November 14, 2012

DIY Chalkboard Mugs

When I  first stumbled across this idea here, I immediately got on Amazon and ordered the chalkboard paint. I loved these mugs and wanted to make some for myself right away. 

This project couldn't be simpler, as long as you have the right tools. Really, all you need is tape, mugs (I tried it on a glass mug as well as a porcelain one), a paint brush and the right kind of chalkboard paint.

It's a simple Christmas craft to make with your family and friends.

Keep in mind, the mugs need to "dry" for 24 hours before baking them, so it isn't a make & take sort of thing. 


Click here to buy the paint. You may also find it a Dick Blick.





FYI: Each mug required two coats of paint




*follow the directions on your chalkboard paint, but these should be microwave and dishwasher safe. I've microwaved both mugs, but I've only hand washed them at this point. 


If you are making these as a gift, fill each mug with a few pieces of chalk and your favorite treat to enjoy with coffee or hot chocolate.

If you are making them for yourself, make sure you write yourself a note each day on the mug. Because, why not? 

64 comments:

  1. I was looking for something for the nieces and nephews as they stay with me this Holiday season. This is PERFECT! No matter what cup they get, they can say it's their's by writing their name on it. No fighting! I'm going to give them with Xmas PJs and a Xmas movie. Perfect Christmas Eve night gift!!

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    1. I didn't read through all of the comments so not sure if it was said yet. But it looks like JoAnn's has chalkboard paint, so I would assume Micheals as well. That way, for all your Christmas present do-ers who may be making several of them, you can use the 40%-50% off coupons for even more savings!!

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  2. Awesome! Doing these for sure.

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  3. Probably a really stupid question. Do we bake the mug after letting the paint dry for 24 hours?

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    1. Bake after...
      The paint is tack free in a few minutes, and fully dry after a minimum of 24-hours; once fully dry, it may be baked for 35 minutes in a domestic oven at 150-degree c (300-degree f) for an enameled finish and dishwasher resistance

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  4. adorable gift idea!

    xo - heather
    www.ThisLifeIsYours.com

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  5. So it really does work! I've seen this on Pinterest but I was too scared to try it on my own in case I managed to screw it up lol! I might have to try this now :)

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  6. How long did you let the first coat of paint dry before applying the second coat?

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    1. about 10 minutes, but it depends on how heavy your first layer of paint is

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  7. This is cute..I have done lots of chalkboard things, but not a mug ( I need to try this!)

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  8. Love these. So making some for Christmas. Thanks for the idea!

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  9. This is such a cute idea! Perfect for sweet gifts!

    Chelsea
    Haute Child in the City

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  10. I am so doing this for Christmas presents this year!

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  11. I love these!! Thanks so much for a cute and inexpensive gift idea! Please do more DIY posts!!! One question...where can I find chalkboard paint?! :)

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    1. Nevermind...I just re-read and saw you bought it on Amazon! :)

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  12. So cute! I can see this would be addictive!

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  13. These are sooo adorable! Thanks for the fun craft!

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  14. What a cute idea! I have had some plain white mugs for awhile looking for ideas on what to do with them - this is great!

    http://fixingforfriday.blogspot.com

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  15. This looks really cool! I'm wondering how many cups can you do with that much paint?

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  16. I love this idea!! I've been trying to decide what to do for Christmas for a few people and I think this would be perfect. Do you know about how many regular size mugs you can do with one bottle of paint?

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  17. LOVE this idea! I always struggle with what to get my cousins (task became mine after my mom moved away) & this is perfect! I think I'll fill with Starbucks Via (instant coffee) & a gift card!

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  18. Such a cute idea, I basically love any project that involves chalkboard paint.

    Kristina

    Kristina does the Internets

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  19. These are great! My mother-in-law got us some mugs that were chalkboard-ready for my (now) husband and I's engagement party and had people sign it. That would be a great idea for a party gift or for a shower/birthday. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. My brain literally exploded when I saw this post! This is a fantastic idea and seems so simple. I might pull this trick out when doing all of my friends' christmas gifts. Thank you for sharing!

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  21. I love chalkboard paint. Someday I want to have a chalkboard wall in my kitchen! The whole wall!!

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  22. omg! this is so awesome love the idea for a gift and love it even more for my own home. will be partaking in this project as soon as the paint arrives! thanks!! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  23. these are adorable, and such a good idea!

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  24. How many mugs does that one little thing of paint make?

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  25. This is a great idea. I can think of a few good uses for that chalkboard paint!

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  26. I didn't read through all of the comments so not sure if it was said yet. But it looks like JoAnn's has chalkboard paint, so I would assume Micheals as well. That way, for all your Christmas present do-ers who may be making several of them, you can use the 40%-50% off coupons for even more savings!!

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  27. I know this is totally random, but where did you get your awesome paint brush rack in thats in the background of some of your pics? I love it and love this idea, chalk board paint is huge part of my gift giving this year. I may have to try this too!

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  28. I LOVE this idea! Thank you so much for a fabulous DIY Christmas idea! :)

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  29. This might have just decided my Christmas "friend" gifts.

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  30. GREAT teacher gift ideas!!! I can't WAIT to make these!!!!

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  31. OMIGOSH! I am TOTALLY doing this! After I "pin" it, of course! So cute.

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  32. Love it. Question? Did that 45 milimeter bottle provide enough paint for both those mugs? Just wondering how many bottles I would need for about 6 mugs. Thanks!

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  33. I love this idea! Definitely putting it on my list of potential Christmas gifts.

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  34. Great idea! We take it for the christmas gifts!

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  35. Ooh I think I know something I need to include in my teacher SIL's Christmas present this year!! Great idea!!

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  36. Oh my goodness, what an amazing idea! I'd love to try this

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  37. What a lovely idea! Thank you for sharing! :)

    xo Ella

    http://ellarow.com

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  38. What if you have chalboard paint but like spray paint do we still have to bake it and then can we wash it and re-use the mug?

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    1. * chalboard my bad sorry

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    2. Chalkboard ** ^

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  39. Totally making this as a gift for Christmas! Awesome idea!

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  41. Will this work with valspar wall chalkboard paint too?

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  42. Could you use other mugs besides porcelain?

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