Even though Christmas is over, it’s still not too late to create your own DIY winter mug! You can enjoy your personalized design in various ways; by making the experience of drinking morning coffee more pleasant or giving it to your friends or family – nothing evokes a smile on one’s face as big as gifts you do by yourself.
Inspire yourself with a few ideas on how to make a DIY winter mug. They are simple, and all you need to have is a little imagination. Pick the idea you fancy most, or combine them in a way that fits your taste!
Coffee Cup Sleeves
If you think you’re not manually skilled but still want to create your own winter mug – don’t worry. You can create your own coffee cup sleeve! It’s a great way to protect your hands from getting a burn from a hot mug, especially when you’re already late and want to grab your morning coffee in a rush. Pick a winter pattern available on the market, or create your own sleeve by painting the paper template.
Using coffee cup sleeves can be a great marketing strategy! If you want to create personalized branded gifts given as extra in your shop – seasonal coffee sleeves will do the job.
Painting on Ceramic Mugs
If you forget about a Christmas present, or your Christmas order still hasn’t been shipped one month after the holidays, rush to the shop for a ceramic mug and use a little creativity.
The variations of patterns you can draw are endless. If you’re new to DIY, your project can be as easy as drawing a snowman’s face on a ceramic mug. If you’re a specialist in the field – don’t hesitate to draw beautiful snowflakes or winter landscapes.
If you want to draw on ceramic mugs, you have to use the right materials, so that the paint won’t wash out easily. The best paints that would be permanent so that you and your friends could enjoy them for a long time are oil-based paint pens. You can buy them in different colors.
When you paint your winter pattern on your ceramic mug, put it into the oven following the package’s instructions and enjoy hot cocoa in your new mug.
Sticky Back Plastic
Using sticky back plastic is another solution to do a DIY mug in 15 minutes, at an affordable price. You don’t need to be a skilled artist to make it. What’s more, it’s a great solution if you want to spend your winter evening doing DIY projects with your kids and have some fun together!
All you need is a plain white mug, sticky back plastic, and a porcelain pan. Buying one pen is enough to make a great gift, but you can play with various colors and shapes. Draw a shape you like on sticky back plastic and cut out the middle of the shape. Start with simple shapes, like a cute snowman or winter candy.
Then, stick the plastic onto your mug, smooth the edges and start scribbling. Let it dry for a few minutes, remove the plastic, and enjoy your beverage in your new crafty mug. What’s more, some pens are safe to be washed in the dishwasher, so search for the ones that would allow your mug to be with you for a long time.
Knitted Mug Warmer
Long winter evenings are a great time to take up a new hobby. Maybe you want to try knitting and prepare a knitted mug warmer to make the experience of sipping your favorite warm beverage more unique? They look adorable and warm your hands if you fancy drinking coffee on your balcony on cold winter mornings.
You’ll need to know how to cast on, knit a stitch, purl a stitch, and how to cast off. It might sound a little bit complicated if you’re new to knitting, but don’t worry. There are plenty of tutorials that can be extremely helpful with the first steps with snitching. The only materials you need are knitting yarn, knitting needles, a yarn needle, and a pair of scissors. Once you get more advanced, you can play with various patterns and designs.
The Bottom Line
If you choose those DIY winter mugs ideas, you won’t need to have creative skills and expensive materials. Nearly anyone can make them with a little imagination and patience. Even the youngest can have great fun from spending long winter evenings on crafting – your kids can become happy crafters and have creative ideas to make custom coffee mugs!
Nothing gives so much joy as things you’ve created by yourself. Let a little winter magic come to your place and have fun with the whole family. Don’t give up if the first trials will be a failure! Who knows, maybe you’ll discover that you’re more talented than you thought?