As I’m typing this, I’m preparing for Baby #3 to arrive any day or minute for that matter! All new moms, especially those planning to breastfeed, know how important staying hydrated is and I really wanted to make myself a personalized mug for the hospital. So I asked our resident hand-lettering goddess MaryKate to whip me up a few designs that you gals might like too. I’m Halloween obsessed and it’s literally right around the corner so I also had to make myself one for Halloween time, the joke is there will be no boos in that cup, only sparkling water if I’m feeling fancy. Stop by our craft file shop to pick up each exclusive SVG cut file for only $1.99. Stop by our Instagram REELS to see us make one of these cuties in real time!
If you’re going to visit a new mama soon, whether in the hospital or not, these would make a terrific gift to bring along with your visit. Don’t forget to offer to swap or throw in some laundry, get her a snack, and start the dishwasher while you’re there, those tasks feel enormous to a new mama and she probably won’t ask you to do it but will be so grateful that you offered.
- Cricut Maker, Cricut Explore, or Cricut Joy
- Hospital Style Mugs, mine are from Amazon
- Premium Permanent Vinyl
- Transfer Tape
- Weeding Tool and Scraper
- Our exclusive, hand-lettered SVG cut files available in our shop for only $1.99!
- Milk Maker
- Drink Up Mama
- More Boos Please
Create In Design Space
The first step is to login to Design Space and start designing your hospital mugs! Upload our exclusive Cricut cut file(s) by using the “upload” button on the left tool bar. Locate the file on your computer and select to add it to your canvas. Then drag, resize, and add personal touches like the colors of vinyl you’ll be cutting with. I cut these at 4″ wide. Prepare your mat and get ready to cut!
Let Your Cricut Work It’s Magic
Weed The Designs
Weed, (aka. remove) all the excess iron-on material that isn’t a part of your design. Using the Cricut weeding tools makes the removal of intricate pieces super easy. Then trim each design down to size if needed.
Transfer Tape + Adhere
Transfer tape is the BEST and if you’ve never used it, you must try it. Basically you transfer your new vinyl stickers from their base to a clear film so you can properly position them on their final resting place. Cut a piece of transfer tape just larger than your designs, peel and evenly smooth on top of the vinyl using the scraping tool. Then peel to remove the white backer layer and add the decal to the hospital mug!
…adding little details like the milk drops by hand can be easier than using transfer tape!
Personalization Made Easy
If you’re on the fence about getting a Cricut, or you need a gentle nudge to make the decision to buy one – our projects are it! Seriously, the sky is the limit when it comes to what you can make for your home and your family with the Cricut. From simple personalized mugs like these to amazing felt flowers and everything in between. It will be your number one crafting tool throughout every season!
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DIY Tutorial Credits
Photography + DIY Tutorial: Jen Causey-Kidder of Something Turquoise // Exclusive, hand-lettered SVG cut files: Shop Something Turquoise // Cricut Maker: Amazon // Cricut Vinyls: Amazon // Transfer Tape: Amazon // Rose Hospital Mug: Amazon // Ivory Hospital Mug: Amazon // Black Hospital Mug: Amazon //
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