DIY: Cup of Quotes

“If it’s 3am then I’m writing.”

I say this often because it is my life, so during a recent fit of nightly writing-induced-insomnia, I began thinking about this great quote by James Michener,

“If your book doesn’t keep you up nights when you are writing it, it won’t keep anyone up nights reading it. “

But with hours of writing comes even more hours of editing. This of course equals a need for caffeinated beverages. Needing a break from all of this work I decided to craft (like any great procrastinator would).

I decided to make this cups for readers, inspired by this $49.99… If you still want to buy one their are more affordable options that are only $15.99- which is still more expensive than making one and not nearly as much fun!

Here’s how I made mine:


  • Oven or microwave
  • Felt tipped permanent marker
  • Two mugs or ceramic weight tea cups (a strong enough mug to handle being microwaved or put in the oven)
  • A quote or design of your choosing
  • Baking sheet or plate
  • Pot holder
  • Optional: wipe off/dry erase marker


  1. If you are using a wipe off/dry erase marker grad that and your mug and practice you design or writing your quote
  2. If you want to use an oven, preheat it to 325 degrees Fahrenheit/177 degrees Celsius
  3. Write you quote or design with the felt tipped permanent marker
  4. Place on cookie sheet or plate
  5. If you are using an oven cook it for 30 minutes. If you are using a microwave cook on high of 5 minutes.
  6. Remove the cup with a pot holder and allow to cool and set overnight
  7. To make it dishwasher safe repeat steps 4 through 6
  8. Fill with your favorite beverage and enjoy or fill with sweets and wrap it up as a holiday gift!

This is how my came out:

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