How to create stunning DIY Watercolor Mugs for your friends and family this holiday season. Disclaimer: This DIY is super addicting you'll find yourself "watercoloring" all sorts of things, plus it's cheap.
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How to Create DIY Watercolor Mugs {Last Minute Gift Idea}

*This DIY Watercolor Mug was previously posted on another site, but it’s new here. So, I’ve changed some words here and there, but the DIY is the same. Enjoy!

How to create stunning DIY Watercolor Mugs for your friends and family this holiday season. Disclaimer: This DIY is super addicting you'll find yourself "watercoloring" all sorts of things, plus it's cheap.

Are you a little behind with your Holiday shopping? Don’t worry, so am I. I am thankful for Amazon Prime  (affiliate link) and DIYs to get me by this holiday season. One of my favorite things to give and receive is coffee mugs. I have a quite healthy collection of coffee mugs.

 

Here’s a mug I made for my swap Erika from Cat Eyes and Skinny Jeans for the last year’s Sweet Progress Fall Swap. I used a Sharpie Paint Marker and it worked like a dream. (You must heat the mug in an oven for the paint to adhere permanently.)

Hello Pumpkin Mug: Fall Sweet Progress Box Swap

I even decided to make some for my daughter’s friends for her 11th Birthday Sleepover Party. (Last year)

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Today I thought I’d share another coffee mug DIY that is sure to please.

DIY Watercolor Mug

Looking for a simple and inexpensive DIY gift? OR are you looking for a way to spruce up your kitchenware? THIS IS THE DIY for you!! Learn how to create your own watercolor mugs for next to nothing :)

Just a quick warning: THIS DIY IS ADDICTING! (Plus it’s cheap, I already had the mugs and nail polish.) You may find yourself ransacking your cupboards for things to freshen up with color. Besides being super simple and addicting, this DIY is not expensive.

Here is what you will need to create your own DIY Watercolor Mugs:

  • White or cream coffee mugs
  • Nail Polish (DO NOT USE QUICK DRYING NAIL POLISH)
  • A bowl you don’t care about or a disposable foil pan
  • toothpicks or some disposable chopsticks
  • a pitcher of lukewarm water
  • paper towels

How to create your own DIY Watercolor Mugs:

How to create your own DIY Watercolor Mugs

Add lukewarm water to your container, make sure the water is not too cold or too hot, it must be lukewarm. We kept a pitcher of hot water nearby if water began to cool. You have to move quick, so make sure you have all your supplies ready to go. Add a few drops of nail polish to the center of the water and swirl with a toothpick. Quickly dip your mug into the water. With the same quickness raise your mug, turn your mug upside down and place on paper towels to dry. You can pat dry if you would like, but DO NOT wipe. Make sure to skim the water before repeating the process with an additional mug. You can dip a mug multiple times, but make sure the water is not murky or cold.

Let your mugs dry overnight. Hand wash your mug and enjoy. Cheers!

 

What’s your favorite go-to DIY for last minute holiday/birthday gifts?

 

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22 thoughts on “How to Create DIY Watercolor Mugs {Last Minute Gift Idea}”

  1. I have never dipped anything before but have always wanted to. Your turned out so lovely! Definitely will have to try this one day!

  2. I’ve seen these so much, and I wondered how they were made. So cute! Definitely will need to make them soon. Thank you so much for sharing!

  3. I haven’t seen this before. What a great idea and a super fun diy. I think I’ll be looking for some mugs this weekend.

  4. These were on our list for things to make at my daughter’s birthday party, but I think that I would have liked them more than her friends. Not a big coffee drinkers in 6th grade.

  5. This is such a great idea. I have tons of nail polish lying around so I could get very creative with my color choices. It would be fun to do a whole set for family and friends or as little tokens to give after a holiday party.

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