Yetis and Ozark Tumblers are all the rage these days! Ozark Tumblers from Amazon or Walmart are a third of the price and work just as well. They keep ice and water cold for up to 30 hours! They are amazing, it is the only cup I use anymore, for hot and cold drinks! So along with being amazing tumblers, they are very fun to decorate. You can do almost anything and jazz them up to suit your personality. So today I thought I’d share how to go about applying vinyl to a tumbler.
Applying Vinyl to a Tumbler Tutorial
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First thing you need is a vinyl decal. I cut mine out with my favorite tool, my Cricut Explore Air™. Weed the vinyl and apply transfer paper over it. (For more detailed information on this part see my post here.)
Next clean the mug with a alcohol. I just use a cotton pad and wipe it around the whole thing to get all oils off so vinyl can seal better.
Then with the paper backing still on position the decal on the tumbler where you want it. Then use the Hinge method. Place a strip of blue painter’s tape down the center to secure it in place.
Peel off one half of the transfer paper and cut off the backing while holding the sticky transfer paper.
Pull the transfer paper so it’s straight and lay it gently down on the mug. Rub on the decal so it adheres. Then remove blue tape.
Now that it is secure in it’s position, peel off the other side of the paper backing. Pull a little bit so it’s taught and gently lay it down while smoothly it out with your fingers.
After rubbing down the vinyl you can slowly start peeling off the transfer tape.
There you have it! Easy peasy! Let the vinyl cure on the mug for 48 hours to make sure it sticks really well. I also will run an embossing heat gun back and forth hovering my vinyl and then press down really hard with my finger to make sure it adheres really well. Just be careful, not to touch it when it’s too hot! Also, anything with vinyl should be hand washed. No dishwashers!
Here are a few of the other ones I have made. Easy and fun! These make great gifts, especially for those hard to buy for people! A Cricut machine can make so many personalized presents. If you want to check out my ultimate guide for Cricut ideas (think gifts, home decor, easy projects, etc) click here!
If you’d like to learn how to seal your tumblers with epoxy, check out my tutorial here!
There are even more ways to decorate stainless steel mugs! Click on each image below to check out my tutorial for painting them different ways!
Thanks for stopping by!! What would you decorate a mug with??