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A few days ago I downloaded The Best Sellers Font Bundle Vol IV by Font Bundles and it had several fonts with dingbats in it. (If you don’t know: A dingbat is a symbol or image included with a font. Also, some fonts are made entirely of dingbats.) Personally, I love dingbats! Why? You can use dingbat fonts to create custom cut files to use in your Silhouette or Cricut small business.
How to Use Dingbats to Create Custom Cut Files
- Locate the dingbat/glyph you want to use in Font Book (see these instructions for Mac) or Character Map (see these instructions for PC).
- Copy and paste it into Silhouette Studio (or Cricut Design Space):
- Resize the dingbat as needed.
Now, the file is ready to cut as is – or you can add other images or text:
Wondering about the fonts I used? You can find them all in The Best Sellers Font Bundle Vol IV for a limited time only. Not up for purchasing the whole bundle? You can buy them a la carte: the unicorn head is Unicorn Wishes, the “unicorns” text is Pinsetter Littles, and the word “exist” is Pinsetter Tails.
Note: If you are using a dingbat in a product or design for sale – be sure that you have a commercial use license with the font. Learn more in this post.
Save this image to Pinterest, then download the Unicorns Exist cut file below.
Download the commercial use Unicorns Exist SVG at this link.
Since 2015, Christine Schinagl has been helping crafters start and run craft businesses through her blog, Cutting for Business. As a Silhouette and Cricut crafter herself, she has a unique take on what works and what doesn’t work in the craft business world. She also teaches a course on creating digital SVG designs, available at How to Design SVGs.
Tuesday 7th of November 2017
Hi Christine,thank you for all you do!I have a question.When you download the dingbats,do they go in the silhouette fonts?I downloaded the fonts but didnt see them in my fonts.Im new at this so Im kinda lost.Thanks for your help!
Tuesday 7th of November 2017
Thanks Christine,I just found the dingbats in my silhouette!!
Saturday 12th of August 2017
Hi Christine, I think I am being bit thick! I opened the font in character map copied and pasted into Silhouette but it does not give me the image I selected. Do I need to select the same font in Silhouette ? sorry I must be missing a step
Tuesday 15th of August 2017
Correct, you'd have to select the same font in Silhouette Studio.
Sunday 6th of August 2017
Christine. Thank you very much for sharing this information. I now know how to do this because you reached out to others. I'm grateful and excited to use this new method to make files.
Monday 7th of August 2017
Awesome! Have fun creating!