Let’s customize mom a Mother’s Day mug! Whether your favorite mom is a people mom, pet mom, or plant mom, she deserves something special for all the joy she brings. Here are 2 easy DIY Mother’s Day mugs with the Cricut Mug Press. These are mugs that are sure to make mom smile!
The Cricut Mug Press is my new favorite craft room addition. It is easy to create customized gifts that are durable. That’s right- the Cricut Mug Press allows for me to make mugs that can be washed in the dishwasher and placed in the microwave. This holds up so much better than vinyl!
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This project was my first one using the Cricut Mug Press, and I finished up the mugs on the first try (no mistakes!). That is how easy Cricut made this to use. As long as I have the correct supplies, these mugs are a cinch. Follow along with me as I make them.
Supplies for the easy DIY Mother’s Day mugs with the Cricut MugPress
- Cricut machine- Any of the Explore Air models or Maker models will work!
- Cricut LightGrip Cutting Mat
- Weeding Tool
- Cricut Mug Press
- Cricut Infusible Ink Sheets, sized for the Cricut Mug Press
- Cricut Mug Blank– I’m using the 15 ounce beveled mug with cute colors inside.
- Cricut EasyPress mat
How to make these projects
Open up Cricut Design Space. For the Best Mom Ever Mug, I’m using a pre-made template from Cricut Design Space. Click here to make that design. For the Plant Mom mug, I created the mug template using an image from Cricut Design Space. Click here for that design.
Important note: Both of these designs are sized for the 15 ounce beveled mugs. If you are using a different size mug or a mug that is not beveled, you will need to customize the design and resize to fit your mug.
Once the design of my choice was sized correctly, I sent it to the Cricut machine. BE SURE TO MIRROR THE IMAGE WHEN CUTTING. I’m using Cricut Infusible Ink sheets that are sized perfectly for the Cricut mug.
After cutting the design, I weeded the design to remove any infusible ink material that did not belong in the finished product. I left the design that I wanted transferred on the plastic with the adhesive.
To make sure my design went optimally onto the mug, I cleaned the mug with an alcohol wipe and then with a lint brush.
I then placed the mug on a hard surface with the handle facing towards me. Carefully pulling the design, I wrapped the sticky adhesive plastic onto the mug so that the ends came together. I checked to make sure the design was straight and level without any air bubbles.
When I use the Mug Press, I place it on a Cricut EasyPress mat to protect the surface underneath from the heat. I turned the Mug Press on, and once the light was green, I inserted the mug into the Mug Press. Pressing the clamp on the right, I made sure that the mug did not move and that the handle stayed correctly in the Mug Press.
The heating process started. At this point, my only job was to wait for the Mug Press to do its magic!
After the Mug Press completed, I carefully removed the mug.
The mug is very hot at this point. Only touch the mug by the handle.
I placed the mug on the EasyPress mat to cool. Once the mug is cool enough to touch, I removed the plastic to reveal the design.
What a fun project! I may place a succulent in the Plant Mom mug as a gift for my mom. I think she would like that.
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