Ginger Snap Crafts: make over monday {personalized cups}

make over monday {personalized cups}

We had a HUGE problem at our house
...by the end of the day every single cup
in the house would be used! Ugh!
Don't you hate that?
So our solution was to give
each family member 
their own personalized cup!
We were to use that cup
all.day.long.
Guess what?
It worked! :)






If you know me you know that
I've had a little obsession
with vinyl for a while now,
but let me introduce you
to my new favorite: cast vinyl.
It's awesome!

Cast vinyl is a durable vinyl.
It can be run through a dishwasher,
& it doesn't come off.
(Cool, huh?) 

So, here's how I made our cups!

Cast vinyl is cut just like regular vinyl
It's a little thicker, so on my Silhouette
I had to adjust the setting to a
little thicker than my regular vinyl.
(I get my cast vinyl from
 signwarehouse.com.)
Love those guys!
I'm sure you can use just
about any craft cutter to make these.
(If you can't make you own,
I also sale cast vinyl labels
in my etsy shop, Ginger Snaps.)


Vinyl (including cast vinyl) comes in 3 layers:
The transfer tape, the vinyl & the backing paper.
Gently rub on the back of your backing paper.
Flip over & then slowly peel back the transfer paper.
You vinyl should stick to it.
If not put it back down, rub the back & try again.


Now you've got your cast vinyl ready to apply.


A cup is a little harder to work with than
a flat surface because it's curved.
Cast vinyl is also a bit "stickier" to work with.
So take it nice & slow,
& you shouldn't have any problems.
I always start in the middle.
Rub those letters down first.


Then work your way
toward the end on both sides.
Gently rubbing the letters
& allowing them to follow the curve.
Rub over the entire surface with your fingers.


TIP: I've noticed when you let the vinyl
sit for a few minutes
before removing the transfer
tape it tends to adhere much easier.
Next slowly lift your transfer tape.


Take it nice & slow.
If the letters don't want to stick to the cup,
lay your transfer tape back down & rub some more.


There you go, your cup is all ready to be used
and washed again & again. :)


Here's our cups!
Yes, these are the ones we use everyday
& they have been washed a bunch.
The vinyl still there!
Love it! :)



Linking up here.



52 comments:

  1. I'm a follower and LOVE your vinyl crafts :)

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  2. Personalized cups are brilliant! Love the tutorial.

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  3. I've been a follower, hearted your shop and have your button all for awhile now :) I actually just wanted to comment to let you know that WOW! I am so impressed with how your blog is taking off. I noticed when I visited yesterday that you had passed 100 and was awed! From the moment you started this venture you have seen success- awesome to see and I can't wait to keep in touch through the future!

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  4. I'm your follower.

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  5. I hearted your shop.

    emileenreynolds@yahoo.com

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  6. I have your button on my blog.

    emileenreynolds@yahoo.com

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  7. I am new follower of your blog!

    Congrats on 100, I just passed 100 too and am having a giveaway :)

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  8. I hearted your etsy shop! goodiesbygreiner.etsy.com

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  9. Your blog button is on my blog: www.alwaysjustamom.blogspot.com

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  10. im a follower and this is a great idea!

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  11. I'm a follower!!!!

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  12. I am a follower and I have your button...I'll have to figure out the hearting your shop thing..:)

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  13. I am a follower! And im obsessed with your awesome crafts! You are very inspirational!

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  14. I was one of the first 100 followers :) I'm sure you'll be up to 200 soon enough!

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  15. Your button is on my blog :)

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  16. I am a follower.

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  18. I hearted your shop.

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  19. I am your newest follower and a adore your blog : )

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  20. I added your etsy shop to my favorite! FBSUMNER4409

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  21. I added your blog button to my giveaway blog @ http://letsplaygiveaway.blogspot.com/

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  22. I'm a follower. I think that is a great idea for cups

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  23. Hi I'm a new follower from Follow Me, Chickadee! I just had to leave a comment on this post because I'd LOVE to win these cups! I'm off to check out your Etsy shop too:) I'm expecting a baby this summer and have been shopping around for a vinyl decal for her room!

    Jessica @ www.caterpillarfamily.etsy.com

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  24. <3 'd your shop - and I'm so glad I found it! SUCH CUTE STUFF!! I don't have the stuff to play and do the other stuff... but here I am anyway, following you and <3ing you!
    Katie Fritzsche
    mesamomx4@cox.net

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  25. Following via GFC.

    shaejohnson10@gmail.com

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  26. Hi I'm a new follower via the Follow Me Chickadee Blog hop. I love this idea!

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  27. Of course I am a follower!!! :)

    Alisa
    Sweet Peas and Bumblebees

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  28. Your button is on my blog!! :)

    Alisa
    Sweet Peas and Bumblebees

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  29. I'm a follower and I'm loving your blog!

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  30. Thanks for following me. I follow you via GFC!

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  31. I heart your shop!

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  32. Added your button to my blog. You can find it HERE.

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  33. Cute cup idea! I'm following you back.

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  34. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the cups and your entire Etsy shop. Newest GFC follower, added your shop to my favorites, and put your button on my page. Hope to win the cups!!

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  35. I am a follower of you blog!

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  36. I'm a follower and I heart vinyl!!!

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  37. I, of course, am a follower of your great blog!

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  38. Your shop is one of my faves on etsy!

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  39. New follower from a hop. Love this idea! If only I had a vinyl cutter. :/
    ~K
    bigklittlea.com

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  40. Hearted your etsy shop!

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  41. Blogged you again, you are popular with me lady!

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  42. I'm following!
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  43. I'm a new and proud follower :). I hope the giveaway is international :).

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  44. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

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  45. This is too funny! Yes absolutely we have had this same problem, same conversation... different solution but it only worked for about a month. We put a colored rubberband around the base of the glass (the shape of the glass was conducive to that). I like this idea so much better- will definitely try it! Visiting from Debbie's party and now following -stop by, I'm having a pet portrait give away!

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  46. Cute! This would be a fun party idea too!

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  47. I wish I had a silHouette!! I totally want to make these! Fantastic idea!

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  48. Never knew I needed vinyl till now! I have a slice (a smaller cutter) I hope to try this. Your newest follower Kristy from www.apronsandapples.blogspot.com

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