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Custom Coffee Mug Project with Cricut

Drink your morning java from a custom coffee mug you create yourself! You can create this mug project using Cricut machines, and you would never guess it’s handmade.

custom coffee mugs
custom coffee mugs

As if we didn’t have enough reasons to love Cricut already, they went and made yet another amazing machine that helps us live our best creative lives!

This is my first experience with the Cricut Mug Press, and while you know I love their cutting machines, this is next level. It helps create custom coffee mugs that literally look like they’re off the shelves of your favorite boutique.

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Making Projects You Can Sell

I love machines like these that help you make projects that you’d never guess were handmade. There’s a definite satisfaction in mastering these techniques and having your vision come to life with something that you can use every day.

The custom coffee mugs are just one idea if you’re looking to stock your shop with items to sell to customers. Here are a few more projects you could make with Cricut to sell.

custom coffee mugs
custom coffee mugs

Which Machines are Right For You?

If you’re not familiar with them, Cricut machines might feel overwhelming at first. Which one is right for you? Do you need more than one to accomplish your crafting goals?

We have some deep dives that are a perfect primer course to answer all of these questions and more.

And now that there are other fun machines in the mix like the Mug Press and Hat Press, it’s important to weigh the benefits of each machine.

In my opinion, if you’re a serious crafter or have a shop where you sell handmade items, the Mug Press and Hat Press are invaluable tools that will help take your inventory to the next level.

If you enjoy making handmade gifts, I think you’ll also get an incredible amount of use out of both of these awesome tools.

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cricut mug press

Supplies You’ll Need to Make Custom Coffee Mugs

So! Let’s talk about these colorful custom coffee mugs! I love how vibrant the Infusible Ink color is, and the way that it seamlessly integrates with the coffee mug surface. It’s not a vinyl that sets on top; instead, the color infuses itself into the material. Amazing!

Materials

How to Use a Cricut Explore and Mug Press to Make Custom Mugs

  1. Design your mug in Cricut Design Space. To access the free mug design template, select Upload, then sort the Project Type to the mug designs. Once you have the template you like, you can add shapes or lettering on top of it, attach it all, and it will cut like ours did here.
  2. Place the Infusible Ink sheet on a cutting mat so that the color is face up. Be sure before you cut to mirror your image and select the custom setting to cut for Infusible Ink.
  3. Cut your design!
  4. After cutting, weed your design to remove the pieces that you don’t want to transfer.
  5. Wrap the Infusible Ink sheet tightly around the mug and heat up your Mug Press, lifting the lever on the side.
  6. Once the Mug Press is hot, the power light will turn green. Insert your mug into the press, ensuring that the heating element is completely covering the Infusible Ink sheet. Press the lever downward to secure the mug and the transfer will begin.
  7. Once the press is completed, all the lights will be lit and the machine will beep. Lift the lever, remove the mug by holding the handle, and place the mug on a heatproof surface to cool.
  8. Once cool, gently peel away the Infusible Ink sheet to reveal your new custom coffee mug!
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More Ideas

Aside from these fancy coffee mugs, we use our Cricut in so many ways. Home decor, school projects, organization, and so much more!

The possibilities are endless, and it’s definitely my most used tool. Hope you try out these custom coffee mugs, or whatever project you can dream up! xoxo

custom coffee mugs

Custom Coffee Mugs with Cricut

Yield: Custom Coffee Mugs
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $40

Drink your morning java from a custom coffee mug you create yourself! You can create this mug project using Cricut machines, and you would never guess it's handmade.

Materials

  • Infusible Ink Sheets
  • Blank Coffee Mugs

Tools

  • Cricut Explore Air
  • Cricut Mug Press
  • Weeding Tool

Instructions

  1. Design your mug in Cricut Design Space. To access the free mug design template, select Upload, then sort the Project Type to the mug designs. Once you have the template you like, you can add shapes or lettering on top of it, attach it all, and it will cut like ours did here.
  2. Place the Infusible Ink sheet on a cutting mat so that the color is face up. Be sure before you cut to mirror your image and select the custom setting to cut for Infusible Ink.
  3. Cut your design!
  4. After cutting, weed your design to remove the pieces that you don't want to transfer.
  5. Wrap the Infusible Ink sheet tightly around the mug and heat up your Mug Press, lifting the lever on the side.
  6. Once the Mug Press is hot, the power light will turn green. Insert your mug into the press, ensuring that the heating element is completely covering the Infusible Ink sheet. Press the lever downward to secure the mug and the transfer will begin.
  7. Once the press is completed, all the lights will be lit and the machine will beep. Lift the lever, remove the mug by holding the handle, and place the mug on a heatproof surface to cool.
  8. Once cool, gently peel away the Infusible Ink sheet to reveal your new custom coffee mug!

Notes

In my opinion, if you're a serious crafter or have a shop where you sell handmade items, the Mug Press and Hat Press are invaluable tools that will help take your inventory to the next level.

If you enjoy making handmade gifts, I think you'll also get an incredible amount of use out of both of these awesome tools.

This post is sponsored by Cricut. All ideas and opinions are my very own. Thank you for being supportive of the brands that our family loves and uses! Our small business thrives on your support.

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