DIY | bride + groom coffee mugs

August 17, 2012

When you are a bride you want to personalize everything… just put ‘Bride’ on it and I’ll buy it! But the problem is that if it says Bride, it costs more! So why not just do-it-yourself! Super cute coffee mugs to drink out of on your wedding day with a darling message from your fiancé! And after you finish this adorable project make sure you put the porcelain paint pens to good use and make {this} project as well!!!

DIY bride and groom coffee mugs

SUPPLIES // cute coffee mugs in your choice of color and Pebeo porcelain paint pens.

DIY bride and groom coffee mugs

Start by cleaning your mugs and wiping them with rubbing alcohol to prep the surface. Then write GROOM or MR or whatever your heart desires…

DIY bride and groom coffee mugs

Then of course, the BRIDE or MRS or whatever you would like…

DIY bride and groom coffee mugs

After the first writing has dried, write your special message to your fiancé on the other side of the mug.

DIY bride and groom coffee mugs

…and have your fiancé write a message on your mug as well! Yes, me and handsome hubby switched jobs for once… he wrote me a cute message and I photographed him! He’s so cute.

DIY bride and groom coffee mugs

After the paint has dried for 24 hours, place your mugs on a cookie sheet and in a cold oven. Turn the oven on to 300 degrees F and bake for a total of 35 minutes. Turn the oven off and let the mugs cool down inside. After oven cured these mugs will be dishwasher safe. *Note: these are the instructions for these exact porcelain paint pens – if you purchase another brand please refer to those directions!

DIY bride and groom coffee mugs

Super cute and just darling to drink out of on the morning of your wedding!

DIY bride and groom coffee mugs

Perfect for photo ops as well! You could also could make these for all of your bridesmaids!!!

DIY bride and groom coffee mugs

As with all our DIY tutorials, if you create one of our projects please send us a picture or a trackback – We Love Seeing Your Creativity! Happy Crafting!

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DIY CREDITS // Photography: Studio 11 // DIY tutorial by: Jen | Something Turquoise // Cute black and white coffee mugs: Pier-One Imports // Pebeo Porcelaine Paint pens in white and black: Amazon // nail polish: I have a herring problem OPI


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Megan S.
August 31, 2012

Do you know how permanent these markers are? I read reviews that they chipped right off!

    Jen | Something Turquoise
    August 31, 2012

    Hi Megan! They definitely do not 'chip right off'. I test my crafts before I share them and would never encourage something in my tutorials that doesn't actually work. That being said, if you take your nail to the paint and scratch hard at it - you can scratch it off. If you have followed the painting and curing directions, regular top shelf dishwashing, WILL NOT remove your design. I have been using mine for over two months and no issues at all! Happy crafting!

      Megan S.
      September 1, 2012

      Good to know! I hoped people had skipped the drying step or something. I will make sure to hand wash these, thanks for the info!

Melissa
September 30, 2012

Where did you buy these coffee mugs? I really like the style of them!!

    Jen | Something Turquoise
    October 3, 2012

    Hi Melissa! All of the DIY supplies credits are at the end of each post. These mugs are from Pier One.

Rachael
November 6, 2012

have you tried writing inside of the cup with this marker? i am not quite sure if its safe to write inside as the ink might be poisonous?

    Jen | Something Turquoise
    November 7, 2012

    Hi Rachael! I haven't but I'm sure it would be fine.

Kristyn
April 10, 2013

Have you tried this technique on glass or is it just for porcelaine?

    Jen | Something Turquoise
    April 10, 2013

    Hi Kristyn! These specific pens are only for porcelaine but there are MANY many permanent glass paint pens available - like Sharpie's Oil Based Paint Pen: http://www.michaels.com/Sharpie-Oil-Based-Paint-Pen/gc1650,default,pd.html :)

      Kristyn
      April 10, 2013

      Thank you so much, your idea is great! I am going to make bride and groom beer mugs for us =)

Amanda
June 3, 2013

Hi, i was just wondering if it is okay if i use a sharpie marker instead?