Make a DIY most wonderful time of the year mug using the Cricut Explore or Cricut Maker. This mug is perfect for lots of hot chocolate or coffee during the Christmas season.
Welcome to Have Yourself A Very Cricut Christmas: 25 Days of Homemade Holiday Crafts!
Each day in December, I’ll be sharing a new Christmas project that you can make using your Cricut. It’s going to be a blog version of an advent calendar! Come back every day to get a new “gift.”
Today’s gift is a Most Wonderful Time of the Year Mug.
When it’s cold outside, I love curling up on the couch with a cozy blanket and a nice big mug of hot chocolate! Especially during the Christmas season.
I designed this simple, calligraphy style mug for just that!
You’re going to love this Most Wonderful Time of the Year Mug. Here’s how to make it!
How to Make a Most Wonderful Time of the Year Mug Using The Cricut
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- Cricut Machine (You can use a Cricut Explore or a Cricut Maker for this project)
- Strong Grip Cutting Mat
- Cricut Fine-Point Blade (comes with all Cricut Machines)
- Cricut Weeder Tool
- Transfer Tape
How to Cut Out The Project Using The Cricut
First, you will need to download the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Mug SVG file.
Get the Free Most Wonderful Time of the Year Mug SVG File
Start by opening Cricut Design Space and creating a new project.
Upload the SVG File
Then, upload the SVG file by selecting the Upload button and then Upload Image. Next, drag and drop or select the SVG file you want to upload.
After the SVG is uploaded, add the image to your design canvas.
The SVG file will already be sized properly for this project. It’s designed for a large, oversized mug like this one.
But, if you have a smaller mug, you can resize the design as needed.
Now it’s time to make your project!
Click on the Make It button in the upper right of the screen.
The first screen you will see is the Mat Preview Screen. This will show you all of the different mats needed for your project. Each mat represents another piece of material.
For this project, there is only one material being used.
Click on the Continue button in the lower right of the screen.
Connect your Cricut machine.
Material: Adhesive Foil
You will need to search to select this material.
Tools: Fine-Point Blade
How to Assemble The Project
Once all of your pieces are cut out, it’s time to assemble the project.
First, you will need to weed the adhesive foil design to remove the extra material. The goal is to leave only the adhesive foil for the design image behind.
Use the weeder tool to pick up the foil off the backing and easily remove it. After all of the extra foil is removed, you should be left with just the design on the backing.
Use your hand, starting in the center, to transfer the foil from the transfer tape onto the mug.
It can be slightly difficult to get the foil to stick to a curved surface, so work slowly. Sometimes it gets bent slightly or doesn’t lay right.
If that happens, just use the weeder tool to pick up the foil and place it as needed.
Now your Most Wonderful Time of the Year Mug is ready!
This is the perfect mug for a big cup of hot chocolate.
To make sure the vinyl stays in place, I would recommend hand washing only.
I love how pretty this looks!
The mug that I used was fairly large, so it could also be used to hold a gift, like some homemade hot chocolate and marshmallows.
I hope you love this Most Wonderful Time of the Year Mug.
If you decide to make this project, I would love to see!
Tag me on Instagram @keystoinspiration. Use the hashtag #25daysofcricut so that we can all see each other’s projects too!
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