Hi Friends! I have been having a lot of fun making mugs lately and I have a few more to show you! For this round, I have been working on personalized teacher mugs. Like my last post on his and hers mugs (found here), I have two different ways to show you and free teacher appreciation cut files!
On a previous post, I showed you how to design heart-shaped photos to add to a mug with water slide paper and today you are in luck, because you don’t even have to design anything! I have free designs for you to print so you have a few to pick from.
Materials Needed for Teacher Mugs
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- Mugs – I get my mugs at the Dollar Tree
- Water Slide paper – found on Amazon here
- Rustoleum Crystal Clear Enamel spray
- FREE files: Click on individual images to download the PNG
If you’d like to download a FREE SVG cut file of all of them click here! If you have a cutting machine, you can cut out the files with vinyl and add them to a mug. Remember all of these files are for personal use only and cannot be resold! Thanks for your support!
I’m going to show you how to make teacher mugs even when you don’t have a cutting machine! Water slide decal paper to the rescue. All you need is a printer and some water to make these cute teacher gifts.
First thing you’ll need to do is print out the file on water slide paper. Size it to however big you want it. I usually want them about 2.5-3 inches depending on how big my mug is. You want to print on the shiny side of the decal paper and set your printer to photo glossy paper so it prints at the highest quality.
If you are not using the whole paper, make sure you cut out the decals so that you don’t waste the paper. I put mine outside on an old sheet and spray a light coat of the decals. Then wait 20-30 minutes and spray it again in a different direction. Wait another 30 minutes and spray it one more time.
Have a bowl of warm water, a paint brush, and paper towel nearby ready.
I have a video tutorial on how to apply a water slide decal to a mug on my post here! Let the mugs dry for a few hours and then you can bake them. Put them in a cold oven, turn it on to 300F and bake for 20-30 minutes. Then let them cool in the oven. Water slide decal mugs need to be hand washed only! I was trying to take a picture of the edge of the decal but as you can see, it’s really hard to see it!
If you’d like to check out my post on how to make a sharpie mug either with stickers or a vinyl stencil click here. These mugs are dishwasher safe and so easy to make!
For a whole bunch more of teacher appreciation ideas click here!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!