DIY Coffee Mug

I previously posted a cute little engagement gift basket that I had created for my newly engaged best friend. In the basket were two coffee mugs with the sayings… “One Lucky Mr.” & “Soon to be Mrs.”

This is a really simple, fun and easy DIY you can create if you want to add a personal touch to any gift. Now I do not have the best hand writing but I think the imperfections and handmade look are what makes the gift that much more special.

This is an inexpensive project as well so instead of spending $12.00 on a coffee mug from Target, you can just look up some inspiring quotes on Pinterest and make one yourself!



1. Paint Pen.  (I got mine from Michaels)

2. Two plain coffee mugs. (you can pick these up at any craft store)

-You will also be using your oven.


Again, I do not have the best hand writing so I had to re-do the sayings a few times before I got the look I wanted. To do this simply wipe the mug with a cotton ball soaked in rubbing alcohol and dry.

Here are a few more sayings you could add for an engaged couple:

“I popped the question…” & “I said YES!”

“I do.” & “Me too!”

“Let’s have coffee together…” & “for the rest of our lives.”


Once you have your desired look, bake in the oven for 40 min at 375 degrees. To avoid cracking heat up the mugs in a cool oven. The baking should make the mugs dishwasher safe. But I would still hand wash just to make them lat that much longer.


And that’s it, you’re done! Like I said its a simple project that can add a personal touch to any gift.

Thank you!



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