Personalized cups for kids make the perfect gift idea that the kids love! These adorable Cricut cups were very easy to make, so easy that even a beginner can make them.
Learning how to put vinyl on a cup doesn’t limit you to acrylic tumblers like these ones. This permanent vinyl craft can be used on tumblers, cups, and even wine glasses.
1 of my favorite things to do with my cutting machine makes things for gifts. These tumblers I made with my Cricut were given as party favors for my daughter’s 10th birthday party.
But there is nothing stopping you from giving them as Christmas gifts. That’s actually the case with most Cricut Projects.
And as a parent, these vinyl tumblers are a way better favor than candies and the rest of those sweets. I love to give crafts and other DIY gifts to people. I hate things like flowers or other things you’ll end up throwing out.
Plus, I don’t know if you noticed, but some of the names on these personalized kids cups I made are kind of unique names and spellings. T
These tumblers with my Cricut are even more special for kids that can never find anything with their name on it.
And, when they see their name on a cup–they get excited, making the gift extra special.
What Kind Of Vinyl Is Used For Cups?
The best type of vinyl you can use for cups is permanent vinyl. With this vinyl type, the adhesive is made to last. Of course still no dishwasher. I have seen and also used in the past, heat transfer vinyl is used.
But in my opinion, it’s not the best for the job.
I definitely plan to make a few kids’ days with these fun personalized cups for kids. And maybe their whole month.
And, the best part is how easy it was to apply the vinyl. I don’t think anyone would have had the patience or skill to cut this all out by hand to get the lettering on the cups.
What do I need to make easy Cricut Cups?
For this project here is what you need:
- Permanent Adhesive Vinyl I like oracal 651 also
- Transfer Tape
- Plastic Wine Tumbler
- Weeding Tool
- Cotton or Paper towel
- Cricut EasyPress 2
- Cricut Maker or other Cricut Machine
What’s The Font You Used?
This is a question I get a lot when Ido a project, what font is that? So I am trying to get into the habit of just adding it. The font I used for the names on these Cricut cups is called Likewise.
Grab the font I used here so you can make your own designs with the same look.
How does Cricut Vinyl stay on mugs?
That is going to depend on which type you decide to use. All vinyl has an adhesive backing. Permanent vinyl has a strong back that still holds with water and light ware.
The other type is removable vinyl. This vinyl is designed to be repositionable, and can also be removed.
There is 1 tip that I do not want to forget to tell you. When you make tumblers with permanent vinyl you always need to make super that you hand wash them only.
The dishwasher will remove the vinyl off the cup, and that would be devastating to the receiver.
Cricut Vinyl Projects make really great gifts whether you have a Cricut Explore Air or Cricut maker, and anything in between. All you have to do is upload or make your own design in Cricut Design Space for your custom tumblers or cups.
Do You Need to Seal Vinyl On Tumblers?
No, you don’t, you do however need to make sure that you have the appropriate material for a vinyl decal. And for good reason too, you need a permanent vinyl for this fun project, the vinyl should not be able to be easily removed. You should also allow this to cure for 24 to 48 hours so you can make sure it’s completely attached.
If you do choose to seal, epoxy resin or mod podge is the way to go, you will only need a little bit to seal then though.
For me, I only use epoxy on my stainless steel cups and only when I am doing DIY glitter tumblers or a water bottle. You also need to add a base coat of color for stainless steel tumblers.
For any project, you should make sure that your working area on the material is clean first. For most things, I use a little rubbing alcohol to clean them.
This fun project is the easiest beginner Cricut project, it is also a great idea for your first project. Plus it’s an easy way to get yourself familiar with working with vinyl tumbler decals.
Lastly, do not use tumblers from the dollar tree, they just don’t hold up. I suppose if you are practicing and trying to avoid additional costs, that is a great way to go.