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Simple Valentine’s Craft Idea

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This easy Valentine’s Craft idea is not only fun to make, you can also fill it with fun things like candies, gift cards or cookies! Put a smile on someone’s face with this fun and easy DIY craft idea. 

This simple Valentine's gift idea is easy to make and super inexpensive with cups from the dollar store!

Hello Islanders!

With Valentine’s day coming soon, I wanted to share a fun (and frugal) gift idea using items from the dollar store. I made this project at the CHA show last week and I wanted to share it because it is simple, frugal, and quick. My kind of craft!

This makes a fun activity for kids and adults alike. Whether it is a Valentine’s day party or a spring tea, this activity is always a fun one. Just be sure that an adult is able to help with the curing process. 

Valentine’s Craft Idea – Painted Cup

Supplies & Equipment Needed

  • Ceramic mug in a white or light color
  • Paint Markers – It is very important to use Waterproof Paint markers for this project.
  • Oven 

white mugs

Choosing your Design

Using the markers, you can create a design on your mug. I decided to keep it super simple and draw hearts all over the mug. You can also draw a combination of hearts and something else, like flowers or butterflies. You don’t need to be super artistic to decorate the cup.

I would keep the design at least 1/2″ from the edge of the cup. You can even add a few decorative hearts or curves on the handle.

Then just start drawing on the cup. You can use a couple of colors too. Be careful not to smear the cup while you are designing it. It is best to start on one side of the handle and work your way around until you reach the other side.


Once you have finished, let the ink dry a bit.

Then seal your project in a 300 oven for 30 minutes. This is important to set the paint on your Valentine’s mug.


They are fun to make and do not require you to be a great artist (thank goodness!) If you want, you can make some homeamde hot chocolate mix and include a little baggie of it or a pack of instant coffee. 


Don’t forget to bookmark this fun craft idea.

 DIY Valentine's Gift Idea

For more Valentine’s Day gift and celebration ideas, check out these:

Valentine’s day dollar store decorations


Valentine’s Day Family Style


I hope you enjoyed this Valentine’s Craft Idea.

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Monday 17th of February 2014

So NICE :) THANK U for sharing


Monday 17th of February 2014

My pleasure - it was so simple (and inexpensive) I had to share! :)