With the biggest gift-giving season of the year right around the corner, I am excited to share ideas today for creating these one-of-a-kind, hand lettered, and heartfelt mug gifts. Not only are they adorable, they were super simple and so much fun to make. PaintedByMe Bake At Home Ceramics makes it incredibly easy and you’re left with a mug that is food, microwave and dishwasher safe!! How awesome.

DIY hand lettered mugs by Valerie McKeehanThey have a great variety of marker colors and mug styles to choose from. PaintedByMe also offers stencil packs for making designing a breeze.

PaintedByMe products are microwave, dishwasher, and food safe

I chose my mug and washed it to make sure the surface was clean and free of fingerprints. Using the black marker, I hand lettered “have a cup of cheer” on the mug.

DIY hand lettered mug how toProbably my favorite part about making these is that they are completely goof-proof! You just simply wipe the mug clean if you make a mistake. The design won’t be permanent until you bake it in the oven. I changed my design a couple times before I was satisfied with it.

DIY hand lettered mug how-toI’m obsessed with metallic colors for the holidays. They are so elegant and classic. In addition to the black marker, I used the gold metallic marker to add flourishes and embellishments to my design.

DIY hand lettered mug using PaintedByMe markers - Bake in the oven to make them permanent

DIY Hand lettered mug with metallic accentsI also used the silver marker for adding sparkly snowflake details.

DIY hand lettered mug by Valerie McKeehanSince the PaintedByMe markers are FDA-approved food safe after they bake in the oven, you can even add details to the lip of the mug! After finding this out, I of course, had to add a little gold heart into the mug. This detail is unexpected and cute.

PaintedByMe markers can be used inside the mug since they are food safe

PaintedByMe markers can be used inside the mug since they are food safeTo make the mug design permanent, I just baked it at 375 degrees for 40 minutes. You will want to be sure you place the mug into a cool, non-preheated oven and allow the mug to heat up as the oven heats up. The same thing goes for cool down. Allow the mug to cool completely in the oven before handling.

Have a cup of cheer - in a customized, DIY, hand lettered mug! Have a cup of cheer - in a customized, DIY, hand lettered mug!

Have a cup of cheer - in a customized, DIY, hand lettered mug!I loved how my first mug turned out so I just had to make another with a different sized mug! This time, I added silver snowflake details inside the lip of the mug. Isn’t it fun that you can do that!?

Baby it's cold outside hand lettered mug by Valerie McKeehan Hand-lettered, custom baby it's cold outside mug - bake in oven to make the design permanent

Hand-lettered, custom baby it's cold outside mug using PaintedByMe markersDIY holiday mugs make a perfect giftI am giving the “have a cup of cheer” and coordinating “baby it’s cold outside” mugs as gifts to myself to enjoy this holiday season (I couldn’t part with them), but I also wanted to make something personalized to give away. So, I created a sophisticated monogram with metallic accents for Emily, L&V’s Marketing Communication Manger!

DIY monogram mug gift

DIY monogram mug gift using PaintedByMe markersThese mugs are sure to see plenty of hot cocoa this winter! You can find more information about PaintedByMe products along with other project ideas and inspiration at paintedbyme.com.

DIY hand-lettered holiday mug how-to using PaintedByMe Bake At Home CeramicsThis post has been sponsored by PaintedByMe. Lily & Val has received payment and/or products in exchange for promoting, however I only work with brands and products that I love and all opinions are my own.