If you are a “no talkie before coffee” kind of person, these awesome Grinch Coffee Mugs are perfect for you!  Hot Tea and Hot Chocolate lovers…there’s some Grinch love for you too!

The Grinch Coffee Mugs and Free Cut Files

One side of the mug is the adorable Grinch face and on the other side is the wording making a delightful funny saying coffee mug!  This would be perfect for when you need a small gift idea!  You can dress it too and include some of your favorite coffee, tea or hot chocolate.

Grinch Hot Beverage Mugs

I know not everyone is a coffee lover {gasp!] so I also made a cut file for Tea Lovers and even one with hot chocolate (not pictured) with my kids in mind.  They love hot chocolate, love drinking out of mugs like I do, and love The Grinch!

Grinch Hot Tea Mug with Free Cut File

Supplies Needed for Grinch Coffee Mugs:

**To get the best adhesion across the vinyl and the mug, it is recommended to clean the outside area where you are placing vinyl with rubbing alcohol!  It does make a difference!  You can find my detailed post on How to Correctly Apply Craft Vinyl here.

Tutorials that may be helpful to you:

How to make a Grinch Coffee Mug:

I cut my vinyl using my Cricut Explore Air. Black vinyl for the Grinch Face and words and yellow for the eyes.  The eyes are optional, totally up to you!  Here is how I layered my vinyl.

Start out by using the hook and weeding away all the extra vinyl around your words and design.


Grinch Hot Bevereage Mugs
Don’t forget to get the inside of the eyes and the inside of the loop letters like h and e’s!

How to Layer Vinyl

Next, we are going to put our Grinch face onto some transfer paper.  Transfer paper is either clear or white with grid lines on it.  The clear is my personal favorite for layering!  Put the transfer paper on top of your design, sticky side down and use the scraper to smooth the transfer paper over your design.

Grinch Hot Bevereage Mugs-5

Peel back the paper backing off your original vinyl design to leave the black vinyl on the transfer paper only.

Easiest Way to Layer Vinyl

Next, you will line up your black design on top of the yellow eyes.  This is where the clear transfer paper comes in so handy! Once you have your design lined up, use the scraper and smooth again.

Layering vinyl using transfer paper

Now peel off the backing of the yellow vinyl and you are left with your complete design ready to apply to your blank coffee mug!

Grinch Face Vinyl for a Coffee Mug

Center your transfer paper on your mug and using your fingers, smooth the vinyl on to the mug.  Remove the transfer paper!

Funny Saying Coffee Mugs

Do the same process with your wording!  You can find the Grinch Face Cut Files here.

Dr. Suess Inspired Grinch Mugs

Grinch Tea Mug


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You can now find the files in my shop!

Did you know I have a whole bunch of  Cricut and Silhouette posts and tutorials?  Check them out!

You might also like these other Grinch and Dr. Seuss Inspired projects!