Are you a fan of monograms? If so, I am sharing all my tricks to teach you how to make a monogram using Cricut Design Space! You can carry this method over to almost any design program and I am sharing interlocking monograms and circle monograms with a picture tutorial + video!
Monograms are a fun and trendy way to add personalization to any project! From wine glasses and coffee mugs to shirts and hats. You may even see monogrammed car decals! If you have a blank, a monogram can go on it!
How to Make a Monogram in Cricut Design Space Video
How to Make a Monogram in Cricut Design Space
Time needed: 5 minutes.
- Download your favorite monogram font.
You can find awesome ones on my 30 FREE Monogram Fonts post!
- Open Cricut Design Space to a blank canvas.
- Type your FIRST NAME initial using the Text Tool.
- Select your font.
With the initial text selected, choose your font (Monogram) from the font drop-down located in the text layer panel. I like to size this first initial at 1.25 inches.
- Add the MIDDLE initial.
While that initial is selected, click Duplicate in the Layers panel and change the text to the middle initial letter.
- Add the LAST name Initial.
Repeat Step 5 for the LAST initial and change the size to 1.75 inches.
- Center the Three Initials
For alignment, I like to start by selecting all three initials and aligning the vertical centers of the letters. From there I can use my mouse or my arrow keys to adjust as needed.
- Weld or Attach Your Initials
For Interlocking Monograms (pictured above) where your paths are overlapping, you want the monogram to cut as one piece versus 3 pieces. To accomplish this, we will select all three initials and choose the WELD tool at the bottom of the Layers Panel.
For Non-Interlocking Monograms (ex. circle monograms) where your paths are not overlapping, you want the monogram to cut as it appears on your Canvas screen. To accomplish this, we will select all three initials and choose the ATTACH tool at the bottom of the Layer’s Panel.
- Make It! Cut Your Design.
Click the Make It button in the top right and follow the instructions in Design Space to cut your finished design! If you think you will use this again, don’t forget you can SAVE it in your projects in Cricut Design Space.
Supplies for Monogram Projects:
- Cricut Machine (Maker or Explore)
- Adhesive Vinyl & Transfer Tape
- Weeding Tools
- EasyPress & Mat
- Your favorite blank
If you need detailed instructions on cutting a specific material on your Cricut machine, you can find more Cricut Tutorials here:
- How to Cut Vinyl
- How to Cut Iron-On
- How to use the Print then Cut Feature
- How to Curve Text in Cricut Design Space
More application tutorials here: