Learn how to make this adorable Be Mine Valentine’s Day mug using your Cricut machine! This Be Mine mug is super easy to make and perfect for beginners!
I LOVE making custom coffee mugs! They are one of my favorite projects because they are really simple and always turn out SO cute!
Today I am going to show you how to make this Be Mine Valentine’s Day Mug. I am SO happy with out this mug turned out and just love the design!
I currently have it displayed on my tiered tray on our coffee bar. It adds the perfect touch to my Valentine’s Day decor!
Below is a quick video showing you how I made this Be Mine Mug.
You will also find a supply list and written instructions below. I hope you get a chance to make your own mug for Valentine’s Day!
Don’t forget to download the free Be Mine design by filling out the form at the bottom of the page so you can make you own mug!
SUPPLIES NEEDED TO MAKE THIS BE MINE VALENTINE’S DAY MUG
White blank coffee mug
Premium Permanent Vinyl (I used this pink Holographic Sparkle)
Lint free cloth and rubbing alcohol to wipe off mug
Cricut machine – I have a Cricut Explore
Standard grip cutting mat
Brayer tool – this is optional but really helpful for making sure your materials are firmly stuck on the mat
Cricut fine point blade – this is the blade that comes with your machine
Soft Tape Measure or Ruler – used to make sure the design is the right size for your cup
HOW TO MAKE THIS BE MINE VALENTINE’S DAY MUG
STEP 1: MEASURE YOUR CUP
Use a soft measuring tape to see how wide and tall you want your design to be. For the cup I used, 3" wide was perfect.
STEP 2: DOWNLOAD MY FREE BE MINE DESIGN
Download the free Be Mine design (located at the bottom of the post) and upload it to Cricut Design Space. Check out my video here if you need help with this step. Be sure to resize the design to fit on the cup that you are using before you cut it.
STEP 3: CUT YOUR VINYL
Place the vinyl on a standard grip mat with the colored side facing up and optionally use a brayer tool to make sure the vinyl is adhered well.
Set your material type to vinyl and cut.
Step 5: REMOVE EXCESS VINYL AND WEED THE DESIGN
Use your weeding tool to remove all of the excess vinyl. Then weed the design to remove any vinyl that we don't want to show up on the banner.
Step 6: APPLY TRANSFER TAPE
Apply the transfer tape to the design and use the scraper tool to make sure the design sticks to the transfer tape.
STEP 7: CUT SLITS IN TRANSFER TAPE
Cut slits in the transfer tape all around the design. This will allow the design to easily apply to the rounded surface without wrinkling.
STEP 8: CLEAN SURFACE OF MUG
Before applying the transfer tape, use a lint free cloth and alcohol to clean off the mug. You don't want any dust or dirt to get under the vinyl when you apply it.
STEP 9: PLACE DESIGN ON MUG
Line up the design on the mug and gently press down the design starting in the center of the design and working outward.
STEP 10: REMOVE THE TRANSFER TAPE
Remove the transfer tape and enjoy!
Don’t forget to save this project on Pinterest!
To download these SVG cut files, just fill out the form below and click “GET IT NOW!”
DOWNLOAD MY FREE BE MINE VALENTINE’S DAY SVG CUT FILES
HOW TO USE THESE CUT FILES:
You can use these files on your Cricut Maker, Cricut Explore, Cricut Joy, Silhouette Cameo, or other brands of electronic cutting machines that use these file types.
If you need help downloading the files and uploading them to Cricut Design Space, I have a quick tutorial on how to do that here: How to Download SVG Files and Upload them to Cricut Design Space
Please review the licensing information for these files by clicking the link below.