Autumn Mugs DIY with Tombow ABT PRO


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Autumn Mugs DIY with Tombow ABT PRO My favorite part of colder weather is hot chocolate! Naturally, I have an obsession with ceramic mugs. I adore them. I am going to show you how to make color block mugs in autumn colors using Tombow ABT PRO Alcohol-Based Markers.

Autumn Mugs DIY with Tombow ABT PRO

My favorite part of colder weather is hot chocolate! Naturally, I have an obsession with ceramic mugs. I adore them. I am going to show you how to make color block mugs in autumn colors using Tombow ABT PRO Alcohol-Based Markers.

This post is sponsored by Tombow, supplies received from them as part of the 2020 Design Team. Affiliate links included in post. I receive a small percentage with every sale. Thank you!

These darling color blocked mugs are easy to make and would make a wonderful handmade gift. A single mug with a packet of hot chocolate mix and a candy cane is a great gift for a teacher, neighbor or friend.

These darling color blocked mugs are easy to make and would make a wonderful handmade gift. A single mug with a packet of hot chocolate mix and a candy cane is a great gift for a teacher, neighbor or friend. 

Wrap it up in a cellophane bag, fill it with treats and cocoa mix and then tie it up with some twine. 

I love mugs, I am completely addicted to them! I made some sublimation mugs using the Cricut and Infusible Ink Transfers, check out this post here.

Make gorgeous color blocked mugs using Tombow ABT PRO Alcohol Based Markers and white ceramic mugs.

Okay, funny story:

My youngest son (age 12) has to unload the dishwasher nearly every day as part of his chores. We have a little shelf for all the mugs. I have at least 37 mugs...they completely fill the shelf and they are all my favorite. 

I need them all in case 37 of my closest friends come over for drinks!

Anyway, one day my son was unloading and he said we have too many mugs. He told me I shouldn't buy any more ever. 

So then about a week later I went to the local thrift store and found the cutest mug! I was a black cat, the handle is the cats tail. It was a dollar. I had to get it. I came home and apologized to my son...I confessed that I bought a mug. 

I showed him the mug and he said "I forgive you everything!" 
He loves cats!

Make gorgeous color blocked mugs using Tombow ABT PRO Alcohol Based Markers and white ceramic mugs.


Supplies Needed for Color Block Autumn Mugs: Tombow ABT PRO Alcohol-Based Markers Ceramic mugs Clear spray finish Painters tape

Step 1: Mask off Mugs

Begin by using the painters tape to mask off the top edge of the mugs.

Step 1: Mask off Mugs Begin by using the painters tape to mask off the top edge of the mugs.

Step 2: Begin Color Blocking

Now, pick your favorite ABT PRO Alcohol-Based Markers. I used fall colors for these festive mugs (oranges, browns and teals). Then, add a scribble of color on the mug.

Step 2: Begin Color Blocking Now, pick your favorite ABT PRO Alcohol-Based Markers. I used fall colors for these festive mugs (oranges, browns and teals). Then, add a scribble of color on the mug.

Repeat the patches of color all around the mug. Don’t over think this process. The marker lines are charming! Embrace the randomness of the color blocking and the organic feel the marker lines give the finish.

Repeat the patches of color all around the mug. Don’t over think this process. The marker lines are charming! Embrace the randomness of the color blocking and the organic feel the marker lines give the finish.

Repeat the process for any additional mugs. Make them match or make them similar!

Repeat the process for any additional mugs. Make them match or make them similar!

Step 3: Clear Coat Spray

Now place the mugs in a cardboard box upside down. Work outside where it is well ventilated but free from falling debris. Spray the mugs with a thin coat of Clear spray finish. Let the spray dry for thirty minutes and add another thin coat of spray.

Step 3: Clear Coat Spray Now place the mugs in a cardboard box upside down. Work outside where it is well ventilated but free from falling debris. Spray the mugs with a thin coat of Clear spray finish. Let the spray dry for thirty minutes and add another thin coat of spray.

Then, let the mugs cure for 3 days. Remove the painters tape and they are ready to drink from or gift.

Then, let the mugs cure for 3 days. Remove the painters tape and they are ready to drink from or gift.

Fill with piping hot chocolate and mini marshmallows or your favorite hot drink and enjoy! Great for coffee breaks at the office, a matching set for the newlyweds or just to brighten up some old mugs that are already sitting in the cupboard. 

I love a great upcycled project--take a moment to look around and see what you can improve on with some bright color blocking.

Fill with piping hot chocolate and mini marshmallows or your favorite hot drink and enjoy! Great for coffee breaks at the office, a matching set for the newlyweds or just to brighten up some old mugs that are already sitting in the cupboard.   I love a great upcycled project--take a moment to look around and see what you can improve on with some bright color blocking.

Enjoy your favorite autumn-time beverage in a mug designed by you! These color block mugs are a simple and fun craft to make for fall.

Enjoy your favorite autumn-time beverage in a mug designed by you! These color block mugs are a simple and fun craft to make for fall.

Note: These mugs should only be hand washed with a non-abrasive cloth. 


Here’s the mugs after washing them. They look as good as new! The resin clear finish spray protects the colorful finish and resists water. Easy to clean!

Note: These mugs should only be hand washed with a non-abrasive cloth.   Here’s the mugs after washing them. They look as good as new! The resin clear finish spray protects the colorful finish and resists water. Easy to clean!

That's it! Easy and chic handmade gift idea!

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Make gorgeous color blocked mugs using Tombow ABT PRO Alcohol Based Markers and white ceramic mugs.










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