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Spice up Halloween with this fun DIY Halloween Coffee Mug Cricut craft and a delicious Hazelnut Mocha Delight coffee recipe!

Since today is National Coffee Day, and Halloween is right around the corner, I figured there’s no better time to share this fun DIY Halloween coffee mug complete with a delectable coffee recipe made with Dunkin’ Donuts coffee!

And to make it even more fun, I’ll also show you how to put together an adorable Halloween gift basket that is perfect for coffee lovers, teachers, neighbors, and friends. Ready to get started?

Spice up Halloween with this fun DIY Halloween coffee mug and a delicious Hazelnut Mocha Delight coffee recipe!

HOW TO MAKE DIY HALLOWEEN COFFEE MUG: It’s Spooky How Much I Love My Coffee

This DIY Halloween coffee mug is not only cute, it’s also eerily easy to make!

Note: I used my Cricut Explore Air, but if you don’t have a Cricut or other die cut machine don’t worry! You can easily use waterproof craft paint instead. Simply download a few pictures of ghosts, print them on cardstock, then carefully cut them out to use as stencils.

You will find the complete supply list and instructions in the free printable craft instruction card at the bottom of this post, along with a printable recipe card for the most hauntingly delicious hazelnut mocha coffee recipe ever! But first, check out the step-by-step instructions with images below!

SUPPLIES YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE THIS DIY HALLOWEEN COFFEE MUG

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To make this DIY Halloween coffee mug, you will need the following supplies:

With a Cricut or other machine:

  • Coffee mug – microwave and dishwasher safe
  • Rubbing alcohol – for cleaning the mug
  • Cricut Explore Air 2 – or other die cutting machine
  • Orange vinyl – outdoor waterproof, such as Oracle 651
  • White vinyl – outdoor waterproof, such as Oracle 651
  • 12 x 12 Cutting mat – clean and sticky
  • Transfer tape – for transferring letters and image to the mug
  • Weeding tool – makes weeding the letters and design SO much easier
  • Cricut spatula (burnishing tool) – ensures the vinyl will stay in place on the mug for years to come
  • Cricut image of ghosts – I searched for ghosts in Design Space
  • Design Space Font: A Frightful Affair – for the words SPOOKY and COFFEE
  • Design Space Font: Anna’s Fancy Lettering, Hannah – for all other words
front of DIY Halloween coffee mug

If you do not have a machine, you will need the following supplies:

back side of diy halloween coffee mug

DIY HALLOWEEN COFFEE MUG INSTRUCTIONS

STEP ONE: CLEAN THE MUG

Begin by cleaning the mug with rubbing alcohol to remove any grease or dirt. Once it’s clean, try to avoid touching the mug anywhere other than the handle.

STEP TWO: START NEW PROJECT IN CRICUT DESIGN SPACE

Next, open up a new project in Cricut Design Space. Begin adding the text in whichever font you’d like. I used A Frightful Affair for the words Coffee and Spooky, and Anna’s Fancy Lettering-Hannah for the rest.

size words and images in Cricut Design Space

STEP THREE: ADJUST SIZE OF DESIGN ELEMENTS

Don’t forget to adjust the size of the lettering to fit your mug. Since I used a mug that measures 5.5″ in height and a little over 3″ in diameter, my measurements were:

  • the words Spooky and Coffee measure 2.75″ wide and 0.91″ tall.
  • the word It’s measures 1.07″ wide and 0.41″ tall.
  • both How Much and I Love My measure 3″ wide and 0.41″ tall.

Now add the images of ghosts, making sure to adjust the size as needed. For my mug, the large ghost measures 2.28″ wide and 2.5″ tall. The small ghosts measure 0.91″ wide and 1.0″ tall.

Select 'go' to begin cutting design

STEP FOUR: PREP MATS AND CUT

Once your design is ready to be cut, place your vinyl on the mat, make sure your machine is set to Vinyl, and hit ‘Go’. Now sit back and let the machine do its thing.

Cricut cutting vinyl

STEP FIVE: WEED VINYL

Once everything is cut, gently remove the vinyl from the mat. Then, slowly peel off all of the excess vinyl surrounding the design. Use the weeding tool to remove any remaining vinyl you do not need.

Peel back vinyl

STEP SIX: TRANSFER DESIGN ELEMENTS

Once you’ve finished weeding, cut a piece of transfer tape to size. Peel the backing off of the transfer tape and apply the grid-side over each design. Be sure to smooth over your design a few ties to adhere the transfer tape.

Tip: I find it easiest to first cover the entire design with one piece of contact paper, and then go back and cut the design into its individual pieces.

add contact paper to design and burnish

STEP SEVEN: ADD DESIGN TO COFFEE MUG

Next, turn each piece of the design over and gently peel the original backing away from the vinyl leaving the words and images imprinted onto the transfer tape. Lay each piece of the design (one at a time) on the mug where you want it.

Go over it a few times using a Cricut spatula or a credit card edge to ensure the vinyl sticks to the mug, and then slowly peel off the transfer tape. Repeat for each piece of the design.

begin adding vinyl to the DIY Halloween coffee mug smoothing as you go

STEP EIGHT: ALLOW TO SET AND THEN ENJOY

And that’s pretty much it! I do recommend that you wait at least a day before using the mug to give the vinyl time to fully adhere to the mug.

Cute, isn’t it?!

HOW TO MAKE A DIY HALLOWEEN COFFEE MUG WITHOUT A MACHINE

To make this DIY Halloween Coffee Mug without a cutting machine is also easy!

Note: you may need to use several coats of paint to get the desired coverage you want on the mug. And remember to allow enough time for your coffee mug to dry between coats.

  1. Clean the coffee mug with alcohol.
  2. Print and cut out the ghost stencils.
  3. Carefully paint on the wording using the letter stencils you choose. Allow to dry completely.
  4. Once dry, carefully paint the ghosts, again using stencils.
  5. Allow the mug to dry completely before using.
This fun DIY Halloween coffee mug is  so easy to make! All you need is a mug, some vinyl, and a Cricut

DIY HALLOWEEN COFFEE MUG CARE INSTRUCTIONS

UPDATED 2021: I have been using my mug for well over 5 years now and it still looks just as good as the day I made it! I attribute this to two things;

  1. The type of vinyl I used – outdoor, waterproof vinyl, aka Oracle 651
  2. The way I care for it – carefully hand washing it.

HOW TO WASH A DIY COFFEE MUG

Even though the vinyl is supposed to be dishwasher safe, I highly recommend hand washing the mug so it will last a long time. To do this:

  • Use warm, soapy water and a soft sponge to gently clean it inside and out. Do not rub too hard.
  • Gently and carefully towel dry immediately after rinsing.

Now that your Halloween coffee mug is finished, how about a delicious coffee recipe to pour in it?

HOW TO MAKE HAZELNUT MOCHA DELIGHT COFFEE

This Hazelnut Mocha Delight coffee recipe is one of my fall favorites. Made with Dunkin’ Donuts Dark Roast, chocolate syrup, hazelnut syrup, and a few other tasty ingredients, it’s heaven in a mug!

You can scroll down to find the complete recipe for this coffee recipe in an easy-to-read recipe card that you can print for free! But first, here are some step-by-step photos and tips that explain the process in better detail.

Hazelnut Mocha coffee in glass mug

KITCHEN TOOLS YOU MAY NEED TO MAKE HAZELNUT MOCHA COFFEE RECIPE

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For this easy hazelnut mocha coffee recipe, you will only need a few common supplies and ingredients. Kitchen tools you may need include:

HAZELNUT MOCHA DELIGHT INGREDIENTS

This delectable Hazelnut Mocha Coffee is made with flavored syrups, milk, and coffee. To step it up a notch, try topping it with whipped cream and chocolate shavings!

To make this heavenly mocha recipe you will need:

easy hazelnut mocha delight coffee recipe in mug
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HAZELNUT MOCHA DELIGHT INSTRUCTIONS

Making this delcious coffee recipe is a breeze! As is, this recipe makes a single mug of coffee.

STEP ONE: BREW COFFEE

  • Brew a single serving of dark roast coffee.

STEP TWO: COMBINE AND WARM INGREDIENTS

  • While the coffee brews, place chocolate syrup, hazelnut syrup, vanilla, and whole milk in a mug.
  • Microwave for 30 seconds

STEP THREE: MIX TOGETHER

  • Add the brewed coffee to the mug.
  • Stir to combine
  • Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
  • Pro Tip: I use a chocolate candy bar and veggie peeler to shave it

STEP FIVE: SERVE AND ENJOY

This step is pretty much self-explanatory! 😉

DIY halloween coffee mug along with some Dunkin Donuts coffee and creamer in a gift basket

Halloween Gift Basket Idea

If you need a creative Halloween treat, why not make a coffee lover’s gift basket using your DIY Halloween coffee mug? Simply find a cute basket, line it with Halloween-themed tissue paper, fabric, or anything else you’d like.

Include the coffee mug, a coffee scoop, and a bag of Dunkin’ Donuts Dark Roast or any other tasty flavor! I added Dunkin’ Donuts Pumpkin Spice in mine to go along with the Fall/Halloween theme.

Dunkin’ At Home

Speaking of Dunkin’ Donuts, did you know you can enjoy your favorite signature Dunkin’ Donuts coffee from the comfort of your home? I’m talking all of your favorite roasts including Seasonal flavors and even a Bakery Series!

And if you haven’t tried the Dunkin’ Donuts Bakery Series, you are seriously missing out! There are all sorts of amazing flavors including Cinnamon Coffee Roll, Vanilla Cupcake, Blueberry Muffin, and even Caramel Coffee Cake! It’s a liquid dessert in a cup! Dunkin at Home coffees come in both bags and K-cups and can be found at your favorite grocery.

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Yield: 1 cup

Hazelnut Mocha Coffee Recipe

hazelnut mocha coffee recipe in mug topped with whipped cream

Spice up Fall with this silky smooth, delicious Hazelnut Mocha Delight coffee recipe!

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp Dunkin' Donuts Dark Roast
  • 2 tbsp chocolate syrup
  • 2 tbsp hazelnut syrup
  • 1/4 tbsp vanilla syrup or extract
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • whipped cream (optional)
  • chocolate shavings (optional)

Instructions

    1. While the coffee brews, add the chocolate syrup, hazelnut syrup, vanilla, and whole milk in a mug.
    2. Microwave for 30 seconds
    3. Add brewed coffee to the mug, stir to combine
    4. Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
    5. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1 cup

Serving Size:

1 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 327Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 84mgCarbohydrates: 68gFiber: 1gSugar: 61gProtein: 3g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.

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jennifer

Saturday 8th of October 2016

i LOVE that DIY coffee mug. we keep dunkin donuts coffee in rotation at my house. everytime we have company, that is always their go to coffee selection.

Jasmine Watts

Friday 7th of October 2016

That Halloween mug is so cute! I would love to make my own mugs! Love this idea!

Mimi Green

Wednesday 5th of October 2016

You mug is so cute and festive. I'm a sucker for a fun mug and I totally own a Cricut. I just need to get the correct vinyl and I'm so trying my hand as a custom design.

Alaina Bullock

Thursday 6th of October 2016

Thank you! It was a lot of fun to work on! Definitely go get you some vinyl - the options are limitless!

Jennifer

Wednesday 5th of October 2016

As a coffee lover, I absolutely loved your DIY Halloween coffee mug! Gives me some ideas for a few co-worker gifts!

Alaina Bullock

Thursday 6th of October 2016

Thank you! I was thinking of doing the same, but for my neighbors! Sort of like a Halloween Boo Kit.

Bonnie @wemake7

Wednesday 5th of October 2016

That is so awesome. I love these cups, they came out really cute. I would love to make these.

Alaina Bullock

Thursday 6th of October 2016

Thank you! I had fun making it!

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