Hey, y'all! I love a cup of coffee in the morning. Normally when I go to school, I put my coffee in a travel mug, but on the weekends, I love to have my coffee in a cute mug. Lately I've been Miss Clumsy, and I broke both of my favorite mugs. I put a plea on my Facebook page to get my followers to help me choose a new coffee mug, but then I got to thinking that since I'm crafty, I should really make my own. So that's what I did! And today I'm sharing my DIY personalized mug with y'all.
To begin my project, I purchased a clear glass mug from Walmart.
The mug cost around $2.50, but I have been told that some dollar stores carry a similar mug for a dollar. Unfortunately, my local dollar store does not.
I decided that since I'm crafty I wanted to pay homage to that with my mug by putting the quote, "Makers Gonna Make" on it. I came up with a design using my Silhouette program, and guess what?! I'm giving you the cut file for the quote so you can make your own mug or t-shirt or whatever else your heart desires. You can download the free cut file HERE.
Once I was pleased with the design I made, I sized it to fit the front of my mug. I used my Silhouette to cut the quote from outdoor vinyl, and I cut a piece of transfer paper the same size.
I covered my design with the transfer paper and applied it to my mug. Now y'all know I keep it as real as possible around here. My first application was terrible. You can see in the pic that the decal is not in the center of my mug. I could have left it, but it would have bugged me for the rest of my life (or until I broke the mug with my clumsiness). I just had to remove the decal. I then cut another and applied it again using this technique for applying decals to curved surfaces. Yes, I knew about this technique when I tried to put on the first decal, but I had totally forgotten about it and was in too much of a hurry. Anyway, the second decal application was MUCH better.
And now that the decal is centered, I am in love with my new mug.
It's so me! (And a complete pain in the rear to photograph since it's clear and the glass is reflective.) I'm already itching to make myself another mug. I'm thinking maybe a monogrammed one or one with polka dots. Any other suggestions?