Fueled by coffee & Jesus Mug. This is sooo cute! https://fantabulosity.com
DIY & Crafts, Gift Ideas

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.

SO…QUICK TIP:

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!

XO!

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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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