07 January 2012

Weekend DIY: Mug Projects

When it's cold outside everything evolves around a hot mug of something - tea, coffee, hot chocolate... The feeling of holding a mug exuding warmth in a freezing white winter day is incomparable to any other treat! 

This is my ode to mugs - in the form of favorite DIYs. Enjoy!

1. If you love adding your touch to the objects around you, this project is for you. Grab your favorite mug, a porcelain pen, make a stencil and go create! Perfect gift idea!

Personalized mugs by Green Wedding Shoes

2. There is another way to make your cup of hot chocolate unique - by adding a cookie of your choice right in!

It could be a house

Or a falling star!

3. And, in the end, why not use your leftover Christmas candy canes to beautify your coffee? You can easily turn them into colorful sugar "cubes" in different shapes with the help of this tutorial.

Peppermint sugarcubes by Homework

Whichever tutorial you choose, make sure you stay warm!

P.S. Also, don't forget to take the Simple Living Pledge.


  1. That personalized mug is great, I can hardly wait to try it out:)Thanks Sonya.

  2. The personalized mug is adorable, but I have to say... those house cookies are just hilarious!! xD Great finds!!

  3. These are such great ideas! I hope you will do a DIY for the gingerbread house cookies!

  4. Taylor and Laurie, those houses are crazy, aren't they!

    Laurie, the link right under the photo leads to the DIY! But just in case, here it is: http://www.notmartha.org/archives/2009/12/18/a-gingerbread-house-that-perches-on-the-rim-of-your-mug/

  5. the mini ginger bread houses are awesome! they look funny :)

  6. Think the gingerbread cookies are simply great. Will look out for the DIY on that as it would go down a treat hereabouts!

    All the other suggestions look good too - just wish I had time to have a go myself.

  7. What a great idea for a post! You are so right - I am totally into warm right now. All of these are fantastic but that little house - oh my gosh! Cutest idea ever!

    Hugs - Brandi

  8. Cool finds, I love the cookies you can hang on your cup!
    Everyday Inspired

  9. These cookies are nice and easy to do! We will try them for the next teatime we have look good!