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I used to be moderately outdoorsy – my husband and I would go camping in the Summer, and I do love the smell of a campfire, but now? With two toddlers? My idea of being outdoorsy consists of hanging out in our backyard, running after the boys, swatting mosquitoes. I can’t possibly fathom putting up a tent and roasting marshmallows peacefully with these two! But I will say – one day I DO look forward to those experiences with them. Once there are no diapers involved, cribs, etc… we’ll rethink the whole camping thing. For now, I’m making myself some hot coffee to go in my non-camping ceramic mugs.

I used my Cricut Explore One™ to cut the gold metallic vinyl and I got the mugs at the dollar store for $1.50 each! Can you believe that? They’re so cute!

To start, I made up the sayings I wanted on each mug, which you can get here.

I then cut them on gold vinyl and used transfer tape to, well, TRANSFER the words onto the mugs.

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There are a lot of very small bits with these cuts, so you do have to be pretty careful when removing the excess vinyl! The letters in the word “indoors” in particular gave me a hard time, but it all worked out!

Now you can use the clear transfer tape, and again, be careful with the small parts.

The grid on the transfer tape is great for making sure everything is straight and lined up! Now I’m ready to actually get these words on the mugs.

Excuse the giant mess on my desk, ok?

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And just like that, you’re done! 

Here are the other two designs:

I won’t be putting these in the dishwasher, but they’re totally ok to be hand washed!

What to pair these with? Pink bonbons, of course – the least camping-like candy of all! And now they’re ready for some hot coffee…

…with a sprinkle of cocoa, of course…

You may remember another Cricut project I made – the tea towel that is also revolving around my love of coffee. Do you see a theme here? And if you’d like to make any of these yourself, but don’t have a Cricut machine, don’t worry – you can win one! I’m co-hosting a giveaway with some lovely ladies (see more below) for a package that will include:

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Good luck!!




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Thalita

47 Comments

  1. Reply

    Casey @Waffling

    July 26, 2017

    Oh man, I could have used one of these for my wedding! but if I had one now, id probably personalize everything I own

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      Thalita

      July 26, 2017

      Seriously I so wish I had one when I got married!!!!

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    Kristin

    July 26, 2017

    I’m in love with your blog! Your sense of style and fashion is everything I’m obsessed with.
    The things I could do with a cricut would be endless! I love personalizing and adding little touches to cups and other items!
    Xo

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      Thalita

      July 26, 2017

      Thats SO nice of you! Thank you, Kristin!!!!! And I hear you, it’s so much fun to add your own spin to things!

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    Natalie

    July 26, 2017

    I feel like the possibilities would be endless! I know I would use it a lot for my business! Just the other day I was doing so much hand lettering on a sign and wished I had one of these!! Those mugs are beautiful! We have the dollar store ones at kindred loft lol!!

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      Thalita

      July 26, 2017

      YES! You totally need one of these! And I want to go pick up more of these mugs. Except I definitely don’t need them ?

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    Ashley

    July 26, 2017

    I’m thinking this may solve my whole wedding favor dilemma. And make for some super cute personalized decor :)

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      Thalita

      July 26, 2017

      Oh my gosh, yes! These things are amazing for all things wedding!

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    Trineeta

    July 26, 2017

    I love anything with cute sayings on it! The mugs are a cute idea especially when it’s time to load up on coffee! Whew!

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      Thalita

      July 26, 2017

      Totally!!!!

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    Anonymous

    July 26, 2017

    I want to win this! Lol!! But then I need lessons on how to use it. Cups look awesome

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      Thalita

      July 26, 2017

      Haha don’t worry. If I can learn, anyone can!

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    torrielynn

    July 26, 2017

    These are so dang cute! I love them! I collect coffee mugs and I have a feeling I’d be adding a few more of my own designs if I won!

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      Thalita

      July 26, 2017

      Heck yes!! The possibilities are endless (which could be either good or bad haha)

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    Ariel

    July 26, 2017

    What! These are adorable! Where did you snag those awesome mugs?

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      Thalita

      July 26, 2017

      Thanks, Ariel!! Dollarama, of all places!!!!

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    Katie Rozak

    July 26, 2017

    I love the mugs and the sayings! My husband always jokes about me sitting home eating bon bons! I’d love a Cricut for lots of different crafting possibilities. I have three children under the age of four and crafting has become an easy outlet for me that I can do whilst they’re napping or after they’ve gone to bed!

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      Katie Rozak

      July 26, 2017

      While …I’m not English and don’t say whilst! Haha. Ohh autocorrect!?

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        Thalita

        July 26, 2017

        Not gonna lie, I liked the whilst ?

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      Thalita

      July 26, 2017

      That’s all we do all day, right? Hahaha And that sounds like the perfect use for a Cricut!

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    Megan White

    July 26, 2017

    I am a first-year teacher who loves to craft. I would use this awesome machine not only to help make my classroom an beautiful place to be but also to make crafts for my home too! This project would be cute for gifts for my coworkers!

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      Thalita

      July 26, 2017

      As a fellow teacher, I totally get where you’re coming from. This should be something every teacher gets as a gift! (I know, we wish!)

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    Crystal @ Hello Creative Family

    July 26, 2017

    Thalita you did not get those mugs at the dollar store!!! They are AMAZING! I am in love with the teal one. I’m positive that my dollar store doesn’t have anything as cute as those! I love the quotes that you put on them. We just got back from a camping trip and I’m wishing that I was still there. These would put me in a vacation state of mind all the time! Pinning this project! I’m going to hunt down those mugs and come back to make them!

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      Thalita

      July 26, 2017

      They’re from dollarama, so I’m sure you can find them!!!!!

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    Holly

    July 26, 2017

    This is so cute! We’re thinking of buying an old camper van next summer to take the kids on some camping adventures! Not sure if it’s a brilliant or ridiculous idea…

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      Thalita

      July 26, 2017

      I say brilliant!!!!! I would totally go camping if we had one of those!

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    Diana Herrera

    July 26, 2017

    GREAT ideas. Would ❤️ an Explore.

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    Lindi Vanderschaaf

    July 26, 2017

    You got those mugs at the dollar store?! I’m so jealous! How come I haven’t seen mugs like that?! lol. LOVE how you dressed them up :)

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      Thalita

      July 26, 2017

      Seriously, I was surprised too! Haha thanks, Lindi!

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    Tracey

    July 26, 2017

    I would LOVE this! My mind is spinning with ideas! Not sure it would make me want to go camping though….haha…We went camping many many times when the kids were growing up….now it’s 5 star hotel all the way! ??

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      Thalita

      July 26, 2017

      I like your style, Tracey! ?

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    Annette

    July 27, 2017

    I would make baby decor for my best friend’s first grandchild..

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      Thalita

      July 27, 2017

      That is so sweet!

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    Jenny

    July 27, 2017

    I’d try to make vinyl stickers!

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    Allison hernandez

    July 27, 2017

    I would love to make some fun mugs like this!

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    Anonymous

    July 27, 2017

    Oh my goodness, I would totally make these. A step up in the teacher gift direction!

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    Salla

    July 27, 2017

    Yes! I would love to make these as teacher’s gifts

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    Anonymous

    July 27, 2017

    Never been camping, but I cups like these when I was a child! Used to drink hot chocolate from it..

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    Dannielle

    July 27, 2017

    The mugs are so cute! I can think of plenty of friends and family members who would enjoy some personalized mugs made with Cricut!

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    Stacy

    July 28, 2017

    Such adorable sayings! I think i would use a Cricut Explore 2 to create similar projects and gifts and cards for family and friends!

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    esther

    July 28, 2017

    Hmm – not sure what I would do – crafting has gone by the wayside recently but I am sure a cricut will inspire me to start again! We recently finished our basement and the walls are empty – so some artwork would be a start.

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    Tanya

    July 28, 2017

    I love the “Great Indoors” mug, so cute!!!!! I absolutely want a Cricut and have brainstormed the gifts I could make for my family and friends! But first, I would use it to personalize gifts for my sister’s bachelorette party in August! Ahh it’s coming up soon! I bet I could make a few really sweet wedding gifts as well…..Hmm..

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    Vi

    July 31, 2017

    I would make invitations, wall decals, 2
    3D paper art. I could go on and on!

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    Rose-Anne

    July 31, 2017

    So cute! This is a great idea to personalize cups for my kids! They could pick their own design/saying, and then maybe I wouldn’t be washing 12 cups a day LOL! Thanks for the detailed instructions! You make it look so easy!

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      Thalita

      July 31, 2017

      That sounds like a great use for a Cricut!!!

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    chris tucker

    July 31, 2017

    i would love a cricut to make signs and designs on mugs and vases, thank you for the opportunity xx

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    Joann @ Woman in Real Life

    August 1, 2017

    These are fabulous! I love the sayings and you can give me all the gold vinyl Cricut projects! Love the gold!!!

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