DIY Heart-Shaped Monogram Mugs


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DIY blogger Stephanie Ziajka of Diary of a Debutante shares an easy DIY monogram mug tutorial

I’ve been on a yuuuge craft kick lately, and I’ve never been more thankful for my Cricut Explore Air 2. It’s just such a cool machine (check out my favorite projects so far here, here, and here), and I feel like I’ve only scratched the surface with what it can do. My latest endeavor? DIY heart-shaped monogram mugs, which (spoiler alert) I made all my girlfriends for Galentine’s Day! They were so incredibly easy, and I love the way they turned out! Keep reading for a step-by-step tutorial on how to create your own heart-shaped Cricut monograms and mugs!

Here’s what I used for this DIY monogram mug project–

DIY Monogram Mug Tutorial

Heart shaped monogram mug tutorial by DIY blogger Stephanie Ziajka of Diary of a Debutante

Step One: Design Your Cricut Monogram

First thing’s first, head to Cricut Design Space. Then, to create your own heart shaped monogram, you’ll need to buy this font. I’m sure you can find a free version somewhere on the internet, but this one’s under $10– and it’ll save you from any legal issues if you ever decide to use the font to sell physical products. If you can’t bring yourself to buy a font, do a quick Google search for “Cricut monogram fonts.” You’ll find a few different options. 

Once you’ve downloaded the font, type each letter in its own text box and adjust the font based on its position. For example, the “a” below uses the Heart Left font. The “n” uses the Heart Center font. The “b” uses the Heart Right font.

Popular DIY blogger Stephanie Ziajka of Diary of a Debutante shares how to design your own monogram in Cricut Design Space

Next, select each letter and arrange them in a heart shape. As a guideline, I made sure to line up the letters’ bottom edges to create a smooth v-shape. 

Once you’re happy with the shape and spacing, select all 3 letters and click attach in the bottom right. Don’t hit “Weld” or else you won’t be able to detach the letters later (which is a handy feature if you want to create more than one). You can then click “Make It” in the top right or right click and copy/paste to create more monograms.

Popular DIY blogger Stephanie Ziajka of Diary of a Debutante shows how to create your own monogram in Cricut Design Space

Since all these monograms are attached, you can use this template and adjust the size and spacing to fit your project. To customize it for yourself, you’ll need to select each monogram, detach the letters, and then add in your own. This is the same scenario if you create your own and then copy/paste to duplicate them, as well. 

Cricut monogram tutorial by DIY blogger Stephanie Ziajka of Diary of a Debutante

If you’d prefer a more classic monogram (ie. not heart-shaped), I’ll be posting a full Cricut monogram tutorial in the next week or so. Stay tuned! In the meantime, though, you can check out my DIY glitter monogram ornament tutorial here— it shows how to create a more ornament monogram for a fancier look.

Step Two: Transfer Your Cricut Monogram to Your Mug

Once you’ve clicked “Make It,” your Cricut Explore Air 2 will cut each Cricut vinyl monogram. Gently weed out each monogram and cut a piece of contact paper to cover it.

How to make your own monogram mug by DIY blogger Stephanie Ziajka of Diary of a Debutante

Then, apply pressure over the contact paper (this scraper tool works wonders!) until the monogram has transferred from the back of the vinyl to the contact paper. Then, position the monogram on the mug, and again, apply pressure to transfer the monogram from the contact paper to the mug.

DIY blogger Stephanie Ziajka shares an easy DIY monogram mug tutorial DIY blogger Stephanie Ziajka shares a cute coffee mug decorating idea using the Cricut Air Explore 2

Make sure to smooth out the vinyl as much as possible– and, even though it’s permanent, remind your friends/family/customers to always hand wash their mug. 

DIY coffee mug with heart shaped Cricut monogram by DIY blogger Stephanie Ziajka of Diary of a Debutante

Super cute, right?! I bought this monogram font pack, too, so I’m excited to play around with different fonts and colors. Stay tuned for more fun Cricut monogram tutorials and DIY gift ideas!

Fashion blogger Stephanie Ziajka of Diary of a Debutante wearing an Amazon pink striped pajama setDIY coffee mug decorating idea by DIY blogger Stephanie Ziajka of Diary of a Debutante DIY coffee mug with heart shaped Cricut vinyl monogram by DIY blogger Stephanie Ziajka of Diary of a Debutante

Anyways, I hope you love this DIY project as much as I do/did. As always, let me know if you have any questions! I’m happy to help!

Photography by Catherine Rhodes. Pajamas from Amazon

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