Heart Mug

I love making and gifting presents that will be well loved and used, so I knew this easy DIY heart mug project would be a hit.

This set of mugs were filled up with chocolate goodies -- a great DIY gift for someone special!

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Gather your ingredients!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Take a pencil and draw a heart on a piece of white paper. Make sure to size it to fit your mug. You can also print out our heart shape template.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Place a sheet of contact paper over the heart. You should be able to see the heart through the contact paper. Holding the contact paper and the white paper together, carefully cut out the heart shape. If you need extra help, you can also tape the two sheets together.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    Peel the backing off the contact paper and place your heart sticker on your mug.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Step 5

    With a paint pen, outline the heart shape with a line of small dots. Starting with this step will help define your shape.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

  • Done!

    Once you have your initial shape marked, draw more dots. We kept the dots tightly clustered near the heart to help emphasize the shape. We loved making each mug unique with different shapes and colors -- a perfect way to create a custom gift for friends or family!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 6

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