DIY stacking mug set

Learn how to DIY simple stacking mugs

(Last Updated On: April 3, 2023)

Updating and customizing old or plain dishes can be incredibly simple and fun! Use just a few supplies and you’ve got a completely new looking set of dishes.


  • Dishes
  • Porcelain paint pen


Clean the mug well and dry completely. Doodle your designs and let dry overnight. Most mugs are top-rack dishwasher safe, but test yours first. For these mugs, the fun is in the doodling.

These aren’t intended to look perfect. They’re just supposed to be fun. If you stick with one color, you can even let the kids paint your mugs for you, and the collection will end up feeling modern and put-together. Even the 4-year-old artist will be able to help with the collection!

(Just watch your small kids with the pens!)

Customized mugs work perfectly for teacher gifts, Mother’s Day presents, and housewarming gifts. If you’re giving these as a gift, consider signing the underside of the mug with a short message for added charm.

Also, include a little note to let the new owners know whether the mugs are dishwasher safe (or that you don’t know!). It is very sad to get awesome customized mugs only to have them destroyed after the first wash!

So there you have it, folks!

Making your own DIY stacking mug set is as easy as stacking pancakes on a Sunday morning. With just a few simple materials and a bit of creativity, you can have a mug set that is not only functional but also totally unique and personalized to your taste.

So why settle for boring store-bought mugs when you can have a set that is truly one-of-a-kind? Get your craft on and start stacking those mugs!