No, you aren’t having De ja vu and you’ve probably seen this tutorial before but this DIY mug project is too cute and easy of a project to pass up as a holiday gift!
If you’re like me, you have tons of presents to pick out for the holidays which equals lots of cash. This year I plan on spending the bulk of my christmas shopping on my little munchkin since she’s actually capable of opening the wrapping this year! But I can’t totally skip out on everyone else, right?!
I orginally was looking for a way to personalize tumblers for my bachlorette party but that proved not as easy as I thought. Then I revisited the idea for Christmas and came across this DIY custom mug.
Now when I say super cheap supplies, I mean SUPER CHEAP supplies! I made gifts for 7 people for 1.71 a piece! I bought plain white mugs from the dollar store for (surprise) one dollar a piece and these Craft pens from Michael’s for $10 and the amazing cashier gave me a coupon for 50% off! A lot of these tutorials tell you to use Sharpies but these were much cheaper.
The process is CRAZY easy and it literally took me 25 minutes to design 6 mugs, including the one I smeared and messed up…more on that later. Here are the steps to follow.
1) Get Creative! I decided to quote my coworkers favorite sayings. But be sure to let the paint sit for a couple minutes before you touch it. If you’re going to design front and back like I did, work on a few “fronts of a few mugs, then work your way back around to make sure it’s dry.
3) Let cool overnight and you’re done!
That’s it! These were a big hit with my coworkers so I will definitely be making a few more for a couple people.
I even had time to make one for myself 😉