2 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Make Your Personalized DIY Chalkboard Mug

2 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Make Your Personalized DIY Chalkboard Mug

All of us love a personalized mug. It makes every cup of coffee special when we drink it from that unique mug that was specially dedicated and personally designed for us. But what is the best way to create such a one-of-a-kind mug? With the use of chalkboard contact papers and/or chalkboard spray, you can create a DIY chalkboard mug in minutes! These mugs are durable, versatile, practical and best of all, cheap to make!

I always get excited to work on handcrafted mugs. They don’t require a lot of time or effort, yet always end up being not just a piece of art, but a personal expression of myself and my love for the special people in my life.

In this feature, I will guide you through the steps for how you can turn a boring mug into a flashy-looking piece of functional craft.

What You Need:

  • Mug
  • Chalkboard contact paper or Chalkboard Spray (as you prefer)
  • Liquid Chalk Chalkboard Markers

How To Make a DIY Chalkboard Mug

First Option: Using chalkboard spray

  • First, pick out a mug of your liking; it can be any size, large or small. Spray a thin coat of the chalkboard spray around its sides and on the handle, then wait a few hours for it to dry. If you want a clean, attractive border at the top of the mug, put masking tape around the rim.
  • After the first coat dries, apply your second coat and let it dry completely.
  • Drying works faster when you place the mug in the sun.

Second Option: Using chalkboard contact papers

  • If you don’t like working with sprays, you can use adhesive chalkboard contact papers instead.
  • Simply peel off the sheet and carefully wrap it around your mug.
  • You can easily smooth out the surface by putting a little pressure while you rub the sheet on the mug to remove air bubbles.
  • If you don't get it right the first time, don't worry! You can easily remove the sheet and reposition it. The adhesive remains strong through multiple uses.

After drying your mug (if using chalkboard spray) or trimming away any excess contact paper at the edges of the mug (if using chalkboard contact papers), grab those colorful chalkboard markers and start sketching your personalized design.

Designing mugs with chalkboard products is exciting every time! The possibilities are endless. This is one of my favortie chalkboard DIY projects—easy, fun, and not at all time-consuming. Not to mention that these one-of-a-kind mugs are so cheap to make!

When you give one of your DIY mugs as a gift, you can beautifully write out words of love and encouragement. A simple message like "Have a Great Day" with fresh brewed coffee steaming in the mug will surely help your loved one start their morning with a smile.

Can you believe it's just that easy to make someone happy? Start your own DIY chalkboard mug today and see how easy it is to create this awesome craft. Share your experience with us below!