DIY Gift Mug


I’ve seen mugs like this floating around the Pinterest world, so I decided to try and out and make one for myself! Or rather, for someone else :)

The project was beyond simple!
Porcelain mug (mine is from the dollar store)
Permanent markers
Print-outs of your state/province (if you want one designed like mine)



I chose to use Alberta and Ontario photos because I was sending the mug to a friend living in Ontario.
All I did was tape the cut-outs to either side of the mug, trace them, and connect the dots between our homes with the permanent markers. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes to let it set, and you’re done!
Mistakes are easily wiped away before it goes in the oven, so don’t worry about errors as you draw. Also, I washed the mug after it had cooled. Scrubbing it took some of the marker off, so I simply re-applied ink to the dodgy bits and cooked it again for another 30 minutes.
I advised my friend to always handwash it, and not to scrub the outside too hard – if it fades softly, she can always re-trace the lines herself :)


Go and make your own now! Enjoy!


4 thoughts on “DIY Gift Mug

  1. Glad to be that someone else :)
    Thanks again, your gift was so thoughtful and I’m still smiling. Ps- its the third day in a row I’ve had the tea, yum!
    Luv ya,

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