Skip to Content

DIY Gold Glitter Dipped Mugs

DIY Gold Glitter Dipped Mugs by @cydconverse

Hello, friends! I owe you all a post a little later today or tomorrow to fill you in on the last couple of weeks, but in the meantime, this is your friendly heads up that I’m back in the saddle this week and posting is officially going to be back to normal. What better way to kick things off than with these super pretty DIY gold glitter dipped mugs? Made with dishwasher safe Mod Podge, you don’t even have to worry about glitter floating in your coffee! These are guaranteed to add a little glam to your morning, but I also think these would make a really sweet gift for a friend.

DIY Gold Glitter Dipped Mugs from @cydconverse

DIY Gold Glitter Dipped Mugs from @cydconverse


  • Basic ceramic mugs
  • Large particle glitter
  • Dishwasher safe Mod Podge
  • Craft brush

DIY Gold Glitter Dipped Mugs from @cydconverse DIY Gold Glitter Dipped Mugs from @cydconverse

DIY Gold Glitter Dipped Mugs from @cydconverse

Begin by making sure your mugs are well cleaned and completely dry. I went with white mugs, but I think any solid color would be gorgeous here. Like black! So fun. Once clean and dry, apply a medium thick layer of dishwasher safe Mod Podge to the bottom third of your mug using a clean craft brush.

DIY Gold Glitter Dipped Mugs from @cydconverse

DIY Gold Glitter Dipped Mugs from @cydconverse DIY Gold Glitter Dipped Mugs from @cydconverse

DIY Gold Glitter Dipped Mugs from @cydconverse

Cover the Mod Podge with a generous spray of glitter. For this project I think a large particle glitter is particularly appropriate, but you can really choose whatever color and style of glitter you prefer. Rotate the mug as you go until all of the Mod Podge is covered, then give the mug a good few taps to shake loose any excess. Allow to dry, then repeat the Mod Podge and glitter steps as necessary until you get the coverage you’d like. Finish with a final, very light coat of Mod Podge to seal everything in place and allow to dry one final time.

DIY Gold Glitter Dipped Mugs from @cydconverse

Overall, I’m pretty darn impressed with how the dishwasher safe Mod Podge is allowing the glitter to hold up on my mugs. I still recommend hand washing these mugs just to make sure they stay looking their best, but I don’t think you’ll have a catastrophe if they do go through the dishwasher. I am seriously loving this stuff, it opens up a whole new world of fun craft possibilities! Also, gold glitter dipped mugs for the win, always.

DIY Gold Glitter Dipped Mugs from @cydconverse


[Design + styling by Cyd Converse | Photos by Alice G. Patterson for The Sweetest Occasion.]

The fine print: Please link with love! As with all of our posts, DIY projects featured on The Sweetest Occasion may not be copied, distributed or reproduced without express written permission. Love and links are always appreciated! If you’d like to share this post, please link to this post directly for the DIY tutorial and do not include the instructions in your own post. Thanks so much! xoxo

Lemon Lavender Hand Pies from @cydconverse
Lemon Lavender Hand Pies
Color Palette: Daiquiri and Breeze from @cydconverse
Color Palette: Daiquiri + Breeze

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Monday 7th of December 2015

Can i use clear varnish instead of modpodge?leave alone dishwasher safe we don't get midpodge itself in my country

Cyd Converse

Monday 7th of December 2015

Hi Maria! I'm not sure if the varnish would make the mug dishwasher safe, but it definitely would do the job of sealing the glitter in place for the purposes of normal wear and tear!

12 Easy Peasy DIY Makeovers | Guidecentral Blog

Friday 10th of July 2015

[…] Mornings just got a glam-infusion with this tutorial from The Sweetest Occasion. […]


Tuesday 7th of July 2015

These are amazing! Love them, I love everything glitter. I need to make my own, thanks for sharing!


Monday 11th of May 2015

What! dishwasher safe modpodge, this is amazing! thanks for sharing, i'm gonna run and out grab some today ;)