Crate & Barrel Every Day Mug ($3)
A few weeks ago, I bought four basic white mugs like the ones above and personalized them using colored Sharpie markers and personalized them using this tutorial. I am really happy with how they turned out, and I’m not crafty, by any means. This would be a great gift to give co-workers, or have your kids personalize them and give them to relatives.
If you prefer your mugs pre-decorated, Crate & Barrel has a large selection of mugs from basic to beautiful. West Elm also has a nice selection of coffee cups, including this sweet gold heart-printed coffee mug, and half of the proceeds from their charity mugs are donated to various non-profits (both are $10). Nordstrom is carrying these whimsical Magpie alphabet mugs ($16) and these colorful Kate Spade mugs with a message written inside the rim ($20).
As for travel containers, Barney’s is selling these chic and simple Pantone color mugs for $17. I own this Bodum 15-oz travel mug ($13) and I use it all the time for my morning tea.
share pix of your decorated mugs!
Belle, did you bake your mug like in the tutorial?
I did bake it. Not sure how they will hold up over time, but they made a good cheap gift.
Thanks for the gift and craft inspiration. So far we’ve done mugs and ALSO used the same technique on a solid color round christmas ball ornament. Now to convince my kids that they can do it too!