When Cricut wrote me back in December and told me that I was one of 45 influencers selected to participate in a super-secret product announcement, I was over the moon.
Once the product was announced within the group, excitement was at an all time high.
The Cricut Mug Press:
a safe and incredibly easy way to create mugs. And now I knew what my friends and family would be receiving for every birthday, holiday, and small accomplishment (congrats — you folded the laundry!) from now until the end of time.
Other mug presses are absolutely enormous and generally unsafe, but Cricut managed to create a cute and compact little press in a white/mint combination that automatically turns off after use.
These mugs last, too! You can safely microwave them and run them through the dishwasher without fading or chipping. Mugs come in sizes 12 oz and 15 oz, all white or a pop of gray.
So all of these features are cool, but here’s the best part: there’s no need to set a timer, adjust pressure, or dictate temperature — the Cricut Mug Press does this for you!
You’ll get a perfect press every time.
Now to be totally honest, I almost feel silly giving you a tutorial because it is so easy to use the Cricut Mug Press, but let me run you through the basics!
How to Make a “Big Metal Fan” Mug
- Cricut Mug Press
- Cricut Explore Air 2 or Cricut Maker
- StandardGrip Machine Mat or folded towel (for cooling purposes)
- Ceramic Mug Blank
- Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets Patterns in Purple Watersplash
- Parchment Paper
- Heat Resistant Tape
- Open this cut file in Cricut Design Space. Be sure to hide the layer labeled “Hide this layer before cutting.”
- Cut your design using your Cricut Explore Air 2 or Cricut Maker. Be sure to mirror before cutting and turn your dial to “Custom,” selecting Infusible Ink in Cricut Design Space.
- Weed your design using your hands — no tools needed.
- Apply to your mug using heat resistant tape and wrap with 3 layers of parchment paper cut to mug size.
- Insert mug in machine and lock in. Pull out and wait until the design is warm before peeling off and revealing the finished product.
What kind of mug will you make first?