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DIY, Gold Monogram Mugs

Why do we pay so much for things we can make for just a few bucks? A couple of nights ago, while Zoey was asleep and the husband was busy working, I was bored out of my mind (!) and craved for something easy & creative to do.

I decided to make some personal gold monogram mugs. This was like literally 10pm at night. Yes, sometimes I come across as a little crazy! But if you knew how easy and fast this project was, I’m actually not that crazy.

Don’t these look as good as store bought (or better)?! I made one w/ my initial, one w/ the “&” sign, and the 3rd w/ my husband’s initial. I also thought about making one for Zoey but considering that she’s only 1 yr old, that would be silly.

This project took me about 20 mins, if even that (not including drying and baking time).  Marker set me back $4, everything else I already owned.

1. Using double sided tape, tape the craft letter onto the mug

2. With the glass paint marker (they come in all colors!), outline the letter

3. Carefully remove the letter. Leave as an outline (and be done!) or fill in the outlined space w/ the marker, which was what I did for the “&” sign.

4.  Let dry for 4 hrs.  In my case, I let dry overnight.

5. Bake at 325 for 40 mins.  (This step depends on the type of marker you use so check the instructions).

You can also write your own message! I wrote this on the other side of the mug.

The great thing about this project is that if you don’t like the way it turned out, you can wipe off what you wrote and start over. It hasn’t set unless dried and baked.

Great gift ideas, especially for that newlywed couple!

Dahlias from our garden are still flourishing.

And in case you’re curious, here’s what’s happening on my nails plus some gold glitz on the ring finga.

‘Til next post, Kellie.

45 Comments

  1. christina

    SO cute! Where did you get your craft letters? Thanks for sharing!

  2. This is a wonderful idea! You just gave me the perfect V-Day gift idea for my in-laws! I hope they turn out as pretty as yours!

  3. I’m also preparing for my wedding so your blog is so helpful and perfect for me right now! great ideas- thanks for the post!
    & Thanks for following my blog :)

  4. Those mugs are so cute! And that mani is fierce! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  5. Thanks for the blog love, and the gold monogram mugs are great! I pinned them on Pinterest, love the post :)

  6. Thanks for following my blog! I hope you enjoyed the post and will come back again soon :) I like this idea a lot! I will look into glass markers for another ceramic project (wedding…oh, wedding) I have coming up. Your blog looks fun and fresh – I’ll be stopping by for sure.

  7. emilyannfrances

    This is a great idea and I love the photo of your mani (Sapphires in the Snow). I’m going to enjoy following this blog. Thanks for stopping by mine, too.

  8. Hi Kellie! Thanks for sharing this easy do-it-yourself personalized mug. Since I’m also a mom (and a homeschooling mom at that), I have a thing for activities that my kids and I can do together. Fun activities done together are the special moments our children take with them as they grow older. :) I’m blessed to have an artist like you follow my Organic Coffee blog. Thank you and to God be all the glory! I look forward to seeing more of your works and reading more of your musings. May God bless you and your wonderful family! :)

  9. I concur with all the comments: This is a great idea worthy of Christmas gift giving! So beautiful and I love that you stacked them to make a pretty little vase!

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  11. you have just answered the question of what I’m giving for wedding gifts this fall! and with two weddings in back to back months I needed a quick gift. thanks :)

  12. Absolutely love this idea. I just did it for my friends who just got an apartment. Super easy and chic.

  13. Elise

    Thanks for the great idea! I’m planning on making these to put in the welcome bags for out of town guests coming to my daughter’s wedding! I found white mugs online for 2.00 each. Question- should I use a stoneware mug or a porcelain mug, or does it even matter? Thanks again!

    • Hi Elise- I’m not sure whether stoneware or porcelain is better. I think what’s important is that you should make sure that the type of mug you buy can be baked. Good luck! Best, Kellie

  14. Those are amazing! I am definitely going to be purchasing the supplies myself. They would make great holiday gifts too!

  15. polly

    what a great ideal, I think I will do this for Christmas gift for my bother & sister in law. Love you nails.

  16. LOOOVE your nails! I love doing two different colours on my nails. I wud choose either one nail with a differnet colour and the rest of the four nails another colour or a 2-3 combination. I random it for the left and right hands.

  17. rosyragpatch

    I really like these. What a good idea – filed away for trying sometime soon. Thanks!

  18. I get it too. Beautiful work, and something that even I could do, but not without getting all the stuff, then going back to get the rest of the stuff I forgot to get. Thanks for visiting my site. I’ll enjoy following yours.

  19. So cute!! If it was perfect it wouldn’t be so attractive and calling out to us to try it,
    Keep up the ideas and share them.. I love those sudden ideas that pop up in our minds ANYWHERE and ANYTIME :O)

  20. I love these- so pretty. I, too, will randomly start craft projects late at night when bored and still full of energy! I totally understand the feeling! :-)

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