Today we are making these super cute Halloween cold cups using our Cricut and permanent adhesive vinyl. These cold cups were so much fun to make and surprisingly easy!
I absolutely LOVE Halloween and am so excited about how these cups turned out! They were super easy to make and I can’t wait to show you how!
We are going to use our Cricut cutting machines and permanent adhesive vinyl in this tutorial. I’ve linked all of the materials and tools I will be using below.
You can also grab these free Halloween cold cup SVG cut files at the bottom of the page.
I created a quick video showing you how to make these cups or you can scroll down a bit more to grab the written instructions.
Let’s get started!
Don’t forget to grab these Halloween Cold Cup SVG cut files at the bottom of the page so you can make this banner too!
SUPPLIES AND TOOLS NEEDED TO MAKE HALLOWEEN COLD CUPS USING YOUR CRICUT
- 24oz Black cold cups
- Cricut Holographic Threads permanent adhesive vinyl (Huckleberry)
- Cricut Shimmer permanent adhesive vinyl (pink and purple)
- White permanent adhesive vinyl
- Standard grip transfer tape
- Cricut cutting machine
- Standard grip cutting mat
- Weeding tool
- Scrapper tool
- Brayer tool (optional)
- Cricut fine point blade (comes with machine)
HOW TO MAKE A COLD CUP USING YOUR CRICUT AND ADHESIVE VINYL
Step 1: Prepare the first design for cutting in Cricut Design Space
The first thing we are going to do is open up a new project in Cricut Design Space and Upload our designs.
I already have them uploaded, but if you need help with this part, you can click here to check out a video on how to do that.
These are already sized perfectly for 24 oz cold cups so you won't need to resize them unless you are using a different sized cold cup.
Now we can just get the layers attached so they stay together while we cut. To do that, just select the entire design and click ungroup.
Then select the first layer and click attach. Then do the same thing for the remaining layers.
Now you can click make it and continue to select your material type.
I'm using regular permanent adhesive vinyl for the white ghost layer.
For the bats, I'm using Cricut holographic threads vinyl.
Then for the stars and hearts I am using a shimmer vinyl.
I will link all of the materials I used below, but you can also just use whatever you have on hand.
Just be sure to select the material types you are using for each mat before you cut them.
Note: When you are cutting regular adhesive vinyl, you can change the pressure to "More" which will usually cut through the material a bit better.
Step 2: Place the vinyl on the mat and start cutting
Now you can place the vinyl on the mat with the colored side up and the paper side down.
Then optionally use a brayer tool to make sure the material is really stuck down on the mat well.
Load the mat and start cutting.
Repeat that process for the remaining colors of vinyl.
Again, if you are using different material types for each mat make sure you select the correct material type before cutting that mat.
Step 3: Weed the vinyl
Next, we are going to weed the vinyl. Just peel up the corner to remove the bulk of the excess vinyl.
Then use a weeding tool to get all of the smaller pieces removed from the design.
Step 4: Clean the cup and apply the vinyl
Before we place the vinyl on the cup, we need to make sure to clean the cups with rubbing alcohol and a lint-free cloth.
Now we are going to take a piece of standard grip transfer tape and place it on the ghosts.
Then use a scraper tool on the front and the back of the ghosts to get them stuck to the transfer tape.
Peel up the transfer tape with the ghosts on them and place them on the cup.
Start by sticking the middle of the design down and then work your way outwards.
Use the scraper tool again to make sure the vinyl sticks to the cup.
Then peel up the transfer tape.
Now we are going to repeat this process for the bat layer of vinyl.
I recommend having the design pulled up on your computer while you are placing the vinyl so you can make sure everything goes in the right spot.
I had originally planned to layer the stars and hearts just like we did for the other layers, but decided to hand-place them instead.
The shimmer vinyl requires you to use a strong grip transfer tape, but because I placed the ghosts and bats first I was worried that the strong grip transfer tape would pull the bats and ghosts off of the cup.
So I just went ahead and placed the rest of the design by hand which was pretty easy and allowed me to make sure they got placed exactly where I wanted them.
Step 5: Repeat process for the second cup
For the next cup, I am going to go through the process really quickly because it was essentially the same as the first cup just with a different design.
So again, after you upload the design you will ungroup it.
Then I decided to only attach the ghost layer so I could hand place the pumpkins and hearts
For some reason, Design Space split the pumpkins and hearts on multiple mats so I went back and clicked on the color sync tab next to the layers tab.
Then you can just click the layer and drag it up to the layer you want it to be on the same mat with.
Now we just have 1 mat per color which is what we want.
Then you can click continue, and set your material types for each mat again. Then load the mats and start cutting.
Next, you will weed the designs just like we did for the first cup.
Now you can clean the cup with rubbing alcohol and start placing the design elements onto the cup.
I'm totally obsessed with these cups and will probably use them all year long.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and get a chance to make your own set of cold cups this Halloween.
Don't forget to grab these free designs at the bottom of the page.
To download these free Halloween cold cup SVG cut files, just fill out the form below and click “GET IT NOW!”
DOWNLOAD THESE FREE HALLOWEEN COLD CUP 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.
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