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The 4th of July is the perfect holiday for wine in the summer! This FREE Red Wine And Blue SVG File will help you make a cool wine cup that you can use to keep your favorite red or white wine handy.
This cup will take you no time at all to make and it’s scrap vinyl friendly too. Plus you can use it every year for the Fourth Of July.
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Let’s make this Red Wine And Blue wine cup.
P.S. These cups would make for awesome craft show products, gifts for your friends, or even as a set that you pull out every year for your guests to use.
What Do I Need To Make This 4th Of July Wine Cup?
Here are all the things I used to make my Red Wine And Blue Wine Cup.
- Insulated Wine Cup (I get mine on Amazon every time.)
- Permanent Vinyl & Transfer Tape (You won’t need much, so check your scraps for Red, White, and 2 Blue colors)
- Rubbing Alcohol & Cotton Balls or Cotton Rag
- Your Cricut Cutting Machine With Design Space Readily Available
- This FREE Red Wine And Blue SVG File (Download at the bottom of this post.)
Before you begin cutting, you’ll want to make sure to measure just how wide and tall the space on your cup is, and that’s how you’ll want to size your design.
To measure I like to use a measuring tape, but in a pinch you can hold up your Cricut mat to the cup and see how many “squares” wide and tall you’ll want to make the design.
Let’s Make This Red Wine And Blue Wine Cup!
STEP 1: Upload the FREE Red Wine And Blue SVG File to Design Space and size it according to the measurement you want your design to be.
Remember to make sure the little lock icon is closed when you go to size your design to make sure it doesn’t get distorted and retains the correct size proportions.
Note: If you want to change the colors of the design, you’ll need to right click and ungroup it. You may have to do this several times till all the elements are separated.
STEP 2: Cut, Weed & Apply Transfer Tape To Your Design Elements By Color.
Now let’s cut it!
Since you’re working with vinyl, you do not need to worry about mirroring your design. Just let it cut as is.
Because you’re working with multiple colors, you’ll have to insert the mat several times till you get all your elements cup.
Then you can weed them.
This means that you will need to remove all of the excess vinyl from your vinyl sheet, leaving just the design itself on the paper.
After you’ve weeded the design, cut a piece of transfer tape as big as your largest element and apply it to it first.
I suggest using a scraper tool to secure the vinyl to the transfer tape without leaving any air bubbles.
Lastly, if possible, trim some slits along the edges of the transfer tape. This will help you apply it easier to the curved surface as it makes it more flexible.
STEP 3: Clean The Wine Cup Surface.
To clean the wine cup you will use some rubbing alcohol and either cotton balls or a cotton rag. Just wipe down the surface where you plan to place your design. Doing this will help the vinyl really stick to your cup and this will in turn make it last a long time.
STEP 4: Align & Apply Design.
This is where the slits along the transfer tape will come in handy, and remember to apply from the center and then outwards.
Go slow and don’t forget to pull back your transfer tape by folding it over smoothly on the cup and rolling it away.
If you’re left with any bubbles on the vinyl, take a hair dryer and blow it on the cup to warm up the vinyl which will help you smooth it out.
And there you have it. You’ve made a 4th Of July wine cup!
More Tips & Tricks
1. Wipe Down Your Cup With Alcohol Before You Apply Vinyl. – You need to do this to clean and oils from your hands on the cup. If you don’t do this your cup won’t last you a long time. But if you do it then your cup will last you for years, and your vinyl will be a ton easier to apply and stick to the cup.
2. You Can Use Other Cups And Glasses As Well! – If the day is almost here and you haven’t yet gotten or found an insulated cup, run to the Dollar Tree or Walmart and pick up a stemless wine glass. Those will work just fine too! And hey, you can’t go wrong with an actual wine glass either!
3. Apply One Element At A Time. – Trust me when I say that you don’t want to transfer this design as a whole. Start out with just one color or element and then add the others. Because the cup surface is curved, applying a large design at one time can turn into a nightmare.
4. Use A Pool Noodle To Help You Hold Your Cup In Place. – If you’ve never tried this trick, it’s pretty awesome! Just take a pool noodle and cut a piece off about 10 inches tall and then slice it down the middle so that it opens up, but only on one side of the pool noodle. This will create the perfect little pocket to place your glass to help you when you got to apply the vinyl. Basically it helps keep your cup still, which will also help you with alignment.
5. Let The Vinyl Cure On The Cup For At Least 24 Hours. – This means don’t use the cup, don’t wet it, don’t wash it, don’t do anything except let it sit for at least a day after you’ve applied the design to it. This is super important because the longer the vinyl cures on the cup, the longer lasting it will be.
You can use this design for personal and commercial use. If you’d like to share it with your friends (I’d LOVE THIS!), I do ask that you just link them to this post and help support my website. Also, please don’t upload it to a print on demand (POD) website, or send it for mass production.
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