Day 3 Gift Idea: Floral Coffee Mug DIY

Floral Coffee Mug DIY

Floral Coffee Mug DIY

Floral Coffee Mug DIY

Day 3 of my 50 DIY Days: Floral Coffee Mug DIY

It’s really no secret that I love coffee mugs and I *might* have too many… might. I mean, the thing is that I want my coffee to sit in a cute vessel, not something plain and boring. That’s why I like to makeover plain coffee mugs! Plain white coffee mugs are pretty darn easy to find. Most stores (like Target or Cost Plus) carry plain white mugs, but I suggest checking out your local thrift shop. There’s a ton of mugs that are in great shape and just need a new home (and makeover). I used paint for all of my past coffee mug makeovers, but for this Coffee Mug DIY I got to try something new. I just found out that Mod Podge now makes a dishwasher safe gloss. Yup! That opens up my crafting mug options to using fabric, glitter, and even paper items. SOOooo, that’s what I did for this DIY. I created three lovely floral printables (that you can download for free on the original Better Homes and Gardens blog post).

Supplies you will need to make my Floral Coffee Mug DIY:

  • white coffee mug
  • free printable coffee mug florals (printables found on the Better Homes and Gardens blog post)
  • Mod Podge Dishwasher Safe Gloss
  • soft paintbrush
  • scissors
  • rubbing alcohol
  • clear acrylic sealer spray

So, the glue used for this project does need 28 days to cure, but that means you still have plenty of time to get these mugs made for Christmas gifts! If you want to check out the full Floral Coffee Mug DIY (and get the free printables to make your own), head on over to the original Better Homes and Gardens post.

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Are you wondering what the 50 DIY Days is? Each year I share a bunch of holiday DIY ideas to inspire crafting during the Fall. Starting now, through early December, you’ll find a ton of great ideas to get you ready for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and any sort of holiday gift giving. You can check out this link to explore past DIY Days.

– Chelsey

P.S. I am a paid contributor for the Better Homes and Gardens blog. If you create any of these mugs, I’d love to see it! You can share a link in the comments below, or tag me in Instagram with a photo, @thepapermama and use the #papermamafriends hashtag.


  • Natalie on said:

    omg this is so cute! i didn’t know modge podge did a dishwasher safe gloss – this is a major gamechanger!!

    Natalie / Salt & Sail

    • Chelsey on said:

      Seriously. SO many things I’m going to have to make now.

  • Haley on said:

    These mugs are so cute! I already have way too many mugs too but this DIY is just too cute to pass up!

    • Chelsey on said:

      Can you really have too many mugs? 😉

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