These adorable punny handprint mugs are the perfect DIY Fathers Day gift! Follow this simple tutorial to make a DIY handprint mug any dad is sure to love!
“Oh what a beautiful castle”
“Thank you, would you like to come inside for some tea?”
“Yes please, I would love that!”
These are the sweet conversations I hear while im crocheting and my husband is playing with our daughter.
He is her best friend, super hero, protector, and basically her favorite human. Ava is a typical daddy’s girl and I’m not even upset about it.
Gabe is such an amazing daddy and I am so thankful for him every single day. I can only imagine the young lady Ava will become from having such a loving, hands-on father like Gabe.
Father’s should be celebrated daily, but especially on Father’s Day!
It’s already June and that means Father’s Day is just around the corner! These adorable, punny, DIY handprint mugs are the perfect Father’s Day gift!
This DIY handprint mug is easy to make, super practical (because who doesn’t love mugs), and the fun pun will stroke that “dad ego” most dads have!
On Valentine’s day, Ava and I made Gabe a handprint card to go with his gift. It was super cute and he loved it.
This year I thought It would be cute to put the same idea on a mug so he can see it all the time and actually get some use out of it.
Here’s what you will need to make a DIY handprint mug
Some of the links in this post may be affiliate links, meaning I may receive a small commission, at NO ADDITIONAL cost to you, from purchases made using the links provided.
You will also need a super cute kid’s hand (clean)!
Start by cleaning your mug with some rubbing alcohol just to make sure there’s no dust or anything that will prevent the paint from sticking.
Then practicing positioning your child’s hand on the mug (without paint) so you will know where to place it, once the hand is painted.
Paint your child and then squish it on the mug. Allow your handprint to dry for 1 hour.
Using your oil-based paint pens, write “Daddy you are so HANDsome” on the back side of your mug, along with the date so you can remember what year the mug was made.
Feel free to get creative here! If you are unsure how you want your words to look you can practice on a sheet of paper first.
Mark off a size similar to your mug so you know how much space you will have. If you mess up you can easily remove with alcohol.
Now its time to bake your DIY handprint mug. The baking instructions are on the back of your paint bottle.
The paint I used said to place the mug in the oven while it’s still cold then preheat to 350. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, then let the mug cool down with the oven.
This step can take a couple of hours.
After your mug is completely cool, apply your Acrylic High Gloss Coating. Be sure to follow the instructions on the back of your can.
Once that is completely dry (my can says to wait 24 hours) your mug is finished!!
Pro Tip: Don’t hold your gloss coating spray can too close to your mug because it can cause your lettering to blur. I learned this the hard way.
If you want to go above and beyond with your Father’s Day Mug you can fill the mug with other little gifts your Dad will love!
You could line the mug with some colorful tissue paper, then put Dad’s favorite candy, a new pocket knife, a new pair of sunglasses, maybe some AirPods, anything that he will like, that will fit in your mug.
Attach a cute “Happy Father’s Day” tag and you’re all set!!
If you make a Father’s Day Handprint Mug please tag me in any pics! I would love to see what colors you used, what gifts you put inside, and how you designed the wording! I know the Dad or Dads you give them too (Grandpas would like these mugs too) will love and cherish these mugs!