DIY mugs are hot right now! Use this easy method to create a quick and easy DIY Halloween mug that’s perfect for your family to use or to give as gifts.
DIY mugs are super popular right now, probably because they’re so easy to make – and cute to boot! Plus, Halloween mugs are versatile because they can be on display as part of your decor or be used as a festive holiday cup.
My friend Jen Goode is here to show us this quick DIY Halloween coffee mug project. Halloween is right around the corner, and this is the perfect way to boo your neighbors! You will also want to be sure to visit Jen’s blog, 100 Directions, for many more creative ideas!
These Halloween coffee cups would also look cute filled with special Halloween treats like our Monster Halloween Marshmallows, Halloween Brownies Decorated Like Ghosts, or Halloween Snack Mix: Quick and Easy Recipe.
Note: Another option could be to fill up some Scarecrow DIY Halloween Treat Bags with goodies and put one into each mug as a festive gift idea.
How To Make A DIY Halloween Mug
This cute boo mug takes less than 10 minutes to make. It’s an easy Cricut project that you can create as a fun neighbor gift or fill it with treats for your favorite teacher.
Basically, all you need to gather are a white mug from the dollar store and a bag of candy, and you’re ready to make this project! I have included the full list of supplies below, along with some convenient links to help make finding certain items easier.
DIY Coffee Mug Instructions
This project comes together quickly and easily. Just follow these step-by-step instructions.
Choose the image you want to use and size it to fit the mug you are using.
Note: To create a ghost face, I used the skeleton face and utilized contour to hide the mouth and nose. Then make a duplicate and use one of the eyes as the ghost mouth. You can also just use a circle from the basic shapes set in Cricut Design Space.
Follow the on-screen instructions to cut the face from the vinyl.
Wash and dry the mug surface.
Apply the vinyl Halloween face stickers to the mug.
That’s it! This DIY Halloween mug project is one of those “low work, high reward” crafts!
If you’re hosting a Halloween party, this would make a fun group craft or party favor. Party favors that your guests can decorate and take home to enjoy later are the best kind.
Here are a couple of questions that I see readers ask about making this DIY hallowen mug. If you have a question, please check to see if I’ve already answered it below. Don’t see your question? Leave it for me in the comments!
How can I make this Halloween coffee cup an affordable gift?
Well, by itself, it’s a pretty great low-key gift. However, you can easily take the presentation up a notch by filling the mug with candies, tying a bow on the handle, and slipping a quick card inside.
Can I change the design for these Halloween mugs?
Yes! This DIY Halloween mug is a cinch to personalize. Mix and match the Halloween face stickers and add your own words for the perfect customized Halloween project.
If you use temporary vinyl, you can remove the stickers and create a whole new mug design later. This would be a fun way to decorate water bottles and hydro flasks for special events, too!
This same method can be used to make a DIY coffee mug (or travel mug) for any season, holiday, or event. You can’t go wrong with a quick DIY mug any time of the year!
Can I put this DIY coffee mug into the dishwasher?
Typically, vinyl on mugs needs to be hand washed. Also, some travel mugs can’t go into the dishwasher.
Be sure to check the care instructions for the vinyl you choose to use as well as the mug you use. If you want to know which vinyl works best on mugs, check out our comparison.
I hope you enjoy making this DIY Halloween mug craft. Then, once you make it for Halloween, you can adapt the same for Christmas, New Year’s, or any other occasion!
More Halloween Crafting Inspiration
Do you love this Halloween mug idea and want more ideas? Try the links below!
- Download the free Halloween face SVG and upload the file to Cricut Design Space.
- Pick the image you want to use and size it to fit the mug you will decorate.
- Cut the face from the vinyl, following the on-screen instructions.
- Make sure the mug surface is clean and dry.
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