diy coffee mugs

this is not a recipe… but it does involve baking. while perusing pinterest boards, i found a cute and easy do-it-yourself project. just use a sharpie pen to draw on a coffee mug and bake it to set.

i was inspired by a few designs, and wanted to personalize them. the first was a ron swanson mug on etsy that featured only the silhouette of his mustache and hair. it was simple and perfect for the person i made it for. i printed out the image, cut out the mustache and hair, and traced it onto the mug.

the next was a pair of his-and-her mugs that say what each person prefers to drink. the instructions are simple. write with sharpie and bake at 350F for 30 minutes:

DIY coffee mugs personalized with statements and baked

source: pinterest

i copied the above project but slightly altered it to personalize them more:

  • “he loves strong coffee”
  • “she loves black tea… with milk & sugar”


diy personalized coffee mugs


  • plain, white coffee mugs (i found mine at ikea)
  • sharpie pen
  • stencil (optional)
  • baking sheet


preheat the oven to 350F degrees.

trace the stencil, free-hand your design, or write a phrase using sharpie. take it slow because you only have one chance!

once finished, place the mugs on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes in the middle of the oven.

let the mugs cool on the baking sheet. do not touch them until they are fully cooled. you may smudge the design.

lastly – i have been told that the best way to care for these mugs is by handwashing them. they can fade over time in the dishwasher!

my finished diy coffee mugs

my finished diy coffee mugs

2 thoughts on “diy coffee mugs

  1. Pingback: Thrifty Thursdays | from house parties to housewife

  2. Pingback: Magnificent Personalized Coffee Mugs No Minimum |

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s