If your your mom likes to drink coffee or tea, she’s sure to appreciate this Cricut Mother’s Day mug. The best mom ever design will bring a smile to her face every time she uses it.
Cricut Mother’s Day Mug
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- Cricut machine – any of the machines will work for this project, although you may be limited by the size available with a Cricut Joy (which you might be able to overcome this by cutting your design in more than one part)
- Cutting mat for your machine – StandardGrip
- FinePoint Blade
- Adhesive Vinyl – I used Oracal- whatever kind you use make sure it is permanent vinyl so it will last as long as possible
- Weeding tool
- Transfer tape
- Brayer and/or Squeegee/Scraper Tool
- Plain mug – whatever color you’d like
- Best Mom cut file
Working in Design Space
1 – Download the SVG cut file and upload it to Cricut Design Space. Add to your canvas.
2 – Customize the design colors as you’d like (or leave them all one color if you prefer). You could make Best and Ever one color and Mom another one, for example.
To start, select the entire design and Ungroup. Then, select each of the parts that you want for the first color.
With the word selected, to change the color, simply click the black square as indicated in the screenshot above. Choose whatever color you’d like.
With those layers still selected, choose Attach.
Repeat with the rest of the design.
PRO TIP: Each color will automatically be put onto a separate mat in Design Space.
3 – Measure the available space on the mug for your design. Select your entire design and size it accordingly.
Cutting Out Your Design
4 – Press Make It. Since we are working with adhesive vinyl and not HTV, we do not need to mirror the design.
5 – Press Continue and select your material.
6 – Place your vinyl on the cutting mat. Press it down (you might even want to use a brayer) so that it is well-adhered. Load your mat into the machine.
7 – Cut out your design.
Weeding and Placing Your Design
8 – Weed your design.
9 – Apply transfer tape to weeded design. Use your brayer or burnishing tool to burnish from the front and back of the design to ensure that the transfer tape adheres well to the design.
Pro Tip: Because you’re applying it to a rounded surface, you might find it doesn’t want to lay flat. Use a pair of scissors to make little snips around the outside, cutting into the transfer tape but not the design. This gives you a little wiggle room when placing it down.
9 – Place the design on your mug. Press down against the mug with your fingers so that it lies flat and sticks well. Peel up the transfer tape, working slowly and carefully. If the design tries to lift up, press the tape back down again and burnish well.
Be sure to let your mom know that she should hand wash the mug so that the design lasts a long time!
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