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Cricut DIY Father’s Day Mug

Searching for a Father’s Day gift idea for the dad who has everything? This Cricut DIY Father’s Day Mug is so cute and would make a wonderful gift.

Well, then you’ve come to the right place.

Today I’m featuring a fun DIY Father’s Day mug idea using your Cricut machine.

Cricut DIY Father’s Day mug  laying on a table

This adorable personalized Father’s Day creation will be Dad’s new favorite mug to use all year round.

What can I make my Dad for Father’s Day homemade?

There are many things you can make your Dad for Father’s Day that’s homemade.

For instance, this Cricut DIY Father’s Day mug tutorial will allow you to gift your Dad with a new mug that’s personalized just for him.

Another idea to make homemade father’s Day gifts includes a homemade greeting card, a personalized batch of coupons good for days off, and other fun ideas throughout the year.

Cricut DIY Father’s Day Mug

Younger children may wish to paint or draw their Dad a beautiful work of art.

While other children may enjoy using the Cricut Joy to craft up some new labels or special iron-on t-shirt designs to gift Dad a homemade t-shirt this year.

The options of what you can make Dad this year that’s homemade are truly endless, even if you just crafting around.

Sit down with your kids and brainstorm some ideas on what that special Dad in your life may enjoy this year.

Then gather up all of the materials you’ll need to make Dad a homemade Father’s Day gift and have a fun-filled day creating personalized Father’s Day gifts with your children.

Cricut DIY Father’s Day Mug

What do you need for a Cricut joy?

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Cricut DIY Father’s Day Mug

You’ll need to have some materials for Cricut Joy when completing this Cricut DIY Father’s Day Mug.

I suggest you have a good Cricut Starter Tool Kit that will give you the tools necessary to complete this DIY Father’s Day gift idea.

Make sure you have a fine point blade in your Cricut Joy for this project, as well as smart vinyl permanent in a contrasting color of your choice.

You’ll also need some Cricut Transfer Tape to complete this homemade Father’s Day gift.

When following my tutorial be sure that you’re selecting the best vinyl colors that will match nicely on the coffee mug you purchased to personalize.

Cricut DIY Father’s Day Mug

If you don’t want to buy a brand new coffee mug, visit your local thrift store to see if they have any decent mugs for sale at a discounted price.

Another option is to head into Dollar Tree as they usually have one-dollar coffee mugs that can last just as long as the more expensive coffee mugs.

Now that I’ve shared some tips about Cricut Joy as well as some unique homemade Father’s Day gift ideas, it’s time to gather up your materials and get started to create this personalized Father’s Day mug today! Don’t forget to grab your FREE SVG.

You can find the full craft with materials and instructions in the printable card below.

Cricut DIY Father’s Day Mug (with SVG)

Materials Needed For Cricut DIY Father’s Day Mug

Instructions For Cricut DIY Father’s Day Mug

Gather supplies.

Thoroughly wash mugs with soap and hot water and let them dry completely before using them.

Preparing the Images:

Adding new design to Cricut Space

Open Cricut Design Space. 

Cricut DIY Father’s Day Mug

Click on the “+” sign to start a new project, opening up a blank canvas.

Cricut DIY Father’s Day Mug

Click on the “Upload” button from the toolbar and browse your downloaded files to insert the SVG file.

Cricut DIY Father’s Day Mug

The cut image will appear on the canvas. 

Cricut DIY Father’s Day Mug

With the image selected, click on the “Weld” button to secure all parts of the image together for cutting.

Cricut DIY Father’s Day Mug

Maintain the size (2.75” high) or adjust to fit your mug. To adjust the size, highlight the image and click on the size box in the top toolbar. Change the measurement to suit your mug size accordingly.

Cricut DIY Father’s Day Mug

Change the image color if desired to match with the material color.

Cutting the Permanent Smart Vinyl:

Cricut DIY Father’s Day Mug

Select “Make It” in the upper right corner to proceed with cutting.

If using Cricut Joy Smart Vinyl, choose “no mat” for cutting.

Cutting the Vinyl for Cricut DIY Father’s Day Mug

Note the size of the Smart Vinyl needed and cut the length of the vinyl accordingly. In this case, cut the vinyl to 4.25” long.

Choose the Smart Vinyl, Permanent from the list of options in the drop down menu.

Cricut DIY Father’s Day Mug

Following the instructions prompted on the screen, cut out the vinyl.

How to Assemble the Mugs

Cricut DIY Father’s Day Mug

Cut around the image with a pair of scissors. 

Using weeding tool for the craft

Using the weeding tool, peel away the excess vinyl around the cut images and discard. 

Cricut DIY Father’s Day Mug

Cut a piece of transfer tape a bit larger than the size of the image. 

Transfer Tape for Craft

Peel away the transfer tape backing and place the transfer tape overtop of the cut image. Gently rub the vinyl to help it stick to the transfer tape.

Peel away the vinyl backing, leaving just the image adhered to the transfer tape.

Cricut DIY Father’s Day Mug

Carefully consider the placement before applying as the permanent vinyl can’t be removed if placed incorrectly. Position the image with the transfer tape on to the smooth side of the mug and press in place. 

Press the image down with your fingers or with the Cricut scraping tool to help it to stick to the mug.

Cricut DIY Father’s Day Mug

Slowly remove the transfer tape leaving the vinyl image on the mug.  

Cricut DIY Father’s Day Mug

Cricut DIY Father’s Day Mugs (with SVG)

Searching for a Father’s Day gift idea for the dad who has everything? This Cricut DIY Father's Day Mug is so cute and would make a wonderful gift. This adorable personalized Father’s Day creation will be Dad’s new favorite mug to use all year round. This Cricut DIY Father’s Day mug tutorial will allow you to gift your Dad with a new mug that’s personalized just for him.
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Course: Crafts
Keyword: Craft, Cricut, Cricut Design, DIY, Easter Craft
Author: Kelly R

Instructions

Gather supplies.

  • Thoroughly wash mugs with soap and hot water and let them dry completely before using.

Preparing the Images:

  • Open Cricut Design Space.
  • Click on the “+” sign to start a new project, opening up a blank canvas.
  • Click on the “Upload” button from the toolbar and browse your downloaded files to insert the SVG file.
  • The cut image will appear on the canvas.
  • With the image selected, click on the “Weld” button to secure all parts of the image together for cutting.
  • Maintain the size (2.75” high) or adjust to fit your mug. To adjust the size, highlight the image and click on the size box in the top toolbar. Change the measurement to suit your mug size accordingly.
  • Change the image color if desired to match with the material color.

Cutting the Permanent Smart Vinyl:

  • Select “Make It” in the upper right corner to proceed with cutting.
  • If using Cricut Joy Smart Vinyl, choose “no mat” for cutting.
  • Note the size of the Smart Vinyl needed and cut the length of the vinyl accordingly. In this case, cut the vinyl to 4.25” long.
  • Choose the Smart Vinyl, Permanent from the list of options in the drop down menu.
  • Following the instructions prompted on the screen, cut out the vinyl.

How to Assemble the Mugs

  • Cut around the image with a pair of scissors.
  • Using the weeding tool, peel away the excess vinyl around the cut images and discard.
  • Cut a piece of transfer tape a bit larger than the size of the image.
  • Peel away the transfer tape backing and place the transfer tape overtop of the cut image. Gently rub the vinyl to help it stick to the transfer tape.
  • Peel away the vinyl backing, leaving just the image adhered to the transfer tape.
  • Carefully consider the placement before applying as the permanent vinyl can’t be removed if placed incorrectly. Position the image with the transfer tape on to the smooth side of the mug and press in place.
  • Press the image down with your fingers or with the Cricut scraping tool to help it to stick to the mug.
  • Slowly remove the transfer tape leaving the vinyl image on the mug.
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