How to sublimate a mug

Sublimation seems to be the new word on the craft block but I get that it can seem like a confusing and daunting world.

I have a step by step video to walk you through making your first sublimation mug.

You’ll discover that it’s really not that hard and you get a skill that makes true keepsake gifts and a business should you want that. I’ll also list everything I used so you can get started too.

Disclosure: Some of the links are affiliate links. This means that at no additional cost to you, I may earn a commission if you click through and purchase the product.

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DISCLAIMER I am totally obsessed with Christmas Movies, especially Hallmark ones. 🙂

There’s an extra fun part to today’s blog post and video and it’s because I’m video hopping with the Craft Collabs Facebook group.

 Christmas HOME DECOR IDEAS A COLLABORATION OF IDEAS WITH CRAFT CONTENT CREATORS‎

The theme is Christmas Home Decor and you’re sure to be inspired by this talented bunch. I have the hop line-up in the description of my video.

https://youtu.be/EhXDxkL1Qz8

A few reasons to choose sublimation over vinyl

No weeding!

Easier to line up with no transfer tape required

You can put the mugs in the dishwasher. Who likes washing up?

Make easy gifts using photos of your friends and loved ones.

I still love vinyl projects and my Cricut machine so don’t worry you’ll still see projects using them. But, I will only use sublimation for mugs from now on.

Supplies used to sublimate the Christmas Mug

Sublimation Mug Wrap 11 & 15 oz | Hot Chocolate Watch Movies example image 1

Design Bundles Sublimation Mug Wrap. I used one that is part of the Plus Membership which you can sign up to here.

Sawgrass SG500

Sawgrass SG500 Printer. I bought mine as a bundle with full inks and a pack of A4 Sublimation paper

11oz Sublimation Mugs. I’ve been very happy with this set, you can, of course, buy fewer but this is the most economical way to buy them.

Heat Tape. Take my word for this – buy clear heat tape. I ruined so many projects with the brown heat tape because it stained them. I also highly recommend using it with a tape dispenser because it gives you a free hand to keep your image in place on your blank while you grab the tape.

Mug Press

UKPress WER160 Mug Heat Press Machine Sublimation Printing

You’ll also need a lint-free/microfibre cloth to wipe the mug prior to sublimation.

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Well I think I’ve been away from my Christmas movies for too long now so I must leave you now, my crafty friends.

Time to get that mug filled with hot chocolate too! Enjoy the video hop and see you soon.

Sublimation. Christmas Home decor. SVG. Mug designs. Christmas Movies. Christmas Crafts. Christmas Gifts. Home decor. Mug press. Handmade gifts.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stay safe.

Love,

Esther XX

How to sublimate a mug

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