Mugs on a shelf

10 DIY mugs to make for every mom in your life

April 8, 2021 | Contributor: Cricut Blog Team

The best Mother’s Day gift is the one she wouldn’t ever think to ask for, but will end up using all the time. If your mom, grandma, mother-in-law, or whoever you are celebrating this Mother’s Day is a coffee or tea drinker, indoor plant lover, work-from-homer, or really anything else-er, she’ll love receiving a handmade mug. Customize it to fit her personality and lifestyle – make it perfect for planting a new succulent, or organizing pens and pencils on her desk, or holding her morning cup of joe. Here are 10 of the best DIY mugs for all the moms in your life.

Zooey Deschanel in her #CricutMade projects and mug

25 DIY holiday decor and gift ideas from Zooey Deschanel

November 17, 2020 | Contributor: Zooey Deschanel

As you may know, I’ve been hanging out a lot with my new DIY best friend. It’s Cricut and Zooey this, Cricut and Zooey that. My friends and family get jealous, but they need to face it. It’s inevitable that Cricut and Zooey are forever! However, since ’tis the season of giving, I wanted to provide you with 25 holiday projects that Cricut® and I have created together! To start off, here’s a quick, easy tutorial for a holiday mug set:

Festive decor for your video conference calls? No problem! Can’t leave the house to buy ornaments or gifts? Don’t worry, Cricut and Zooey to the rescue! It’s been craft, craft, craft since I met Cricut and now, I present to you, our show and tell. We’ve worked together all summer for this moment.

DIY Holiday Decor and Gift Ideas from Zooey Deschanel and Cricut

25 DIY holiday decor and gift ideas

Find my holiday decor and gift ideas below that I created with my Cricut machine. It cuts. It writes. It draws. I never pick up scissors, pens, or pencils anymore. My Cricut machine just does it so much better and gets all the elaborate details with ease. If you still aren’t sure who my DIY best friend is, here’s a video that gives you the lowdown!

Holiday cards and then some

Sometimes it’s the smallest gestures that make the biggest waves and that’s why I love the act of a simple note. Here are a few cards I’m giving out to friends, family, and strangers this holiday season.

Links to Make It yourself:

  1. Grateful Card
  2. Happy Thanksgiving Card
  3. Dear Santa I Can Explain Stars Card
  4. Warm Christmas Wishes Card
  5. Present Card
  6. Happy Holidays Card
  7. Seasons Greetings Card
  8. Happy Hanukkah Card
  9. Keep Shining Card
  10. Kwanzaa Card
  11. Kwanzaa is Here Card

Personally curated holiday gifts

I love creating custom gift tags so I can get my own words in without any interruption. Pair these tags with a lovely handmade and personally curated gift. Easy peasy with my Cricut machine!

Links to Make It yourself:

  1. Holiday Bah Hum Mug
  2. Holiday Joy Juice Mug
  3. Drink and Be Merry Wine Bag
  4. Cozy Winter Vibes Sign
  5. I Like You Holiday Gift Tag
  6. Definitely Not Socks Holiday Gift Tag
  7. Better than a Gift Card Holiday Gift Tag
  8. Fear Not, I Kept the Receipt Holiday Gift Tag

As you’re making for others, it’s important to also take care of yourself. Thats why I created a poinsettia hair clip and belt – a holiday fashion favorite! This might’ve been something you didn’t know but I’m giving you this hot tip now, before it leaks out and becomes viral. ‘Tis the season of giving!

Zooey Deschanel in homemade poinsettia hair clip and belt created with Cricut Maker

Don’t forget to have fun over the holidays. I also made this reindeer antler headband with my Cricut machine.

Zooey Deschanel with #CricutMade reindeer antler headband and Santa tray

Links to Make It yourself:

  1. Poinsettia Headband
  2. Poinsettia Belt
  3. Reindeer Antler Headband

Easy DIY holiday decorations

Some say dogs make great best friends, but cats make the purr-fect friend. Well, right after Cricut, of course. With my Cricut Maker, I addd the purr-fect decoration to my tree. Then, laid out a trap holiday present for Santa.

Links to Make It yourself:

  1. Kitty Ornament
  2. Best Friend Ornament
  3. Santa Tray

These holiday projects were created the big guy, Cricut Maker®, but don’t discount the others just yet. Find which Cricut machine is right for you! Because, I refuse to name a favorite.

DIY Mugs by Cricut Community Members

Cricut Community: Favorite Mug Projects

November 4th, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team

The weather is definitely turning frosty here in Utah. Days like these have me dreaming of mugs full of hot cocoa at every opportunity. I am delighted to report that our Cricut Community members have been creating many fun designs that I look forward to crafting to support my cocoa obsession. Check out these lovely possibilities:

Cricut Community Favorite Mug Projects

*Checking the clock* Yes, it is after midnight here and I am still up as usual. I have kids who get up early and I do have sleepy regrets in the morning. Thanks for capturing my life on a mug, Karley.

Click to Make: Stay Up Late Coffee Mug

Cricut Community Favorite Mug Projects

Looking for a gift for someone who loves the outdoors? Jenny created this design that's perfect.

Click to Make: The Mountains Are Calling Mug

Cricut Community Favorite Mug Projects

I fill my house with inspirational reminders to take a chance, stretch myself, and go after my dreams. I can use this Be Fearless mug by Shameka to keep me motivated to work after I am done sipping my cocoa.

Click to Make: Be Fearless Mug

Cricut Community Favorite Mug Projects

Puns are delightful (even the groan-worthy ones), so I love this mug by Randi that plays on the word hottie.

Click to Make: Tea Lover's Mug

Cricut Community Favorite Mug Projects

I didn't know quilt retreats existed until my aunt went to one. Coming together and crafting quilts just sounds so cozy and lovely, and you can add a special touch for participants with this mug by Judy.

Click to Make: Quilt Retreat Mug

Cricut Community Favorite Mug Projects

Goodness, so many of these mugs are speaking to me. Rochelle must have seen me one Christmas morning when I do manage to happily get up earlier.

Click to Make: Christmas Morning Person Mug

Cricut Community Favorite Mug Projects

For me, it's cherry cola, but I can totally sympathize with this mug designed by Elizabeth. Caffeine is so soothing.

Click to Make: I'm Sorry Coffee Mug

Cricut Community Favorite Mug Projects

Here's a crafting secret: dollar stores are a great source for your projects! You really can find some quality products to customize there if you look. Yvonne took some dollar store mugs and turned them into a special memory for the bride and groom.

Click to Make: Wedding Mugs

Cricut Community Favorite Mug Projects

Since I grew up in California, I have had to consciously look for things I love about Utah winters. Snowflakes are rather pretty. I love the notion that I could put one on a mug like Sarah and enjoy a hot drink inside and avoid being around actual snowflakes outside 🙂 .

Click to Make: Snowflake Mug

Cricut Community Favorite Mug Projects

As a fan of both Elton John and puns, I am highly amused by this set that Diane created. My husband is a big fan of bacon, to boot, so we definitely need these in our home stat.

Click to Make: Bacon and Eggs Mugs

Cricut Community Favorite Mug Projects

#SayItWithCricut – Celebrating Your Partners & Spouses

December 21, 2016 • Contributor: Lindi Haws with Love the Day

Hi there! My name is Lindi Haws from Love the Day and I’m thrilled to be contributing to the Cricut blog today. I’m obsessed with my new Cricut Explore Air 2 and am excited to show you what wonderful things you can make with it. My husband and I are celebrating our 12th anniversary this year and I decided to get cheesy and make us coordinating Holiday Mugs quoting our favorite Christmas love song, ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside.’ My hope is that we’ll get a chance to sit by the fire, drink hot chocolate from our adorable mugs and reminisce about our last twelve years together. The mugs were actually super easy to make and the white vinyl ended up looking amazing on the gold mugs! Here’s how I did it:

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