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DIY Upcycled Coffee Mug

Mornings are hard, luckily there’s coffee! You can make these fun DIY upcycled coffee mugs or tea cups for your favorite morning person. All you need is an old coffee mug or tea cup and a little creativity. Wow your neighbors, impress your friends and save the planet by upcycling coffee mugs rather than buying new ones.

What you need:

  • Coffee mug, tea cup or other ceramic dishware
  • Ceramic paint and paint brush
  • OR permanent marker

DIY coffee mug gift

Wash the dish with soap and water and dry well. Use the paint brush to write or paint pictures or use the permanent marker to create your masterpiece. Always work in a well-ventilated room. If you are using ceramic paint, leave your dish to dry for at least 24 hours.

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If you are using a permanent marker, bake your dish in the oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Leave to cool before using.

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Nikki is an author and writer specializing in green living ideas and tips, adventure travel, upcycling, and all things eco-friendly. She's traveled the globe, swum with sharks and been bitten by a lion (fact). She lives in a tiny town with a fat cat and a very bad dog.

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