Make This: DIY Enamel Camp Mugs for Fall

By Brittni • Updated on 08/30/2023


Usually, it takes a while for fall to start kicking in around here (I do live in Florida, after all), but the last couple of days have been much cooler and breezy. Which is actually getting me excited about fall – something I wasn’t all that pumped about just a couple of weeks ago.

And to get even more into the fall spirit, I thought I would share a recent DIY I created for Tuts+, that screams campfires and hot cocoa: a personalized DIY campfire mug.

This DIY idea is a fun way to dress up a basic set of enamel mugs, with a fun phrase, message, or doodle. Bonus! They make great gifts during the holidays, especially for outdoorsy guys (and girls).

As you can imagine, the process for decorating these mugs is pretty simple. But there’s one quick trick, that I shared here, that makes drawing on a curved surface a little less tricky, if you want to check that out.



Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff

Think you’ll do any camping this fall? Or at least make a few of these mugs to feel like you are?

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Super cute! I love this idea! Thanks for sharing xx


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We own a lot of mugs at home because we’re all British tea drinkers xD So of course, we could always do with more xD I think this looks so cute, to have lovely cursive writing and persoanlised mugs. I would love to put some of my favourite quotes on there.

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Awesome, Sheer! Glad this DIY gave you some inspiration for your trip.


I love this idea. I need so mugs for our camping trip and these are perfect for that. Thanks for sharing.


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My daughter is going to love this project!


So simple yet such a brilliant idea! Definitely agree with Neesha about the Frozen quotes…would make amazing Christmas gifts.


Such a simple yet fantastic idea for a gift! Shall be doing this one when Christmas comes around!


This is so cute! Does the Sharpie scrape off with washing and wear?


Love this idea! This is definitely being pinned to the prezzies board for christmas!
The Accidental Mama


I’m definitely going to try this. I’ve seen it before but never actually done it. Might try some frozen quotes out ready for winter ♥


I love “A is for Ax!” So cute.

Chelsea Foy

So adorable!


Great gift idea especially with the holidays just around the corner. Thanks for sharing!
xo Rachel

Rachel from Rose Tinted Home

I love these, such a great idea! 🙂


These are so adorable! They’d make great holiday presents or are perfect for a hot cocoa bar 🙂

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