Snowman Hot Chocolate Mug DIY [Video]

Learn how to make a Snowman Hot Chocolate Mug! It’s a great and easy holiday gift, with an inexpensive Dollar Tree mug! Hot chocolate and hot toddy season is upon us!

Supplies Needed for the Snowman Hot Chocolate Mug

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Snowman Hot Chocolate Mug Video Tutorial

Here is the video tutorial, so you can see exactly how I made it!

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I had a stencil, from way back when, with a snow family on it. I wanted to isolate the one snowman, for the hot chocolate mug, so I used tape to block off the other snowmen.

Snowman stencil for hot chocolate mug
Snowman stencil isolated with blue painters tape

However, if you have a stencil with just a single snow person, you won’t need to isolate anything.

Snowman Hot Chocolate Mug Directions

Step 1

Place your stencil on the side of the mug. It’s best to use a little tape to help keep it in place.

Tape the snowman stencil onto the side of the hot chocolate mug

Step 2

Using a thin black Sharpie marker, trace and fill in the outline. Remember, you are working on a non-porous surface, so be careful not to smudge it.

Use a black Sharpie marker to color in the stencil

*TIP: If you do smudge it, take some rubbing alcohol and it will wipe off and you can start over.

Step 3

For the lettering, put your letter stickers on the mug. I chose to do JOY.

I put JOY letter stickers on the side of a white Dollar Tree mug

Step 4

With a thicker Sharpie, do simple dots around the lettering. Let it dry and remove the stickers.

Use red Sharpie marker to make dots outlining the JOY stickers
Joy stickers with red Sharpie dots outlining it

Step 5

Place mug into a cold oven, on a baking sheet. Turn oven to 425 degrees and once it hits 425 degrees, leave it at that temperature for 30 minutes.Then, turn the oven off and let the mug completely cool in the oven. Then, remove it!

White hot choclate mug with black outlines snowman on the side

TIP: It is better to hand wash these mugs. They may not withstand the dishwasher, but I have not tried. I have hand washed them 6-7 times already and the color has not faded.

JOY with dots on side of snowman mug

Another Tip:  Realize that some Sharpie colors will fade or change color. The black stayed a strong black. I did the JOY lettering in red and it turned to a rusty brown.

If you watch the video I made another mug, with my name and Craft Klatch on it, with different colors, to see how they would turn out. Watch the video to see the results.

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Snowman hot chocolate mug

Have fun with it! I’d LOVE to see what you make! Be sure to share it over on my Craft Klatch Facebook Group! It’s Free! ❤️

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2 thoughts on “Snowman Hot Chocolate Mug DIY [Video]”

    • That's why you put it in a cold oven, let it heat up and then let is completely cool in the oven. Then you don't have to worry. Remember when it was made, it was fired in a hot kiln.


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