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How to Weld Text and Images in Cricut Design Space

Today, we’re focusing on another powerful feature in Cricut Design Space—the Weld tool. This tool, when harnessed correctly, can transform your crafting experience, creating seamless and original designs from separate elements. In this in-depth guide, we’ll delve into how you can use the Weld tool to unify text and images in Cricut Design Space.

Understanding the Weld Tool

Before we get to the ‘how’, let’s clarify the ‘what’. The Weld tool in Cricut Design Space essentially allows you to merge separate design elements into a single unified shape. Whether you’re blending text into shapes, connecting letters, or merging multiple shapes into one, the Weld tool makes it possible. It eliminates any overlapping cut lines, creating a seamless, smooth design. Now, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty of using the Weld tool.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Using the Weld Tool

Step 1: Open Cricut Design Space

Launch Cricut Design Space and create a new project. To familiarize yourself with the Weld tool, start with a simple design like a piece of text overlapping a shape.

Step 2: Select Your Text and Shape

Choose a shape from the ‘Shapes’ menu on the left and position it on your Canvas. Then, select ‘Text’ from the same menu and type your desired text. Position your text so that it overlaps with your shape.

Step 3: Resize and Reposition Your Elements

Use the resize handles around your text or shape to get the size you desire. Position the text and the shape so that they overlap exactly how you want them to appear when welded.

Step 4: Select Your Design Elements to Weld

Click and drag to draw a selection box around your text and shape, or hold down the Shift key while clicking on each element individually.

Step 5: Weld Your Elements

Once you’ve selected your design elements, navigate to the bottom of the Layers panel and click on the ‘Weld’ button. Your design elements will now be fused together, creating a unified shape that moves and resizes as one.

Step 6: Review Your Design

Before you proceed with cutting, review your welded design to ensure it’s as you envisioned. If you’re not completely satisfied with the result, you can undo the weld action by clicking ‘Undo’ at the top of the screen or using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Z (Cmd + Z for Mac users).

Step 7: Prepare for Cutting

Once you’re happy with your welded design, click on the ‘Make It’ button in the top-right corner. Review your design once more on the Mat Preview screen to ensure everything looks good before proceeding with cutting.

Step 8: Adjusting Welded Design

If you want to make adjustments after welding, keep in mind that you cannot simply ‘unweld’. You’ll have to use the ‘Undo’ function to revert the weld action, and then make your adjustments before re-welding.

Pro Tips for Welding

  1. Positioning Is Key: Spend time accurately positioning your text and shapes before welding. Remember, you can’t ‘unweld’, so get it right before you weld.
  2. Weld Last: Always weld your design elements as the last step before cutting. This allows you to make any necessary adjustments without needing to undo the weld.
  3. Create Unique Shapes: The Weld tool is excellent for creating unique shapes. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different shapes and text to see what interesting designs you can come up with.
  4. Be Mindful of Text: When welding text, especially cursive, ensure your letters overlap slightly. This helps to create a smooth, continuous line of text.
  5. Remember the Undo Button: If you’re not happy with your welded design, remember you can always click ‘Undo’. However, once you save and exit Cricut Design Space, you cannot undo the weld.


The Weld tool in Cricut Design Space is an essential feature for any crafter looking to create custom, seamless designs. Its ability to merge text and shapes into a single, unified design opens up a world of creative possibilities. It’s an especially useful tool when working with script fonts or creating unique shapes.

Like any tool, the Weld feature may require a bit of practice to master, but the creative payoff is well worth the time invested. Keep experimenting, exploring, and most importantly, enjoying your crafting journey. Equipped with this comprehensive guide, you’re well on your way to becoming a master of the Weld tool. Happy crafting!



Hi, I’m Caity, and I love crafty projects. If you’re here to learn and get inspired, you’re in the right place.

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Hi, I’m Caity, and I love crafty projects. If you’re here to learn and get inspired, you’re in the right place. 

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