We so thoroughly enjoyed painting plates for our anniversary that I've been looking for more ways to get creative with old china. Everyone's got a plain white mug laying around somewhere (or, can pop to IKEA and get a couple very cheaply) -- these easy projects will quickly transform your bland cups into personalised pieces, full of character.
Gina's tutorial for cross-stitched mugs lets you monogram your morning mocha. I love that you could use any font (ahem, American Typewriter), any colour, and make a set for the whole family.
Aesthetic Outburst's patterned mugs make doodling look chic. You can draw a line, a circle, a triangle, I know you can!
BaileyDoesn'tBark's Teabag Mug couldn't be simpler. The bag sits inside, while the tag hangs outside the mug, and could even be personalised with a name or a little heart.
Sweet Sweet Life's face cups are all lined up to be our next anniversary project. A little better groomed than Beardy, Mr. Moustache seems to yearn for a nice hot cup of Earl Grey. And, of course, that's Lady Grey next to him!
BaileyDoesn'tBark's Postcups let you write a message -- a 'wish you were here', perhaps, or a favourite quote about tea. Plus, if it ever gets misplaced, the return address will be right there on the cup!
P.S. The lovely Dutch-British couple, Jadyn and Ben, who share our wedding anniversary, also got up to a bit of plate painting of their own back in June. Check out the brilliant results here.