DIY Netflix Coffee Mugs, a Great Last Minute Holiday Gift!

December 10, 2014Holly Sosa
For Christmas this year, I decided to gift a few people on my list a year long Netflix membership. As an avid Netflix watcher (maybe even addict?!), I knew this was a gift anyone would love to receive. Even friends & family who already had a membership can use the gifted membership on their account, so it’s a win-win for all this holiday season! The hardest part was finding a creative way to gift it.

Last year, I tried my hand at the infamous Sharpie mug made famous by Pinterest. Unfortunately, the Sharpie mug was a DIY-ers myth & the permanent marker faded after only a few washes. After some research, I discovered glass markers that are made specifically for this purpose & after creating my first mug a few months back, I’m happy to report that it is holding up wonderfully.

Armed with my new glass markers, I made a trip to our local dollar store & picked up several plain white mugs to adorn with clever Netflix quips & OITNB quotes (my all-time fave series & a Netflix original!). These turned out so much better than I ever imagined, you guys. So. Good.
  • plain white mugs from the dollar store
  • craft markers that will write on glass
  • one year Netflix subscription (available in increments of $30 & $60)
  • microwave popcorn (optional)
  • candy cane (optional)
  1. Do some searching for fun quips & quotes from your fave shows available on Netflix. Right now, you can stream The Office, Gilmore Girls, All Hail King Julien (Netflix’s new kid-friendly series) Orange is the New Black & more. As of January 1st, you’ll be able to stream the entire Friends series! Do a quick search for some short quotes from your fave that will fit easily onto a mug. Keep it as sort & simple as possible.
  2. Use your craft markers to write on your quotes/quips in block lettering.
  3. Allow mugs to dry in a safe space. I placed mine in front of a window so the sun could speed along the process.
  4. While your mugs are drying, purchase your gift subscription on or at your closest major retailer (Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Albertson’s Lowe’s, 7-Eleven, Staples, Dollar General, & more!
  5. Dress up the mugs with a bag of microwave popcorn, a candy cane, & the subscription front & center.
I cannot wait to gift these mugs & subscriptions to our friends. Maybe even to one of my husband’s bosses for some brownie points? Ha! The best part about these mugs is that the possibilities are endless. From movie quotes to doodles to inside jokes, you can get as personalized & creative as you want. That’s what makes these such great holiday & birthday gifts.
This month, be sure to check out the latest titles from Netflix. I know I’ll be snuggling in with some hot chocolate & a warm blanket to watch Love Actually. Evelyn has already watched Veggie Tales: Saint Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving. And the boys request Merry Madagascar on the regular.
Which holiday movies are you most looking forward to? What quote would you put on your DIY mug? Share with me in the comments below.
The above post was sponsored by Netflix. All thoughts, opinions, & ideas are my own. Thank you to Netflix for partnering with me. And thank you readers for supporting the brands that support this blog & my family.


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