Free Candy Cane SVG for Mugs, Signs, and More

How fun is this Candy Cane SVG made into a holiday mug?! It makes a great handmade Christmas gift and is perfect as a beginner permanent vinyl project with a Cricut or Silhouette machine.

If you are new to cut files and the world of cutting machines, don’t worry – this is an easy, clean holiday SVG which has been tested just for you. The free candy cane SVG will make quick work of a gift bag, mug or tumbler, or even a cute holiday sign.

Christmas Gift Mug made with free candy cane SVG and permanent vinyl cut with Cricut or Silhouette on plaid and holiday background with text which reads ruffles and rain boots.
Make this adorable Christmas gift mug with these Christmas cut files for Cricut or Silhouette!

Rae Dunn Inspired Candy Cane Mug

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I have make a lot of gifts for friends, neighbors, gift exchange parties, and teachers (they get a gift card, too). This year, I have a lot of grown ups on my list and I am planning to put together as many hand made gifts as I can so I’m starting early.

I have a Cricut Maker, Explore Air 2, and the Cricut Joy, so I’ll be busy running them all. The first thing on my list was this Rae Dunn inspired candy cane mug. Isn’t it just too sweet?


This Cricut mug gift is so fun but the actual craft is just minutes – I don’t even think I spent 10 minutes on the entire thing! I was able to make 6 mugs in about 20 minutes, so if you are batching your holiday crafts, this easy mug is a great addition to your crafting plan.

If you’re ready to make some homemade Cricut mug gift, let’s get started.

How Do I Download The Christmas SVG Files?

Scroll down to get the link to the shop for the free SVG files. Please share this page to Pinterest or a crafty Facebook group. Your shares are how this site grows and I am sincerely grateful. 

Easy Christmas gift mug idea with text which reads Handmade Mug Gift with vinyl scraps and Free Cut File.

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Tips to Make This Rae Dunn Christmas Mug

  • Get all 4 SVG files – just click here to get the Christmas SVG files. They’re in our store, so while you’re there, poke around and see if there are any other fun Christmas SVG files you’d like to grab to make more fun handmade gifts for Christmas!
  • When you’re working with vinyl, be careful on round surfaces, to work from the center outward. That way you don’t end up with any wrinkles and it’ll follow the curvature in the best way possible.
  • Use the Christmas SVG files here to also make Rae Dunn inspired ornaments. These ceramic round white ornaments or wood rounds with these pretty stilted words for Christmas ornaments would be too too cute.
  • You could make home decor wall art from these Christmas cut files with your Cricut or Silhouette. Just pop the marker in the blade holder for a paper piece or use permanent marker on a white wood sign.
  • Make a set of pillow cases or a throw pillow for a refresh of holiday decor.
Adorable Christmas Gift Mug with Free SVG on plaid background.

How Do I Make this Rae Dunn Inspired Candy Cane Mug?

Below is our written tutorial and if you have any questions, please use the comment section. I love using all of my Cricut machines, so I should be able to answer or help.  

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Rae Dunn Inspired Candy Cane Mug

Adorable Christmas Gift Mug with Free SVG S

What a great gift this Rae Dunn inspired candy cane mug makes! I love the lettering and this handmade gift is so easy--you can make a ton in no time!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5




  1. Wipe each mug you want to personalize with alcohol to clean off the surface. 
  2. Place the desired cut files in your preferred design program and size to fit your mug (be sure to measure width and height for placement).
  3. Put the 651 vinyl to the light grip mat and cut the file after adjusting your material settings to vinyl. photo collage tutorial of how to make a Rae Dunn Inspired Cricut Mug Gift Collage 1
  4. Weed the vinyl and cut the transfer tape to lift it. If you’re new to using vinyl, be sure to burnish the vinyl with a scraper tool so it will adhere properly to the tape. Be careful of any tiny pieces, such as the triangle in the uppercase A – you need those on the mug or it just looks silly. 
  5. Flip the tape over and remove the backing from the vinyl letters (the letters should be facing down). 
  6. Slowly and carefully place the tape on your mug, lining up the letters on the top or bottom edge in order to get an even application.
  7. Press the vinyl down, starting with the middle, then working down and outward, as you are working on a curved surface.
  8. With the scraper tool (or your fingers), apply pressure to all of the vinyl, smoothing out any air bubbles. 
  9. Gently and slowly, lift the transfer tape, starting at the top right corner while pressing down the area just ahead of your edge as you pull up (if you’re right-handed, lift with your left hand and press items down with your right right). Because this is a thin font style, I use the pick when anything important raises with the tape. photo collage tutorial of how to make a Rae Dunn Inspired Cricut Mug Gift
  10. Fill the mug with the candies, tie on the ribbon and add the care instructions gift tag.
  11. Allow the vinyl to cure for as long as you can (24-48 hours) before gifting. 


  • Place the mug on a pillow to keep it in place while adhering the vinyl. 
  • When putting vinyl on curved surfaces, work from the middle and move outward.
  • These mugs are not dishwasher safe (per the instructions on the permanent vinyl), however, many of us have had success with putting them in the top rack and the items lasting years. If giving as gifts, mention that they are not dishwasher safe. I have included a gift tag for you with this information. 
  • For more fun Rae Dunn inspired crafts, visit Ruffles and Rain Boots!

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