DIY Painted Mug – Fun Handmade Gift

DIY painted mug - handmade gift idea

Are you in need of a last minute handmade gift – something for a friend or maybe for a deserving hostess? I was recently in need of a quick gift idea so I put together this DIY painted mug in minutes. It takes less than 30 minutes to make excluding drying time – and you only need a few supplies. I especially love the metallic paint on the stark white mug. Here’s how I made it!

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You won’t believe how easy this is.

Make sure to clean the surface of your mug. Smooth down your adhesive stencil carefully.

Use the foam pouncer to apply the silver paint. It’s better to use less paint and more coats than to glob it on. I did a few layers.

Peel the stencil off immediately and let dry to the touch. I always wash the stencil immediately.

Then use the snowflake stencils in different sizes. Smooth them onto the mug inside the dotted silver oval.

Then pounce on the snowflakes. Keep repeating until both sides are painted.

Here’s the finished design up close so that you can see the metallic paint. Isn’t it pretty? This didn’t take long to make, and I could do about 200 at once! Okay, maybe not that many . . . I hope you’ll give a painted mug a try – you’ll have so much fun, and the gift recipient will love it. Maybe tuck some coffee or hot cocoa into the mug to make it extra special?