Who doesn’t love a good Starbucks drink? Starbucks has these affordable cold cups that are trending all over social media and for good reason. They are super stylish and can be customized with your Cricut. In this tutorial, I share three SVG templates you can use for your Starbucks cold cup.
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MATERIALS TO MAKE A CUSTOM STARBUCKS COLD CUP
- Standard Grip Cutting Mat (the 12″x 12″ size)
- Starbucks Cold Cups (Plastic reusable ones, approx. $3 at Starbucks)
- My free SVG design files (available in my free resource library – get the password by filling out the form on the sidebar or below).
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HOW TO MAKE A CUSTOM STARBUCKS COLD CUP
If you’d rather watch a video on how to make it step by step, take a look at this video here (highly recommended!):
STEP 1: DOWNLOAD THE SVG FILE
Grab your SVG file from the free resource library.
Unzip the file. If you do not have a program installed on your computer to unzip, I recommend 7-zip. (It’s free! Windows only)
STEP 2: DESIGN IN CRICUT DESIGN SPACE
Upload the blank template design in Cricut Design Space.
The designs are already sized for cutting so no sizing adjustments are needed.
I am working with the blank design so I can show you how you can create your own design using the template. There are two other ready-to-use templates that don’t require any further adjustments. You just need to UNGROUP and ATTACH all of the layers so they cut where they should.
Select the Text tool and start typing the top half of your design. The font you want to use is called Santana-Black.
Curve the text to fit on the template. You may also want to change the Linetype colour to white so you can see it on top of your design.
Repeat with the bottom text.
Select the shapes you want to use.
Make two of them and size them to your template.
Now we need to start “cutting out” our text on our template. Select the layers to do a cut-out and click on “Slice”. This will create three layers.
Slice will cut out three layers – one is the original layer, one is the “cut-out” piece and one is the piece that was cut out. Delete the layers that are not attached to the template.
Repeat these steps until all you are left with is your final layer with all of the pieces cut out.
Now we are ready to cut it out.
STEP 3: CUT IT OUT
Cricut Design Space will sort the mats based on colour.
Cut out your design.
STEP 4: WEED
Now we need to weed our vinyl. (This basically means removing the parts we don’t want to use.)
I liked to start from the corner to get the bigger piece off and then use my weeding tools to get the smaller bits.
Once you are done weeding, transfer your vinyl to your transfer tape.
STEP 5: PLACE THE DESIGN
Now that we have our template ready to go on our transfer tape, you can put them on the cup.
Remove the vinyl backing and place the design on our cup.
I started in the middle and pushed down the pattern using my scraper.
Tip // Because we are working with a curved surface, you can cut small slits into the transfer tape so that it applies easier.
Remove the transfer tape.
Because we are using permanent vinyl, a sealant isn’t required. DO NOT EPOXY THESE CUPS. Epoxy will leak into the plastic and is therefore NOT SAFE to use.
NOTE: This cup is NOT microwave-safe. It is HAND WASH ONLY. (No dishwasher!)
That’s all! Doesn’t it look great?
Head over to our Facebook community to show off the cups you’ve made!
If you’re a teacher or have a special teacher in your life, also check out my Starbucks Teacher SVG pack in the shop.