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15 Minute Crafts: Small Planters

Want to create a fun craft project but don’t have much time? This week we’re sharing patriotic projects that can be done in 15 minutes or less. First up – small planters from upcycled mugs!
Author: Beth Kingston


  • Cricut Maker (available at Cricut, Michaels, and HSN) – this would work just as well with an Explore Air
  • Cricut mat – I used light grip but standard grip works perfectly too!
  • Cricut vinyl – I used Premium in White and Glitter in Crimson Red
  • Cricut Transfer Tape
  • Cricut Basic Tool Set
  • assorted mugs


  • Choose an image in Design Space or upload your own. I used two images from these free SVG files my friends and I created just in time for the Summer!
  • Resize images to fit mugs and cut from vinyl scraps, then remove excess vinyl.
  • Add transfer tape to vinyl image, use Cricut scraper to burnish vinyl on to transfer tape and remove backing.
  • Center vinyl on to mug and burnish with scraper.
  • Gently remove transfer tape.
  • Add small plant and enjoy!