Decorating Bottles, Mugs and Koozies with a Cricut
No matter who we are or what we do, one thing is certain. We all drink liquids, whether it be water, coffee, tea, milk, soda, juice, hot chocolate, shakes, smoothies or even energy drinks. Why not use your Cricut machine to make drinking more fun? Decorate and personalize your mugs, glasses, tumblers, bottles or whatever you use when hydrating yourself.
The following Cricut crafts provide different ways to make your glass, mug or tumbler unique and allows everyone to identify it as yours. Many of these projects have video instructions instead of text, so you can watch them being made. There are even some projects with the new Cricut Mug Press, including one with unboxing instructions. Woohoo! I can't wait to get one.
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What a great idea to make water bottles like this as a thank you to your employees! Who wouldn't love to have their own bottle with their name on it? There is less chance of someone accidentally using the wrong bottle this way, too. We all know how important that is these days. This project is made with the Cricut Joy, but it can be done with an Explore or Maker, as well.
This cup looks pretty great, but it didn't turn out well in the end. Find out why in this project post. Sometimes it is nice to hear what did not work for someone else, so we don't make the same mistakes ourselves. The good news is, this adorable design was still used but in a little different way.
Here is a helpful video on how to apply vinyl to curved surfaces. If you craft long enough, you will probably do a project like this at some point. Isn't it great to learn from other who have done things we haven't yet? I want all the instructions I can get. That way I can know all the things and help others, too.
This post is about an experiment that turned out quite successfully. Most people say you cannot clean mugs with vinyl in the dishwasher, but this was proven wrong in this experiment. The amazing thing is, this particular mug has removable vinyl on it and still maintained its adhesion even after many times through a dishwashing cycle. I wonder if it matters what type of dishwasher you have. Just thinking out loud....er....on paper. Well, not really on paper, but.....oh, never mind.
Not all of us have a Cricut Mug Press (yet), so here are instructions for applying infusible ink to a mug using your oven. No matter how you apply your design, you will end up with a wonderful, personalized mug of your very own. I have yet to make one, but I'm sure I will at some point. I kind of collect mugs; I can never have too many. My husband could attest to that, but, uh, maybe we shouldn't bring it up.
Why is it that coming up with gift ideas for dads or men in general is so difficult? It can be like pulling teeth to get any suggestions from them, so we have to come up with something ourselves. Well, here is an idea that might work. Using infusible ink to decorate these can koozies makes them even more permanent and sturdy, and you can use whatever design fits your guy's interests. He could show it off to all his friends, or maybe not. That's probably just a girl thing.
Another project post for can koozies. This one has video instructions, so you can watch them being done. That can often be quite helpful. What a fun idea! Imagine having an event and decorating a bunch of these to go with the theme. The ones in this post are for a tailgating party.
Such a wonderful gift for the people who stand before our children and help guide them into adulthood. Teachers need liquids, too, and now they can have a tumbler personalized just for them. Fill the tumbler with gifts or give it by itself. Either way, it is sure to be appreciated.
Here is a super cute idea. Instead of using a boring old mug or wine glass, bling them up a bit with glitter. Add a cute saying, and you have a fun gift for someone, or just keep them yourself. Maybe you'd better make two sets just in case.
It's here! See the new mug press being unboxed and used for its first mug project. It looks so easy, and the mugs are beyond cute. The beauty of it is, you can create or select any design you like to make it your own. Think of all the people you know that you could make one for, just for the fun of it.
More instructions here for the new Cricut Mug Press, only these are presented in video format. I have to say, I love the quote used on this mug as well as the color chosen. I may just have to copy it. Thanks for the idea, Courteney.
Okay, now we can use the Mug Press and branch out a bit into layering with different colors. I learned a lot while watching this video, which is great because I have not used infusible ink yet. It looks fun to work with, so I will have to do a project with it soon. What are your favorite things to decorate with infusible ink?
This cup is adorable! I totally want one for myself. Even with all the mugs I have, this would be the first one with my name and initial on it. I love the fact that the Cricut draws part of the design, and the rest is colored in by hand. Using a variety of procedures keeps my crafting interesting, although I doubt I could ever get bored with it.
With all these options, it might be hard to choose which drinking vessel you want to decorate or even what kind of materials you want to work with. Then, will it be for you or for someone else? And what design or colors will you incorporate? That is all part of the fun, and you may decide that making just one is not enough. So....which two vessels will you decorate.....?