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!
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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!
You can find many things to personalize in my Amazon Shop!
In fact, you can find a monogram maker and monogram generators online but you have very limited ability to edit what it produces. Once you see how easy it is to make a monogram yourself you will never make one another way.
What Is a Monogram?
A monogram is a person’s full name initials in a precise order! In general, monograms are laid out first initial, last initial, middle initial. By all means, you can read in detail everything about monograms and how monograms differentiate from initials, different styles, design elements, and more on this post here.
Ideas to Monogram:
Really it would be faster if I listed items you couldn’t monogram! Here are a few of my favorites! You can use your Silhouette or cricut machine to cut the monogram to apply in iron-on or adhesive vinyl. You can also laser engrave many of these items with an xTool laser.
- Tote bags
- Phone Cases
- Car Decals
- Wine Glasses
- Beach Towels
You can find lots of items to personalized here in my Amazon Shop!
Monogram Maker Video
The tutorial below is using Cricut Design Space. This is the same process for Adobe Illustrator, Silhouette Studio, Embroidery software, Word Document, or any other program you can add and manipulate text! Ultimately, don’t worry if you are not #teamcricut!
How to Make a Monogram in Cricut Design Space
Time needed: 5 minutes
- Download your favorite monogram font.
- Open Cricut Design Space to a blank canvas.
- Type your FIRST NAME INITIAL using the Text Tool.
- Select your font.
Next, 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 name 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.
Lastly, 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 Pesonalized 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:
- Cut Vinyl on a Cricut
- How to Cut Iron-On
- Master the Print then Cut Feature
- How to Curve Text in Cricut Design Space
More application tutorials here:
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