Doodles on your dishware? Why not? Create custom cups with your own designs in just a few easy steps.


Materials for painted mugs

Gather your materials for a mug marking session. Here’s what you’ll need:

Create design

Download a clip art design from an online source or draw your own design on paper. Using scissors, cut the drawing from the paper.


Cut transfer paper

Cut a piece of transfer paper slightly larger than your drawing.


Tape drawing and transfer paper to mug

Tape transfer paper, carbon side down, and pattern onto mug.


Draw design onto mug

Trace with pencil to transfer the design. Remove pattern and paper.


Outline design on mug

Trace the lines with a paint pen.


Add color to design

Repeat or add other motifs to create a design that wraps around your mug.


Create a colorful mug

Of course, if you’re a confident artist, you can draw freehand blooms directly on the mug with your specialty markers. Not happy with your design? Clean off the ink with window cleaner or soapy water then, draw again.

Once you’ve settled on a look you love, bake the mugs in the oven according to manufacturer directions.


Painted cups on shelf

The artwork will be food safe, dishwasher safe, scratch resistant, and utterly unique.


© Caruth Studio

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