Make Mom a Mug for Mother’s Day

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Moms are often referred to as superheroes. Juggling all of the duties of motherhood certainly requires some super-human abilities! Since becoming a Mom, I’ve learned a little secret on how to get it all (let’s be honest, 75%) done: CAFFEINE. That’s right… Moms need coffee to help them survive the day! That’s why this project is just perfect for the Mom in your life. Bonus points because it’s really very easy to make!

Mother’s Day Mug

Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

1. Wash Your Mugwash

First, you’ll want to wash and dry your mug to get rid of any dust or film that may have accumulated on it. This will help your paint adhere to the mug better. Make sure you dry your mug off really well!

2. Apply Your Stickersstickers

We’re just spelling out MOM  on this one, but you can spell out anything your little heart desires!  TIP: Before placing stickers onto the mug, place them on a piece of fabric and then pull off. This will prevent them from permanently sticking to the mug.

3. Spounce Your Paintpouncer

Using your spouncer, paint dots all over the stickered area to cover your mug. We used 3 different paint colors, but you can use as many as you’d like! Note: try to keep paint away from any area where the lips may touch.

4. Remove Your Stickersremove-stickers

You’ll want to pull off your alphabet stickers while the paint is still wet! Trust me on this one… if you wait until the paint dries, it’s not a pretty situation.

5. Cure Your Mug

This step is very important! To cure, place your mug in a cool oven. Turn the oven on to 350° and bake for 30 minutes. Turn the oven off and leave the mug in the oven. Once your oven returns to room temperature, remove the mug. The mug needs to heat up and cool off with the oven. For cleaning, hand washing is best.


This Mother’s Day mug is simple and you can make it in just one afternoon! I used this technique to make a Father’s Day mug last year but I substituted the spouncer for little hands… even better!

What are you making for Mom this year? Share your pictures with us on Instagram using #MadeWithMichaels!

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  • I definitely need to try this So easy yet, looks so fancy! Thanks for the idea! :)

  • Nesha Johnson

    Hello Jillian,

    Thank you so much for sharing this trick to make mug for mom. I will try it for my mom and give to her on this mothers day.