Design Your Own Greek Letters With The Cricut Explorer Air – alpha2Zeta

Design Your Own Greek Letters With The Cricut Explorer Air

Design your own greek letters and iron them on (or have them sewn on) to any piece of apparel, gym bag, backpack, anything!

You'll never have to buy greek letter apparel again!

Guess what, its time to take matters into your own hands!

Here's how: Make your own Greek letter fraternity formal shirts by following these 4 easy steps.

  • First, PASS THE HAT and buy a Cricut Explore Air machine and vinyl cartridge in the color of your Greek letters.
  • Second, buy and download the Greek Letter package ($5) from the Cricut website and also download the free editor software for your PC,  Iphone or IPad.
  • Third - Use the software to place the Greek Letter designs until you can fit as many as possible on one sheet of vinyl, then hit Print to have the Cricut cut them out for you.
  • Fourth and last - Iron the letters on whatever you want!

It's that simple and it's pretty easy. The technology does most of the work.

The Cricut will save you money pretty quickly if you use it!

Here's a an example cost comparison for you using hoodies. Assume you have 20 members of your chapter.

Let's assume you get the Cricut Air so you can take advantage of its wireless feature (you can plop on the couch, design something on your IPad, and hit print).

Now lets say your chapter has 20 members in it, and you all want to buy a hoodie with your letters on it from a Greek apparel website or somewhere. The average cost of a Greek letter hoodie is $40 each. Here is a comparison chart:


You buy the hoodies with letters on them.

20 Members at your GLO

Cost Breakdown

  • $40 per hoodie
  • + Shipping & Tax



Buy generic hoodies and make the letters with the Cricut Explore Air

20 Members at your GLO

Cost Breakdown

  • $285 - Cricut Explore Air (incl ship & tax)
  • $5 - Greek Alphabet Set
  • $9 - Iron-On Cartridge
  • $233 - 20 Generic Hoodies ($10ea +S&H&T))

$532 ($26 EACH!)

YOU WOULD SAVE ~$340!!! And now that you have the Cricut, every incremental Greek block letter hoodie, t-shirt, sweat pants, formal shirt, gym bag, or anything else is at a small incremental cost for the apparel, and for a material cartridge!

Now that you have the machine, you can add Greek Letters to anything!

Cricut has tons of different styles of cartridges. For example, the have cartridges that you can use to print out letters that stick to just about any surface.

  • Get around campus on a longboard? Print out your Greek Letters and stick 'em on!
  • Make your own Trucker hat with your Greek Letters on it!
  • Punch up those cargo shorts, or yoga pants with some Greek Letters!
  • How about adding your letters to your backpack, or gym bag?

So many possibilities, and once you buy the Cricut, you only need the replenish the cartridges!

With the Cricut, you can design your own Greek sweatshirt or Greek block letter t-shirt on your IPad with software Cricut provides, and have the machine cut out the letter design.


Use the Cricut Explore Air to Print Out Iron On Greek Block Letters

Even better, once you get the Cricut, you can crank out as much Greek Letter clothing as you want for very little cost! And of course, you can make other stuff with it too, like Banners, Invitations, and I'm sure you can think of a few things.

The Cricut Explore Air has FIVE STARS on and 536 Reviews, not to mention 356 answered questions.

Cricut has tons of material cartridges to choose from

You can print out on sticky-backed materials, so you can print some Greek block letters and put them on party banners, or your house walls, or anything!

Of course, you can print out vinyl iron-on material in lots of different colors and patterns, and put them on any article of clothing, so the limit is your imagination!

Even more, you can layer them to create different color outlines and backgrounds!

There are cartridges galore to choose from, so you should be able to find something you like.

Here are some cartridge ideas...if you want more, click one and you will be sent to Amazon:






There are just so many cartridges to choose from, and so little time!

Layer the Cricut iron-on design you created to create borders

What I like about the Cricut is that you can layer materials too.

For example, you can print out a white Greek Letter and a slightly smaller black letter in black, and put the smaller black letter over the larger white one so it looks like a white outline around the letter! Looks good!

Here's a great video from CleanCutStudio that shows you how to layer vinyl iron-ons

The Cricut uses Embedded Bluetooth and has lots of other extras

According to the Cricut website, the Explorer Air includes:

  • Embedded Bluetooth® for wireless cutting
  • Dual carriage for cutting and writing or cutting and scoring in one step
  • Upload your own images for free (.svg, .jpg, .png, .bmp, .gif, .dxf)
  • Cut over 60 materials from vellum to leather
  • Smart Set® dial for easy material settings
  • Free Cricut Design Space online software and iPad app
  • Cut Smart® precision cutting
  • Works with all Cricut® cartridges
  • Integrated storage compartments

You can also get access to the 50,000 images, projects and fonts in the Cricut Image Library for a monthly fee, or buy images for $0.99 (the Greek Letter package is $5) directly from Cricut.

So start saving money and open up your options! PASS THE HAT and buy this thing!

Have you used the Cricut Explore Air to design your own Greek letters? Leave us a comment!

2 Comments on "Design Your Own Greek Letters With The Cricut Explorer Air"

  1. This is actually a pretty good idea! Anyone crafty should be able to make greek apparel this way!

    One thing I would suggest mentioning is you can use double thick heat transfer paper to make sure the letters really stay on in the wash.

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