Mother’s day is in four days and I am sure most of us are last minute people who have no idea what to get the moms. I know it is easy to just go out and buy flowers and a card… But there is more meaning when something is handmade. I think today’s society we forget what is important. It is not all about how much you spent or what brand it is. It’s about the thought that counts!

I am a Mother myself and also a HUGE coffee/tea drinker. Yes… It’s that bad! Well, today’s tutorial I will be showing you how to makeover a simple mug. Perfect for the moms out there who loves drinking coffee or tea. Mental note for any of the dads who are reading this: if you have younger children, you can actually help them make this as well. Get crafty with your kids! It is fun to get a little creative and show the mommies out there how much they mean to you!


Elements needed:

Plain white mug or tea cup

Sharpie Metallic paint pen in gold – they come in different colors as well. I got mine at Home Depot in the paint section.

Instructions: Draw the design onto the mug/tea cup. You can draw a heart or write memos on it. Allow for the paint to set for 24 hours. Once it has set, bake it for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

Easy right? Now you wrap it up in a box and add in a box of mom’s favorite tea or coffee. You can also make this for any occasion. The oil-based paint turns permanent after you bake it. You can actually use the pens on anything like plates, vases, and etc. I hope you all enjoy this tutorial! Let me know what other crafty ideas you want me to make. Have a great day!




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