Make your own adorably personalized Mother’s Day mugs and cups using your child’s artwork or handwriting. The Silhouette makes it easy to turn their creations into a sweet gift for Mom or Grandma this year. This post may contain affiliate links, which help to support this site at no extra cost to you.
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and if you are looking for a simple yet meaningful gift idea for Mom or Grandma this year, then I have a fun idea for you today!
This project is basically the Mother’s Day version of the Father’s Day mugs and glasses I shared last year. If you have a Silhouette or Cricut it is really easy to turn your child’s drawings into custom, permanent vinyl decals that make really amazing gifts.
DIY Mother’s Day Mug Supplies:
- Blank mugs (I got mine at Target)
- Tumbler blanks
- Permanent Adhesive Vinyl (I used transparent glitter vinyl for my mug and Oracal 651 for my tumbler)
- Silhouette Cameo 3 or other electronic cutting machine such as a Cricut Maker
- Weeding Hook
- Transfer Tape
- Application Tool
How to Make Mother’s Day Mugs from Kids’ Artwork
To make your own awesome Mother’s Day mugs, you need to start by having the kid(s) write or draw a special note or picture for your Mom or Grandma. Having them use a thick, dark marker on white paper, and try to keep things fairly simple.
Next, you will need to take a photo of the drawing or scan it and then upload it into your cutting machine software. I have a full written and video tutorial right HERE on how to use your own images and drawings in Silhouette Studio and I have a link in that post to a Cricut tutorial as well.
Then, cut your design out of permanent adhesive vinyl, weed out all the excess, and then use transfer tape to move the design from the paper backing and onto your final surface. These posts will give you all the details on this process:
- Learn the basics of working with adhesive vinyl here (including weeding and how to use transfer tape)
- Learn tips for applying vinyl to mugs and other curved surfaces.
Check out more vinyl projects here:
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Comments + Project Love
Customized mugs says
Awesome post! Really loved it!
Melissa Trujillo says
Hi Alexis, I’m new to crafting with my Silhouette. I have see A LOT of “how to” videos and I have never subscribed to any site…until now. I am really looking forward to digging in and seeing all of your tutorials. All of the info you have listed is everything I need to know without all the “fluff”. I would get tired of reading all the junk before they got to the meat of what I needed to know.
Anyway, thanks for the great info and I’m really excited I subscribed.
Have a great day,