Paint Cups: Detailed Instructions and Inspirational Ideas!

Cup painting is not only great fun, it's also very easy! To paint porcelain, ceramics or glass, for example, you need special brush pens, so that the motifs and figures shown are neither damaged during washing by hand nor in the dishwasher. The boring white cups could turn into a real masterpiece in your hands! Or you could leave this pleasant task to your child and enjoy his creativity again and again while having tea or coffee! The colorful cups bring a cheerful atmosphere into the house and prepare big and small an infinite joy!

Just start every new day with smiles and enthusiasm! For the winter, cuddly moments of happiness in the cozy home or for the hot summer days in the green garden - anytime, anywhere, the colorful cups contribute to your well-being! Below are our instructions and other clever ideas for turning the monotonous cups into a unique masterpiece!

What do you need?

  • plain white cups
  • adhesive stencils
  • Porcelain Painter without baking in different colors

cups paint materials

step by step detailed instructions




Paint cups quickly and creatively:

  • Rinse the cup thoroughly or rub it with alcohol to remove the dust and dirt. Polish the cup and then carefully glue a template to the desired location without leaving fingerprints on the surface. Porcelain paint would not be a very good idea in this case, because it will most likely melt away and make it difficult or completely ruin your original idea.

Decorate cups with different figures

  • Paint the template with the color you want and unfold your full artistic potential by combining different colors. In this case, we have selected a noble design in gold and black for you:

creative ideas for the ornament



smart ideas for the decoration

  • After 15-20 minutes, gently unscrew the template and continue with other figures and colors.

show creativity and enjoy results

  • Wait at least 24 hours before rinsing the cup to make sure the colors are well dried and will not dissolve under the water jet!

The painted cups are an original and unique gift, especially if you put your heart and soul into craftsmanship. This simple DIY task does not take much time; the result is a real treat for the eyes!

golden and black nuances

Decoration ideas for the white cups

Framing cups with monogram in a creative way

mugs creative with monogram

Only the begining hunters or rather the whole name?

decoration ideas tinker with cups

If you have old nail polish at home, you can use it to paint the white cups

DIYs by The Sweetest Occasion

Different inscriptions serve as inspiration for the long upcoming day

paint cups and simply implement original ideas

Get rid of negative thoughts and just enjoy the moment!

black inscriptions on white cups brighten the day

Paint Cups - For cuddly moments in the cozy home!

cups for the cuddly moments

Apply different messages to the cups  colorful and creative motives

Paint cups - Please, do not speak before the first coffee!

start the day with a smile

Ideas for newly in love couples 

for newly in love couples

Or for newly married people?

mugs for a loving couple

Or for an original and irresistible marriage proposal?

a romantic marriage proposal

Create a unique piece of art with a sponge

red flash color show original ideas

Paint Cups - Famous quotes from different bestsellers would also be an option

painted cups with citations from books

diy ideas and tips

a heart for the booklover

Spring is already here! Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, all nature is called to a new life!

a loving gift for the life companion

Painting cups - colorful motifs from nature decorate your favorite coffee cups

golden cups with bluemen for the spring

Coffee cup painted with red flowers

artworks create from white cups

show creativity while tinkering

white versus white cups

bird chirping on the cups

realize creative and original ideas

to paint the white cups to easter

Give loving moments to your whole family!

paint cups in different colors

Take a look at some lovely examples in our gallery!

brush white cups interesting figures

beautiful mugs with a unique design

drawing stars and drinking coffee

develop talent and realize fantasy

small heart for big diy ideas

create a work of art with a few movements of the brush

with a few strokes of the brush

bright colors delight on a cup

gold and silver on the white cups

diy heroes and ideas for every occasion

make diy ideas make your own ideas

call famous faces to life

bring famous works of art to the cups