DIY Painted Mug Tutorial

DIY Painted Mug TutorialDIY Painted Mug Tutorial
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Mugs are often considered as the “generic” gift of choice – especially during the holidays. They are one of the items that is seen as a “safe bet” when you are not sure what to give other people for Christmas. Why don’t you make mug-giving a bit more special? This tutorial by Bubzbeauty will teach you how to decorate your own mug and I’ll also be sharing with you a few more ideas on how to make this gift-giving experience extra special.

Tools And Materials Needed:

1. White Mugs
2. Ceramic Painting Set
3. Pencil (for tracing the outline of the drawing)
4. Paint Brushes
5. Old Newspapers


1. When it comes to decorating your own mugs, it’s always the thought that counts. It doesn’t have to be neat or perfect. If you’re not good at drawing, you can just decorate with the person’s name and create circles, hearts and stars! Be more adventurous with color. Different vibrant shades can make your mug look more unique!

2. Make your gift-giving more special by filling in the mug with some of his/her favorite candies or other treats! You can even fill it in with teabags or chocolate drink sachets! Be more creative with it! Wrap the whole thing in pretty ribbons and attach a tag with a special handwritten note.

3. You can also make someone a cake in a mug! Here’s the recipe that I found that will surely bring a smile on his/her face! (This is also a good idea for those of you want to throw a small, quiet dinner with close friends because the process is really quick and easy)

Chocolate Espresso Mug Cake


1. 3 Tablespoons All Purpose Flour
2. 1 Teaspoon Instant Coffee Powder
3. 2 Tablespoons Sweetened Cocoa Powder
4. 2 1/2 to 3 Tablespoons Sugar (depending on how sweet you want it)
5. 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
6. 2 Tablespoons Milk
7. 1 Egg
8. 2 Tablespoons Oil
9. 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract


1. Combine all of the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
2. Add the wet ingredients
3. Pour into a greased mug and microwave on high for 90 seconds.
4. Check to see if it’s done by poking a toothpick in the middle of the cake. If it comes out clean, then it’s already baked. If not, microwave it some more for a few seconds. Try not to overbake or else the cake will go hard.
5. Once it’s done, dust it with some powdered sugar or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. You can even sprinkle some white chocolate shavings!

Note: Make sure that your mugs are microwaveable before embarking on this recipe.

Original Recipe link:

Ok, here’s the video: