In Design Space, you are able to use quite a few fonts that Cricut provides you for free. But once you’re ready to start using a wider variety of fonts, for projects like making shirts and personalizing tumblers, you’ll need to know how to download free fonts for your Cricut!
In my previous post I talked about how to make personalized popsicle holders and I used a font from an outside source, called Dafont.
I’ll walk you through the steps needed in order to download free fonts for Cricut, then upload them into Design Space.
Where to find free fonts for Cricut
My favorite place to download free fonts for my Cricut is from Dafont. Head to this site and pick out a font you’d like to use with your Cricut machine. **note: do not open Design Space yet. If you have Design Space open,
How to download free fonts for Cricut
For this example, I’ll be downloading the font: Palace. Select download, then open your zip file. (Here is how mine looks on my macbook.)
Open the font file in the format .ttf to download it to your computer.
When this box pops open, select download.
Next, you’ll see a list of the fonts you’ve downloaded on your computer. You should now see the new font we’ve just downloaded, Palace.
Uploading font to Cricut Design Space
To use your newly downloaded font, open Cricut Design Space and create text.
Open Cricut Design Space. **If if was already open, you’ll need to close Design Space and open it again now**
In the top bar, select your font under the “font” option. In this case, I’ll select the font we just downloaded called Palace. If you are using an overlapping cursive font, you’ll want to check out my tutorial on welding letters together before you cut your design.
You can adjust the spacing of your new font using the letter spacing and line spacing tools in the toolbar.
You can repeat this process for as many fonts as you’d like to add to your Design Space library!
For the popsicle holders I recently created, I used the font called awesome sauce.
Which font did you download? Let me know in the comments below!