DIY Mother’s Day Mug

May 20, 2013 by Liz

Make a simple DIY mug for your mom for mother's day, birthday or just to show her you love her! | www.gimmesomestyleblog.com #diymug

This past mother’s day was great! We spent the actual day in Branson, MO at Silver Dollar City with Tanner’s family. His brother was in town for a week visiting from Colorado and we decided to take advantage of that and take a short weekend trip together. It was so much fun!

Since we were out of town on mother’s day we decided to celebrate the next day with a cookout over at our place with my family. We loved having them over and sharing that special day with my mom!

This year I decided to jump on the personalized mug train and make a fun little mug for our mother’s. It was crazy easy and definitely worth the time! Maybe next year your mother can enjoy a new mug? Because you guys know… “Home is where your mom is” ;)Make a simple DIY mug for your mom for mother's day, birthday or just to show her you love her! | www.gimmesomestyleblog.com #diymug

What you’ll need: 

Make a simple DIY mug for your mom for mother's day, birthday or just to show her you love her! | www.gimmesomestyleblog.com #diymug Make a simple DIY mug for your mom for mother's day, birthday or just to show her you love her! | www.gimmesomestyleblog.com #diymug Make a simple DIY mug for your mom for mother's day, birthday or just to show her you love her! | www.gimmesomestyleblog.com #diymug Make a simple DIY mug for your mom for mother's day, birthday or just to show her you love her! | www.gimmesomestyleblog.com #diymug

What you’ll do:

  • Wash and dry your mug
  • Draw your design or text directly onto the mug–left hander’s be careful of smudging! (As if I need to tell you guys this–the life of a lefty..)
  • Let the text dry completely and follow directions on the pen for the next steps. Mine said to let the paint cure for 8 hours and then bake in the oven at 375 degrees for 40 minutes

**Additional notes: I chose to use a ceramic/glass pen over a sharpie because I haven’t always had the best luck with the sharpie mug method. Ceramic pens are made specifically for glass, dishware etc. and I have read that they last much longer. My pen says that it is dishwasher safe, but I would still recommend hand washing for best results! 

And just for fun here are a few photos from our weekend with our mamas! :)

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Nothing like a old time family photo at Silver Dollar City!

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My name is Liz. I dwell in the "Paris of the Plains" (aka Kansas City) and am married to my highschool sweetheart. Together we have a dog named Veda and a 1976 VW bus. Both of which we love like they are our children. :) I write about all things pretty. I hope to leave people feeling hopeful and inspired as I share my little ideas with the interweb. Enjoy! Follow me on Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.

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14 thoughts on “DIY Mother’s Day Mug

  1. I used a painters marker by Elmer’s it didn’t mention porcelaine would it still stay?

    - daisie

    • I have not used Elmer’s painters markers before so I am not sure, you may check the packaging! I need to check into those though! :)

      - liz

  2. This is such a great IdeA! I am going to try this for fathers day present for sure!! My dad will just love it.

    Check out our new store on Etsy my sisters and I just opened! We make recycled bottle cap necklaces. We have been making them since we were in middle school (6 years ago at least now) and we are wanting to sell what is left of the last of our stock before moving onto our new and exciting venture!! :). Get them while you can. feel free to pass the site or the word on. Appreciate it!!

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/mihaby

    xoSami

    - sami

    • Sami,
      What a cute idea! Love the site. And I love hearing that it has been a passion of yours for so long! Keep it up!

      - liz

  3. I think these ceramic pens will work better than the sharpie kick. They never seem to work! cute idea, wish my mom liked warm drinks!

    - stefanie phelps

  4. Love the mug and the pictures!

    - Lesilee

  5. “home is where your mom is” is what i had the front of mom’s card say this year!!

    - peggy mckenzi