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There is something special about making an easy DIY mug – you can let your creativity flow. Here is the photo of a beautiful mug my daughter made me for Mother’s Day when she was 10. She traced around a “J” sticker and added dots – so easy!!!

monogram DIY mug gift

I’m excited to have Jennifer here today to tell you how to make these beautiful mugs. Take it away Jennifer…

There is a place where us craftaholics can go and spend hours re-pinning ideas and inspiration. I’m not sure if you have heard of it *laughs*, but there is this website called Pinterest and it has become my new obsession. Whoever created that website deserves a huge high five and maybe some homemade brownies.


DIY mug

I have seen a lot of tutorials on making customizable mugs and just knew I had to give it a try.

These mugs are such an easy thing to make and a great DIY project.  You could even let the kids decorate one for a special gift (I would love to get one made by my kiddos… hint hint hubby) or fill them up with candies ect to use as teachers gifts.

All you need is a mug, sharpies (using oil based sharpies will last longer and allow the mug  to go through the dishwasher without washing off the design) and an oven, (yep that’s it). Make sure your mug is clean and dry before you begin. Simply draw your design onto your mug and place in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Let cool completely.

DIY mug

I am not an artist. Truthfully I can barely draw a stick person so it might have been a better idea for me to use a stencil or to have transferred the image on first, but I like the way it turned out.

I found the mug and sharpies at the dollar store, so the total cost for this project was just over $3.00 (you can’t beat that!).

DIY Mug Tutorial

Have you ever made a DIY mug?

You may also like this inspiration on how to make your own fairy garden.

how to make a fairy garden

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This post was contributed by Jennifer Hunt  – You can follow Jennifer @GGgodess on Twitter!

Debbie White Beattie

Thursday 14th of December 2017

I can't believe you made those mugs because they're beautiful but you must be really creative to make so such lovely things


Tuesday 17th of June 2014

I did this as a Mother's Day gift for grandmothers in my life from my 15 month old, but the sharpie didn't bake on, it rubs right off. Has yours been ok? Maybe I messed something up...

Jennifer Hunt

Tuesday 8th of January 2013

I can't wait to see all of your mugs!


Monday 7th of January 2013

Thanks for great easy tip. It looks like so easy and anyone would love such a thoughtful gift.

Colette S @JamericanSpice

Monday 7th of January 2013

Oh this is such a great idea! I already know what I would like to say on my mug! Awesome!