Personalized Beer Mugs For Dad
It’s been a week where (almost) everything broke. Enter Dad – king of the Fix It. Together we were able to get the parts to fix the truck, fix the plumbing when it exploded, and various other little pieces around the farm. With our aging house, tons of infrastructure to maintain, it can seem like a thankless job at times. But Dad hasn’t met a challenge he hasn’t been able to solve.
In honour of Father’s Day, I created the perfect personalized beer mug for the Mr. Fix It in your life. Although if you know my husband, you know the likelihood is high that this personalized beer mug might have Coca-Cola in it rather than beer. I tested that out too – and two cans (or the fuel needed to kick this handy guy into action) fits perfectly.
What you’ll need:
Cricut Explore Air™ machine
Standard-Grip Cutting Mat
Cricut® Tools Basic Set
Beer Mug of Your Choice
How To Make a Personalized Beer Mug
Add graphic from the Cricut Design Studio to a new Canvas. Our size was 4″ x 2″ but you can change it to suit your mug. You only need the one layer to be set to cut, and turn the second layer of the graphic off unless you intend to use two colours. Let the Cricut Explore work its magic and cut you a lovely graphic.
Use the weeding tool and pull off the excessive vinyl. Remove all the little bits of vinyl that aren’t part of your art – like the little circles inside the letters, or parts that should be cut out.
Press the transfer paper gently on to your art. Peel the backing off the vinyl. If it doesn’t get everything, stick it back down and try again gently. Place the design on your mug and smooth it out from the center to the sides with the scraper tool. Once it’s adhered to the personalized beer mug, peel away the transfer paper at a 45 degree angle.
Let the vinyl set up for 48 hours and enjoy!
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a passionate recreation coordinator by day, crazy farm mama of two by night. i live outdoors: growing my own food, camping and hiking with my border collie with two active kids in tow. when I’m not writing, I’m experimenting with recipes, and crafts – or anything else that might keep the monkeys entertained.