DIY Painted Mug Gift Idea


DIY Painted Mug gift idea – an easy and affordable way to make a personalized gift!

These mugs make the perfect holiday gift for friends and family and are so fun to make! You can get creative with different styles and colors. The possibilities are endless!

I'd melt for you painted mug gift - get the instructions at

I made two different versions of the snowman mug. One saying “I’d melt for you” and the other saying “I like warm hugs.” Cheesy and totally appropriate for an adorable snowman mug. ;)


I like warm hugs mug gift - get the instructions at

I also made these adorable chocolate spoons to go with them. For those, all I did was dip these wooden spoons in chocolate and decorated with sprinkles and mini marshmallows.

Chocolate dipped spoons - get the instructions at

These mugs were super easy to make thanks to the PaintedbyMe markers. Finally markers that won’t wash away and are food safe!

For the snowman, all I did was dots for the eyes and nose and a little orange nose.

DIY snowman mug gift - get the instructions at

You can easily wrap these up and make a cute gift as well! You can download the free printable tags I shared last year HERE.

DIY Painted mug gift idea - get the instructions at

Here’s the supplies you’ll need to make these mugs:


  1. Color your design onto your mug. If you don’t like it, you can easily wash it off (before you bake it) with warm water.
  2. Once you’re happy with your design bake it at 375ºF for 40 minutes.
  3. Turn off the oven and allow to cool before handling.

These mugs (when used with the PaintedbyMe markers) are food, microwave and dishwasher safe.

My kids also had a blast making their own mugs with the stencils. I’m thinking these would make great gifts for grandparents!

Kids craft personalized mugs - get the instructions at

I couldn’t help making a mug for my office as well. Because we all know I heart naptime. ;)

DIY naptime mug - get the instructions at

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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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10 comments on “DIY Painted Mug Gift Idea”

  1. These mugs are super cute! I want to try making some  for neighbor gifts this year!


  2. My daughter would love this idea.  This will have to be on our Holiday to-do list!

  3. So excited about this product, my daughter will love doing this. The filled mug will make excellent teacher gifts. One quick question; I couldn’t find the free Merry Christmas printable tag from your link. I am sure it is there and I am missing it. Thanks in advance for some more help with that!

  4. I love how easy these are! I can’t wait to make them this year!

  5. Oh My Word!!!  Adorable!  I’ve been thinking about gifts for my kids to make for grandparents and this one is perfect!!  Thank you!

  6. Have you used the PaintedbyMe markers on plastics? I have been trying to find markers that are food safe and these are the first that are claiming that they are.

    • Hi April! I have only tried these markers on glass. I don’t think they would work on plastic because the only way the marker stays on is if you bake it. Otherwise it would wash off, so I assume it would wash off plastic as well.

  7. Where is the mug from? I am in love with that style!

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