Hi, I’m Kelly from Running With Glitter. Thank you for having me on this blog. I’m way honored! What a beautiful place for inspiration! My blog is my outlet and I love to share my ideas! Life is so crazy sometimes and crafting keep me sane!
Today I’m going to share with you a super cute and easy gift idea.
Browsing Michaels armed with a 50% off coupon I found these blank photo mugs. They were $10.00 but my coupon made them $5.00. I have made a couple of trips this week 🙂 The wheels began to turn… Then I spotted Amy Butler paper… SQUEAL!!!! Amy Butler is truly my favorite fabric designer and now this! Obviously this has been in the store a while because when I went to check out the Butler paper pack rang up $3.99! SHOCKING! I’m not a scrapbooker so I’m not familiar with paper.. But I’m familiar with the brand and know I got a smokin’ deal. I right then decided that this paper was meant for this cup… Project problem solved. I came up with a Personalized Coffee/Tea mug. A couple of my girl friends have birthdays soon and they would drool over this paper… These mugs will make PERFECT gifts for them!  Here is how I made them……..
First find a good quality travel mug. This one is a Michaels brand mug. It feels nice and heavy and seals up nice and tight. I’m sure you can find these at about any craft supply store.
Unscrew your cup and clean it. Then remove the fake family photo that was in the cup. Trace it on the back side of your paper. I use a pencil so I don’t  have any pen marks on my paper.
Slip the paper you just cut out inside the cup and make sure it fits perfect.
This mug would be pretty if I just stopped right here! But decorate and personalize it I must.
I used my Silhouette SD to cut a frame and my name from the coordinating {yes, I bought one for myself too. I love it that much} papers. If you do not have a die cut machine you can always just cut out a shape with scalloped edged scissors and use letter stickers for the name. Have you seen the stickers at Hobby Lobby? SO many possibilities. It will be just as cute, I promise!
Glue your Frame and all your pieces to your main paper directly in the middle.
This is somewhat how your  paper should look like too. Easy peasy right? Roll your paper back up inside the cup, slip the cup back together and screw it together tight like Popeye the Sailorman and ENJOY! I’m making a few other little things to go along with the cups but I’m really excited about giving these away to my girls!


  1. what a cute idea. i see teacher’s gifts in my future. thanks for sharing!

  2. I LOVE this idea! What a great teacher gift 🙂 And I have to say I totally understand your giddyness – I found the same stack of Amy Butler paper at joann’s a couple of weeks ago on clearance for $5.99, which I thought was a great deal BUT it rang up for $1.89!!!!!!! Of course I went back to look for more but I snatched up the last one 🙂

  3. I love how simple this is but how pretty it turns out! 🙂 Amy Butler scrapbook paper? Gorgeous. Great post and thanks for being our guest here with The Crafting Chicks!

  4. Just FYI, your link back to your blog (Running With Glitter) does not work. You are missing the m in “.com”.

  5. I loved making cups like these this past Christmas! I did digital scrapping for all of mine and just printed them off and put them in the mugs.
    here’s a few of them I did

  6. Very cute!! I will definitely have to give it a try!

  7. Beautiful mugs! I’m going to make a few for my girls, too. Thanks! I must ask, who makes that amazing coffee pot? The coffee looks delish!

  8. Thank you so much for hosting me!!!!
    And Thank you all for your sweet comments!!!!

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  10. So super cute!

  11. Super Cute, Kel!! Might have to make a trip to Michael’s today 🙂

  12. Staci,
    I’m not a coffee drinker but love loose leaf tea… This tea maker is WONDERFUL and Beautiful.

  13. I was just thinking about making some of these because I saw travel mugs at the Dollar Tree!! Here’s the link –> http://www.dollartree.com/kitchen-tableware/drinkware/Drinkware/photo-travel-mugs/213c264c377p67391/index.pro?method=search
    The few stores around me all had them and at $1 a mug…you can’t beat it!

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