DIY: Coffee Mugs

Bubs and I both have a newfound love of coffee. This new relationship is advantageous when we stay up too late studying or talking to each other and Steven has to wake up at 6am and I have to get my booty out of bed for my 8am classes!

So, when I found a pin on Pinterest for DIY long distance mugs, I thought it appropriate to make them for us! Now, we can sip our coffee in different states and feel a little closer to each other.

The only thing that you'll need to buy for these are the 2 mugs which you can get pretty much anywhere. I bought mine from Homegoods for $2.50 each. 
If you wanted to get fancy, you could get solid color mugs too! I considered getting us some adorable girly yellow ones, but I actually want Steven to use the mug, so I opted for the white instead.

Then, I printed out Colorado and California, so I could use them as an outline. After, I cut the states out and taped them onto the cup. I used a sharpie to trace around the states. You can use any color sharpie that your heart desires.
Colorado is pretty much the best state ever for this because it's a square...California, not so much.

I let the ink dry for a second and then took off the states and darkened the outline.

Then, I drew hearts and a dotted line to connect the two cities! 
You can also add anything else you'd like to the cup...quotes, another drawing...anything!
I wrote a little message on the bottom of the mug too. 

Pop those bad boys into the oven for about 40 minutes at 350 degrees. A perfect gift for any occasion! 
This will make the marker permanent on the can even put them in the washer!

(You don't have to make these mugs specifically, you can create any type of design that you want...just follow the same easy steps!)

Et, voilà...a finished product!! 


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