Stenciled Hot Chocolate Mug ~ Teacher Gift Idea

CB-sponsored-post-white-400Stenciled Snowflake Teacher Gift Idea #shopI love making homemade teacher gifts each year.  I think a gift that is made by hand says that you care enough to spend your time and energy making it.  It simply means you care.  Each year, Kate and I make ornaments for her teachers, but this year I wanted to do something different.  I made these simple stenciled snowflake hot chocolate mug and bowl to complete a fun gift for her teachers.  Here’s what I did…

Stencil a coffee cup/ #shopI started with a plain white mug and bowl from Target.  I used my Silhouette cutting machine to make a sticky snowflake stencil…you can totally use a regular stencil.  I started by sticking it on my mug.

Stencil a Hot Chocolate Mug   #shopThen I used a small dauber to dab some glass friendly paint on the mug.

Stenciled Cup or Mug   #shopI peeled the stencil off and let the paint dry…cute already, huh?

Stenciled Personal Popcorn Bowl   #shopI wanted to make a matching bowl to go along with my gift idea, so I made smaller snowflake stencils to around it.
Hot Chocolate Popcorn Slim Jims   #shopI picked up some of my favorite snacks from Target while I was there.  I grabbed some Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate, Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn, and Slim Jims.

Teacher Gift Ideas   #shopI tucked the hot chocolate packets into the mug along with some candy canes, then added some popcorn packets and Slim Jim’s into the bowl.  I put some crinkled paper in a gift box, added the mug and bowl full of goodies, then threw in a couple of handmade ornaments too!

Teacher Gift Idea - Stenciled Hot Chocolate Mug and Personal Popcorn Bowl   #shopI mean, what teacher wouldn’t love to settle in during Christmas break with a nice mug of hot chocolate and some popcorn?  I used to be a teacher, and I can tell you for certain, this would have been a hit with me!

Wanna grab up some of these goodies for your teacher at Target?  Here are some awesome coupons…

Swiss Miss Coupon
Slim Jim Coupon
Orville Redenbacher’s Coupon

So…what do you think?  Have you made any handmade teacher gifts?

Happy Holidays!

Jessica Signature New





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  1. Mary says

    Wow! This is such a beautiful gift. Love it. What paint did you use for the mug that is glass friendly?

    • says

      Thank you, Mary! I used DecoArt’s Gloss Enamels. It is wonderful!!!

  2. AJ says

    What kind of paint did you use? I need product recommendations for something dishwasher/microwave safe for a project like this!

    • says

      I used DecoArt Gloss Enamels … you have to bake it for 30 minutes to make sure it won’t come off, but it’s super simple to use :)


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