Mugs are an essential element in any home. They are practical elements that we have non-stop and for a moment think that these cups not only make our lives easier, but we can also personalize and decorate them to add a decorative touch to our table, kitchen or place where we allow them to be served. So today we thought it would be good to talk about it how to decorate ceramic cups and dishes.


To get personalized cups, we can do two things, buy them already made in a specialty jewelry store or on a website, which saves you work but is more expensive, or make them yourself in minutes, decorate them at your discretion and save our pockets . As you already know, in Milideas we love DIY projects, and we always offer you cheapest and fun options, so let’s focus on cHow to decorate your own cups in a few simple steps.


Photo: Blog-Telaylana.

You will need the following materials to decorate the cups:

– 1 white cup (or cup and plate, or whatever you want to decorate)

– Special markers for ceramics

– Furnace

The first thing we recommend is to be clear about what you are going to draw. To do this, you can practice drawing that you want to make on a sheet of paper, cardboard, cardboard, etc. Once you’ve practiced, you just need to take a special ceramic marker and paint our favorite drawing on the cup.

If this is your first cup to decorate, and you don’t feel very safe, our advice is to start with simple things, dot borders, flowers, hearts, light letters with messages … you can also use borders, there are thousands to download online or for inspiration. Although we are telling you one thing, if you draw well and dare with more detailed illustrations, without fear, go for it!

Finally, after we have the decorated cup, the next thing will be to put it in the oven for 30 minutes at 150 degrees. After that time, take it out of the oven, taking care not to burn it with a cloth or a special oven glove, and let it dry. The thermal process to which we subjected the cup together with a special ceramic marker will make the drawing penetrate into the ceramic as if it were a part of it, making it practically indelible.

In order not to erase the drawing or lose the color, it is recommended to wash them by hand and always with a soft scrubbing pad that does not scratch the drawings.

As you can see, these are two very simple steps that anyone can take.

You can buy markers in craft shops or online. There are many brands, colors, models and prices, the only thing you have to consider is that they are special for ceramics.

We have found a large assortment in Amazon, if you are interested here you can look and buy the one you like best.


They also sell kits that include markers, a porcelain cup and a spoon. The good thing about these markers is that they don’t require oven drying. Its price is € 12.70 and you can buy it by clicking here.

If you need a little more inspiration with drawings, we have put together a few very light designs for decorating ceramic cups:






Photo: Thefoxandshe

As you can see, this technique is so simple that you can work it even with your children, who will surely enjoy it very much. adjusting your breakfast cups, and if you are good at it and want to keep decorating, you can paint porcelain, coffee sets, teapots … in short, everything from porcelain.

Watch: Types of paints for painting glass and metal jars


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