Cricut DIY Super Dad Father’s Day Mug

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Say thanks to dad! Make dad this easy Cricut DIY Super Dad Mug. This Super Dad mug is an easy beginner Cricut craft project. It makes a great Father’s Day gift idea.

Say thanks to dad! Make dad this easy Cricut DIY Super Dad Father’s Day Mug. This Super Dad mug is an easy beginner Cricut craft project.
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Happy Father’s Day. I feel like we were just wishing everyone Merry Christmas. I have to admit, this special day for dad snuck up on me this year. Quarantine life definitely leads to a simple, laid back mind set. I found myself without any Father’s Day gifts for the special men in our family.

So I whipped out my trusty Cricut and created this easy DIY father’s day mug.

Give dad a gift from the heart this Father’s Day. This easy Super Dad Father’s Day Mug is a perfect gift idea for dad. This DIY project is also an easy beginner Cricut craft. I like to call this an inexpensive gift from the heart. Those gifts are often most meaningful.

Say thanks to dad! Make dad this easy Cricut DIY Super Dad Father’s Day Mug. This Super Dad mug is an easy beginner Cricut craft project.

What Do I Need To Make this DIY Father’s Day Mug

• Super Dad SVG File (Download here)

Cricut Joy (or other Cricut cutting machine) with Fine Point Blade 

Standard grip mat

Cricut Permanent Smart Vinyl, (in a contrasting color of your choosing – ie. white vinyl for a black mug or teal (from Beachside Sampler) vinyl for a white mug)

Cricut Transfer Tape

Ceramic Mug (in a color of your choosing)

  • Be sure to check out the dollar store for inexpensive mugs. I usually have great luck finding them for craft projects there.

Scissors

Weeder tool

How Do I Make a Cricut DIY Father’s Day Mug?

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.Say thanks to dad! Make dad this easy Cricut DIY Super Dad Father’s Day Mug. This Super Dad mug is an easy beginner Cricut craft project.
  • 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.Say thanks to dad! Make dad this easy Cricut DIY Super Dad Father’s Day Mug. This Super Dad mug is an easy beginner Cricut craft project.
  • 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.Say thanks to dad! Make dad this easy Cricut DIY Super Dad Father’s Day Mug. This Super Dad mug is an easy beginner Cricut craft project.
  • 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.Say thanks to dad! Make dad this easy Cricut DIY Super Dad Father’s Day Mug. This Super Dad mug is an easy beginner Cricut craft project.
  • 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.Say thanks to dad! Make dad this easy Cricut DIY Super Dad Father’s Day Mug. This Super Dad mug is an easy beginner Cricut craft project.
  • 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.  Say thanks to dad! Make dad this easy Cricut DIY Super Dad Father’s Day Mug. This Super Dad mug is an easy beginner Cricut craft project.

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Say thanks to dad! Make dad this easy Cricut DIY Super Dad Father’s Day Mug. This Super Dad mug is an easy beginner Cricut craft project.
Yield: 1 Mug

Cricut DIY Super Dad Father’s Day Mug

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Say thanks to dad! Make dad this easy Cricut DIY Super Dad Father’s Day Mug. This Super Dad mug is an easy beginner Cricut craft project.

Materials

  • Father’s Day SVG File (Download here)
  • Cricut Joy (or other cutting machine) with Fine Point Blade
  • Standard grip mat
  • Cricut Smart Vinyl, Permanent (in a contrasting color of your choosing - ie. white vinyl for a black mug or teal (from Beachside Sampler) vinyl for a white mug)
  • -Cricut Transfer Tape
  • Ceramic Mug (in a color of your choosing)
  • Scissors
  • Weeder tool

Instructions

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

Preparing the Images:

  1. Open Cricut Design Space.
  2. Click on the “+” sign to start a new project, opening up a blank canvas.
  3. Click on the “Upload” button from the toolbar and browse your downloaded files to insert the SVG file.
  4. The cut image will appear on the canvas.
  5. With the image selected, click on the “Weld” button to secure all parts of the image together for cutting.
  6. 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.
  7. Change the image color if desired to match with the material
    color.

Cutting the Permanent Smart Vinyl:

  1. Select “Make It” in the upper right corner to proceed with cutting.
  2. If using Cricut Joy Smart Vinyl, choose “no mat” for cutting.
  3. 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.
  4. Choose the Smart Vinyl, Permanent from the list of options in the drop-down menu.
  5. Following the instructions prompted on the screen, cut out the vinyl.

How to assemble the Mugs

  1. Cut around the image with a pair of scissors.
  2. Using the weeding tool, peel away the excess vinyl around the cut images and discard.
  3. Cut a piece of transfer tape a bit larger than the size of the image.
  4. Peel away the transfer tape backing and place the transfer tape over top of the cut image. Gently rub the vinyl to help it stick to the transfer tape.
  5. Peel away the vinyl backing, leaving just the image adhered to the transfer tape.
  6. 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.
  7. Press the image down with your fingers or with the Cricut scraping tool to help it to stick to the mug.
  8. Slowly remove the transfer tape leaving the vinyl image on the mug. 

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