Learn how to make these DIY personalized mugs for fall using vinyl – it’s easy to do with professional results! You can make these adorable mugs easily with my free cut file and be sipping your favorite pumpkin spiced infused drink in no time!
DIY Personalized Mug
You guys! How cute is this mug? I can't believe that I made it in only a few minutes!
With fall on its way, soon enough we'll all be drinking pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin spice hot chocolate and pumpkin spice who-knows-what-else! So what better time to make a fun mug that you can enjoy all season long?
I'm not going to lie - these mugs make for a pretty great (and cheap!) gift too. So if you're looking for a teacher gift, birthday present or just as an "I'm thinking of you" type deal, this may be the way to go!
- Permanent Vinyl (I used white but choose whatever color you want)
- Ceramic Campfire Mug
- Silhouette or Cricut Cutting Machine
- "Hello Pumpkin" design
(download SVG file here - or Silhouette file here)
I used permanent vinyl and my Silhouette cutting machine to make the transfers for the mugs but if you don't have a cutting machine, you could also cut out your own design on vinyl. Personally, even though I don't use my Silhouette ALL the time, I think it was a great investment and I'm really happy that I bought it.
Watch the video below to see how I transfer the design to the mug!
How To Make Your Own Personalized Fall Mug
Save the cut files above or design your own. Using a Silhoutte or Cricut cutting machine, cut the design out on permanent vinyl.
You could also draw your words on the vinyl and cut out with a scissors if you've got a steady hand!
Cut a piece of transfer paper slightly larger than the vinyl design. Remove the backing from the transfer paper so that you're left with the sticky grid side. Stick it to the face of the vinyl design.
Peel the backing off the vinyl design. Then, slowly peel the surrounding vinyl away from the actual cut design. Cut away vinyl as you so that it doesn't stick back down and cause problems. Use a weeding tool or a pin to remove any excess vinyl left in between the letters.
Clean your mug with alcohol and allow to dry for a few minutes.
Center the design on the mug, press down firmly and rub it well so that the letters adhere.
Slowly begin to pull off the transfer paper so that the letters remain on the mug.
Bake the mug at 175 degrees F for 60 minutes to set the vinyl. Allow to cure for 3 days before washing. If you want to use a dishwasher, keep it on the top rack. It should wash fine but the dishwasher will limit the life of the vinyl. Also, the mug is fine to microwave once cured!
Cute right? Now I'm dreaming all sorts of ways to make more of these! I'm picturing these particular fall ones stuffed with some delicious fall treats and wrapped in cellophane. Next up - winter themed ones full of hot chocolate necessities!! Yum!