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Make This Dollar Store Gift Elf Cam Mug Using Cricut

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A set of Christmas Elf Cam Mugs displayed on a red cloth with green ornaments

Make Gift Mugs Using Cricut

You can make a super cute and pricey looking Elf Cam Mug gift using Cricut. I found these white mugs with red inside at my Dollar Tree and only bought two. I need to go get a few more since I have some requests now.

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Crafting With Cricut

If you are new here, welcome to my Cricut journey. I’m still a newbie so if you are too, you’re in the right place. We can learn together.

Christmas seems to bring out the Cricut crafting spirit in me. I made this Paper Bag Christmas Countdown Calendar using the Cricut for the numbers.

These Autumn Mugs using three colors were really not hard to make either and look very nice on my Fall Coffee Bar.

Elf Cam Mug Using Cricut Supply List

You only need a couple of supplies and a couple of tools for this high end looking DIY Mug Gift idea.

  • Dollar store mug, mine came from Dollar Tree
  • 2 Colors of 12 x 12 Vinyl (Red & Black)

Tools Used

  • Cricut Maker
  • Weeding Tool

I Skipped The Cricut Mirror Step

I skipped the Mirror step on my Autumn mugs as well and they are holding up just fine. They get washed by hand, not in the dishwasher.

Yes I am making another set of mugs because they are so stinking easy to do and make a great gift idea.

The reason I skipped the mirror step is because I didn’t have the correct cutting tool for my Cricut Maker, but that won’t stop you from making a project as you will see here. The difference comes into how you apply the finished product to your blank, which is coffee mugs for me.

Front and back view of a Christmas Elf Cam Mug which is white outside and red inside. It says Merry & Bright

The Design

I selected my designs in Cricut Access. I knew I wanted the phrase ‘Merry & Bright’ in cursive which I found easily. You can create it yourself but why if the work has already been done for you, it just makes the project easier.

Since our Christmas decorations are in a whimsical mood this year I selected the Elf Cam for the other side. I LOVE IT so much! A really fun coffee mug has a design on both sides and that bright red color on the inside makes this gift mug even better.

Making The Design On the Cricut Maker

My Cut 1 is really Cut 2. I skipped Cut 1 because it isn’t really necessary to the design. It adds depth to the camera but isn’t really needed.

I used black vinyl for the camera. It’s perfect. You can situate your pieces anywhere on the mat. In this case I was using a new piece of vinyl so I used the top corner.

Cuts 2 and 3 are actually on the same mat. My red vinyl was used for the Christmas Countdown Calendar I shared above so I situated these cuts further down the mat to maximize the use of the vinyl.

Merry & Bright is situated to the right of Elf Cam. There is still more space near the bottom of this 12 x 12 piece of red vinyl so I can still use it again. That is part of what makes creating gifts with your Cricut so economical.

It’s really easy to use multiple colors of vinyl for a Cricut project as you can see. I know it can be intimidating but trust yourself and you can do it too. It simply means switching out the mat between cuts.

Applying Cricut vinyl lettering to a mug

Time To Weed and Apply

My adorable project is coming together. Here is where the mirror image difference comes in. I could possibly weed quicker by cutting that section off the vinyl and weeding it as one piece by carefully pulling the backing away all at once. However, with no mirroring, I weed each word or graphic carefully and apply to my mug then the next word or graphic and apply.

Front and back view of Elf Cam Christmas Mug you can make with a Cricut

Gifting The Elf Cam Mug

Isn’t the mug adorable and it makes a great homemade thoughtful Christmas gift. These would be great for co-workers, teachers, Pastor, friends or anyone on your gift list who loves the whimsy of the holiday season.

You can find those delicious Land O Lakes Cocoa packets on Amazon right here.

The little Chocolate Santa’s can be found at Dollar Tree too. They come in a package of six as well as the candy canes.

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Christmas Gift Elf Cam Mug filled with cocoa and  goodiesgoodies

And there you have it. Quick, simple, easy and inexpensive DIY Gift idea for Christmas. Make these Elf Cam Mugs for a Merry & Bright gift.

A Merry & Bright theme Christmas mug gift with cocoa and candy tucked inside

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10 Comments

  1. These came out so cute! And they really do look professional. I love how you’ve packed it with some goodies too. That is one of my go-to gift ideas with a handmade coaster and mug cozy. Will have to keep my eyes peeled at my local Dollar Tree for these mugs!

  2. I love your adorable holiday mugs! So cute! Now that I have figured out (FINALLY) how to use my Silhouette, I’ll have to try this! Does the vinyl stay put on its own? Can it go in the dishwasher? (I’ve only used my Silhouette to make wood slices ornaments so far!)

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