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DIY Wedding Gift Idea: Chrome Adhesive Vinyl Mugs

We are smack dab in the middle of wedding season so what better time to show you a quick and easy gift idea for the bride and groom? These Mr. and Mrs. mugs feature Craftables new gold chrome adhesive vinyl and came together in minutes with the help of my Cricut Maker. Check out the quick tutorial below.

Chrome vinyl wedding mugs

Difficulty Level: Easy (10 mins)

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Step One: Upload and Set Up Designs

Download the Mr. and Mrs. SVG files and upload them into Design Space. Measure the mug you're using and then scale the designs to fit. You can either drag the arrow in the corner OR enter the dimensions manually in the size panel.

Cricut design space

Use the attach button to attach like colors together so that they'll cut exactly where they are shown on the canvas.

Step Two: Load and Cut Vinyl

Place the chrome adhesive vinyl on the cutting mat with the shiny chrome side facing up and load the mat into the machine. Press the flashing start button to begin cutting.

Chrome vinyl loaded into Cricut

Chrome vinyl cuts even more smoothly than any other vinyl I've worked with. How perfect are those cut lines?!

Chrome vinyl decal

Step Three: Weed Designs

Cut your images away from the sheet of vinyl, then use a weeding tool to remove the unwanted pieces.

Weeding chrome vinyl

Step Four: Transfer Decals

Cut and apply a piece of transfer tape over the decal. Burnish over it well with a scraper tool or something similar.

Applying Craftables transfer tape to chrom decal

Center the decal on the mug and apply firm pressure. I tend to just use my fingers on curved surfaces like this, but you can also use the scraper tool.

Applying chrome vinyl decal on mug

Peel away the transfer tape leaving behind just the decal on the mug. Repeat the steps above to create the matching set!

Applying chrome vinyl decal on mug

Craftables chrome adhesive vinyl is ideal for permanent applications such as mugs and tumblers. Just be sure to tell the recipient to hand wash their mugs to prolong the life of the vinyl.

Craftables chrome adhesive vinyl mugs
Craftables chrome adhesive vinyl mugs wedding gifts
Craftables chrome adhesive vinyl mugs wedding gifts

Check out our other wedding related posts on the Craftables Blog like these DIY Wedding Favor Honey Jars or this Monogrammed Ceramic Dish which would be perfect for holding the brides' new bling!

About the Author

Kayla

My name is Kayla and I’m a DIY loving mom of 3, living in North Carolina. I absolutely love creating! It doesn’t matter if it’s refinishing furniture or paper crafting, I love it all. I’m a former blogger for Silhouette America and current blogger for Cricut so I know the ins and outs of both machines and love teaching beginners all of the handy tips and tricks. Come visit my blog at kaylamakes.com or follow me on Instagram @kayla_made.