Easy Mug Design: How to Create a Custom Hand Painted Mug to Sell, Give as a Gift or Use Yourself!

Shelley Hitz, Artist, Illustrator, Author Coach

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8 Videos (29m)
    • Introduction

    • Supplies

    • Prepare Your Mugs

    • Design a Flower Mug

    • Lettering on Your Mug

    • Let Your Mugs Dry

    • Bake Your Mugs

    • Next Steps


About This Class


Have you ever wanted to create a custom one-of-a-kind hand painted mug, but you don't know where to start and aren't sure which steps to take?

I was in the same place not long ago. I went searching to find the right materials, the right steps to take and I have now successfully created and designed my own custom mugs.

One thing you can do is to personalize your mugs. You can add your signature, shop name or date to the bottom of the mug. You can letter someone's name on the mug for party favors for guests. You can sell these mugs and so much more.

It really doesn't take much to get started. You can literally get started with just a few dollars in supplies.

NOTE: You do not want to use a regular Sharpie pen because they will wash off. Therefore, I will go through the exact types of pens you can use and the supplies that you need.

It's really very simple. This is something you can do with your kids as a project. 

Click enroll and let's get started. I can't wait to see the mugs you design.

If you want to know when I release new classes, make sure to click the "follow" button on my profile here: https://www.skillshare.com/user/shelleyhitz

16 of 16 students recommendSee All

Excellent fun class that was great to watch, and Shelley made it engaging and I learned something new! I can't wait to start my project!
Great class. Enjoyed your delivery. Keep up the great work! :)
I learned the entire process of designing mugs which I did not know anything about. Shelley presents in an easy to understand format. I especially like the full explanations in concise, short videos. No wasted time because I got all the details quickly.





Shelley Hitz

Artist, Illustrator, Author Coach

Ready to learn the art of lettering and watercolor, the easy way? I know what it's like to be a beginner. And I know what it's like to battle the inner critic. The fear, self-doubt, and comparison.

But, I have learned to embrace the artist in me and have re-discovered the joy of creating art.

Art can help you:

  • Relax and have fun. It's been an amazing form of self-care for me.
  • Discover the power of color. Creating art can bring you so much joy.
  • Create beautiful pieces you can display in your home or give as gifts.
  • And so much more!

I'm passionate about teaching others and love seeing each of you have the courage to embrace your creativity and choose to create art.

In my classes, I will take you step-by-step through the learning process and cheer you on in this beautiful journey of creativity and color.

To be notified when I publish new classes, make sure to click the "follow" button on my profile. Also, let me know what you want like to learn as I'm creating new classes all the time.

I'm so excited you are here and I cannot wait to see what you create :)

Need help with marketing?

I have been marketing online since 2004 and so have created several marketing classes. I have a class on Instagram marketing which you might find helpful. You can find it here: https://www.skillshare.com/user/shelleyhitzcoaching