Learn how to cut names, letters and monograms from wood on the Cricut! These made great signs, puzzles, and cake toppers!
Thank you to the readers and viewers who requested I made something out of WOOD on my Cricut (Joyce, Laura, Sheila R., Catalina, Lynn P., Deb, Jennifer F., Amy, Maribel H., Cristina A., ). Each person who contributed this project idea will receive an extra entry for your idea (I am keeping track on this on my end). And don’t forget, you can suggest project ideas for this Challenge here and receive entries to win one of our awesome prizes, including a Cricut Maker!
Key concepts taught in the video tutorial include how to create text in Cricut Design Space, how to separate letters, how to weld, and how to cut wood.
See exactly how to cut wood letters on a Cricut in this step-by-step video below:
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Materials to Cut Wood Letters
- 1/16″ basswood sheets (I bought mine at Joann, but you can also find them online) – works on Maker only
- 1/16″ balsa wood sheets
- Masking tape or painter’s tape
- Knife blade (for Maker) or Deep Cut Blade (for Explore)
- StrongGrip mat (the purple one!)
- A way to cut your materials (I used the amazing Cricut)
- My free SVG/DXF/PDF cut files/patterns (available in my free resource library—get the password at the bottom of this post)Note: Here are the fonts I used in this tutorial
Design #1: Mischell Script –
Design #2: Cricut Craft Room Basic (inside Cricut Design Space)
Design #3: Monogramos
How to Cut Wood Letters on the Cricut
If you want to use my Maker Heart design, download it from my free resource library (you can get a password for it at the bottom of this page). If you’re going to cut the wood out on your cutting machine, upload the file to your design software. If you’re not sure how to upload an SVG cut file to Cricut Design Space, watch this helpful video training series I made. If you’re on an iPhone or iPad, here’s how to download and upload SVG files to the Cricut Design Space app.
Go to Cricut Design Space and prepare your design. You can use my Maker Heart design in my free resource library, or make your own with text. Just make sure that the thickness of your cuts is larger than the width of a pencil eraser (about .2 inches). I show how to create a custom name in Cricut Design Space in my tutorial video.
It took 20 minutes to cut the 10″ Maker Heart on my Cricut Maker with the knife blade. It took about 5 minutes to cut the same design on the Cricut Explore with the Deep-Cut Blade.
It took on hour to cut the 10″ name puzzle board on my Cricut Maker with the knife blade.
And it took about 5 minutes to cut the 3″ monogram on both the Cricut Maker and the Cricut Explore.
Check back later for more instructions and photos, or watch the video linked above!
Get my free SVG cut files and patterns for the “Maker Heart” design
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