Painted Coffee Mug DIY

Hello readers!! Today I am turning my blog over to Leah and Chelsea of Life, Love, + Coffee Stains. They are new to the blogger scene and we share one major common interest…COFFEE! Please take a minute to follow them over on Twitter, Facebook, and Pintrest.

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I don’t know about y’all, but there are two things that we can’t live without in life: coffee, and crafting. And like all good coffee addicts, we also know that mugs make the perfect collectibles and gifts! We combined our two loves into this DIY – perfect for a girls night with a bottle of wine or to do with the kids for a keepsake that will last forever. It’s simple, relatively inexpensive, and so easy to make unique!

Cup 1



– Coffee Mug (we got this from the dollar store – yours doesn’t have to be white)

– Paint Brush

– Porcelaine 150 paint (amazon:– again, feel free to choose other colors!)


Cup 2



Step 1: Paint away! The best part of this craft is that there’s quite a bit of creative license! For multiple coats, give the paint a few minutes of drying time for best results.


Step 2: When you’re done painting, let the porcelaine 150 dry for at least 24 hours before baking.


Step 3: After drying, place upside down on the baking sheet and place in the oven BEFORE pre-heating. Turn the oven on to 300 degrees (fahrenheit), and once the oven is DONE preheating, set the timer for 30 minutes.


Step 4: After 30 minutes, turn off the oven, but do not remove the mug and baking sheet. Once the oven (and your mug) are completely cool, you’re good to go!


Note: I believe that once baked, the mugs should be dishwasher safe. However, we hand wash ours just to be on the safe side (who wants to waste all of that hard work?!)


Step 5: Fill with coffee and caffeinate!


Have fun!


Latte Love,


Leah + Chelsea

Cup 3


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  1. Logan Can

    I love this idea! Now if only I could paint halfway decent… haha

    • mrsdmeeks

      LOL but it could be fun to do a kid handprint or something! Christmas presents for grandparents!

    • mrsdmeeks

      Leah and Chelsea did an awesome job! I can’t wait to try this with my kids…they are arts and crafts fanatics!

    • mrsdmeeks

      Tea? Hot cocoa? Water? Gatorade?

  2. Stephanie Cox

    I wasn’t sure how to do this craft… the exact “cook” time. Thanks for clarifying!

    • mrsdmeeks

      You’ll have to let us know how it turns out when you try!

  3. Mary B (Eat Drink and Be Mary)

    I’ve have been wanting to make my own coffee mug for so long. This mug is too cute, and seems like such an easy DIY craft. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • mrsdmeeks

      Me too!! I think that I might have the kids help me make some coffee cups for their teachers this year 🙂

    • mrsdmeeks

      Thanks!! Leah and Chelsea made such cool mugs 🙂

    • mrsdmeeks

      Thank you!! Happy to have you here!

    • mrsdmeeks

      I am already thinking ahead to teachers gifts!

  4. Tameka

    Not a fan of coffee, but I could always make one for tea.

    • mrsdmeeks

      Perfect for tea, hot cocoa, or even water 🙂

  5. The Unextreme (@TheUnextreme)

    Great idea! I agree with above comments–this would make a great craft idea for kids as well! Thanks for sharing at Whatever Wednesday!

  6. ajarzens

    This is such a cute idea! I love the half painted from the bottom mug!

    • mrsdmeeks

      The dollar store is amazing!!

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