This Handmade Mug Gifts post is sponsored by PaintedbyMe.
As always, all opinions and ideas are my own.
What is it about mugs that brings out the whimsical and silly side of people? You may eat off of fine china and crystal stemware but it’s a safe bet you drink your morning cup of joe out of mug with a little personality. That’s why I’m absolutely crazy about the new PaintedbyMe markers and mugs, they make customizing and giving Handmade Mug Gifts so easy!
Whatever level of inspiration and customization you desire, PrintedbyMe has got you covered. With tons of different marker colors, mug options, and reusable stencil packs, the sky’s the limit! Everything will be available on ilovetocreate.com, joann.com, and select Jo-Ann stores.
I gotta be honest with you, starting with a completely blank mug was a little nerve-wracking! There’s just something about a blank slate that stops me in my creative tracks. The good thing is that even if you make a huge mistake (which I made often!), you can just wipe away the design with rubbing alcohol prior to baking. I don’t know how many times I changed the cat mug before finally deciding on the minimal look! (You can see one of the erased designs on the T&T Instagram page)
After you’ve finalized your design, all you have to do is bake in a non-heated oven at 375 degrees for 40 minutes. Allowing the mug to warm and cool with the oven will prevent cracking during this step. Your super cute mug is now food, microwave, dishwasher safe! How cool is it that when you use the PaintedbyMe markers and mugs together, they are FDA-approved food safe?!
Now all I have to do is fill the mugs with either candy, tea satchels, or instant coffee packs and I’ve got a personalized gift! I’m planning on giving the Kindness mug to one of my son’s teacher’s and the Cat mug to my cousin for her birthday. I know they’re going to love them since the mugs perfectly match their individual personalities to a T. I made two little labels to go with each of these mugs and thought I would offer them to you guys as well. Hope you enjoy!
Want to know more about the PaintedbyMe products? Visit the PaintedbyMe product page for more detailed information along with tons of great holiday and celebration inspiration. Happy mug making!