Sunday, 29 January 2017

DIY Pinterest Mug Personalisation

This is my first ever DIY post, not gonna lie I was extremely nervous to do this purely because I had never done it before and didn't want it to be a complete and utter fail. I'm actually quite impressed with how I have done though. I wanted to start with something easy so decided I would do a little DIY personalisation mug and went all out with the glitter kind of. I didn't want it to be OTT just subtle pretty and cute, I think I got the balance right?
So how did I do this?
I bought a plain white mug from Tesco which cost £3.50 (you can get white mugs cheaper from so many other places, I just liked this style). You will also need PVA glue, glitter, an old brush and some sharpies which I already had which was ideal for this.
I used my old foundation brush to put on pva glue to the bottom rim of the mug and sprinkled fine gold glitter on top and tapped off the excess, I just put a little bit glue over the places it looked a little sparse and sprinkled more glitter on and done the exact same on the handle. I let this dry for a little bit before drawing on the little face with my sharpies, I had to go over the black a few times to get it really opaque. I let this all dry for a good few hours and then popped it into the oven heated at 180 c for 15mins. Let it cool down completely and wipe clean

Note: if you are using this for drinking from you will need to varnish the glitter, as this is a decorative piece for me I have not varnished it.
Have you ever done a DIY post? Let me know in the comments below
Love Gill x


  1. This mug is the cutest. I pin so many crafty ideas but never get around to actually doing them! Glad to see it was a success.

    Roxie | The Beautiful Bluebird

    1. I know I used to pin them all the time I'm just glad I actually done one lolx

  2. This is so cute and great way to use old mugs as organisation too! I also love the glitter touch :)
    Kathy x