Upcycled Mug Planter

Hello there!   I’m so glad you’re here.

You’ve got to see what I made.  :)

So…I was cleaning out my cupboards, and I was ready to donate about 5 old and ugly coffee mugs.

My husband, aka the engineer, challenged me to upcycle one mug into something cool.


upcycle mug planter


I upcycled that there ugly  mug in to a planter!

Hold your applause, I need to tell you how I did it.  (insert winky face here)


upcycled mug planter 2



Pay attention, it was really complicated.

(this post contains affiliate links)

Step One:  spray paint the mug any color your want and let dry completely.  I chose Rustoleum’s Heirloom White.

Step Two:  Place letter stickers of your choice on the mug.

Step Three:  Swipe some gold craft paint over the letters.  You could tape off the area you want painted, but I was going for a “painterly” look.

Step Four:  After the gold paint is completely dry, remove the letter stickers.  Done!


upcycled mug planter pin


Add a pretty little flower, and you’ve got a touch of spring for your house, or as a gift for a friend.  These would also be cute for herbs on the windowsill.

Thanks so much for visiting!  If you like this project, I would love for you to share it!

Have a great week!

Linked up to My Repurposed Life.


Subscribe to Reinvented!

Last logo

Join our tribe of Reinventors and get your FREE guide to shopping flea markets, thrift stores, and yard sales.

Powered by ConvertKit

| Filed under Crafts

6 thoughts on “Upcycled Mug Planter

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge