XO Valentine Mug

XO Valentine Coffee Mug

Valentine’s Day is less than a month away, so I’ve been busy thinking of some fun and simple DIY gift ideas. Today, I want to share a project that takes less than 10 minutes to create and would be a great gift for your honey or your bestie.

You’ll need:
a white ceramic mug
permanent ceramic markers {I used black and pink}


Step 1: Start your design by using the black marker to write a vertical line of alternating “x”s and “o”s.


Step 2: Continue around the mug writing alternating vertical lines of the letters.


As you get close to the bottom right side of the mug, leave a blank space where an “xo” would go.


Step 3: Using a colored marker, fill in the missing letters.

Coffee mug

Doesn’t that create a fun effect? I love the way the colored “xo” stands out!

XO Valentine Mug

Step 4: If your markers are food safe like the ones I used are, add a cute little heart on the inside of the rim.

Heart Mug

Step 5: Bake your mug to cure it.
The best way to do this is to place the mug in a cold oven and let it heat up gradually to your desired temperature, in my case 375 degrees. Bake for 40 minutes then allow the mug to cool down in the oven to prevent cracking.

Valentine's Day Mug

That’s all there is to it! A super quick, festive project that your Valentine is sure to love. You can even make matching his and hers mugs if you like.

Valentine Mug

For more Valentine projects that take fifteen minutes or less to create, be sure to check out Craft Lightning and be inspired!

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