DIY | Painted Mugs

DIY | Painted Mugs

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I have seen so much pretty hand painted mug projects on Pinterest that I really wanted to try it for myself. And I must say that it’s a lot of fun!
It’s also very easyand inexpensive, which makes it even better!
And now every time that I see someone drink from my own designed and crafted mugs, it gives me that proud feeling :)
 DIY | Painted Mugs
Take a plain mug. (I bought mine at the eurostore). 
Decide which kind of ceramic marker you want to use. We have a different selection of ceramic markers here in Holland, so I think it’s best to just go to your local craftstore and see what they have. The marker that I used is a black ceramic marker that is also dishwasher proof. 
DIY | Painted Mugs
Start getting creative! Just draw anything you like on them with the marker. The marker I used could also be removed with a wet napkin during the drawing process, so I could easily fix any mistakes I made.
Then just put your mugs in the oven according to the instructions on the marker.
All done!
DIY | Painted Mugs

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  • Anna Evers 13th December 2012 at 7:21 pm

    in love with your drawings … it has a style that reminds me of Scandinavian illustrators … gorgeous!

    a n n a · e v e r s

    • Lana Red 22nd December 2012 at 10:36 am

      Thank you! I have been looking for a particular style to draw lately to practice my drawing skills, and I never knew how I could find drawings in the style that I am interested in for inspiration. (besides a lot of searching on etsy and pinterest)

      So after I read your comment, I googled scandinavian illustrators and found exactly what I was looking for! Thank you!

  • Dat Zit Wel Snor 13th December 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Lijkt me heel leuk om te doen :D

  • Erica 13th December 2012 at 7:35 pm

    These are a lot of fun! I just love your little drawings, especially the windmill. :)

  • caty 13th December 2012 at 7:37 pm

    lovely. heerlijk

  • Anonymous 13th December 2012 at 8:17 pm

    I can hardly wait to try these! (The product description says to avoid putting on surfaces that will come in contact with food. I wouldn’t draw too close to the rim of a mug because you don’t want to end up eating the finish.)

    • Lana Red 22nd December 2012 at 10:37 am

      My ceramic marker didn’t mention anything like that, so I think it depends on which marker you use. But avoiding the rim is a good idea :)

  • Sophie 13th December 2012 at 9:18 pm

    I made some for my friend as a christmaspresent and I draw the silhouettes from Alice in wonderland on it. But I definitly will do some with a kind of your design, it looks so pretty :)

    greetings from germany
    Sophie :)

  • kiosc 14th December 2012 at 3:53 pm

    so sweet !! Great idea and a lot of fun :)

  • Emu 14th December 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Emus Upcycled Gifts is nominating you for the Liebster Blog Award whether you choose to participate or not (and for the “rules”), please know that I have found much inspiration from your blog.

  • Jennah 15th December 2012 at 1:28 am

    Love love love these!


  • Kathie 15th December 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Oooh I LOVE these mugs!

  • Ashley 15th December 2012 at 6:31 pm

    love the mugs! so cute :)

  • Jennah 19th December 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Hi Lana! I recently found your blog and am now a fan&follower :) These coffee cups where so cute and saved me from the agony that was planning my sister-in-laws Xmas gift! I made a post at, and credited you of course :)

    Have a lovely Christmas back in Europe! No snow here in San Francisco Bay… :(


    • Lana Red 22nd December 2012 at 10:40 am

      Hi! I just love it when someone shows me how they used my tutorial! I love your mugs and the Paris theme looks great! Thank you for linking back to me!

      Happy holidays! And no snow in Holland either… :(


    • Jennah 24th December 2012 at 6:16 pm

      Your mugs look so great, could not resist :)

      Oh :( I hear they have a massive amount of snow in Finland already (we don’t have a white Christmas too often), and now there’s a snowstorm, when everyone is driving around :S

      Keep up your amazing work!


  • Emily 20th December 2012 at 11:16 am

    I love these so much! Your illustrating is beautiful!

  • Jennah 6th January 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Hi again! I’ve given you some link love at, since your DIY was one of my Top 10 DIYs from other bloggers :)


    • Lana Red 12th January 2013 at 2:34 pm

      Thank you for the link love! Your list is great!

  • Pienkel 19th June 2013 at 8:15 am

    Cute mugs! I’ll try it out with the kids this summer, looks like less mess than the Hema-DIY-mug-painting-sets we’ve tried before… Where did you buy your marker? Living at Terschelling I quite depend on online shops for crafting materials. I’ll let you know when it’s tried and blogged about :-)

    • Lana Red 28th June 2013 at 3:12 pm

      Hi Pienkel!

      I bought mine at Pipoos. And I think they also deliver!

      Good luck!

    • Pienkel 19th July 2013 at 8:23 pm

      Thanx, I’ll try that!

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