DIY Personalized Mug Ideas

DIY personalized mugs are a great gift idea for Mother's Day, Father's Day, Teacher's Gift, and so many more! A great gift for kids to make, as well.

And...I don't know if you've heard this about me, but I loooove coffee. One of my favorite things about coffee (besides the taste and caffeine), is the fun mugs to drink it in! But sometimes I can't find the perfect mug or I don't want to buy one, so I have made a list of all my favorite DIY mugs!

What kind of paint will stay on ceramic mugs?

Most acrylic paints work great but some are meant for unglazed ceramics. Check the label to be sure if you are using a glazed ceramic mug (like most would be). 

DIY But First, Coffee Mug by Drugstore Divas

But First, Coffee Mug by Drugstore Divas

This is a very simple idea, but surprisingly hard to implement on your own. If you're like me you can't make pretty fonts without reading a DIY, which is why I need this post!

Monogrammed Marbled Mugs by Dukes and Duchesses

Monogrammed Marbled Mugs by Dukes and Duchesses

These have such pretty colors and are great for personalizing!

Food Safe Personalized Mugs by Amy Latta Creations

Food Safe Personalized Mugs by Amy Latta Creations

These are easy, and unlike quite a few other personalized mugs they can be used for almost anything! Microwave safe, dishwasher safe, and food safe!

Can you use normal Sharpies on mugs?

Why? Sharpie has specialized markers just for mugs. Regular Sharpies don't hold up to dishwashers and heavy washing in the same way as the specialized markers do. Be sure to clean with alcohol and cure in the oven!

Hands Off Mom's Coffee DIY Mug by Fun Handprint Art

Hands Off Mom's Coffee Mug by Fun Handprint Art

Isn't this a cute idea? I love the thought of using your own kids' hand outlines!

Marbled Nail Polish Mugs by Strength and Sunshine

DIY Marbled Nail Polish Mugs by Strength and Sunshine

These are such a great use of any nail polish you were thinking of throwing away, and so simple!

DIY Personalized Sharpie Travel Mug by Sustain My Craft Habit

DIY Personalized Sharpie Travel Mug by Sustain My Craft Habit

Making things with Sharpie is just so simple and so underrated. Use Sharpies to make a travel mug!

Moustache Crafts - Mug Gift for Dad by Red Ted Art

Moustache Mug Gift For Dad by Red Ted Art

This is just too adorable! You could even personalize the mustache to make different characters or people. Love it!

Tea Lovers Mug by Dukes and Duchesses

Tea Lovers Mug by Dukes and Duchesses

Isn't this just so clever and cute?

Father's Day Beard Mugs by It Happens in a Blink

Draw Your Own Father's Day Beard Mug by It Happens In A Blink

I guess I just love mugs with facial hair. Just like the mustache mugs, you can customize these however you'd like!

How to Make a Sharpie Mug by Live Love Texas

How to Make a Sharpie Mug by Live Love Texas

This is a mug I would drink out of. And it utilizes Sharpie, so it's easy to make!

DIY Tea Lovers Mug by It Happens in a Blink

DIY Tea Lovers Mug by It Happens in a Blink

I like this mug because it just looks so clean. You can hardly tell that it was homemade.

Handmade Cat Mug Gift by Tried & True

Handmade Cat Mug Gift by Tried & True

This mug is just so precious! Make it for any cat lover.

Sharpie Dot Mug by Organized 31

Sharpie Dot Mug by Organized 31

This is another mug that doesn't look handmade, and it's so cute!

DIY Unicorn Mug by The Decorated Mug

DIY Unicorn Mug by The Decorated Cookie

Who doesn't love a unicorn mug?

I hope you are inspired to try your hand at making your own mug. For you, or for a gift. Either way, these personalized mugs are a great project!

1 thought on “DIY Personalized Mug Ideas”

  1. Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

    This would make a great gift! I have an idea about making it "Italian" after caffè goes with Italy as much as pasta and vino. Thanks for the great tutorial. I wish they made this same type of cup with a handle :-) Have a great Sunday!!

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