EASY witch's brew coffee mug decal using your CRICUT

DIY witch's brew decal using your cricut. Adding vinyl decals to your everyday decor is an easy way to decorate for the holidays without a spending alot on new decorations.

DIY - how to apply a Halloween vinyl decal to a white coffee mug using your CRICUT

I just love how a simple decal and totally change the look of something. Truthfully I NEVER use this coffee mug. Why? Because it’s all white and not at all fun to drink out of. Sounds ridiculous, I know, but it’s honest. So when I go for my morning cup of room temp coffee {because I am not a big fan of warm/hot coffee} I always pass by this guy and reach for a cheery option.

I wanted to do a tutorial on how to apply vinyl to coffee mugs and knew this coffee mug would be the perfect sacrifice for the job! And I am totally going to start drinking out of this one now that it got a little Halloween decal makeover!

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I chose a super simple font and saying, because I wanted to keep it easy for my first tutorial on applying a vinyl decal to a coffee mug. If you have Cricut Design Space you can use the font for free on there, but if not you can find a million different fonts on a number of font downloading websites. The font on Design Space is FOUR SEASONS HOME DECOR

PSSST if you need to make your own striped wood pumpkin that’s peeking on the side of this pic go here ——> DIY WOOD PUMPKIN

How to apply a Halloween vinyl decal to a coffee mug

Here’s what you’ll need

Easy Halloween themed coffee mug vinyl decal using Cricut Design Space. How to make and apply your own custom decals using your Cricut and Oracal vinyl.

First make your design. I used FOUR SEASONS HOME DECOR font in CRICUT DESIGN SPACE. I made my decal 3”x3” so it would take up a good portion of the area I was applying it to. Before you send it to the mat be sure your design is SAVED and either WELDED or ATTACHED. This way your design cuts out like you see it on the screen instead of the letters jumbled around.

TIP: I usually always save my font name into the title so I can remember what I used

Easy Halloween themed coffee mug vinyl decal using Cricut Design Space. How to make and apply your own custom decals using your Cricut and Oracal vinyl.
Easy Halloween themed coffee mug vinyl decal using Cricut Design Space. How to make and apply your own custom decals using your Cricut and Oracal vinyl.

I used a Oracal 631 vinyl in BLACK and in a MATTE FINISH. This grade of vinyl is for temporary or indoor use. I can not go in the dishwasher and I would not recommend using this grade of vinyl if you’re wanting it to last longer than one season. I plan to remove this after Halloween and apply a Christmas or wintery decal. If you do want a more resistant vinyl use ORACAL 651, that is outdoor grade and is what is recommended for a long lasting decal.

Easy Halloween themed coffee mug vinyl decal using Cricut Design Space. How to make and apply your own custom decals using your Cricut and Oracal vinyl.

Weed your design. I use an Xacto knife for this but you can use whatever weeding tool you are most comfortable with, even a sewing pin will get the job done.

Easy Halloween themed coffee mug vinyl decal using Cricut Design Space. How to make and apply your own custom decals using your Cricut and Oracal vinyl.

Before you can apply your decal you need to be sure that your mug is free and clean of any oil or residue. Use a lint free cloth and rubbing alcohol to clean the area you are applying the vinyl decal to. Do not use a cotton ball for this as it will totally leave behind fibers that will get stuck under your design and they will stick out and you will be able to see them ;)!

Easy Halloween themed coffee mug vinyl decal using Cricut Design Space. How to make and apply your own custom decals using your Cricut and Oracal vinyl.

Apply your transfer tape to the front of your decal. Rub the front and back with your vinyl squeegee {if you don’t have one you can use a rewards card from the store} then slowly peel the paper backing away from your decal, leaving your decal attached to your transfer tape. The purpose of transfer tape is to easily transfer your design from the paper back it comes on to the base you are applying it to.

Easy Halloween themed coffee mug vinyl decal using Cricut Design Space. How to make and apply your own custom decals using your Cricut and Oracal vinyl.

Hover your decal over your mug to decide where exactly you want it. If you need to apply tape to use as a guide that is ok. Do not press your decal down until you are positive that is where you want it. Then press down the middle and work your way out. Applying decals to curved surfaces isn’t always easy so go slow and give yourself grace if it is a crooked disaster the first time. It’s ok if you transfer tape doesn’t lay flat on your mug, you’ll see mine do this in the video, but the important thing is that the design does.

witch%27s+brew10.jpgEasy Halloween themed coffee mug vinyl decal using Cricut Design Space. How to make and apply your own custom decals using your Cricut and Oracal vinyl.

Starting in one corner slowly peel/roll the transfer tape away from the mug leaving the vinyl decal attached to the mug. If your letters want to come up with the transfer tape just push them back down with your finger and keep rolling the tape away. After you completely remove the transfer tape take your finger and rub along each letter to make sure that they are adhered and there aren’t any air bubbles.

Easy Halloween themed coffee mug vinyl decal using Cricut Design Space. How to make and apply your own custom decals using your Cricut and Oracal vinyl.

I know I will be loving this mug now. And the saying is pretty fitting for my grouchy days lol!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and it helps you create your own DIY vinyl decal. If you have any questions please ask away:)! I am honored to help you on your crafty journey.

Easy Halloween themed coffee mug vinyl decal using Cricut Design Space. How to make and apply your own custom decals using your Cricut and Oracal vinyl.

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