I have been on a thrift store roll lately! I found these cute coffee mugs for fifty cents each at the Goodwill. I’ve always wanted to try making my own personalized mugs so I thought I’d give it a go. It was actually quite easy. The craft itself takes minutes, however the curing time is what takes the longest. These personalized mugs make great gifts. You can fill them up with candy as a fun hostess gift or teacher gift. Here is how to make your own personalized mugs.
- Coffee Mugs
- Glass paint
- Paint Brush
- Adhesive Stencils
- Oven (optional)
Note: If you would like to cure your mug in the oven, make sure that the coffee mug you choose is oven safe.
Make sure your mugs are clean and dry. Wipe them down with rubbing alcohol.
Place your adhesive stencil in the desired area.
I used Martha Stewart gloss opaque glass paint and applied it with a paint brush.
You can peel off the adhesive stencils immediately after you are finished painting.
There are two ways to cure the paint. First you can let is cure naturally for 21 days, or if your mugs are oven safe, you can place them in the oven to cure. Let the paint dry for one hour and then set them in a cool oven. Set the temperature to 350 degrees and allow it to preheat. Leave them in the oven for one hour.
Here is an after photo.