Top Tips: Creating a Collage Mug

Learn how to create your very own personalised collage mug with these simple steps!

Top Tips: Creating a Collage Mug


It is important to note that the process of creating a collage gift is very similar across all Snapfish products! (Please note – collage prints are not yet available!) 

1. Add your favourite photos to your project. Remember, you can select as many photos as you would like for your collage mug.

2. Currently mugs only have a few ready made layouts available, however this does not limit you. The new Snapfish builders are built to allow you to be as creative as possible!

collage mugs

3. In order to start creating your collage mug, drag and drop an image onto the original template, and then press the shuffle button.collage mug
collage mug

4. Shuffling your layout should give you an area of ‘white space’ on the template where you can drag and drop the rest of your chosen photos (at this stage the placement of the images doesn’t really matter).

collage mug

5. Once you’ve added all of your photos to the design, use the shuffle button again to create your own custom collage layout. Each time you press the shuffle button a completely new layout will be produced. (Please note, shuffle will not move non-photo objects such as embellishments). 

collage mug

collage mug

collage mug

6. Keep shuffling your photos until you find the perfect layout for you. If you want to go back to a previous layout, simply press the undo button.

7. If you find a layout you like, but want to make a few tweaks you can edit your layout. There are many ways you can edit your layout. You can:

  • Add additional photos by dragging and dropping photos from your photo well.
  • Edit the size, orientation or location of photos in the layout using the tool bar.
  • Delete photos. When you delete a photo from a layout note that its frame remains on the mug. You can also remove the frame by using the “delete” button on your keyboard again.

collage mug

8. When moving your photos you may notice the bright pink lines that appear. These lines will help you to align your photos, text and embellishments.

collage mug

9. Once you are happy with your layout, you can further customise your collage mug by using backgrounds, embellishments and text. Backgrounds include colours, textures, patterns and collections.

collage mug

Background featured in this mug design can be found in the folder:  Patterns > Organic Triangles

10. Adding embellishments to your collage mug helps to personalise your design. There are now over 3,000 embellishments for you to choose from, add as many as you’d like to your collage mug. In this example, we have decided to use a fun ‘Hello Sunshine‘ embellishment, to go with the bright summery theme.

collage mug

11. If you want to take a closer look at your design when trying to place embellishments, click the zoom in button, then once you’re finished zoom out to see the whole design.

collage mug

12. If you choose to add text to your design, you have the choice to change the font type, font size, font colour and overlay a mix of fonts to make your message stand out.

collage mug

In this example we have chosen to add ‘Family Fun’ in the font ‘Glastonbury’ in size 26.

collage mug

13. Once you’ve completed your collage design, click ‘Review & Buy’ and this is what your collage mug will look like once printed!

collage mug

All featured embellishments can be found in the Themes > Magical Moments 

collage mug

All featured embellishments can be found in the Themes > Watercolour Memories

collage mug

All featured embellishments can be found in the Kids > Princess

collage mug

All featured embellishments can be found in the Basic folder > Frames & Corners.

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  1. Do you still do the large mugs. I have ordered one some time ago but can only seem to find 11oz mugs at the moment?

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