DIY Mug Art & Starbucks® Caffè Latte K-Cup® pods

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Two of my biggest loves on this earth are Starbucks® Coffee Products and adorable coffee mugs to drink them from. Being able to do a post that features both of these feels like Christmas morning y’all.  Speaking of Christmas, this post is guaranteed to give you some great Christmas present ideas so make sure you pin it for future reference.

DIY mug art. This simple tutorial explains tips, tricks and give you 4 free templates to get started.
How many of you have been wanting to make your own mug art for what feels like forever? If you are anything like myself you have thought about it at least a dozen times, but have never followed through. Why? It looks too hard. Today I am happy to report that I tried, I conquered, and I lived to write this blog post. I am going to share with you how to make your own custom mugs, give you some tricks to get you started, and offer you four free design templates that I know you are going to love.

DIY mug art. This simple tutorial explains tips, tricks and give you 4 free templates to get started.

There are 6 steps to the process.
1) Take your template that you print out and trace over the back of it. To make the process easier I traced mine on a window. After you have the outer edges done fill it in. I mean REALLY fill it in so it is very dark.

2) Cut around the template and tape it perfectly to the cup. Make sure you place the side you traced on the back and the printed side facing out. I used lots of little pieces of tape to get mine well secured

3) Scribble. Take your pencil and go to town scribbling over the printed words. Use this to de-stress a bit if you need to, pressing as hard as you can and being very careful not to rip the paper.

4) Carefully remove the tape and the paper

5) Go over the marker with Oil based paint markers. Regular permanent markers WILL NOT do the trick.

6) Bake your creation at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, allow it to cool in the oven before removing.

There you have it, the secret is out. Your not free handing the art work, your tracing it. See, this project just became much more manageable in your eyes.

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This was my very first attempt. Not too bad, right?

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Here are a few tips to hopefully make your attempt easier.

*Thinner words and designs are much easier than wider ones. The main reason being there is less to fill in and overlap. Try and work from the outside inward overlapping as little as possible.

*Mistakes can be removed with acetone nail polish remover but you will lose your pattern to trace and fixing mistakes can be a little tricky.

*Practice makes perfect. Consider practicing your design a few times before diving head first into a project. This gives you a chance to adapt to how the markers work.

DIY mug art. This simple tutorial explains tips, tricks and give you 4 free templates to get started.

If you are excited to give this a try but feeling creatively uninspired, you can grab your free copy of these templates.

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Now you clearly need something to put in your mug and I have the perfect thing for you, Starbucks® Caffè Latte K-Cup® pods. This new product is everything I need in a cup of coffee and more. They are made from milk with no artificial flavors and come in  3 Starbucks® signature flavors: Mocha, Caramel, and my favorite, Vanilla. You can also pick them up in two seasonal favorites too, Pumpkin Spice and Peppermint Mocha. I may never leave home again… unless I run out.

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Starbucks® Caffè Latte K-Cup® pods are so easy to make in a simple two-step process. Pour the packet into your mug, Add your pod to your brewer, select the 8 oz setting, brew, stir and enjoy! Just knowing I am minutes away from a latte whenever I need keeps me going on days when I know I’ll need a little pick me up. Which is pretty much every day.

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So it’s time to celebrate friends. Starbucks® Caffè Latte K-Cup® pods are available at grocery stores nationwide!

Have you found them instore yet? 
Which flavor would you try first?

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  • Amy Smith

    LOVE this mug tutorial! I’ve done it with stencils before, but being able to use the fonts from your computer is fabulous! I saw the Pumpkin Spice one in the store & thought about it for a minute, but then I realized that you only get 9 cups instead of the normal 18 & I couldn’t justify the price. Darn budgets. 😉 I did pick up their fall themed k-cups & they are so, so good!

    • Yes because I KNOW you love your fonts 😊. Oh man I keep looking but haven’t seen any seasonal ones yet. I bet the fall k-cups are good too!

  • Jessica

    This is awesome!! I love this DIY idea and totally want to make a bunch of mugs now.

    • You wouls be SO good at this Jess. I just know it.

  • That mug art is amazing!! Also so many Starbucks flavours to choose from! So excited by all the options

    • Thank you so much. Dont you just love having options?!

  • Meghan Flinn

    Love this! I don’t even drink coffee and I want one of these mugs… The adventure one would be perfect!!!

    • I thought about you when I was creating that template :).

  • Lizzie Simantz

    Your mug turned out awesome!! And seems easy enough! And that latte looks delish!

    • It is so easy. Just a little practice and you are good to go! Those lattes… love them!

  • That came out really nice! Very creative!

  • Your mug looks sooo awesome! I am going to definitely try this out =)
    And the latte looks oh so good!! =)
    Have a great weekend!!

    • Thank you so much, definitely give it a try. You too!

  • Great job on your first mug! I would love to experiment and try this out. Picking out the fonts would be my favorite part…that and enjoying coffee out of the mug afterwards. 😉

    I think vanilla would be my favorite also!

    • I LOVED making those templates. Playing with fonts is always so much fun. Hope you are having a great weekend!

  • chall1018

    This is so awesome! I love the Mama Bear and probably would have picked that one, too! Love your mug! 🙂 And those lattes…I will be on the search today for a box! I can’t wait to try it.

    • They are ao good and ao easy. Thank you! This post was so much fun to work on.

  • Adorable! This would be great gifts for pretty much everyone and picking up a mug like that is pretty cheap. I am so excited! Thanks for sharing. I just pinned your fantastic templates!

    • Yes! I got some decent sized mugs for $1.76! Thanks for the share.

  • bhahaha, love it. I call myself MamaBear Simair. I should totally make a cup.

    • I think you have too :P. Have an awesome weekend.

  • Jennifer Merwin Shackelford

    You made your own coffee cup for Starbucks coffee at home?!? Genius! You never cease to amaze me! Great post. Pinning for sure! My children could totally do these mugs for Christmas gifts. I love it!

    • These would make AMAZING Christmas presents. Thank you so much Jennifer.

  • Shannan Panganiban

    Super cute mug ideas!! And I love me some Starbucks!!! <3

  • you and i totally thought alike for this project 🙂 Love it girl!!

  • Thank you so much for actually mentioning the oil markers/pens! SO many of these say regular Sharpies will work and THEY WON’T. I prefer the Porcelaine pens and was planning on making some for Christmas presents. I think I’ll use some of your designs, they’re so cute!

    • You bet! All the tutorials that tell you to use the others frustrate me. Ill be sure to check out the porcelaine pens too. Thank you!

  • Whitney Jordan

    I love it! What a fun DIY project. Who doesn’t love drinking out of a cute mug and it looks like a super doable project?? We love Starbucks and my daughter has memorized my husband’s order. He should maybe be embarrassed by this coffee obsession, but instead thinks it’s hilarious 🙂

    • Totally doable. It would make for a super fun girls night too. I seriously lol’d so funny.

  • JadeLouise Designs

    Oh my heart, I just love those mugs! They are so cool and perfect for the warm Starbucks on cold days! _client

    • Thank you so much. I just want to make ALL the mugs now.

  • Kimberly Oxford

    Yum! that coffee looks great! And i LOVE this tutorial!

  • Such a cute mug! DIY transfers are always so helpful. Love your printables, too!

  • Well if this post didn’t come at the exact right time for me… I totally posted about needing recs for K-Cups today! #Twinning

    And the mug turned out SO cute! I might have to try my hand at the Merry and Bright one… you know, since my favorite time of year is almost heeeere!

    • Baha ha! What are the odds. I am totally making a Christmas mug too. I don’t own a single one and that is just unacceptable.

  • I love the mug! I bet that tastes SO good!

    • Thanks Stefanie. Those lattes are perfection.

  • I need one that says Santa Stephanie — I am going to give it a try. I’m not sure how well it will go because I’m not one for DIY and crafts but it’s totally worth a shot, right?

  • You know Im ALL over this DIY project!! Best sponsored post EVER! Yay you 😀

  • I’ve always loved these DIY mugs, but was scared to do them free-hand. This is such a great idea. Your mug looks great! We still use the old school coffee pot. 😉 But the peppermint mocha flavor sounds delicious to me!

    • I know! I was the same exact way this method reallt helps for sure.

  • these turned out so cute! love it

  • Such a good job! Love it!

  • Desiree @ Macke Monologues

    SO CUTE!! I had no idea it was that easy to create your own adorable mug.

    • I know right?! I really wished I had done this so much sooner.