INSIDE: How to make an easy DIY travel coffee mug for Mother’s Day.
My mother is pretty picky about gifts. Love her very much but she’s so hard to buy for! There’s a lot of brainstorming that goes on come those gift-giving times.
However, you give her anything handmade and you’re golden. Now with a trio of kids of my own, I can give them some paper and colored pencils and let them create away for (grand)mom.
So I was pretty relieved to find DIY travel coffee mugs that I could easily make handmade and special for this Mother’s Day. Using paints and some letter stickers from the kids craft stash, I think I made a gift for mom she’ll happily enjoy…
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DIY Coffee Mug for Mother’s Day
Sure you can click “buy” in less time than it takes to pull out the craft supplies but there is something special about making a handmade, homemade gift for someone. I know my mom would definitely agree!
– DIY travel mugs (these come six/box so lots of DIY coffee mugs to be made!)
– Letter stickers (these foam glitter stickers were leftover from this Valentine’s Day project)
– Small heart stickers
– Craft acrylic paints
– Foam paint brushes (these are great when painting large areas – no paint lines)
Remove the paper liner from the travel mug. Arrange the foam letters onto the liner.
With the letters in place, arrange the heart stickers in a layout you like best.
I used a ruler and pencil to sketch out my geometric design. Select your paint colors and apply some color.
These craft acrylic paints dry very quickly. So I gently removed the stickers to reveal the white underneath. If you have beautiful, long manicured nails this job will be very easy. I do not so this was a little slow going!
Fill the travel coffee mug with an assortment of instant coffees or teas mom may like best. Or, gift with pretty cut flowers and attach the lid with a pretty ribbon bow.
Since I have both my own mom and a mom-in-law, I made two different – yet very easy – designs using the same removable sticker method.
What do you do for your mom on Mother’s Day? Let me know in the comments.
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