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DIY Most Wonderful Time of the Year Mug

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Make a DIY most wonderful time of the year mug using the Cricut Explore or Cricut Maker. This mug is perfect for lots of hot chocolate or coffee during the Christmas season.

Welcome to Have Yourself A Very Cricut Christmas: 25 Days of Homemade Holiday Crafts!

Each day in December, I’ll be sharing a new Christmas project that you can make using your Cricut. It’s going to be a blog version of an advent calendar! Come back every day to get a new “gift.”

Today’s gift is a Most Wonderful Time of the Year Mug.

the most wonderful time of the year mug cricut project

When it’s cold outside, I love curling up on the couch with a cozy blanket and a nice big mug of hot chocolate! Especially during the Christmas season.

I designed this simple, calligraphy style mug for just that!

You’re going to love this Most Wonderful Time of the Year Mug. Here’s how to make it!

How to Make a Most Wonderful Time of the Year Mug Using The Cricut

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Materials:

Tools:

How to Cut Out The Project Using The Cricut

First, you will need to download the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Mug SVG file.


Get the Free Most Wonderful Time of the Year Mug SVG File


Start by opening Cricut Design Space and creating a new project.

Upload the SVG File

Then, upload the SVG file by selecting the Upload button and then Upload Image. Next, drag and drop or select the SVG file you want to upload.

After the SVG is uploaded, add the image to your design canvas.

If you need a little more help uploading SVG files, you can learn more in this post.

The SVG file will already be sized properly for this project. It’s designed for a large, oversized mug like this one.

large white mug

But, if you have a smaller mug, you can resize the design as needed.

svg design file Cricut Design Space most wonderful time of the year mug

Make It

Now it’s time to make your project!

Click on the Make It button in the upper right of the screen.

The first screen you will see is the Mat Preview Screen. This will show you all of the different mats needed for your project. Each mat represents another piece of material.

For this project, there is only one material being used.

mat preview screen Cricut Design Space most wonderful time of the year mug

Click on the Continue button in the lower right of the screen.

Connect your Cricut machine.

Material: Adhesive Foil

You will need to search to select this material.

material search Cricut Design Space most wonderful time of the year mug

Pressure: Default

Tools: Fine-Point Blade

Load the strong grip cutting mat with the adhesive foil material into the machine. Then, press the flashing Go button to begin the cutting process.

How to Assemble The Project

Once all of your pieces are cut out, it’s time to assemble the project.

gold adhesive foil vinyl cutout piece

First, you will need to weed the adhesive foil design to remove the extra material. The goal is to leave only the adhesive foil for the design image behind.

Use the weeder tool to pick up the foil off of the backing and easily remove it. After all of the extra foil is removed, you should be left with just the design on the backing.

it's the most wonderful time of the year gold adhesive vinyl design weeded

Next, take a piece of transfer tape and place it over the entire design. I like to use these big rolls of transfer tape and cut it to the size of my design.

transfer tape over gold adhesive vinyl design next to mug

Smooth down the transfer tape with your hand or using the brayer tool.

brayer tool over gold adhesive vinyl design next to mug

Then, flip over the design and peel backing away from the design. If the transfer tape is stuck properly, the adhesive foil will be attached to the transfer tape and will peel off of the backing.

But, if you are having problems with it sticking properly, flip the design over again and try to put more pressure on the transfer tape to get the adhesive foil to stick.

large white mug next to transfer tape with vinyl design

Next, place the transfer tape with the foil design onto the front of the large mug.

transfer tape onto white large mug

Use your hand, starting in the center, to transfer the foil from the transfer tape onto the mug.

Then, take one corner of the transfer tape and peel it back and away from your design. If the adhesive foil is stuck properly, the transfer tape will peel right off leaving the design behind.

peeling transfer tape off of large white mug

It can be slightly difficult to get the foil to stick to a curved surface, so work slowly. Sometimes it gets bent slightly or doesn’t lay right.

If that happens, just use the weeder tool to pick up the foil and place it as needed.

hand holding large white mug with gold adhesive vinyl design

Now your Most Wonderful Time of the Year Mug is ready!

close up it's the most wonderful time of the year large white mug gold adhesive vinyl design

This is the perfect mug for a big cup of hot chocolate.

it's the most wonderful time of the year large white mug gold adhesive vinyl design

To make sure the vinyl stays in place, I would recommend hand washing only.

I love how pretty this looks!

The mug that I used was fairly large, so it could also be used to hold a gift, like some homemade hot chocolate and marshmallows.

large white mug with it's the most wonderful time of the year gold adhesive vinyl design

I hope you love this Most Wonderful Time of the Year Mug.

If you decide to make this project, I would love to see!

Tag me on Instagram. Use the hashtag #25daysofcricut so that we can all see each other’s projects too!

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