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How To Make a Personalized Quote Mug & Quote Ideas

Ever gazed with envy at people who have a specially made mug on their desk or in their hand at a coffee shop? Maybe you’ve wished to make a personalized mug for someone special but don’t know where to begin? A personalized quote mug can make a really spectacular gift for anyone, and is bound to make them feel one-of-a-king since they know its meant only for them.

So, lets learn how to make a personalized quote mug! (Scroll further down for immediate instructions)

A Fun Little Reminder For Her:


You can give a mug like the above to your best friend that is married to someone and always claims to be right in arguments – or you can actually be that special someone allowing the joke to be on you. Either way, you’ll make this Mrs. nod with a smile on her face.

Creating A Cherished Piece of Art

Imagine putting whatever you want to say on a piece of kitchenware that your loved one can use every day. It’s a simple concept, yet very few people do it – making it the perfect gift. They’ll never see it coming.

High Prices? Nah! Make One Yourself

You’re prolly wondering just how much these personalized cups can cost. Well, you can always go to a specialized business that does personalized mugs and spend a fortune. We’re talking up to 50, sometimes even 100 bucks.


You can make one yourself! It won’t cost a fortune and the one receiving the gift will see that it’s YOUR handwriting on the mug. That means, you’ve taken the time to create something to make them happy – a true keepsake they’ll cherish.

Keep Scrolling Down to find out how to make one. Meanwhile, take a look at these cute mugs and quotes for some ideas:

Valentine’s Golden Gift

coffee mug (3)If you choose to make a personalized quote mug for Valentine’s Day (which many girls and guys alike would love especially if they’re accustomed to drinking coffee or tea) then you can list all the things you love doing with that person… OR you can list the things you love about the person… OR you can write a singular quote that means something to you or her/him. Here are some examples:

“We are most alive when we’re in love” – John Updike

“Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another.” -Thomas Merton

“Kisses are a better fate than wisdom.” – E. E. Cummings

“Soul meets soul on lovers’ lips.” -Percy Bysshe Shelley

“Oh! If it be to choose and call thee mine, love, thou art every day my Valentine!” – Thomas Hood

A Favorite Birthday Memory

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If you can’t think of something to get someone for their birthday – make a personalized quote mug! It can be for anyone, and you’ll have lots of fun designing it. Here are some birthday quotes that can go on a mug for almost anyone – family, friends, neighbors, employees…

“As you get older, three things happen. The first is your memory goes, and I can’t remember the other two.” – Norman Wisdom

“Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life…” – Kitty Collins

“All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.” – George Harrison

“A true friend remembers your birthday but not your age… How old are you, again?” – Unknown

A Creative Christmas Craft

gift wrapWe all know that one (or perhaps, many) person that has everything and is extremely hard to buy presents for. What do you get someone that buys everything they want for themselves? They’ll definitely not have a personalized quote mug from you – so consider making one for them! That is, of course, if they enjoy drinking hot beverages…

While a Christmas mug can have just about anything on it, consider these pointers before putting the marker to the mug:

Do they have a favorite hobby (like gardening, skiing, creating music, etc. etc.)? You can draw pictures and write a quote regarding their favorite thing to do to pass time.

Do they have a favorite T.V. show or movie? Take a famous quote from it and stick it on the mug!

Are they obsessed with traveling? Write a quote in another language!

Do they obsess over politics? What is a quote from one of their highly regarded politicians?

You get the idea! Now, lets get into how to make one of these fabulous gifts:

How to Make a Personalized Quote Mug!

Make the Following 3 Purchases:

  1. Buy a white, ceramic mug. They’re cheap and can be found in hobby stores and the like. Ensure the ceramic mug is NOT glazed or fired already. Sometimes, local dollar stores will have them in stock. Choose the type of mug you want to give (shape, color, size, etc.) and start from there. White is usually the color of choice, since it will show all the colors you choose to write on it with.mugg2.   Grab some paint markers. Your local art store or superstore should have them in stock. Get they type and amount that you can afford. Remember, they’ll last a while, so you can make a ton of personalized quote mugs with them to get your money’s worth!


3.   Glaze. You’ll need to purchase firing glaze that specifies it can be used in ovens for ceramic pottery. This can also be found in hobby stores or some superstores. However, in some cases, the makers you purchase will not require glaze! So read the instructions on your paint markers before making this specific purchase.

Now, Create!

First, you’ll want to wash the ceramic mug to ensure there aren’t any faults or dirt on it. This will also make it ideal for when you bake the ceramic mug to make your markings permanent.

Next, figure out what you want to write and draw on the mug and where it will be placed. Consider how the person drinks their coffee – are they right or left handed? This small detail makes all the difference in where you put your quote. Do you want it to face them as they drink or face outward towards others as they drink? You can even consider drawing something on the INSIDE of the cup so they can see something cute or a specific quote once they’ve drank some of their beverage!

You may want to consider using stencils. Drawing with a pencil very lightly on the surface of the mug before going over it with a marker also helps ensure your design turns out how you want it.

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After you’ve mastered where you want your designs and quotes, allow the paint markers to dry for up to a half hour to ensure they don’t smudge.

Now, you’ll want to use your oven to bake the ceramic mug and make your quote and drawings permanent. If you your markers require you use glaze, apply a thin layer of it to your mug using a paint brush. Then, follow the instructions on your marker set or your glaze bottle. Normally, you’ll want to bake the mug in the oven for half an hour at a heat of 350 F but this may be different depending on glaze and makers used.

Once baked, take the mug out carefully and let it stand until it cools – up to an hour. You’ll be impressed by the creative designs you’ve mastered and be ready to gift wrap your unique present in no time.

Here are a few more Personalized Quote Mug ideas to get you going:

Singing Little King Birdie

MUG1We’re not sure if this mug was made by an adult or child, but it displays that any level of creativity can be loved and kept as a keepsake. Combining pictures with quotes is a must – it will keep the eye engaged and the quote meaningful.

Wrapped Entirely In Words of Love

MUG2Sometimes, words are in fact all we need. And sometimes, we have a lot to say! Say it on a mug that the individual can read every morning to ensure they have a great day.

Little Quotes with Names

MUG3Even if your quote is as simple as placing a name or a singular word on a mug, you can make it all your own by designing beautiful and colorful designs around the word(s).

I Love You Quote with Family Drawings


Mugs that say a simple “I love you” can be enough to make that special someone in your life feel special. Adding yourself and them – or family members – can help them realize everyday that they’re not alone and that they’re truly loved.

Whatever the occasion, a personalized quote mug is sure to make the person you’re giving it to smile and cherish your gift for quite some time.


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