It’s heating up and it’s time to start crafting for summer! These cheap and free summer fonts are perfect for all of your summertime cutting machine crafts, including tank tops, can koozies, home decor, and more!
My entire life in California, I actually dreaded the summer. It was always so hot and in the last few years, so smoky. As soon as the weather started heating up, I started to dread the summer!
That’s the main reason we made the move to Washington last year—the summers her are absolutely gorgeous. Take today, for instance. It’s about 70 degrees, the sun is shining, the open windows are letting in a nice breeze, and we’re having barbecue burgers on the deck. I realize that’s called “spring” in most places, but I sure love it as summer weather for me!
Whether you live somewhere temperate or are watching the mercury climb, you may want to get crafting for summer! It’s the season to make can koozies and flip flops and barbecue gear and all sorts of other fun summer projects.
Today I’ve rounded up some of my favorite cheap and free summer fonts that are perfect for all of your warm-weather crafting!
These are all fonts that I’ve verified will cut nicely on your cutting machine (see notes on the individual fonts below for suggestions). This is a combination of free and paid fonts. While getting fonts for free is great, I also think that the best, most “cuttable” fonts are often ones you pay for—plus you’re helping support graphic designers!
Want to learn more about fonts with your Cricut? Check out these posts.
- Font Basics in Cricut Design Space
- How to Upload Fonts to Cricut Design Space
- Working with Script Fonts in Cricut Design Space
- Curving Text in Cricut Design Space
- Kerning Fonts in Cricut Design Space
- Where to Find Free and Cheap Fonts for the Cricut
- 101 Fonts for Cricut & Silhouette
- Single Line Fonts for Writing, Engraving, and Foiling
The Best Summer Fonts for Cricut & Silhouette
Popsicle | Summer Love: The little sunshine “o” makes everything feel more summer! This free font is great for kids’ projects.
Barbecue | Dragon Fruit: This font is great for pairing with taller, skinnier fonts! Use Dragon Fruit on all sorts of t-shirts and invitations for summer parties.
Flamingo | Summer: This fun, retro font evokes vibes of Palm Springs in the summer. Perfect for summer party signs—and even better, it’s free!
Pool | Cozy Outline: This layered font is so fun for your summer projects! These layered fonts are super trendy right now, so use Cozy in all of your warm-weather crafting.
Vacation | Honey Sunshine: Honey Sunshine is a font that works well for a lot of different types of projects—it’s fun on shirts, signs, koozies, and more.
Palm Tree | Strawberry Dreams: Strawberry Dreams is a playful font with big differences in letter sizes. Because it looks handwritten, it’s great kids’ projects!
Strawberry | Letter Magic: This is a newer free font that I keep coming back to. With lots of glyphs and letterforms, Letter Magic is a whimsical font that will have you daydreaming about how to use it.
Ice Cream | Watermelon Script: Watermelon Script has been around for a while and you can see why it’s so popular—the bouncy letters are playful but overall it’s still very pretty.
Watermelon | Sunny Beach: I love a good quirky serif font! Sunny Beach is great when space is limited—the skinny letters mean you can fit more text into a smaller space.
Fireflies | Summer Solstice: Summer Solstice is another cute skinny font that’s good for limited space. I love how the S is really curvy in this one.
Flip Flops | Watermelon: One of my favorite free fonts, this mono-height font is just about perfect for all of your summer projects. Love the big round letters and thick/thin strokes.
Swimming | Poolside: Poolside is a nice chunky font. It’s the opposite of the narrow fonts featured here and is a great option to pair with either Sunny Beach or Summer Solstice above.
Sunglasses | Just Peachy: The easy-breezy look of Just Peachy makes me want to chill out on the beach.
Ocean | Calistoga: If you’re looking for a font that saves space, this tall skinny font is perfect for fitting more text into less space.
Beach | My Sunshine: My Sunshine is part of a bigger bundle of great fonts, but I love it for summer with it’s “shine” accents.
Picnic | Sunshine: Looking for an easy-to-cut script? Look no further than Sunshine—a free font that’s easy to craft with.