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DIY Mood Mugs

POPSUGAR / paid for by / Starbucks Tazo

Different teas are meant to be enjoyed no matter your mood. If you feel awake you might go for a bold black tea while if you're feeling zen you might opt for mild green tea. In the video above, watch as illustrator Nadia Ackerman draws mug designs inspired by different emotions.

Ceramic mug
Permanent markers

Step 1: Sketch out your design before you begin
Step 2: Unleash your creativity onto the mug! Draw to your heart's content.
Step 3: Place the mug in the oven before it heats up, set it to 350°F, and bake for 30 minutes. Leave it in until the oven cools completely. This will reduce the chance of cracks.
Step 4: You can choose to bake the mug twice to really set in the marker
Step 5: Let cool completely
Step 6: Enjoy your tea!

Note: The design will fade over time, so don't get too attached! Opt for hand washing to ease the wear and tear.

We partnered with Starbucks Tazo to show you how to create your own mood mugs right at home.