A few weeks ago I posted (here and shared on Instagram) about a personalized Yeti Tumbler that I monogrammed to take with me on our Disney Cruise. Since then MANY of you have emailed me asking me how to make a DIY Disney Monogram to at Yeti (or another stainless steel tumbler). Today I’m going to show you how I did it (it’s easier than you think).
Last summer my husband bought a Yeti tumbler for himself. I didn’t really think much of it. He used it to keep his ice water cool on our boat all day. I started to notice that it still had ice in it at the end of the day (even though it was over 90 outside). I thought, huh… cool. Then he got me one for Christmas, I put a cold Diet Coke in it and was sold.
Every time I close my eyes I feel like the room is swaying back and forth. I’ll just pretend I’m back on the boat and not home dealing with “adult-ing” again ??. Here’s a tip if you go on a cruise take along your own cup. You can fill it up with ice water (or Diet Coke ?) and not have to get up from your lounge chair as often – most cruise lines only have tiny cups. I added a monogram to mine before I left with my @officialcricut – #disney #disneycruise #cricut #yeti #yetirambler #dvcmember #dvcmemories
We went on a Disney Cruise for Spring Break and I thought it would be fun to make a little something “Disney” for me to take along with me. I’d seen the Disney monograms before and decided to take a crack at making one. I ended up making a tumbler both for myself and my daughter, both of which turned out to be very useful on our trip (cold drink = more time sitting in beach chair).
To make this project you will need a Cricut machine. Cricut has an official license for Disney images. You can buy the Disney images one at a time in the Cricut “store” online. In their store, they have more than just Mickey Mouse they also have LOTS of other Disney images and characters. For this project, you’ll need to buy 2 images (if you have a subscription you don’t need to buy anything).
You could do this project with a Silhouette but you’ll have to figure out how to draw your own Mickey Head and Minnie Bow.
Also, if you don’t want a Disney monogram but still want to personalize your tumbler, here’s another idea for you. I helped a friend make some personalized tumblers for her son’s lacrosse team. We just used an image from the Cricut Library along with an “S” for their school an added their jersey # to the side.
She packaged them up with some goodies and gave them to the team on Senior Night… what a clever idea!!
How to Personalize a Yeti Tumbler with a Disney Monogram:
You’re going to need (includes affiliate links)
Mickey Head Cricut File –
To make it easier for you to do this, I’ve shared my FILES with you. Just click THIS LINK to take you to my Cricut Design space file. You still need a font.
Circle Monogram Font
Open up the Cricut design space and click “insert images”. Type MICKEY into the search box. You’ll find the bow and Mickey’s head in there.
Insert them into your document.
Click on the LAYERS palette on the side.
Click the eyeball next to the red Mickey head top. This will hide the image so that you ONLY cut the black silhouette.
Do the same with the Minnie bow. You only want to cut 1 piece.
Change the Mickey head to the size you want. Drag the bow over to the top of the Mickey head and resize it. It will cut in two separate pieces but this step will help you to get both pieces the right size.
For the next part, you’ll need a Circle Monogram Font. I bought mine (at Howard’s Fonts) and use it all the time so I didn’t mind. If you want a free option there is a font called Monogram KK . It’s a “swirly” monogram font but would also be cute.
Type your first letter, then from the EDIT panel pick the font that you want.
If you are using the Circle Monogram font you’ll notice that the center letter is too skinny.
In the EDIT panel, click on the lock to unlock the “proportions” then click the up arrow on the width until it’s a size that you like.
Insert the rest of the letters. You’ll need to use the “key” for the font to figure out what to click to get the right, left and center letters.
After you’ve got it the way that you like it, go to the layers panel and change the color of all of the letters to black. Keep in mind that the Cricut sees each color on the project as a different color of vinyl and will prompt you to change the mat each time there is a color change. You want the letters and the mickey head to cut all at the same time, so make them black.
Next, click on each letter and the Mickey head in the layers pallet. Hold down the shift key so that you select all of them, then click ATTACH.
The file will look like this, don’t attach the bow.
Send the file to the Cricut. You will follow the prompts and make one cut from the black vinyl and one from the pink.
Cut out around the design, and peel way the excess vinyl to reveal the decal.
Cut a piece of transfer tape to the same size as the decal.
Apply the transfer tape so that the sticky side of the tape is on the right side of the decal. Then peel the decal away from the backing using the transfer tape.
Place image on the cup in the desired location. Use an old credit card to smooth out the design and adhere it to the cup.
Peel off the transfer tape. Repeat with the bow decal.
If you don’t have a Cricut you can pick one up on Amazon or from Cricut. I LOVE mine and use it for so many things from crafts to home decor to sewing projects!!