Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. Although I enjoy crafting, I’ve never used a vinyl cutter and had no idea what one was until my hardcore crafting friends enlightened me. This tool is essential for designing and producing stickers, decals, labels, magnets, cards, signs, wall decor, banners, stencils, T-shirt heat-transfer prints, bulletin board decorations, and more. You can personalize anything or, as one friend said, “make something ordinary something special” with customized designs. Another friend commented that a vinyl cutter helps with upcycling because you can “breathe new life into anything old” by sprucing it up with new embellishments. A vinyl cutter does more than just cut vinyl. It can also carve through different materials (e.g., card stock, foam, foil, fabric, balsa wood, etc.); some models can draw, emboss, etch, and/or scan. You can use a vinyl cutter to create small items (as gifts or for sale) and logos fo...