Follow this incredibly easy Cricut MugPress Tutorial to make these fun DIY Mugs with Cricut Infusible Ink.
This post is sponsored by Cricut. All opinions are 100% my own.
Guys, the Cricut MugPress is the best product launch since the Cricut Maker. And I don’t say that lightly. I love ALL the Cricut things, but I don’t think I’ve spent so much time crafting as I have with this machine!
And lucky for you, I’ve got you covered with a Cricut MugPress Tutorial so you can make your own at DIY Mugs at home!
This craft combines so many of my favorite things. I get to use my graphic design skills, and create custom products. But the best part is how easy it is. I’m more artistic than crafty, so I’m already obsessed with my MugPress!
Before we get started, head over to the Cricut site to get your MugPress!
If you the MugPress is sold out on their site, do not worry…you can also find it at Target, Walmart, Amazon, Michael’s, Joann, Hobby Lobby, and HSN!
Now, let’s get started, shall we?
NOTE: Before we jump in, I wanted to let you know that you can use both Infusible Ink Pens, and Infusible Ink sheets, but for today’s project, I’ll be using the sheets. The big difference in the two is you need three layers of butcher paper around the mug secured with heat resistant tape when you use pens. A full tutorial is coming soon, but I wanted you to have the scoop before that comes out.
Cricut MugPress Materials You Need
- Animal Print Mug Project
- Cricut Machine (go here to decide which one is right for you)
- Cricut MugPress
- Cricut Mug Blanks
- EasyPress Mat
- Cricut Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets (I used blue and black sheets)
- Heat Resistant Tape
- Lint Roller
Design Space Tutorial
- First, connect the MugPress to your computer with a USB cord.
- Open Cricut Design Space
- Click the toggle menu (the three white lines) in the top left corner of the screen.
- Click New Machine Setup.
- Click on Heat Press, then select the MugPress.
- Once it is setup, you can unplug the USB Cable.
- Open the Animal Print Mug Project in Cricut Design Space.
- Click CUSTOMIZE.
- Double Click on the E and change the monogram to the letter of your choice.
- Resize the image and move it to the center of the circle, if needed. You may also need to change the color back to the color of the cut out.
- If you don’t want certain mug designs, click the Hide button (eyeball) on the mugs you don’t wish to make.
- Click MAKE IT.
- !!!IMPORTANT!!! Make sure your MIRROR IMAGES toggle is on. It should be green. This is especially important for images with text – if you don’t do this, your text will be backwards.
- On the next screen, choose Cricut Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets as your material, then let the Cricut do the rest!
Cricut MugPress Tutorial
- !!!IMPORTANT!!! Place the MugPress on an EasyPress mat, or some other heat resistant surface.
- Lift the right side of the MugPress and heat up the MugPress by touching the ON button.
- Weed the design, using the Design Space image as a guide.
- Go over the mug with a lint roller a couple times.
- Wrap the Infusible Ink Transfer Sheet around the mug. Make sure it’s centered around the handle, and smooth it out over the mug so there aren’t any bumps or bubbles in the backing.
- Wrap heat resistant tape around the top and bottom of the mug and secure it in place. This helps to keep the top and bottom edges of the design really clean.
- The MugPress will beep, and the light will turn green when it’s heated.
- Place the mug into the machine, then close the lid. NOTE: Make sure the MugPress is covering the whole design. If the edges of the Transfer sheet are visible, they will not transfer properly. You can always lift the lid and adjust, then close the lid.
- When the MugPress is finished, it will beep.
- Carefully grab the mug by the handle and place it on the EasyPress Mat or heat resistant surface. It will be VERY HOT, so let it cool completely.
- Once the mug is cooled, remove tape and Infusible Ink Transfer Sheet, and you’re done!
Since this is my first Cricut MugPress Tutorial, I am going to be as detailed as I can, so this sounds like a lot of steps, but really, it only took me 30 minutes to make on mug, then the mugs after that were much faster.
I would insert one design into the machine, then start on the next design, so you can make a lot of mugs in a short amount of time.
What Can I Do with my Cricut MugPress?
- Create custom mugs for teacher gifts
- Create hot chocolate mug gifts for winter birthdays
- Create custom mugs to sell and make money
- Create mugs for artist friends that they can use as pencil holders
- Use Infusible Ink Pens to draw custom portrait mugs
And there are so many other possibilities. I love the idea of using the MugPress for your business. Cricut blank mugs prices are very affordable for that very reason!
So what are you waiting for?
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