Teachers who don’t love coffee or tea are few and far between. If you want to show a teacher that you really appreciate her, give her a new travel mug and a gift card to a local coffee shop. This super simple Cricut project lets you create an awesome teacher vinyl mug for your teacher appreciation week or the last day of school.
GET THE FREE SVG FILE
Sign up for my SVG Club below for these free SVG files! As a member of the club, you will receive one new SVG file each month. These SVG files are ready to upload directly into your favorite cutting machine’s design software. Insert the file into a new project, then resize it to fit the project you will be making. As with all my free cut files, you can only use this design for personal use. I do not give or sell commercial use licenses, so please do not sell any end products you make with this SVG.
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE THE TEACHER MUG
Since this project is made with outdoor vinyl, you should be able to hand wash the mug. If you want the mug to be top-rack dishwasher safe, I recommend sealing the vinyl with a coat or two of dishwasher-safe Mod Podge as well.
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HOW TO MAKE AN AWESOME TEACHER MUG
After you have saved the SVG to your device, upload that file into Cricut Design Space. Insert the SVG into a new canvas, and resize the design to fit your project.
When the design is resized, make sure all the elements are welded together. Load your Cricut machine with Smart Vinyl or add adhesive vinyl to a Cricut mat and insert that into the machine. Send the design to cut.
Carefully weed the excess vinyl from your design. If you resize the design to fit a small mug, you may not be able to weed out the negative space in some of the lettering in the words “awesome teacher.” Don’t worry about that, the design will still be legible. Apply a piece of transfer tape over the weeded design.
Clean off the mug with rubbing alcohol to remove any dust or grim, then position the vinyl on the mug. Carefully peel back the transfer tape. Smooth out any bubbles with your finger to ensure the vinyl fully adheres to the mug.
OTHER TEACHER GIFTS THAT YOU CAN MAKE WITH THIS FREE TEACHER SVG FILE
The influence of a good teacher cannot be overestimated. Be sure to show the teachers in your life how much you appreciate them. Here are a few many ways you can use this SVG cut file to create gifts for teachers.
If you know your teacher’s shirt size you can make them a fun shirt so that everyone knows how amazing they are!
Teachers have to carry papers EVERYWHERE so a handy teacher tote bag is a welcome gift.
It’s important for teachers to stay hydrated during the school day. Make them a custom water bottle with my SVG.