10 DIY hand-painted mugs – a great gift for everyone

Making hand-painted mugs seems like something a child would do. But it’s actually a great way of personalizing a mugs and it’s also a very nice idea for a gift you might like to give to a close friend. In this article we have gathered several examples that will show you how you can do that and that will hopefully serve as inspiration for your own original project.

Hand Painted Mug.

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Let’s start with something simple. A project for which you’ll need a porcelain mug, porcelain outliner and patience. First make sure the mug is clean and dry. Then start painting. You should use a tiny brush or you can use the tube without anything else. Once you’re finished, let the paint dry for a day. To make the paint dishwasher-safe, just put it in the oven after you have turned it off and leave it there until it cools to room temperature.{found on witandwhistle}.

Fun mug.

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If you prefer something more fun and playful, here are some great design ideas. You’ll need mugs, liquid lead glass stain, a brush and acrylic ceramic paint. First draw the outline of the image you want to create using the liquid lead. Then paint the image between the lines. Let it dry and enjoy.{found on madeinpretoria}.

Monogram Mug.

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You can also personalize your mugs with monograms. The supplies you’ll need are scissors, a pen, tape, graphite transfer paper, a black porcelain pen and a print out with the initials you want to use. Cut out a piece of transfer paper and an initial. Tape the initial and the paper to the mug and then trace the lines. Then use the porcelain pen to trace over the lines of the initial. Let it dry and enjoy.{found on designmom}.

Chalkboard mug.

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Here’s another great way in which you can customize a mug. You’ll need tape and chalkboard paint. Use the tape to create a straight line that will separate the painted area from the rest of the mug. Then apply chalkboard tape to the bottom area of the mug. Let it dry and write a message.{found on cherry-plum}.

Striped mug.

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If you like stripes then you should use them. Here’s how you can make striped mugs: you’ll need white coffee mugs, porcelain paint in the colors of your choice, a thin paintbrush and a cup of water. Pour a little paint into a disposable plate and dilute it with water. Then paint the stripes on the mug using the paintbrush. Let it dry for 24 hours. Then bake the mugs for 35 minutes to make the paint dish-washer safe.{found on southerninspired}.

Messages.

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If you want you can also write all sorts of messages on the mugs. First you’ll need to write or draw on the mug using a sharpie. Then all you have to do is bake it in the oven and it dry. This way the design you have created will become permanent. It’s very simple and it’s also fun.{found on gingersnapjordan}.

Painted mugs.

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Another great idea would be to paint something nice on the mugs. Take a plain mug and select the ceramic marker you want to use. Then get creative and draw on the mug. After you’re happy with the design, take the mug and put it in the oven. Let it cool and then enjoy.{found on lanared}.

Gold painted.

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With a gold-leaf pen you can personalize your mugs and also give them a chic new look. You can use the pen to draw hearts on the mugs and to get them ready for Valentine’s Day or to simply create simple and beautiful designs. If you don’t want the design to wipe away when wet you should apply a glaze over it.{found on hellolidy}.

Another chalkboard mug.

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Here’s another nice example of a chalkboard-painted mug. As in the case of the already presented project, for this one you’ll need a white mug, masking tape, black chalkboard paint and a paint brush. Tape around the top of the mug and make a straight line. Then paint beneath that line and apply a few coats of chalkboard paint. Remove the tape and let it dry. Then bake the mug and feel free to write anything you want on it.{found on abeautifulmess}.

His + Her.

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This last project is as simple as it gets. You just need a sharpie and a mug. You can give them cute makeovers in just a few minutes. Instead of a mug you can also use any porcelain dish. The sharpie can be any color you want. Draw on the surface of the dish and then bake it for around 30 minutes to make the design permanent and dishwasher-safe.{found on abeautifulmess}.