Learn This Easy Way to Turn Text into a Stencil!

How to Make Stencils Using Text

Turning Text into a Stencil Using a Shape

Make this easy set of stencils using any font with your Cricut! Stencils are a great way to use a design over and over again and using text does not have to be a challenge. With this easy method on how to make any font into a stencil font, you will be able to crate more than you ever imagined!

There is no template for this project as you will be using the fonts you have available right on your system! With this tutorial you can use any font you wish!

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Here’s what you need to make your Text into a Stencil. This post does contain some affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission but it won’t cost you a penny more)! Read my full disclosure policy.

Text Stencil Materials

Plastic Binder Divider, Foam Sheet, or Heavy Cardstock
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Making Stencils with Text Step-by-Step Guide

Step One - Add Text to the Canvas

Type "Brown Fox" on to the Canvas and make it large so you can start working with it to make it a stencil.

Use a font that is upright and fairly bold to start

Step Two - Design Space Changes

Make a thick line by using a square.

Unlock the square and make it 0.075 inches wide and leave the height.

Lock the square again.

This is the shape you will use to make the stencil letters.

Make a duplicate of the line.

Step Three - Cutting the letters

Start with the closed in letters and loops.

Take one of the "sticks" and place it over the center of the letter (see the diagram with the "o").

Select both the stick and the text and click on slice.

Move the text out of the way and delete the remaining parts of the stick and the letter.

You now have your first stencil letter ready.

Repeat the same process for other closed in letters except for the following:

Capital B or D (and similar letters) should be treated differently.

Duplicate your stick and line up the stick to the inside of the letter so it aligns the left hand part of the letter.

Now select the text and the stick and click on Slice.

Move the text out of the way and delete the remaining parts.

Continue to do slice either the middles or sides of all the letters with closed loops.

Step Four - The Finishing Touches

Now that you have your stencil letters ready, you will want to save your project.

Now create your own sayings using your stenciled letters and then weld them together so you can cut them from the material of your choice.

I used a plastic divider from the dollar store but you could use a foam sheet, a hard surface or even heavy cardstock. The choice is yours.

Have fun making your text stencils!

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How to Make Text Into a Stencil Video

Last Word

This tutorial on how to make text into a stencil was certainly easy. The biggest challenge is knowing how stencils work and why you cannot use closed shapes. 

I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I did.

If you made a stencil, please share it on our Facebook group. https://Facebook.com/groups/BettesMakes

Until next time,

Happy Crafting!

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Bette Daoust
Bette Daoust

Dr. Bette Daoust is a Copious Crafter with many crafts and techniques completed with very many more to go. Bette's Makes ❤️ DIY Home Decor DIY Craft Tutorials, DIY Paper Flowers

    4 replies to "How to Turn Text Into a Stencil Using Your Cricut"

    • MonaLisa

      This is wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

      • Bette Daoust

        I am so happy you like this.

    • Sally Benner

      You explain things so well!

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