Fueled by coffee & Jesus Mug. This is sooo cute! https://fantabulosity.com
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DIY Coffee Mug

It’s simple.  My mom loves coffee and Jesus.  Don’t get me wrong… she loves other things too… but she LUUVS her coffee and Jesus.  🙂

When Mother’s Day rolled around, I totally waited until the last minute to make her Mother’s Day gift. {Ok, maybe the day after Mother’s day, I finally made her gift.  But don’t tell her I said that.}  I’m a HUGE procrastinator with some things.  I have no idea why, but I tend to think I have more time than anyone else to get something done.

Fueled by coffee & Jesus Mug. This is sooo cute! https://fantabulosity.com

Anyhoo… I had been wanting to experiment with a few things on my Silhouette machine, and I knew this would be the perfect opportunity.  I’ve made t-shirts with heat transfer material, but working with vinyl was going to be a, “first.”  I thought, “Ha, this will be a breeze.”

And it was… but it would have been easier if I would have researched vinyl with a Silhouette first.  I had no idea that you would need “transfer,” paper, to easily transfer vinyl to the mug.


Before you plan to use vinyl with your Silhouette machine, you may want to invest in some transfer paper.

I posted a video on Facebook of myself trying to do this without transfer paper, and well…

What if I don’t have a Silhouette machine, but I want to make this?

Well.. then I think you should put a Silhouette machine on your “wish list.”  Or just get one like I did, and told my husband that it was NECESSARY for me to have. 😉

But if you’re not ready to buy one just yet… I’ve seen some SERIOUS fabulous DIY crafts out there, that were created using a magic marker.  Just search on Pinterest, and I guarantee you’ll find some magic marker mug tutorials!

How I Made this DIY Coffee Mug Gift:

I just grabbed a plain white coffee mug at Target.

I decided what I wanted the mug to say {making sure it was something that described the person I was giving the gift to}, and I “cut,” it out with my Silhouette machine.

Lastly… I grabbed a few K-Cups {because my mom has a Keurig coffee machine, and put them in a plastic favor bag, that I had left over from one of the kids’ parties.

I tied the bag with some precious little washi tape that I had on hand, and viola.  I have a DIY gift for my mom for Mother’s Day.

The beautiful thing about this gift?

             It could be a gift idea for anyone.  Mom, best friend, husband, preacher, teacher, co-worker…

What I’m most excited about?  I now have a new “go-to,” gift idea that I can whip up in no time.  PLUS… when the receiver knows that it was made by you… it all of a sudden means that much more to them!

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Happy Crafting & DIY’ing!

Let me know if you have any questions!


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3 thoughts on “DIY Coffee Mug

  1. Vicki Kring says:

    I would like to know what kind of vinyl you use and did it stay on the cup through washing. I have used Sharpies before, but they fade after I have washed it a few times. I even baked mine in the oven longer than the directions said to. I really don’t want the vinyl to peel off if I am giving it as a gift. Thanks

    1. Jessica says:

      Hi Vicki!
      I actually used the wrong kind of vinyl for this particular project, but there is vinyl out there that holds up really well!! I’ve learned a lot from a facebook group that I’m a part of. You should join, if you aren’t a part already! Its right here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SilhouetteCAMEOProjectInspiration/
      But I believe it’s 651 vinyl, that holds up well? You may want to double check in the FB group! They’ll all know what works GREAT! 🙂 Thanks for coming by!

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