The holiday season is all about spreading joy and warmth, and what better way to do that than with festive cup decals? Imagine sipping your favorite holiday beverage from a mug adorned with cheerful designs—it will instantly put you in the holiday spirit! In this blog post, I’ll show you how to make an easy Cricut Christmas gift: a DIY vinyl decal project that not only adds a personal touch to your cups but also makes for a fantastic holiday gift.
This project offers two options for cup decals. Choose the one that you want to make and delete the other. These designs work in both two-color and single-color variations. You can follow the provided instructions as is for a fun two-color look or opt to weld the layers together for an elegant single-color design (as shown in the photo).
To ensure longevity, we recommend using Premium Permanent Vinyl. This durable material is washable, making it ideal for cups that will endure regular use. Before you begin, don’t forget to measure the surface of your cup and resize the design accordingly for a perfect fit.
Tips and Tricks
Here are some handy tips and tricks to make your cup decal project a breeze:
Follow the step-by-step video tutorial for detailed instructions, and see my Design Space profile for more fun & festive projects like this.
Steps to Create the Cup Decal
- Gather Materials:
- Cutting Mat
- Premium Permanent Vinyl
- Transfer Tape
- Choose and Resize Design:
- Select the desired design in the project and delete the other.
- Resize the design to fit your cup if necessary.
- Proceed to make it!
- Prepare Vinyl:
- Place the vinyl on the cutting mat.
- Follow the instructions on Design Space.
- Select Vinyl as the cutting material and use your Cricut machine to cut the design.
- Weed Vinyl:
- Carefully weed the vinyl, removing the excess material.
- Prepare Transfer Tape:
- Align the transfer tape over the design and burnish it for optimal adhesion.
- Apply Vinyl to Cup:
- Place the vinyl decal onto the pre-cleaned cup surface.
- Burnish the design onto the cup, ensuring a secure attachment.
- Remove Transfer Tape:
- Gently peel away the transfer tape, leaving the vinyl decal beautifully applied to your festive cup.
Time to use or gift your Cricut Holiday Cup!
Thanks so much for following along to make this cup of Christmas cheer! I’d love to see your finished cup, you can send me a photo or tag me on social media and it would make my day! You can also check out my other designs and projects in my Design Space Profile. Leave a comment below telling me what your favorite holiday drink is – I’m definitely a lover of hot chocolate so I’ll have to make a mug version of this as well!