I just got back from Hawaii and to say I'm in an Aloha state of mind is an understatement. I love the outdoors, water, and beach. There's something about Hawaii that just warms my soul. I was inspired to make a new coffee mug with a Hawaiian theme after my recent trip. This easy DIY Aloha Mug Craft is a simple letter art with a plumeria flower at the end. Summery and floral with an Aloha vibe, this DIY Aloha Mug Craft only takes about 15 minutes to make and will have you sipping coffee with a new mindset in no time. This post contains affiliate links.
DIY Aloha Mug Craft
I bought a simple white ceramic mug from IKEA and used aqua permanent vinyl for the art. With my trusty Cricut Maker, I made this cute flower Aloha art with free clip art from the Cricut Design Space gallery.
- Create your art file in Cricut Design Space. You can use the art I set up here.
- Apply your Cricut Vinyl to the Cricut Cutting Mat. Load the mat into the Cricut Maker.
- Follow the directions in the Cricut Design Space to cut the file.
- Remove negative Cricut vinyl pieces, leaving only the desired cut image on the liner (this process is known as weeding). Using the weeder (found in the Cricut Basic Tool Set can make this process faster and less tedious). Personally, I love the Cricut BrightPad to make this process even easier.
- Apply Cricut Vinyl following directions on the packaging with Cricut Transfer Tape.
- Gently place the Cricut Transfer Tape (adhesive side down) over your cut design, starting in the center and moving out toward the edges. Use the Scraper found in the Cricut Basic Tool Set to burnish (rub or polish) the Cricut Transfer Tape onto the vinyl. Peel the vinyl away from the liner at a 45-degree angle.
- To apply the vinyl decal to the mug, make sure your mug surface is clean and dry. Carefully place the Cricut Transfer Tape with vinyl decal onto the mug as you would like it to appear. Burnish the Cricut Transfer Tape onto the surface, starting in the center, moving out toward the edges. Use the Scraper tool to smooth.
- Peel the Cricut Transfer Tape away from the vinyl at a 45-degree angle. If the vinyl sticks to the Cricut Transfer Tape, simply burnish the Cricut Transfer Tape onto the vinyl with the scraper and peel away again.
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