Grinch Coffee Mugs

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!  Keep reading to grab your free cut files for these fun Grinch coffee mugs to make your own!

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!

Dr. Suess Inspired Grinch Mugs

Grinch Tea Mug


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Grinch Coffee Mugs Cut Files

Grinch Coffee Mugs Cut Files
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This download is for personal use only!

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!





9 Responses
  • I love, love, LOVE these! All the heart eyes! :)

  • Joy
    December 13, 2016

    These are the cutest! I NEED to find green things now!

  • Courtney
    December 18, 2016

    Can you please make me one and I’ll buy it from you? They are super cute!

  • Stephanie Summers
    January 31, 2017

    will these last? or will the vinyl eventually come off…

    • Cheryl Spangenberg
      February 1, 2017

      Hi Stephanie!
      It depends on a few things. 1. How well you clean your surface before applying the vinyl 2. The texture/smoothness of your surface and 3. What type of vinyl you use. I recommend Oracle 631 or even 651 (outdoor vinyl) for the best results. Other vinyls I have found to not stick well at all. I also hand wash mine for the most part but do put in the top rack because you know after a while it just needs a good dishwasher washing! :) I do have some water bottles and wine glasses that I only dishwasher wash made and still going strong for years! I hope that helps!

  • Michelle
    January 27, 2018

    Thank you for making a ‘tea’ version! It’s rare to find cute things for us tea drinkers!!

    • Cheryl Spangenberg
      January 28, 2018

      Michelle, my friend Heidi from Happiness is Homemade is a big tea drinker so I always try to include the tea drinkers :) So glad you like it!

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