Giving a sentimental mug has always been a classic Father’s Day gift idea (and Mother’s Day!), especially if your parents are tea or coffee drinkers. Rather than buying a regular mug in a shop, you can create your own custom mugs just for the occasion! This is really simple to do with just a few materials, and your dad will be reminded of you every time he takes a sip. Our Father’s Day mug decals come with a few different design options, so choose your favorite and let’s get started!
Using a Cutting Machine
If you happen to have access to a cutting machine like a Cricut, this project will be a total breeze. Start by downloading the SVG below and picking out your vinyl material. We used Denim and Olive colors of Cricut’s vinyl, but with the SVG file you can customize your color palette in any way you like. Make a monochromatic design, or add in multiple colors for the text. Because there are lots of little pieces to put together for this design, we recommend using transfer tape to lay out the letters and leaves before sticking them to the mug.
Cutting By Hand
If you do not have a cutting machine, you will want to download the PDF version of the designs. Because you will be printing the design rather than cutting each piece out by hand, we made the PDF version of the Father’s Day mug decals into easy-to-cut circular designs. Print this sheet directly onto printable vinyl, trim your favorite design and stick it onto a blank mug. Make sure to only print the first page of the download to save paper.
We have used vinyl for tons of projects in the past, so we know from experience that the material actually holds up really well in the dishwasher – no need to worry about hand-washing your Father’s Day mug. For more DIY mug projects, take a look at our botanical painted mugs or the decals from our Father’s Day pint glasses. Browse through all of our Father’s Day projects to get ready for the occasion, then head over to our membership page to start crafting with us. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for daily doses of DIY, and always feel free to add project requests and suggestions to the comments below. See you soon! ~ Lia & Team