Love Mugs

It’s wedding season year round here in Utah. It seems like I’m always going to a bridal shower, engagement party or reception. All those wedding gifts take a toll on our bank account! But I didn’t want our newlywed budget to ruin my enjoyment of gift giving. I wanted to find the perfect wedding gift that was heartfelt and cute but also didn’t break the bank. After some thinking and a few failed ideas, I got it! I call them “Love Mugs” 🙂 They’re inexpensive, adorable and heartfelt… and I kind of love them.
First– Start with some mugs. Any color will do! I personally like white. (P.S. the dollar store has great ones)
Second– Buy some oil-based sharpie pens at your local craft store. Any colors you want!
 I bought the fine tipped size and they worked perfectly.
Last– Decorate! Really, you can do whatever you want. I kept it simple with Mr. and Mrs. on one side, and lips and mustache on the other. (some other ideas could be the wedding date, est. 2013 or personalizing it with their last name). 
And that is it! The oil-based sharpies are completely permanent on pottery and water resistant. 

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13 Comments

  1. Allison Leighann on August 13, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    These are SUPER cute.I may make one just for me.But I'm not sure what I'd put on it!I'm not a Mrs. 🙂 Haha.

  2. Hannah @ Just Call Me HaHa on August 13, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Genius! I love these!

  3. Rachel Sayumi Porter on August 13, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    so cute!!! That would be an awesome gift to get!

  4. Unknown on August 13, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    These are so gorgeous! Before I read that you'd decorated them yourself I thought you'd bought them like that – they look so professional and are so thoughtful. Love them! x

  5. Unknown on August 13, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    This is the perfect gift idea! Thanks for sharing, Elise! -Carleyxx

  6. Angela on August 14, 2013 at 12:27 am

    I love these too! Such a great gift idea!

  7. Brooke @ Silver Lining on August 14, 2013 at 3:17 am

    Seriously love these. Now I want to do it, but keep them for myself instead of giving them away. It's fine 🙂

  8. Unknown on August 14, 2013 at 5:35 am

    Love these mugs! Such a great idea!XO,http://sororitygirlintherealworld.blogspot.com/

  9. Becca Moss on August 14, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    These are adorable! I love the idea of personalized gifts!

  10. Niki {Glossy Blonde} on August 14, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    These are so cute! What a great idea!

  11. Unknown on August 15, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    My friends made me mugs like this for my wedding! And I use them all of the time! :)Jessicawww.ncgrownblog.com

  12. Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style on August 16, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Adorable — I love it!!! Especially that tiny little heart on the inside of the mug. Visiting via the Fab Friday Favorites link-up from Style Elixir. 🙂

  13. Disposable Income Girl on August 20, 2013 at 1:27 am

    Ahhh these are too adorable! I love the lips! How did these hold up in the dishwasher?

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