The tip for printing a photo on a mug: an economical idea for a Christmas gift

The tip for printing a photo on a mug an economical idea for a Christmas gift

Do you want to give a gift to a loved one? Why not a personalized mug? To do this, you can print a word, a quote, an original motif or even an old souvenir photo. The important thing is that it embodies your wish and your taste. Without further ado, discover a tip to customize your container effortlessly!

Drinking a cup of tea or coffee is part of everyday life for many people. It is sacred ! And to make this moment unique, don’t hesitate to add a little comforting decorative touch to your morning companion or your favorite mug: to change their look, choose for example a photo of your friend, your partner, your baby or even your pet.

How to make a personalized cup or mug?

Customizing your favorite mug to make it a personalized cup brings real satisfaction, especially when you do it by hand! So if you don’t know how to do it, no worries! We give you an unusual tip that will give more charm and uniqueness to your cup of coffee  . And it’s at a lower cost!

“Sublimation” technique: how to make a quick and inexpensive transfer with an iron?

Set of photos and a cup of coffee

Do you want to keep your darling, your baby or your cat close to you in the morning? Then decorate your mug by engraving a beautiful souvenir photo. All you’ll need is a white ceramic mug and a strong iron.

  1. Select a photo then print it on the transfer paper. Then cut it out according to the dimensions suitable for your cup. The resolution must be good for impeccable results.
  2. Wash the mug well and dry it using a clean cloth.
  3. Then place the image and secure it with small pieces of adhesive tape. Be careful, with an image that moves, the rendering may be irregular.
  4. Program the iron to maximum temperature, then heat the entire surface of the photo transfer paper. This will take you about 5 minutes.
  5. Once this time has elapsed, carefully peel the paper from the surface of the mug.

And there you have it, you have successfully personalized your little morning companion! For more details, do not hesitate to watch the explanatory video. Plus, this creative activity will do you a lot of good and brighten your day.

How to customize a mug, a plate or another utensil yourself? Other homemade printing techniques

Looking for other ways to make your favorite mug look great? Here are some original ideas that will help you start your day off on the right foot!

Add text or patterns to personalize your mug!

To offer an original gift to a loved one, there is nothing like a loving or friendly message that soothes the heart. It’s good ? Have you thought about your message? So grab a solid-colored cup of coffee, a special porcelain permanent marker and get started!

  1. Once you have written your message, place the mug in the oven at a temperature of 160°. The cup must of course withstand the heat of the oven. (Microwave oven is an alternative).
  2. Wait around thirty minutes then let cool.
  3. All you have to do is wash your coffee cup to pack it!

This trick can also be done on porcelain plates or other similar utensils. For example, you can insert a pattern or decoration using porcelain paint. The main thing is to let your imagination express itself freely!

Keep your mug warm with knitting!

Mug cover

Does the art of knitting mean something to you? If so, styling your cup of coffee will be child’s play. All you will need is:


  • 2 knitting needles
  • A ball of wool
  • A pretty button

Then, all you have to do is knit a little scarf for your cup of tea. Once you have finalized the work, place a button to secure it on the cup. It’s practical for enjoying your hot drink without burning your hands! Here is an explanatory video to better understand the process.

Now you know how to breathe new life into your old cup of coffee. It’s perfect for enjoying your coffee in a soft and warm atmosphere!