How to engrave metal with the Cricut Maker. This easy process is a great way to make custom items for your home and garden!
I’ve been pretty excited to experiment with the engraving tool on my Cricut Maker. I engraved acrylic keychains first, but decided to move onto aluminum sheets for marking areas of my garden. These will help identify plants that I’m growing, although at this point I’m usually able to identify what I have. It’s fun though and these look FANTASTIC!
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How to Engrave Metal with Your Cricut Maker
For this project, I’m engraving 5×7 aluminum sheets to use for my garden. When I start making something for my Cricut, I usually make a 5×7 light gray rectangle, then design the image to be within it. That way, my design will be the correct size. When I’m ready to engrave, I just delete the rectangle. Sometimes I use Canva to make my SVGs though and then upload them to Cricut Design Space.
Don’t forget that you need to leave some extra space around your design for this particular project. The metal plate needs to be taped down to hold it in place; this helps prevent slipping during the engraving process.
- Cricut Strong Grip Mat: https://shrsl.com/2yvyn
- Cricut Engraving Blade: https://shrsl.com/2yvyp
- 4×4 Aluminum Sheets : https://shrsl.com/2yvyv
- 8×8 Aluminum Sheets : https://shrsl.com/2yvyx
- 5×7 Aluminum Sheets : https://shrsl.com/2yvyy
- Lint Roller
- Duct Tape
- Cricut Maker
Here’s a video of the process.
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