Tutorial: Do-It-Yourself Personalized Mug

Hello to you on this beautiful Monday afternoon! =] Today, I would like to share a tutorial for making a dishwasher and microwave-safe personalized mug. It’s really easy, and costs just under $5.00 to make! All you need to get started are the following materials:

A plain glass mug (I got mine from the Dollar Tree)
A glass paint pen (around $3.00 at Hobby Lobby- less if you have a 40% off coupon. =])
Glass cleaner
Cookie sheet or pie pan… just something to bake the mug on.
An oven

Without further ado:

First, take your mug, and thoroughly wash it to remove any excess dirt.

Next, wipe down the entire outer surface of the mug with glass cleaner to prep the glass for the paint.

Now, take your paint pen

and press it down firmly on a flat surface to get the paint started.

Here comes the fun part! Using the paint pen, decorate the outside of the mug however you wish. I’m a fan of big band music, so I used it for my theme. I’m planning on making more with Bible verses and book quotes next. =]

Place the mug on your cookie sheet and bake in the oven at 375^F. for 45 minutes.

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO BAKE YOUR MUG WITHIN 4 HOURS OF DECORATING THE OUTSIDE. If you don’t bake it within 4 hours, your mug will not be dishwasher safe. =]

Pull out of the oven and allow to cool.

Then, give it a good wash and…

….make a good steamy mug of coffee to enjoy! =]

That’s it! You’re finished! Enjoy your new handcrafted creation, or make a special gift for a friend- the possibilities are endless. =]

Have a blessed day!
~Miss Court

3 thoughts on “Tutorial: Do-It-Yourself Personalized Mug

  1. Oh it’s so much fun! I see these mugs all the time on Pinterest and they always make me think of you, dear, for some reason. 😀 I LOVE your versions you created…which inspires me to make one for another friend sometime who likes oldies music too. :) Bible verses is a great idea too. Fun, fun! So many creative ways you could do these…love ’em! 😀

    Thanks for sharing your lovely little tutorial!
    ~Rachel~

  2. love this! I have seen different tutorials floating around the internet, but some people have said the ink did not stay on. Yours looks like it will truly stand the test of time, and the dishwasher! I am going to get a mug at the dollar tree, and a paint pen at Michaels, and start creating! Thanks for posting such a great how-to!

I would love to hear from you! =]