Finding the right font for your Cricut projects among all the fonts available isn’t easy. Especially if you know what you like and don’t like, but you have no real training as a designer.
You’ll probably end up choosing a font, realize it doesn’t quite look the way you wanted, choose a new font, find something else that’s wrong with this font, etc.
Ever since I found the Rae Dunn font, it has become one of my go-to options. It looks great and goes with almost any type of project.
So let’s take a closer look at the Rae Dunn font and how to use it with your Cricut.
What is the Rae Dunn font?
Rae Dunn is an artist and ceramicist who became famous for her pottery.
One distinctive feature of her pottery is the words that she would write on them.
She has a very narrow and tall handwriting with smooth edges and lines. This gives her handwriting a minimalist yet feminine feel that so many people love.
The Rae Dunn font is based on her handwriting.
Below, you can find some examples of what the Rae Dunn font looks like:
What is Rae Dunn font called on Cricut?
If you look for the Rae Dunn font in the Cricut Design Space app, you won’t be able to find it.
Currently, Cricut design space doesn’t offer the original Rae Dunn font.
So there are two ways to fix this problem.
You can download the Rae Dunn font from somewhere and upload it to Cricut Design Space. Or you use one of the available Cricut fonts that look very similar to the Rae Dunn font.
What fonts on Cricut looks like Rae Dunn?
If you are a member of the Cricut Access subscription, you can use all the 700+ fonts available in Cricut Design Space.
Of course, it’s not very surprising that a several of these fonts look similar to the Rae Dunn fonts.
Some similar fonts you want to try out are:
- Straight & Simple
- Four Seasons Home Decor
- DTC Miss Honey
- BFC French Bread
- Porch Chair
If you are not a member of Cricut Access, you can also buy individual fonts from the Cricut Store.
You can expect to pay around $5 for each font if you buy them individually.
Fonts similar to Rae Dunn?
If you like the Rae Dunn font, you might also want to take a look at some similar fonts.
You might even end up liking them more than the original Rae Dunn font.
Here are just a few suggestions:
- The Skinny
- Straight And Simple
- Cami Rae
These fonts are all slightly different from the original. So you might even prefer one of these over the Rae Dunn font itself.
Moreover, some of the fonts are better for certain projects. For example, if you are making a big sign you might want to use a bold font, rather than the skinny Rae Dunn.
Download Rae Dunn and similar fonts for free
There are several places where you can download fonts similar to Rae Dunn for free.
At the following websites, you can download the Rae Dunn dupes for personal use:
Since most free fonts are only for personal use, you can only use them for your own DIY projects.
If you want to sell what you make, you need to buy a commercial license. There are several places where you can buy these, but I would suggest trying CreativeMarket first.
How do I add fonts to Cricut Design Space?
Now that you have found a nice font online and downloaded, it’s time to add it to your Cricut Design Space so you can start using it in your own projects.
Here is how to install fonts and add them to Cricut Design Space:
- Download the font you want and remember to which folder it’s downloaded. The font needs to be either a .ttf or .otf file type if you want to use it with Cricut Design Space.
- Unzip the font if necessary.
- Install the font by double-clicking on it and following the instructions.
- Go to Cricut Design Space and start a new project.
- Select the text tool and type the text you want.
- Select the text and click on the font drop down menu.
- Find your font among the other fonts listed, or use the search bar if you have a lot of fonts installed.
Unfortunately, there is no way to upload fonts to Cricut designs space like you can with images.
So if you want to use fonts across different devices, you’ll have to install the font on every device separately.
What is the Rae Dunn font used for?
The Rae Dunn font was originally used to decorate pottery. Since then, it has become a popular font for making home decor as well. But if you like the font, you can use it for many craft ideas.
Some projects that you might want to use the Rae Dunn font for include:
- Pantry labels
- Flower pots
And of course, you can just this font more many other projects as well.
Let us know for what kind of project you like to use the Rae Dunn font!
How to use the Rae Dunn font?
Of course, you can use the Rae Dunn font however you want.
But normally the Rae Dunn font is used to convey very simple messages.
Rather than long sentences or inspiring quotes, people write single words to decorate objects.
For example, when making pantry labels simply write “sugar”, “salt”, “flour”, etc.
You can decorate placemats with simple words like “mom”, “family”, “yum!”, etc.
Or when making a baby blanket you can use words such as “love” or “hugs”.
You get the idea!
I hope that after reading this article, you are just as excited about Rae Dunn fonts as I am!
So it’s time to dust off your trusted Cricut machine and start crafting. If you don’t have a Cricut yet or if you need an upgrade, you can read my article on the best Cricut machines.