It may be March, but it always still feels like Winter this time of year in Southern Ontario! I had a set of double-walled glass mugs that I purchased on Amazon a while back, and I was itching to do something to them.
Feeling inspired by the fact that sweater weather is far from over here, I decided to give it a quick, cozy little makeover using my Cricut!
This entire project took me less than 10 minutes to make using my Cricut Maker machine and some everyday vinyl – which is one of my favourite materials to work with. I love how it turned out and can’t wait to make some more mugs.
How to make a custom mug, in less than 10 minutes, with your Cricut machine and everyday vinyl
- Cricut Maker (Cricut.com / Amazon.ca)
- Cricut essential tools
- Standard-grip cutting mat
- Everyday vinyl, in the colour of your choice.
- Transfer tape
- Double walled glass coffee mugs
Step 1 – creating your design:
Create your design using Cricut Design Space. If you’re creating something with a quote or your child’s name, Cricut has loads of fonts available for free. They also have tons of images and designs for free too. If you’re graphic design savvy you can also upload your own designs in any of the following formats: .jpg, .gif, .png, and .bmp.
Step 2 – cutting and weeding your design:
Once your design is created, measure the area of your mug that you’d like your design to fill. Resize your design and then click “Make It!” Next, connect your Cricut machine and select “everyday vinyl” from the materials.
Place the material onto the standard-grip cutting mat, with the vinyl facing up. Load your machine and click on the Cricut button once it begins to flash to start your cut. Once it’s done, weed your design – this is the process of removing the negative space (anything you don’t want to transfer) from your cut.
Step 3 – transferring your design:
Next, cut a sheet of transfer tape to the size of your design. Remove the backing and place it on top of your design use scraper tool from the essential tools kit to smooth out any air bubbles. Carefully peel back the transfer tape and your design.
Place your design onto the mug and use the scraper tool to remove any air bubbles once again. Carefully peel back the transfer tape. Ta-da, you’re done!
I love how easy it is to personalize things with the Cricut Maker. Overall, I’m really happy with how everything turned out. It’s funny how something as simple as a little bit of vinyl can completely transform an item. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – it’s one of my favourite materials to work with.
While this post is not sponsored, it does contain affiliate links, and the Cricut materials used in this post were gifted to me by the brand. All opinions are 100% mine.