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 is make things for gifts. These tomblers I made with my cricut were given as party favors for my daughters 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 the best type of vinyl you can use for cups is a permanent vinyl. With this vinyl type, the adhesive is made to last. Of corse still no dishwasher. I have seen, and also used in the past, heat transfer vinyl being 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 alot when Ido a project, what font is that? So I am trying to get into the habbit 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 withs 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.