Learn how to easily upload free fonts to Cricut Design Space
If you have spent a few minutes exploring your Cricut machines software, Cricut Design Space, you most likely have noticed within Cricut design space the hundreds of beautiful fonts. The problem though? You need to purchase them individually or purchase a Cricut Access membership for a monthly fee (that’s the cost of your Netflix subscription!). The truth is, even without purchasing Cricut Access, you STILL have access to THOUSANDS of other fonts for free! Finding, uploading, and using these free fonts is both fun and easy! This video will walk you through where to find free fonts and how to upload free fonts to Cricut Design Space.
Step 1: Pick a Free Font
Websites where you can find free fonts for Use with Your Cricut
A note on using free fonts: Typically free fonts are for personal use only – this means you can use these fonts for crafts for yourself or friends. You cannot go and design SVGs that you sell with these fonts, or make and sell crafts with the usage of these fonts. They are for personal use only. However, if it says free for personal AND commercial use, you can use these fonts for selling purposes too! Always check the license prior, usually in a document that’s labeled “read me first” when you download the font.
Reputable font sites (meaning you won’t be downloading a virus to your computer!)
Google Fonts is an exception to the above note on font licenses. All fonts on this website will allow you to use them for BOTH personal and commercial use.
Behance is an *eye*candy store for designers! Utilize the search bar for finding “free fonts” and you will see many stunning fonts that designers have generously made available to you (typically for personal use only).
Dafont is a fun one! With both fonts and dingbats. This site alone will give you hundreds of options for whatever font style you are looking for. Modern handwritten scripts? Loads to pick from! Need a font for your child’s pirate-themed party? They have that too!
You may just find your new hobby is browsing the internet for free fonts (truly, I could do this for hours!). If not, every Friday, I share a beautifully designed free font that I’ve found is perfect for cutting out with my Cricut machine.
Step 2: Download the Free Font to Your Computer
Once you have selected the font you would like to use, locate the download button on the webpage, then select “download”. Oftentimes it will be downloaded within a zip folder. If using a Mac computer, you will need to unzip the folder by double-clicking on the zipped folder.
Step 4: Using the font within Cricut Design Space
Open Cricut Design Space and locate your canvas, either by opening a previous project you were working on and would like to add to or by creating a new canvas.
Add a text box by selecting the “T” icon to your left, located just below the hot air balloon icon for images.
With the text box selected, click the dropdown arrow of the font being used. This will show all the fonts available to you, including both paid and free. To only see the free, select “system”. Use the search bar to search for the name of the font that you have previously chosen and downloaded.