Introduction: Chalkboard Mugs

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Do your coffee mugs need room for a message or maybe a little drawing? Then maybe you want to try a chalkboard mug. It's easy to do and you can change the message as much as you want.

Step 1: What You Need

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Not too much just this:
  • mug
  • Krylon Chalkboard spray paint
  • masking tape

Step 2: Mask Off the Mug

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Take the tape and apply it wherever you don't want the paint to go. So here I'm going for a basic rectangle just to the right of the handle.

Step 3: Paint!

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With the mug properly prepared, take it to a well ventilated area and spray it with the chalkboard spray paint. Apply 2-3 coats with at least 5 minutes between coats.

When it's all done you can remove the masking tape, but be sure to not use any chalk on it for at least 24 hours.

Step 4: Draw!

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And that's it. Super easy to make and now you have an excuse to doodle in the morning. Enjoy!


lapine182 (author)2012-11-02

I would have to assume it's a "hand wash" only after this?

abond5 (author)lapine1822013-12-20

With the Krylon chalkboard spray, yes. Most are. There are some chalkboard enamels that you can bake onto the cup that will make it dishwasher safe however.

Master97865 (author)2012-10-19

I would spray the whole thing, honestly.

Kiteman (author)2012-10-18

Hehe, let's see that mug turned around... ;-)

fungus amungus (author)Kiteman2012-10-18


Haha. I don't get it. :c

Kiteman (author)MoustacheCat2012-10-19

It's nothing - I just happen to know what mug Fungus drinks from...

fungus amungus (author)Kiteman2012-10-19

Oh, it's not a secret mug.

Kiteman (author)fungus amungus2012-10-19


daveat (author)2012-10-18


AussieAnglerGal (author)2012-10-18

hahaha thats awesome

monsterlego (author)2012-10-18


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