Hi friends! Do you have a Cricut Mug Press? Are you looking to sublimate more than the basic Cricut Mugs? I’m excited to share how to sublimate a stainless steel water bottle with the Cricut Mug Press, so let’s get started!
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How to Sublimate a Stainless Steel Water Bottle with the Cricut Mug Press
I’ve been trying lots of new substrates to see what my Cricut Mug Press can do. And this water bottle is one of my favorites. These water bottles are from PYD Life and based on their product information and sublimation instructions, they were made with the Cricut Mug Press in mind. The water bottle fits perfectly in the Cricut Mug Press, unlike the skinny tumblers, you won’t need any additional silicone wraps to fill the gap. Just set a time for 70 seconds for each turn and flip, and you’ll have a tumbler that looks like it was sublimated in an oven or traditional tumbler press. Let’s get into the tutorial…
What you will need to sublimate a stainless steel water bottle:
Sublimation print (sign up for my newsletter below for my template)
I created a design to fit these specific water bottles, sign up for my Newsletter below to download the file.
I created a quick video showing the process below:
Now that you’ve seen the steps and downloaded the file, let’s walk through the steps…
Print the design on your sublimation printer, and trim it with scissors to fit.
Grab your water bottle and remove dust and debris with the lint roller.
Wrap the design with the print side around the tumbler and secure it with heat-resistant tape.
Wrap butcher paper around the tumbler and secure it with tape.
Place it in the Cricut Mug Press. Set a timer for 70 seconds, then with heat-resistant gloves, spin the bottle180 degrees. And press for an additional 70 seconds.
With heat-resistant gloves, flip over the bottle and repeat step 5.
Remove the bottle from the press and place it on a heat mat. Once cooled, remove the paper to reveal the design!
What do you think? I love how it turned out. There is something about the colors and cute lucky charms that remind me of the 80s!
If you make this water bottle, be sure to tag me on social media @michellespartyplanit!
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