Easy Make Cutting Wood Letters
Make Your Own Alphabet by Cutting Wood with Your Cricut
Cutting wood with the Cricut is not difficult but it does take some patience. You have to keep an eye on your machine as it cuts through your material. Sometimes the number of passes the knife or deep cut blade take is too many and you may have to stop the process before the mat is also cut (yes, it did happen to me).
As for what kind of wood to use with your Cricut, Basswood is the easiest to work with. For other materials, you will want to make sure your machine can handle the thickness.
If it has not cut enough, you will need to have it go through the cut again before you eject the mat.
At any rate, I am giving you the template for the entire alphabet to use in any of your projects. All you need to do is go to the resource library and download asset #344.
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Wood Letters Step-by-Step Guide
Step Two - Make Your Own Sayings
The template is a series of same sized and perfect thickness for a wooden letter. In order to make your own words, you will need to duplicate the letters you want to use and then arrange those letters into the word or words you want.
Hide the extra letters you will not be using then Save your project.
Click on Make It
Step Three - Selecting Your Materials
Your Cricut will only give you a couple of choices for your wood. Select the one that is closest to what you will be cutting.
You can choose to use Kraft Paper in place of the wood.
Step Four - Adding Letters to Your Project
For this project, you can decorate any surface you wish, I chose to decorate the back of a crad by gluing my letters in place.
If your letters are going to be placed on a surface that will be outdoors, you will want to coat the project with Mod Podge or something similar.
You can also paint your letters ahead of time for a super effect - it makes it so personal!
There are so many uses for cut wood letters when you use your Cricut. Cutting Basswood with your Cricut is easy but you do need to monitor the number of passes so you do not cut through your mat.
How to make wood letters work for you depends on where you want to use them once they are cut. This set of letters is ideal for a simple cut. You could try and use other fonts and make your own. I just want to caution you that the thickness of the letter is important, if the letters are too thin, your cut could become compromised.
Experiment around and see what you can make!
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Until next time,