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DIY colorful painted mugs!

Pretty Painted Mug DIY / via Oh Joy!

Pretty Painted Mug DIY / via Oh Joy!

I love adding splashes of color in unexpected places, like to the bottom of clear glass mugs! It makes for the perfect party glasses and are extra fun when filled with a sparkly clear beverage. Take a look…

Pretty Painted Mug DIY / via Oh Joy!

You’ll need…
glass mugs
painter’s tape
– cardstock
– pencil
– scissors
– spray paint (mint, turquoise, pink, peach)
spray sealant


Here’s how…
1. Trace the bottom of the mug onto the sheet of paper, and cut out the circle.
2. Tape along the bottom edge of the mug.
3. Place sheet of paper with hole over the bottom of the mug (this will protect the rest of the mug from spray paint).
4. Spray with paint. Let dry 10 minutes.
5. Finish with sealant spray. Let dry 20 minutes.

Care instructions: Hand wash!

Pretty Painted Mug DIY / via Oh Joy!

Ta-dah! We added some sparkle swizzle sticks to complete the look and served on a white tray so the color really popped. Cheers!

Pretty Painted Mug DIY / via Oh Joy!

Sources shown: Oh Joy terrazzo table DIY, The Container Store tray, Anne & Kate swizzle sticks.

{Photos by Lily Glass, styling by Julia Wester, styling assistance and crafting by Jess Hong.}  


  1. Oh wow these look so pretty! I could definitely do this to some of my glasses and mugs and it would spruce them up massively. It looks really easy too! Thanks for sharing.
    Emily | Snippets of Emily’s Life xx


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