Friday, December 4, 2015

DIY Hand-Lettered Christmas Mugs with Free Cut File

Hey, y'all!  I've been at it again.  At what?  Practicing my hand-lettering skills.  I am a little obsessed with hand-lettering, and I love trying to think of new ways to use my hand-lettering to make freebies for y'all.  Well, with Christmas right around the corner, I decided that it would be fun to use one of my many favorite Christmas movies--Elf--to inspire some hand-lettering.  I converted that hand-lettering to a Silhouette cut file and made two different Elf-Inspired Hand-Lettered Christmas Mugs, and I'm sharing the free cut file with you later in the post!
DIY Hand-Lettered Christmas Mugs with Free Silhouette Cut File |
My husband and I go Christmas movie crazy during the month of December.  We watch soooo many different Christmas movies, but one of our current favorites is Elf.  Yes, Buddy the Elf is a little immature and out of touch with reality, but that's what makes him funny!  I love the little unique figures of speech that he uses in the move, and I thought they'd be perfect on mugs.

DIY Hand-Lettered Christmas Mugs with Free Silhouette Cut File |
To make your own mugs, first download the free Silhouette cut file.
Open the file, size the hand-lettered phrases to fit your mug (or anything really), and cut the phrases from permanent vinyl.  Weed the vinyl sayings and use transfer paper or clear contact paper to transfer the vinyl designs onto the your mugs.  
Elf-Inspired Hand-Lettered "Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins" Mug | Get the free Silhouette cut file in post to make your own!
Just so you know, you can often find plain mugs at the dollar store.  I bought the mugs I used from Walmart, and they were less than a dollar each.  And on a side note, I realized when I was putting this post together that Buddy actually says, "Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins."  But you know what?  I had already done too much work on this post to stress about an S on the end of a made up phrase (even thought it still secretly bothers me on the inside).  If it bothers you, you can squeeze an S on the end.
Make your own Elf-Inspired coffee mug using this free "Son of a Nutcracker" Silhouette cut file from Pitter & Glink!
I can't wait to fill these mugs with hot chocolate and watch Elf with the hubby!
DIY Hand-Lettered Elf-Inspired Christmas Mug with Free Silhouette Cut File.
Make a set of these to give to the Elf-lover in your life.  Of course, you should probably pair them with syrup because syrup tastes great on everything, right?  The gift is sure to bring a smile to the recipient's face, and that will work out great because don't we all love to smile? 
Smiling's my favorite!
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  1. I love how you did this. Beautiful, Bethany and so sweet too.

  2. You are adorable! And your hand-lettering is GORGEOUS. Two of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite Christmas movies of all time. Brava! #pinning

  3. These are great and I will make some for the grands. This is one of there most favorites. TFS!! You are so creative.

  4. Are they dishwasher and/or microwave safe?

    1. Because of the vinyl, you would want to hand wash these, and I wouldn't suggest microwaving them.


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