Welcome to day 23 of my 25 Days of Craftmas series!  Today I’m showing you how to make this super easy Hot Chocolate gift mug.  I love making homemade gifts during Christmas.  One of my favorite parts is coming up with a cute way to package the gift.  I think this mug is a super cute way to give hot chocolate.

With Christmas right around the corner, we always have people stopping by.  So, having a cute, inexpensive gift on hand is a must.  These Hot Chocolate Gift Mugs are perfect for neighbors, friends, family, and teachers.  I can just make a bunch and give them away as people stop by.

These hot chocolate gift mugs are the perfect Christmas gift for neighbors, teachers, family and friends. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create these darling gift mugs. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect gift for Christmas. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

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HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED

HERE’S WHAT YOU DO

Start by measuring the blank space of mug.  Make your design the size you think will work and print it out on paper.  If it’s too big or too small, make adjustments until it fits just right.  Once you’ve found the correct size, tape it on to the mug.  Use a ruler and measure from the top of the design to the top of the mug.  The design I used measured 2″ x 3.5″.  The distance measured .75″.

These hot chocolate gift mugs are the perfect Christmas gift for neighbors, teachers, family and friends. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create these darling gift mugs. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect gift for Christmas. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

Place a small horizontal line above the design.  You’ll want it to be the distance you measured from the top of the design to the top of the mug.  So, for me, the horizontal line is .75″ above the top of the design.

These hot chocolate gift mugs are the perfect Christmas gift for neighbors, teachers, family and friends. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create these darling gift mugs. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect gift for Christmas. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

Then, cut out and weed the vinyl.

These hot chocolate gift mugs are the perfect Christmas gift for neighbors, teachers, family and friends. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create these darling gift mugs. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect gift for Christmas. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

Apply transfer tape and trim to size.

These hot chocolate gift mugs are the perfect Christmas gift for neighbors, teachers, family and friends. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create these darling gift mugs. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect gift for Christmas. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

Place a piece of tape over the center of the design.

These hot chocolate gift mugs are the perfect Christmas gift for neighbors, teachers, family and friends. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create these darling gift mugs. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect gift for Christmas. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

Trim off a little of the vinyl backing so just the horizontal line is exposed.

These hot chocolate gift mugs are the perfect Christmas gift for neighbors, teachers, family and friends. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create these darling gift mugs. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect gift for Christmas. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

Line up the horizontal line with the top of the mug.  Make sure the entire line is straight on the mug.  Once it’s lined up, use the tape to secure the design in place.

These hot chocolate gift mugs are the perfect Christmas gift for neighbors, teachers, family and friends. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create these darling gift mugs. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect gift for Christmas. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

Fold the design over the tape and cut off the backing.

These hot chocolate gift mugs are the perfect Christmas gift for neighbors, teachers, family and friends. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create these darling gift mugs. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect gift for Christmas. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

Press that section of vinyl onto the mug.

These hot chocolate gift mugs are the perfect Christmas gift for neighbors, teachers, family and friends. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create these darling gift mugs. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect gift for Christmas. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

Pull off the tape and then remove the rest of the transfer tape.

These hot chocolate gift mugs are the perfect Christmas gift for neighbors, teachers, family and friends. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create these darling gift mugs. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect gift for Christmas. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

Press the rest of the design into place.

These hot chocolate gift mugs are the perfect Christmas gift for neighbors, teachers, family and friends. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create these darling gift mugs. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect gift for Christmas. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

Remove the transfer tape and horizontal line.

These hot chocolate gift mugs are the perfect Christmas gift for neighbors, teachers, family and friends. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create these darling gift mugs. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect gift for Christmas. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

Even though Oracal 651 is referred to as permanent vinyl, it can be removed.  Sometimes, the heat of the dishwasher combined with the spraying water can cause the vinyl to come off the mug.  So, I recommend hand washing these mugs and like to put vinyl on the bottom as a reminder.  Then, if I give the mug as a gift, the recipient will know how to care for it.

These hot chocolate gift mugs are the perfect Christmas gift for neighbors, teachers, family and friends. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create these darling gift mugs. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect gift for Christmas. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

Fill the mug with hot chocolate mix and mini marshmallows.  Tie off with a cute Christmas bow and candy canes.

These hot chocolate gift mugs are the perfect Christmas gift for neighbors, teachers, family and friends. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create these darling gift mugs. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect gift for Christmas. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

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These hot chocolate gift mugs are the perfect Christmas gift for neighbors, teachers, family and friends. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create these darling gift mugs. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect gift for Christmas. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

Want to make your own? Get the free cut file for this project in the resource library

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