Customize Coffee Mugs With Hand-Drawn Flowers

Update basic mugs with large, colorful flowers to bring a splash of summer to your morning coffee routine.
Dress Up Basic Mugs With Hand-Painted Florals

Dress Up Basic Mugs With Hand-Painted Florals

Materials Needed

white ceramic mugs
ceramic paint in desired colors (we chose three)
medium filbert paintbrush
paint palette
oil-based black paint marker (for detail work)

Paint Abstract Shape

The first step to creating large, beautiful flowers is to paint an abstract, floral-type shape. You don't need to get too detailed here since we'll add details with the paint marker.

How to Update Basic White Mugs With Ceramic Paint

How to Update Basic White Mugs With Ceramic Paint

Add Petals

Make your abstract floral shape very large, going off the top of the mug. Add a few more petals near the bottom of the mug. Tip: Use one color of paint per mug for a contemporary look, and try to create different abstract shapes for the flowers on each mug.

Let Dry

Let the paint fully dry.

Add Detail Work

When the paint is dry, go back with the paint marker and add an outline, leaves, stamen and petals to your flowers.

Cure Your Designs

Follow the directions on your ceramic paints to cure your mugs in the oven. This process makes the paints and marker permanent.

Dress Up Basic Mugs With Hand-Painted Florals

Dress Up Basic Mugs With Hand-Painted Florals

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