This week I will be bringing you five different project that use iron-on vinyl, sometimes known as heat transfer vinyl (HTV). Most people know that iron-on works on fabric, but did you also know you can use it on ceramic surfaces? I used some gorgeous iron-on vinyl to make this glittery flamingo mug. Your mornings will be that much cheerier sipping coffee from a mug this cute!
GLITTERY FLAMINGO MUG WITH IRON-ON VINYL
HOW TO ADD IRON-ON VINYL TO A MUG
I used this flamingo design to create my mug. Be sure to resize the design so that it fits the height and circumference of the mug you use. For this design, you don’t really have to mirror the design. I did to make sure the flamingos were walking away from the handle of the mug. Then weed out the excess vinyl and you are ready to attach it to the mug.
Place the design on the mug and press down to secure it in place. Cover the design with a pressing cloth and use your iron to adhere the design to the mug. Since the mug is curved, your iron will only touch small parts of the mug at any one time. Work in small sections, hitting all of the details. Glittery iron-on is thick and takes longer to adhere, so be patient.
BE CAREFUL! The mug will heat up from the heat of the iron. I used the excess fabric of my pressing cloth like a hot pad when handling the mug.
Remove the plastic backing to reveal the finished design on the mug! If you want to make the vinyl decal extra secure, cover it with a coat of dishwasher safe Mod Podge. If you choose not to you use the Mod Podge, I recommend hand washing this mug in between uses.
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE A FLAMINGO MUG
You can use whatever kind of heat transfer vinyl you would like on your mug. I love the way the glitter iron-on looks, but other kinds will work in the same way. You can also find mini irons meant for adding iron-on to hats, but a household iron works just as well.
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- Glitter iron-on vinyl
- Cricut tools
- Pressing cloth
- Dishwasher-safe Mod Podge (optional)
Looking for more great iron-on projects? Check out all the other projects created by the bloggers participating in this event.
Lisa // Cucicucicoo: Eco Sewing & Crafting says
What a fantastic idea! I had no idea that it was possible to use iron-on vinyl on ceramic! Such a revelation! 🙂 Lisa
Rebekah @ The Junction Apartments in College Station says
This is a super cute idea! Would love to make it for a roommate gift. This would also work for a sorority project as well!
Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled says
Love the ability to make my own mug! Gotta love flamingoes, especially glittery ones, LOL!
Veronica Shortland says
Very good to know. Can you use htv on a cup with a mug press ?
I have never tried it, but I would think it would work!
Angela Obrien says
can the mug press be used for this?
You cannot use vinyl in the mug press because it gets too hot for vinyl.