How to Clean Your Cricut Mats

How to Clean Your Cricut Mats

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Clean Those Old Cricut Mats

This is even hard for me to believe. But, I’ve had these mats for over ten years! I have cleaned them before, but it has been years! I tried the Awesome Cleaner from the Dollar Tree, and they’re so fresh and clean! Let me show you how to clean your old Cricut mats, too.

I cleaned two 12 x 24″ mats and a 12 x 12 Matt. I’m not sure why but the 12 x 12 that came out brand new clean and the 12 x 24 mats are clean, but not as tacky.

I taped off the edges with washi tape from the Dollar Tree and quickly sprayed it with spray glue. I let them sit out to kind of dry a little. That worked for me.

One day I’ll break down and buy a new mat, but today is not that day. I’d love to purchase the new Cricut Maker machine. It comes with two mats. Maybe that’s how I justify buying one. It comes with mats!




  1. Spray mat with cleaner.
  2. Let sit for a minute.
  3. Scrape off old paper, glitter, etc.
  4. I used a paper towel to wipe it into the garbage instead of letting all that gunk go down my sink.
  5. Rinse with warm water.
  6. Let air dry.
  7. If it’s no longer tacky, you can tape off the edges and give it a spray with spray glue.


This actually went pretty well. I can’t think of any bloopers.

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