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Cricut mugs are SO popular — and one question I keep getting over and over is how to seal the mugs after you apply the vinyl. Most people don’t bother to seal their Cricut mugs as permanent vinyl usually does well enough on its own, but it’s not really and truly dishwasher safe. So can you do it? You can, and in this Cricut mug tutorial I’m going to show you how to make a Cricut mug and seal it for a washable mug! I have put together this really easy tutorial to simplify the entire process for you!
Topics covered in this Cricut Mug Tutorial:
0:00 All About Cricut Mugs
0:51 Which vinyl to use
1:21 Which sealer to use
2:04 Step 1: Get My Funny Face Designs
3:25 Step 2: Cut Out Your Vinyl
4:00 Step 3: Weed Your Vinyl
5:00 Step 4: Apply Your Vinyl to Your Mug
6:14 Step 5: Seal Your Vinyl
9:11 Step 6: Cure Your Sealed Mug
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See the supplies and materials I recommend for making Cricut mugs in this Amazon shopping list: https://www.amazon.com/ideas/amzn1.account.AHTECS7ITMCAPWO4CDLEYTEEUWXQ/2WX0F8LJ1UPI0
MATERIALS LIST (contains my affiliate links):
* Ceramic mugs (avoid anything powder coated or textured) – https://amzn.to/3q1y2nJ
* Outdoor permanent adhesive vinyl – https://amzn.to/3uOdFho
* Mod Podge Dishwasher Safe Sealer – https://amzn.to/3aw8fPM
* Foam or soft bristle brush – https://amzn.to/3sBqBVW
* Cricut Standard Grip Transfer Tape (do not use Strong Grip) – https://amzn.to/3qChhjT
* Rubbing alcohol – https://amzn.to/3u7gMRb
* Cricut Standard Grip Mat (green) – https://amzn.to/2IQRfsB
* Weeding Tool – https://amzn.to/2P7IoFB
* Scraper tool – https://shrsl.com/26hbs
* A way to cut your vinyl for the mug (I used the amazing Cricut — see http://shrsl.com/1dq4w )
* Design #287 – my free SVG cut files (available in my free resource library at https://jennifermaker.com/library )
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These Cricut mugs are so cute and perfect for any level of crafter! Even if you have never worked with vinyl, don’t worry, you can do this project! Mugs are great for teachers, neighbors, really anyone — they are bound to bring a smile to someone’s face. Fill these mugs with candy and a gift card, wrap it in colorful cellophane, and you have a wonderful and thoughtful gift! These mugs are a simple, but personalized gift to give! How easy is that?
When I say that these are easy, I am not exaggerating! I encourage you to try this project, especially if you’ve never worked with vinyl before! One of the things I love about these adorable faces is that they are quick and simple to make! I wanted to create a design on a mug that is universal, one that will appeal to men, women, young, and old. We have all experienced these facial expressions at some point (especially BEFORE coffee) and now you can put them on a mug!
There are only a couple of items you must have to make this Cricut mug project. You need permanent adhesive vinyl in a color to go on your mug. You’ll also want standard grip transfer tape to get the vinyl onto your mug’s surface.
To clean the mugs, rubbing alcohol is all you need — cleaning them helps your vinyl stick better.
And then, to make your Cricut mug dishwasher safe, I recommend Mod Podge Dishwasher Safe Sealer! A foam or soft bristle brush will help spread the Mod Podge smoothly on your mug.
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Introduction: PixelBytes (my child!)
Music: Cute by Bensound (licensed, royalty and copyright free)
Videography: Jennifer Marx on a Panasonic Lumix FZ-1000 DSLR 4K camera
Design: A Jennifer Maker original!