Hi there! I’m Kelly from Typically Simple and I’m super excited to be sharing an easy DIY Chalkboard Mug project that is perfect for gift-giving!
I absolutely love coffee! Every morning, the words “but first coffee” run through my head, especially when our little guy is ready to go at 6 am! I cannot think straight until that caffeine hits my veins.
So I thought it would be fun to make some chalkboard mugs that would be great for giving as a gift. You could fill them up with some tasty teas or hot cocoa mixes or even throw in a gift card to their favorite coffee shop!
Porcelaine Chalkboard Paint
To get started, tape off the part of the mug you do not want to paint. Because of the curve, I found it easiest to work in small pieces so the line would be straight.
After getting all the tape in place, it’s time to paint! I started with the little paint brush and it left a lot of drips and smudges. A sponge brush worked much better! It did leave some little bubbles, so after the paint dried a little, I put on a second coat and it dried nice and smooth!
According to the paint directions, after letting it dry for 24 hours, it needs to be baked in the oven to cure the paint and make it washable. I was honestly a little afraid of putting the mug in the oven for 30 minutes. I wasn’t sure if this mug was dishwasher or microwave safe and I did not want a major crafting disaster on my hands when the mug shattered due to the high heat. So I put it in for about 10 minutes and even then I was worried I hear a huge kaboom coming from the oven.
After the mug has cooled, it’s ready to be written on with some chalk! You can have so much fun personalizing this for grandparents, teachers, coworkers, or neighbors!
I plan to make a batch of these yummy chocolate covered spoons to add to the mugs that I will be giving as gifts this year!