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Moms always get breakfast in bed on Mother's Day, so why not serve donuts to Dad on Father's Day? We thought it was a cute idea, so we made a DIY painted mug to serve Dad his coffee in on Father's Day. Check out this simple tutorial and get our easy donut recipe at the bottom of the post to complete your Father's Day breakfast!

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DIY Donut Mug for Dad Directions

To get started on your DIY Dad Mug gather your supplies. You can order them off of Amazon or pick them up at your local craft store.


  • White mug
  • acrylic paint
  • painters tape
  • foam brush
  • clear gloss spray paint
  • chalk pen

I kept my design clean and simple with geometric shapes and 3 of Dad's favorite colors. Use painters tape to mark off the areas to paint. Start at the bottom and work your way up. Do not paint the top 1 inch of the mug or inside, that's where your lips and coffee will go.

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Personalize Your Mug

Once you've got a design you are happy with, let it dry completely. Write a sweet message, like "Best Dad" on top of your painted areas with a chalk pen. Once the whole mug is dry tape off the top and cover the inside with painters tape and give it a good spray with clear gloss to seal it.

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Plan the Perfect Breakfast

Serve Dad these tasty apple cider donuts. Kids will love helping dip and decorate these donuts for Dad! Dad will love being treated to donuts and coffee in bed on Father's Day morning!


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Use Pinterest to save your favorite ideas and organize your life. Be sure to follow our Fathers Day board here.

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