{DIY} Mustache mugs

A look at our recent 'stache project...

Supplies: plain mugs (ours are from Target but I think it would be fun to thrift a few different styles/colors) and a black paint pen (Vitrea 160 from Michaels - it's dishwasher safe!)

1. First choose your mustache designs. To better visualize them, we Sam sketched a few famous 'staches first. I thought this was the fun part, although I don't know how Hitler made the list (I mean, technically he does have a famous 'stache, but who wants Hitler in their kitchen?).

We picked these four dapper dudes: Wyatt Earp, Albert Einstein, Charlie Chaplin, and Mario (of the brothers)

2. Using the glass pen, draw a mustache per mug. Sam is an awesome freehand artist, so he drew ours. If you're like me and are worried about messing up, try practicing a bit with a sharpie beforehand. Also, make sure the glass pen is all inked up before you begin drawing on the mug! After painting, just follow the directions on the pen packaging for baking times, etc.

3. If you're hanging your mugs, prepare your area. Our plan was to build a chalkboard for the kitchen... then we came across one at Ikea for $15 and thought it was a better deal/cheaper than what we could do ourselves. The Ikea shelf didn't have come with appropriate hooks for our style of mugs, so we just picked up a pack of white mug hooks from Lowes and installed them ourselves.

4. And here's the finished project!


  1. Ahhh cool! I love the last picture of you with your mug hahaha!!

    1. Haha thanks! It reminded me of our cinco de mayo photos from long ago. haha!

  2. SO cute! i love these!
    {love} lauryn @ lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com

  3. What a cute idea! I'll have to try this!


    1. Thank you so much! You definitely should - way fun!