For those of you with a creative or artistic bent, painting your own designs on our ceramic mugs makes for a thoughtful and unique personalized gift. You can also save money by painting your own mugs as blank mugs cost less than printed mugs **
One of our customers, Karen Pack, bought one of our Bakersfield customized mugs blank to give as favors for her daughter's baby shower:
You will want to use a durable glossy paint that is washing and dishwasher safe, so you should use dishwasher safe enamel paints, which are widely available in art and crafts stores.
Painting Your Ceramic Mugs
- Wash the mugs before painting with soap and water to remove any dust or dirt that can hinder the paint from sticking to the ceramic surface. Dry them completely.
- Paint your design on the ceramic mugs. Make sure to use permanent enamel paint designed specifically for ceramics.
- Let the paint dry completely. You can buy enamel paints that cure by air drying and don't need to be fired. Different paints may have different curing times; check the manufacturer instructions for your particular brand of paint.
- Enjoy your beautiful personalized mugs for party favors and gifts!
** All items excluding Libbey glassware can be purchased blank, just click on the "Buy Blank" tab in the green bar on the right on any product page.