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How to Put Vinyl on Mugs + Vinyl Test & Cute Designs!

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Learn the right way to put vinyl on mugs, including how to pick out the best mug, design, and vinyl for results that look great and last.


Materials for Vinyl Transfer Mugs (contains my affiliate links)
– Ceramic mugs (avoid anything powder coated)
– Outdoor permanent adhesive vinyl (I recommend Oracal 651)
– Printable waterproof vinyl – see https://amzn.to/2QXinZ8
– Transfer sheets
– Rubbing alcohol
– Scraper or card
– A way to cut your materials (I used the amazing Cricut)
– My free SVG/DXF/PDF cut files/patterns (available in my free resource library at https://jennifermaker.com/library )

UPDATES/CHANGES: Check for any updates, changes, or additional videos for this project at https://jennifermaker.com/updates

Today we’re putting vinyl on mugs! I received MANY requests for this tutorial, and it’s easy to see why. Personalized mugs are fun to have and give as gifts, and they are very on trend right now. And it’s quite easy to add a name or saying to one of these mugs, too!

But I also understand why I got so many requests for a tutorial. Despite their simple appearance, there’s a lot of choices that go into putting vinyl on a mug. First you need to know what kind of mugs work best, then you need to know what designs work best, especially on curved mugs. And if you do get a curved mug, how do you put your vinyl on without it creasing? And, probably the biggest choice — what kind of vinyl do you use so it stays put?

I can help with all this! We’ll go over the types and shapes of mugs that work best for vinyl decals. We’ll talk about designs that look best on mugs! And then we’re going to do a TEST of all the different types of vinyl one can put on a mug, from adhesive vinyl to heat transfer vinyl … you know, the stuff you iron on. No, I’m not kidding! We’re going to do it.

And to top it all off, I put the mugs in my dishwasher so you can see what is, and is not, dishwasher safe.

And I also made some SUPER cute designs that you’re welcome to download and use. These little kawaii faces are easy to apply to mugs and look ADORABLE. I made a variety of faces and expressions, including a unicorn, a kitty, and a puppy.

Vinyl mugs are fun and easy IF you do it the right way. Now, even though I did the dishwasher test, I still tend to hand wash my vinyl mugs. It’s your choice. So go ahead and put your mugs in the dishwasher, but with the understanding that after the 100th time they might not look so great. But hey, you can always remake it, right?

#cricut #cricutmade #designspace

NOTE: Cricut Design Space updated shortly after I made this video. To see those updates and make the necessary changes for this tutorial, please watch https://youtu.be/jVpzDmz5ago


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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!

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