Learn how to upload fonts to Cricut Design Space from online sites that offer free fonts. Every Cricut lover needs to know how to upload new fonts.
It’s quick and easy to learn and it will save you a lot of money if you have been buying them from Cricut.
It can be frustrating if you don’t know how, so save this post where you can find it again.
If you follow the steps I have outlined, you will be a pro at uploading FREE fonts to Cricut. FREE FREE FREE!!!
It’s not really Cricut Design Space you are uploading them to, it’s your own computer. So if you use Microsoft Word or something like PicMonkey, those fonts will be available there for you to use there as well. Pretty cool, huh?
I always go to DaFont.com for my free fonts, but other sites offer the same; FontSpace.com and FontSquirrel.com are two that come to mind.
I am perfectly happy with Dafont.com and always find what I want there.
How To Upload Fonts – Step By Step
- Go to DaFont.com, then follow these steps to learn how to add fonts to Cricut design space.
2. Choose a style of font. Handwritten, cartoon, groovy…whatever you may need for your project.
3. Type in the name or phrase you will be using this new font on in the Preview area. You will see exactly how each new font will look on your project if you type in a word you will be using on your project here.
4. Scroll through fonts till you find the perfect one.
5. Select Download
6. Save where you can remember. I have a “font” file on my download page. You can do the same by choosing New Folder (1) and then naming it Fonts(2), and then click Save(3).
7. Once it’s downloaded, open the file. On my computer, it shows a line at the bottom of my downloads.
8. Double click on OpenType or TrueTypeFont
9. Click Install
That’s It! You did it!!!
Downloaded Fonts Not Showing Up In Cricut Design Space?
Once you have followed all those steps for downloading free fonts to Cricut Design Space, you must go back into Cricut Design Space and reload the page. This forces Cricut to acknowledge the new font and add it to their list of fonts.
You will lose any work you have on the Cricut Design Space page when you reload the page, so either save it or just know that you will have to rebuild it.
If I know I will be uploading fonts to Cricut Design Space, I will start with just a word on the design space.
I try out the fonts that are already there and then decide whether I need to go look for another.
After I upload a new font to Cricut Design Space and I am happy with it, then I start building the rest of my project in Cricut Design Space.
How To Find New Uploaded Fonts in Cricut Design Space
To find my new font, I just write my word in the design space and click on the fonts, and either search for it by writing the name of the font I want or going down the list trying all the new ones I added.
Did you see other fonts you love? Go ahead and download them too. Keep track of the names so you can find them later.
While you are adding fonts, grab a stencil font you like. You can create your own, but I cheat by just downloading one that already works. My blog post about stencil fonts explains why you will want to download your stencil font instead of making it.
Downloading free fonts to Cricut Design Space is easy and fun and you can then create really unique projects with your Cricut Machine.
Don’t forget to save this post so you can find these easy steps again!
Quick Guide to Upload Fonts
- Choose free fonts.
Find free fonts to download on free sites like Dafont.
- Click Download
Once you find a font you like, click download.
- Install Font
Double click on the saved file, then click install (I usually choose TrueType File). This installs it on your computer.
- Reload CDS
In Cricut Design Space (CDS) reload the page or use Control + R.
- Find Fonts
If you have followed all the steps, your new fonts will be in CDS.
If you need more instructions, look inside this post for more detailed instructions with pictures.