Hey There Hot-Tea Mug

February 2, 2023

Create an adorable Valentine’s Day mug with this Hey There Hot-Tea Mug tutorial made with the Cricut Mug Press, a mug blank, and Infusible Ink!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cricut. All opinions are 100% mine.

My husband and I are big tea drinkers.  Especially during the cold, winter months!  I’m constantly restocking our favorite tea varieties, making sure that we have enough honey (in the form of bottles, sticks, and honey spoons), and always, always, always keeping our favorite mugs at the ready!

So with Valentine’s Day coming up, I wanted to make a couple of cute, tea-inspired mugs with my Cricut Mug Press.  These mugs will adorn our small dining room drink station, but they would also make a cute Valentine’s Day or Galentine’s Day gift for tea lovers!

I really like the size of Cricut’s Beveled Ceramic Mug Blanks.  They’re 15 ounces and, not only hold a decent amount of tea, cocoa, or coffee, but are also large enough to fill with small gifts. For this project, I got the mugs in the Miami color.  It’s a pretty, coral pink color that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day!

I kept the design simple and decorated the mug with a punny “Hey There Hot-Tea” phrase, complete with a tiny heart inside the “o.”  The design was created with red and pink Infusible Ink to keep with the Valentine’s Day theme.

Hey There Hot-Tea Mug

If you’re looking for a new mug to add to your beverage station or want an easy gift to make for your favorite tea drinker, this “Hey There Hot-Tea” mug is an easy Cricut Mug Press craft!  In just a few easy steps, you can cut and press your way to an adorable Valentine’s Day mug!


I started this mug in Design Space where I created this simple text design.  Initially, I used a mug wrap as a template to get the size right for the mug.  But right before cutting, I deleted the mug wrap so only the design was left.

Then, I prepped my Infusible Ink, made sure the images were mirrored (very important to do so the design transfers correctly onto the mug), and cut each color of Infusible Ink using my Cricut Maker.

Once cut, I weeded the design so only the text was left.  Then, I positioned the heart into place in the middle of the “o.”

Next, I powered up the Mug Press.  While the Mug Press heated up, I made sure my mug surface was clean and positioned my design onto the mug.  Then, I secured it into place with Heat Resistant Tape.

When the Heat Press was ready to go, I pulled the lever up and placed the mug inside.  Then, I pulled the lever down so the Mug Press could transfer the Infusible Ink onto the mug.

The lights on top of the press will show you the progress and beep to let you know the mug is finished.

After the mug was finished, I carefully took it out of the Mug Press (it will be very hot) and placed it onto an EasyPress Mat to cool.

Once cool, I removed the Infusible Ink and was ready to use my new mug!

SUPPLIES

STEPS

  1. Open the Hey There Hot-Tea Mug design file in Design Space.  Adjust, if necessary.  Then, hit Make It.
  2. Prepare two Standard Grip Mats with Infusible Ink and continue to cut each design.
  3. Weed each design.  Then, position the design around each cleaned mug blank and secure with Heat Resistant Tape.
  4. Heat the Mug Press.  When ready, place a mug into the press, pull the lever down to hold the mug in place.
  5. Once the mug is finished, carefully remove it from the press and set aside on a heat safe surface, like an EasyPress Mat.
  6. When the mug is cool, remove the Infusible Ink transfer sheet from the mug and you’re done!

As I mentioned before, this mug would make a cute gift for tea drinkers.  To finish this gift idea, you could add a variety of tea bags and honey sticks inside the mug and give to your favorite tea drinker!

Did you make this Hey There Hot-Tea Mug project? Share it on social media using the hashtag #livinglavidadiy. Don’t forget to tag me @lavidaholoka!

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