Mother’s Day DIY Gift: Hand-Painted Mugs

When holidays, birthdays and other gift-giving occasions approach, my first inclination is to make something. And I can always come up with a project that is both heartfelt and useful for the recipient. But this year, in advance of Mother’s Day, I was stumped. I couldn’t decide what to make for my own mother. My daughter, however, saved the day.


Thanks to an awesome, easy-to-use Personalized Mugs kit for less than $10 at Walmart, this year’s crafting was done by my 7-year-old.

The kit included 2 ceramic mugs, a paintbrush and a set of paints in a variety of colors — everything she needed to create one-of-a-kind gifts for the moms in her life.


The instructions required her to leave at least an inch of space at the lip of the cup for drinking, and I think she did a great job. She painted to her heart’s content and created these two beauties:


The mugs are now ready for everyday use, like a hot cup of tea in the morning. According to mini me, she’ll be using my mug to deliver breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day.


Now that’s what I call a gift!

DISCLOSURE: As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received product samples and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

By jennae

Hi! I'm Jennae Petersen and I'm the eco diva who had the bright idea to share my journey toward green living with the blogosphere. Some of you may know me as the founder of Green Your Decor, my blog about eco-friendly home decor, as a Walmart Mom, from Twitter or from my organic cotton t-shirt line Differently Clothing. Stick around for a while!

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