DIY Holiday Mugs

Created by: Elisabeth McKnight, Bella the Blog

When the cold weather hits, everyone loves a good cup of hot chocolate, coffee or tea. Invite the kids into the kitchen to get creative with this simple craft that makes the perfect gift for friends or family.

Having a good centerpiece can make a world of a difference when entertaining. The best type is one that takes hardly any time to create, yet is also affordable.

This arrangement is perfect for Thanksgiving dinner, especially if you're doing the cooking as well. It takes less than 5 minutes to prepare and you can get everything you need while you're shopping for the rest of your Thanksgiving groceries.

What You'll Need:
  • Plain white mugs
  • Oil-based paint pens
  • Stickers
What to Do:

Place your desired sticker on the mug and make sure it has adhered evenly. Then, using the colored paint pens you want, make dots all around your sticker. It's fine if your dots overlap and if some are larger than others.

Once you've covered your area with dots, remove the sticker. If needed, use a cotton swab and some nail polish remover to get rid of any bleeding paint or misplaced dots.

Finally, place the mug in a cold oven and turn it up to 350° F. Bake for 30 minutes, then turn the oven off. Let the mugs fully cool in the oven.

Gifting tip: Fill your new mug with a few bags of your favorite hot chocolate and a small bag of marshmallows for an easy present.

View Party Plan: Holiday Housewarming