooth.
  7. You need to wait until your machine updates fully.
  8. Now, you can try the Cricut Access free trial.
  9. Lastly, continue with the on-screen prompts to prepare your first project.

Finally, you did the Cricut Maker setup on your computer. If you want, you can setup the machine on a mobile device.

For Smartphone

  1. In the first step, head to the App Store/Play Store to install Design Space.
  2. Then, launch your app and sign in to the Cricut ID.
  3. If you’re a beginner, you can even create a whole new account as well.
  4. After that, click on the Menu and choose the Machine Setup.
  5. Now, you need to choose your Cricut Maker machine from the list.
  6. Then, continue with the on-screen instructions.
  7. Next, connect your machine to the power cord and turn it on.
  8. Connect the machine to an iPhone or Android device using USB or a Bluetooth connection.
  9. At last, your Design Space will prompt you to make a first cut.

That’s it for the Cricut Maker setup on a mobile device. Enjoy crafting with your machine. But wait, are you still confused about downloading the Design Space correctly?

How to Download Cricut Maker Setup Software?

As you all know Cricut Design Space is essential to setup a Cricut machine. So, how to download and install it correctly? If you don’t know, the below steps will help you to understand it better.

  1. First of all, launch an internet browser and navigate to cricut.com/setup app.
  2. Then, hit the Download button to get the software on your desktop.
  3. The downloaded file will move to the Downloads folder.
  4. Now, you need to move to that folder on your desktop.
  5. After that, search for your file and double-click on it to open it.
  6. Next, you will see an installation window.
  7. Proceed with the on-screen prompts.
  8. Open the file and sign in to your Cricut ID to use your account.
  9. If you are a new user, you should create a new account.
  10. Next, click on your Cricut Maker machine.
  11. Lastly, you can take a free trial membership to Cricut Access to use the premium features.

Well, these steps are for the desktop. If you want to get this software on your mobile device, you can install the Cricut Design app and then connect it to your machine.

Conclusion

Finally, you understood everything about the Cricut Maker setup. The process is simple and straightforward. Also, you don’t have to be a tech savvy person to setup your latest Cricut Maker machine. All you have to do is to check a stable internet connection and the necessary items in the machine’s box while unboxing your machine. Hopefully you liked my instructional blog on the Cricut machine setup. And now you are all set to start your DIY projects. For premium features, take the Cricut Access membership.

For more information visit: cricut design space download
design.cricut.com for mac

Source: Cricut Maker Setup

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