Making your own personalized travel mug can be simple or it can be very involved and difficult.
It really depends on how much of your mug you want to customize.
If you just want to have your own (or a loved one’s) name on it, or perhaps a whole sentence, you can just get one of these personalized ceramic travel mugs.
They each have a different design and allow you to add some words to it.
If you want to customize more than just a name or a phrase, you’ll have to do a little more work. If you want to make everything on your own, the work will be substantially more.
How To Make A Custom Travel Mug
Making the entire mug from scratch is beyond this brief article, so I won’t cover it here. Suffice it to say you’ll need to either work with clay and make your own ceramic cup, or fashion it out of metal or plastic or glass.
Personally, I’d just buy a ready made cup and have it personalized by a service that takes care of those things. Alternatively, you can design it yourself with some paint.
A good place to find a ready made mug that you can customize in any number of ways is Zazzle. Here is a great blank stainless steel mug, here is a blank plastic tumbler, and finally a clear plastic to go cup with a straw.
Zazzle allows you much more flexibility in the design. You can add images, shapes, patterns and text. You can also choose different sizes and colors for the cup itself, when available.