Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

mom fuel mug

Mom’s got so much on her plate – things to do, people to see, places to be. Give her a flowery DIY mug that’s just the thing for helping her get up and go. Let’s get started now!
Step 1
We’ve got a pattern you can trace for this project! Click here to download and print it. Next, cut out the pattern so that it fits on the mug.  
Step 2
Cut a piece of transfer paper that’s the same size as the pattern. Place the transfer paper underneath the pattern, with the graphite side facing down. Tape both to the front of the mug, about 1½" below the lip. 
Step 3
Use a pencil to trace all the letters on the pattern. Don’t trace too lightly – you want to press hard enough so that the graphite will transfer the letters onto the mug’s ceramic surface. Remove the pattern and graphite paper. 
 
TIP: Before you remove them, take a peek underneath and make sure all the letters have transferred correctly. 
Step 4
Use your paint pen to outline the letters you transferred, then fill in each one so it’s completely black. Let the paint dry.
 
TIP: Before you get started with a paint pen, always take a minute or so to shake it. Prime the pen by gently pressing its tip onto a piece of scrap paper. Don’t tap – just keep the tip on the paper and push the barrel up and down until paint appears at the tip.
Step 5
With the Sharpie® brush tip markers, draw a flower or two near the words you just painted. We totally recommend using Mom’s favorite colors. Once your drawing is dry, your thoughtful gift is ready to go. 
 
TIP: If you plan to use your Cricut®, this is going to be even easier! Just click here to download the file, then upload it into the Cricut® Design Space™ to continue. Once you’ve applied the words to the mug, you can add a flower, as we’ve described in Step 5. 
 
TIP: For either technique this is hand-wash only.
 
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    $1.99
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    Item # 10426704 
    $3.99
    • Color: Black
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    • Size: 9" x 12"
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  • Computer
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  • Pencil
  • Tape
  • Option: 1 - Cricut Maker (sku 10530225), * 1 - Cricut® Vinyl Transfer Tape 12"" (sku 10518729), 1 - ORACAL® 651 Intermediate Cal Vinyl, Matte (sku 10532558), 1 - Cricut® Weeder Tool (sku D032589S)
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