Picture of Heatproof your mug with creative sugru designs!
This is a great project for creating custom designs on your mugs that can double up as a heatproof coaster! In this project we will show you how to create the grass and flowers design above, but see step 6 for some more inspiration.

Sugru is ideal for this project because:
  • It's soft to the touch but also grippy
  • It has great heat resistant properties
  • It is available in the primary colours, meaning you can mix whatever colour you like!
  • It makes a super strong bond with ceramics
  • It is dishwasher proof
In this Instructable we will show you how to create the grass and flowers design at the top. With three packs of sugru (which you'll need to get all the colours) you can easily do this to two mugs. You'll just need to work efficiently to finish them while the sugru is still malleable.

sugru is not certified as food safe - make sure your design does not come in to contact with the top rim where people will be drinking from the mug. 

Step 1: What you need

Picture of What you need
For this project you will need:
  • A plain mug (though you can do two at the same time with this amount of sugru)
  • 3 x mini packs of sugru*
  • Scissors
  • Scalpel (useful but not essential)
  • Dry tissue paper
*In this flowers design I have used yellow, blue and white. This allowed me to create different shades of green and bright flowers. For other ideas for designs see step 6!
TizianaZ9 months ago

I have a nice mug with lid, but it's just white and I was wondering how to decorate them...This is an awesome idea. :)

PeckLauros2 years ago
Spokehedz2 years ago
The Moustache is perfect for Movember.
looks GREAT!
poofrabbit2 years ago
Not only heatproof but it just plain looks nifty!
projectsugru (author)  poofrabbit2 years ago
thanks poofrabbit :)
I just love that flower design! It's so simple, but it makes such a impact!
projectsugru (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
hey PB, thanks :)