DIY Stencil Coffee Mugs


DIY Stencil Mugs

If you are like me, you can’t function in the morning without your cup of joe! The unmistakeable aroma and the comforting steam make it a special moment of the day. How can it get any better? — how about with a personalized and adorable mug?

Whether you are searching for an easy gift idea to show someone you love how much you care about them or want to spruce up your own kitchen cupboards, you have to give this DIY a try.

Not crafty? No problem! This DIY only has a few steps and any beginner can do it!

On a budget? No problem! Use some inexpensive mugs from the dollar store, Walmart or Target. You can even reuse old mugs at the back of your cabinet that you haven’t used in years. Pick up one or two bottles of paint which will only cost you a few bucks. If you don’t have stencils laying around, you can even use stickers and paint a stripe around the stickers, then peel them off.


  • Ceramic Mug
  • All-purpose paint (I love Martha Stewart’s Multipurpose Paint)
  • Stencils
  • Sponge Brush
  • Painters tape


  1. Wash and dry your mug. You don’t want any moisture on the mug as it may interfere with the stencils and paint.
  2. Use the painter’s tape to create your chosen pattern. Don’t be afraid to get creative! Add a few stripes or try a chevron print. 
  3. Paint it up!
  4. Let your pattern dry about 30 minutes.
  5. Tape on your stencils (Tip: Try the Martha Stewart’s Peel & Stick stencils which have adhesive backing. They don’t require tape and can be reused over and over again.)
  6. Paint on those letters!
  7. Let dry about 30 minutes.
  8. Peel off stickers and admire your work!

This craft has endless possibilities so get creative, and get going!

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