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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Free Rainbow Mug Wrap Cut File

Download this Rainbow Mug Wrap Cut File to create gorgeous sublimation mugs!

Free Rainbow Mug Wrap Cut File

Sublimation is all the rage right now, and I think it's so exciting! There are so many things you can create with Infusible Ink, and creatively designed mugs are one of the newest trends. If you've been wanting to try your hand at mug-making, you're in luck! We're sharing 13 amazing mug wrap cut files to make your own incredible mugs, including my Rainbow Mug Wrap design! I'm also sharing a cool trick on how to use your oven to make mugs if you don't have a Mug Press yet!!

DIY Mug Wrap Supplies

To make your own Infusible Ink Mug, you will need these supplies:

Cricut Design Space Mug Project

To create your own custom mug wraps in Design Space, start by searching for "blank mug" in project search. Find the "Mug Design Setup" project, which should be free with a Cricut Access subscription. While you're here, you might as well click on the little star on the bottom right of the project to save it to your "Favorites" list so that it's easy to find again later!

Cricut Design Space Mug Project

Before getting started on the project, you need to choose the mug blank size you'll be using from the dropdown menu. There are also edge design options to choose from: straight, ripped, scallop, wavy, or zig zag! For this project, I selected the 12 oz mug blank with the straight edge. Click "Customize" to get started.

Cricut Design Space Alignment

The mug design opens with three layers: one in pen with placement instructions, the teal mug wrap, and the outer mug wrap. Delete (or hide) the pen layer. Upload the Rainbow Mug Wrap cut file into Design Space. It should already be the perfect size for the mug template. Select everything - the uploaded image, and both mug wrap template pieces and click Align > Center in the top menu to line everything up.

Cricut Design Space Attach

With everything still selected, click Attach in the bottom right menu. Next, click the green "Make It" button in the top right corner.

Cut the wrap out of a colorful Infusible Ink transfer sheet using any Cricut machine (I used my Joy).

Weeded Infusible Ink Mug Wrap Design

When weeding Infusible Ink, use your fingers instead of weeding tools. If you peel away the rainbows (like I did), you will have a more solid-colored mug with white rainbows. If you do the opposite, your mug will be mostly white with colorful little rainbows all around the mug! 

I kind of love that you can potentially use this design for two coordinating mugs! Peel away the large part of the design first and set it aside. Press the rainbows onto one mug, and then place the large part back onto the carrier sheet and then press it again on another mug. Boom! Pair of coordinating rainbow mugs!

Cricut Infusible Ink around Mug

Place the Infusible Ink wrap evenly around the mug. The carrier sheet is sticky, so press it down well to keep it in place.

Cricut Mug with Tape

Add some heat resistant tape to all four sides of the Infusible Ink wrap to keep it from shifting. Place the mug into the Cricut Mug Press and press the lever to do its magic.

Use an Oven for Infusible Ink Mugs

Instead of using a press, I wanted to try and see if I could successfully make a mug using the oven. Prep the mug following the same instructions up to this point. Wrap the mug in a silicone mug wrap OR wrap it tightly all the way around the mug with more heat resistant tape. The key is to have all of the Infusible Ink held tightly against the mug, otherwise your design could come out looking blurry.

Place the mug on a baking sheet, and bake it in the oven (NOT a toaster oven) at 400º for 15 minutes.

Removing Cricut Infusible Ink Wrap

No matter which way you applied heat to the mug, let the mug cool completely (about 20 minutes) before touching it. This is very important to prevent burning yourself and to not ruin the project.

Carefully peel away the heat resistant tape and then remove the Infusible Ink sheet. The reveal is like Christmas morning!!

Free Rainbow Mug Wrap Cut File

Isn't this mug SO beautiful? I am in love with it, and am SO happy with how it turned out!! I definitely recommend using a brightly colored Infusible Ink sheet with this design, since it's rainbows after all!

*If you look closely around the rim of the cup, you can see a couple of blurry areas. This is what I meant when I was talking about the design not being held tightly against the mug.

Rainbow Mug Pink Side

The other side of the mug is just as colorful, and just as beautiful!! I would love to hear what you think about the design and what kinds of Infusible Ink patterns you want to use with it on your own mugs!!

Rainbow Mug Handle

Here are the edges of the design next to the handle of the mug. This is the straight edge, but like I said, you can choose from a bunch of different options in the Mug Design project template.

Free Rainbow Mug Wrap Cut File

Download Free Rainbow Mug Wrap Cut File

**Cut files are for PERSONAL USE only**

As promised, here are all 13 FREE Mug Wrap Cut Files that we have created to share with you to make your own amazingly creative mugs!

13 Free Mug Wrap SVG Cut Files

Download each of the cut files by clicking through the links below, and then use your Cricut or other cutting machine to make your own amazing mug creations!

1. Drippy Mug Wrap - Happiness is Homemade
2. Home is Where the Dog Is Mug Wrap - Hello Creative Family
3. Sunflower Mug Wrap - Happy Go Lucky
4. Bee Kind Mug Wrap - The Country Chic Cottage
5. Artist Supplies Mug Wrap - 100 Directions
6. You're On Mute Mug Wrap - Mad In Crafts
7. Maybe Tomorrow, Satan Mug Wrap - 30 Minute Crafts
8. Rainbow Mug Wrap - Artsy-Fartsy Mama (you are here)
9. Weiner Dog Mug Wrap - Crafting in the Rain
10. Quilt Design Mug Wrap - Always Expect Moore
11. Monstera Leaves Mug Wrap - Pineapple Paper Co.
12. Crafting Scissors Mug Wrap - See Lindsay
13. Mermaid Scales Mug Wrap - Hey, Let's Make Stuff

I hope that you have a wonderful time using these SVG files! There are so many things you can make with them. If you create any projects using the files, we'd love to see them! If you share your projects on Instagram, use the hashtag #totallyfreesvg.

Did you miss our past collections? Grab all of the Totally Free SVG Cut Files here!

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Make Infusible Ink Mug in the Oven

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  1. Beautiful mug! LOVE the colors!


  2. Thanks so much for the change to win!! Would absolutely love to win this mug press.

  3. I would love to win the mug press to make mugs for my children (12) and grandchildren (24). Thank you for the opportunity!


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