Three days left until Mother’s Day and I’ve got one last, super quick handmade gift to share with you. How many moms do we know that live on coffee? My hand is HIGH in the air!! I don’t even think it’s so much the caffeine as it is like my comfort blanket to carry around all day. Okay, who am I kidding? It’s probably equal parts caffeine and comfort.  Anyway, I LOVE a good {big} coffee cup and it’s a big bonus if it’s also cute to look at. I picked this one up at Target, grabbed a gold OIL BASED Sharpie (this won’t withstand the dishwasher with a regular Sharpie), and created an awesome Cup of Love for less than $5.00.
To make this mug, you’ll need:
Gold, oil-based Sharpie (found mine on the art aisle at Hobby Lobby)
A mug
Yup. That’s two supplies.
I tend to have a hard time keeping my text centered when I’m going freehand, so I used a mason jar lid and traced a circle with a pencil onto my mug. Next, just write your design onto the mug (I used my circle shape and added little dots around my text).  Let it dry for a full 24 hours, then bake in the oven at a low temp (like 225 degrees) for 2 hours. If you still have a pencil line left, you can gently wash it off with a wet cloth before you put it in the oven.
The mug will come out dishwasher safe and ready for mom . This was my mother’s day gift to myself. I’ve been using it for a week and a half now and I LOVE it!!!

Need more quick, inexpensive gift ideas? I’ve got lots more here.


  1. Brenda says

    Hi there,

    I just landed here via Pinterest where I searched black walls whit kitchen. I have a white kitchen just like your and want to paint the walls black. Can I ask you what color and finish you used . The walls look amazing !

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