Diy Painted Mugs

Diy Painted Mugs

I’m back from the Snap! Conference and I had the time of my life!  I am hoping to have a recap post up in a few days!  I am so excited to apply all the great stuff I learned to make this blog even better!  I made some amazing friends in just a short amount of time and can’t wait to build a stronger community!

I have been wanting to try my hand at crafting a painted mug  and I finally got a chance to do it! I haven’t tried washing these mugs in the dishwasher but they have held up great just being hand washed! 

  For my stripe mug I used two pieces of tape at an angle that met in the middle to create a thing stripe stencil between the two colors.

Mug Stencil

Using ceramic paint ( I used Martha Stewart’s)  use a small brush to paint your stencil.   Once finished and the paint is slightly dry, peel off your tape.  You don’t want to wait until the paint is dry or it will peel off with the tape. Follow the directions of your paint bottle for baking and drying time. 

For the polka dot mug I used a circle sponge brush to apply the turquoise dots and painted the handle. 

Painted Mugs



 I love how fun these mugs turned out!

Diy Painted Mugs Collage




  1. Diana says

    I LOVE this idea! I have been getting into crafting a lot lately and this is such an easy project for me. I am still a novice and so I need these type of easy projects to boost my confidence to bigger projects. One question, can you use any mug or should it be a certain type? Sorry if it’s a silly question….like I said, I’m new to doing these types of things!

    • Katie says

      There are no silly questions! How great to hear that you are enjoying getting crafty! Isn’t it such a fun outlet? Anyway…I think any mug will do. I bought mine at Walmart that was a little higher quality –I still only spent $3 on it :) but I was afraid a Dollar one wouldn’t bake well…If you just allow the mug to dry for 21 days then it probably does’t matter at all what you use! I hope that helps!

  2. says

    This looks fantastic! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party .
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  3. says

    These mugs are so cute! I love the colors you chose to use. I’m a polka dot lover, so those are my favorites. Might just have to make some of these for myself ASAP.
    I’d be thrilled if you’d link up at this week’s Off the Hook!

  4. says

    I know Im a little late because this is from last month, but I have a few questions. Im wondering if I can do this on plates and bowls and they still be safe to eat from. Can I bake it in my own oven or do I need a kiln? Lastly, are they dishwasher safe?
    I have been trying for years to find a dish pattern to match my theme and Im never satisfied with what I find. Thanks for your time!!


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