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DIY: Mama + Mini Project

When we saw the idea for a mama and mini project on Pinterest, we knew we had to try it! So we picked up a blank tumbler and bottle and got to work! Want to make a set of your own? Keep reading to get the full tutorial.

You’ll need:

  • Stainless steel tumbler or coffee mug for mom and a bottle or sippy cup for babe
  • Cutting machine (we used a Cricut Maker for this project)
  • Permanent adhesive vinyl – we choose Oracal 651 in Turquoise
  • Transfer tape
  • Weeding tool
  • Scraper
  • But First, Coffee + But First, Milk SVG files (you can grab these free cut files over on our Facebook group)

Step 1: Design

Upload your SVG file to Design Space or Silhouette Studio and resize to fit your tumbler and bottle.   

Step 2: Cutting

Place your vinyl on your mat (color side up) and press the GO button on your machine to begin cutting.

Step 3: Weeding

Once your machine is done cutting, remove the sheet of vinyl from your mat and cut away the area with your designs. Use your weeding tool to weed away the negative areas from each design.

Step 4: Transfer your Design

Cut 2 pieces of transfer tape to fit over each of the weeded design and use your scraper to burnish over the designs so they adhere completely to the transfer tape. Peel the transfer tape off of the vinyl backing and apply the designs to your cups. Be sure to use your scraper tool again to burnish over the design so it sticks strongly to the cups. Hint: Cut small slits into the transfer tape between each letter. This allows for a little more give in the transfer tape and makes it easier to apply the vinyl to your cup (or any rounded surface).

Step 5: Enjoy!

Carefully peel away your transfer tape and that’s it – you’re done! Hint: To give your design the longest life possible, allow vinyl cure overnight before using and always hand wash.

We love to see your projects, so if you try this DIY be sure to share a picture in the comments below!


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