DIY - Coffee Mug Gift Baskets

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I've been working hard on my blog... cleaning it up, organizing it, and going back through old posts and editing some content. As part of the clean-up I thought it might be fun to re-post some oldies but goodies!

So today I'm re-sharing a fun little DIY craft project with you today!

These little gift baskets are fun and pretty easy to make but you might have to spend some time thrift shopping for some of the supplies. Darn right?! ;o) I have included some affiliate links for some of the supplies though to make it easier.

What you'll need:

The vintage coaster I found was a metal one that I painted with aqua spray paint to coordinate with the mug. Other materials such a wood or plastic coasters can also be painted.

Use the Metal Stamp Set to stamp your desired word on the fork. I chose "EAT" for this one.

Add a vintage napkin, the cake mix, a candle, and an adorable recipe card (I used one I found on Free Pretty Things For You blog). I just printed it with the mug cake directions added on.

And voila! You have a unique and fun gift basket!!

These sweet little gift baskets be created for other occasions too, here is one I created as a "Get Well" gift.

What you'll need:

I stamped the spoon with "STIR" and sprayed another coaster (plastic this time) to coordinate with the cute rainbow mug.

I found an image of a vintage Get Well card to print and used a tiny clothespin to attach the cough drop to the card.

I don't know about you but my spirits would be brightened if I received this when I was sick!

Here is another birthday gift mug.

Birthday candle mug and coordinating purple coaster...

 More birthday mug cake mix, napkin, candle, and vintage fork stamped with "YUM"!

 Everything you need for a mini celebration! These would be fun for co-workers!

And the last one I have made up so far...

This mug is cute with a little cross-stitch designed house.

 And poem.

And here is what they look like all bagged up and ready for gift giving.. or get well wishes...

So, about the cake mix... if you haven't heard about mug cake... well, it's just like it sounds... cake that you cook in the microwave right in the mug!

I tested out a mug cake mix recipe I found online. And I gotta tell ya... it is G.O.O.D!!! And all you have to do is add water.

Here is the recipe:

Mix Angel Food cake mix and your choice flavor cake mix (I used Pillsbury Funfetti)

Put both in zip lock bag and mix well.

Put 3 tablespoons cake mix into each baggie (you may want to put more in your baggie depending on the size of the mug you choose. I would test it out in a similar size mug. Remember to adjust the water amount!)

Directions to write on the recipe card:

Pour the cake mix into the mug.

Mix in 2 tablespoons water; mix well.

Microwave on high, 1 minute.

What do you think?! Is this something you'd like to make?

PS. If you make a purchase from one of the links in this post I will make a small commission but it will not cost YOU a penny more!


  1. I remembered you saying that and was curious as to what your plans were for them. They turned out super cute. Great idea! Hope your weekend is going well...:)


  2. What a brilliant idea - I really like the sound of the "get well soon cup" that is really cute.

  3. They turned out really cute and sweet! The mug cake looks yummy!

  4. What cute gift baskets in a mug! Lovely ideas and the mugs are too cute! I'd be happy to get one of these ;)

  5. These are such a cute and sweet gift idea! I love them and will be featuring you them over at Waste Not Wednesday! Thank you so much for joining in all the fun and look forward to seeing you again this week with all your wonderful projects :-)

    1. Thank you so much Sam! I'm looking forward to the party again!



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