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DIY Gifts for Dad - Father’s Day Photo Mug

A mug featuring a favorite picture of the kids makes a perfect DIY gift for Dad.

At a Glance:

#6371 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Mod Podge Logo
  • Mod Podge Finishes and Formulas Logo

Mod Podge ® Photo Transfer Medium, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $7.29
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Mod Podge ® Dishwasher Safe Gloss, 8 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $8.49
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Other Supplies

Photocopy of picture, Scissors, White coffee mug, Sponge


  1. Clean the mug with rubbing alcohol or window cleaner.
  2. Cut the photocopy to fit the mug. Apply a coat of Mod Podge photo transfer to the front of the photo. Apply the photo to the mug and gently smooth out the photo. Allow the medium to cure for 24 hrs.
  3. Use a damp sponge and gently start rubbing off the paper backing. You may have to repeat this process a few times.
  4. Once all the paper is removed and the photo is dry, apply a coat of dishwasher safe Mod Podge to the top of the picture. Make sure you seal the edges.
  5. Allow the mug to air-dry for 21 days in order to cure completely.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.