DIY Chip Mug Inspired By Beauty And The Beast

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The live action Beauty and the Beast movie is basically on repeat in my world right now — I can’t stop watching. It’s a bit odd to think I am old enough to see my childhood favorite remade, but I’m too thrilled to feel old, and too excited to watch it (again and again) with my kids! Beauty and the Beast is about transformation, and I decided to bring some of that Walt Disney magic to life at my house this week. I’ve turned a plain, white mug into a Chip Mug! 

Beauty And The Beast DIY Chip Mug | Make your own Beauty and the Beast inspired mugs. Includes step by step video tutorial for Sharpie mug.

DIY Chip Mug From Beauty And The Beast

There are several important things you want to look for in this blog post to help you create the perfect Chip Beauty and the Beast Sharpie Mug:

  1. DIY mug tutorial (including a helpful video) showcasing how to create a Chip mug
  2. Tips for Sharpie mugs that will help preserve your design so you can actually use your mug
  3. More Beauty and the Beast mug design ideas and inspiration
  4. Tea party cookie printables if you want to host a Beauty and the Beast tea party or jut take your afternoon tea experience to the next level

Now, let’s start with Chip! Once upon a time there was a very cute little tea cup…

DIY Chip Mug Supplies:

DIY Chip Mug Video Tutorial

Make Your Own Chip Beauty And The Beast Mug

To me, the most lovable character in Beauty and the Beast is Chip. Maybe I have a soft spot for him because he loves his momma, Mrs. Potts, so much! My kids always talk about how cool it would be if they had their own talking teacup, so with the help of my best friend, we created exactly that.

I have important tips for decorating mugs with Sharpies below and free printable Beauty and the Beast cookie tags. Make sure to read all the way to the end of the post, so you don’t miss them!

The first thing you notice about Chip in the original cartoon is his gold handle nose. Color the handle of the mug in with your yellow pen, and then copy the multicolor design on the bottom. The design is easy — alternate pink, purple, and blue triangles. Outline the design in black.

Tip: Make sure everything is COMPLETELY dry before you start lining in black.

Draw Chip’s eyes on each side of the handle, and then add his cute tilted mouth!

There is nothing more magical than drinking out of your very own Chip mug while reading a fairy tale! It’s so much easier to imagine yourself in the story!

Belle and Chip | Beauty and the Beast | DIY Chip Mug

Important Tips For Decorating Mugs With Sharpies

When drawing on the mugs, you need to make sure to use OIL-BASED SHARPIE PENS. Regular sharpies will not stay on your mug when washed. Oil-based sharpie pens can be found at any craft store, or on amazon. They are more like a paint pen. You will need to shake them a little before use, and then press on the tip gently to get the paint running.

Chip is the cutest Beauty & the Beast character!

Tip: You can use rubbing alcohol to erase the oil-based Sharpie ink while it’s still wet if you make a mistake. 

I followed Emily’s tutorial for DIY sharpie mugs, and it worked like magic. After you create your design, you will need to bake the mug. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Baking the mug enables you to set the design. It’s an important step to make sure it will not wash off.

It is best to decorate your mug, let it dry for 3 days, and then bake it.

After you bake the mug, let it sit for another 3 days to make sure everything is totally dry before the mug is used or washed.

DIY mugs inspired by Beauty and the Beast

More Beauty And The Beast Inspired Mugs

We actually have a “Be our Guest” sign in our guest room, and my husband is known to belt out the “Bonjour” song around the house in the mornings! So, naturally, those famous lines were going to be the next designs for our DIY Beauty and the Beast mug collection.

On the back of this Bonjour mug we wrote “Good Day!” Blue is the classic color that Belle wears in the beginning of the movie, so this was the natural choice to line the top of the cup! It’s a small touch that really brings the design together. How can you not have a good day drinking your coffee out of this mug?

The next one is the perfect mug for when you have company! Let your guests drink out of the “Be Our Guest” mug.

Use oil based sharpies to create these cute mugs!

For the last and final mug it clearly had to have something to do with roses. Everybody remembers watching Beauty and the Beast and wondering if the rose would wither and die before the Beast and Belle fell in love. 

For this design it is best to draw your general rose using the red and green colors, and then go back and outline in the black once the basic rose design has dried.

Tip: Use a fine tip oil-based Sharpie pen for the small detail!

Belle in Beast's Castle with Chip

You don’t have to stop there, though! Beyond Chip, Beauty and the Beast has so many characters you could feature on a mug if you want, like Cogsworth, Mrs Potts, Lumiere – you could either draw them on the mug or use one of their popular lines and match up the colors the way I did with the blue from Belle’s dress. 

Beauty And The Beast Tea Party Cookies

Mugs and tea go hand in hand. I have dreams of sitting and reading while sipping tea. Does this ever actually happen, in my real life? NO! But, just like Belle, I know there must be more than this provincial life. One day I will read with a cup of tea every afternoon. A girl can dream, right? Walt Disney would approve. 

In honor of my new mugs, I made tea bag sugar cookies, and added cute Beauty and the Beast labels to them!

Tea bag sugar cookies... yes please!

They were a perfect match for our Beauty and the Beast tea party setup!

Tea bag cookies with Beauty and the Beast tags. Be our guest!

My daughter devoured about 3 of them while we leafed through some story books.

Chip is the best Beauty & the Beast chracter!

If you want to make your own Beauty and the Beast tea party cookies, grab our free tea bag cookie tag printables here!

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Old teacups and saucers were the perfect accent for this cute Beauty & the Beast shoot!

If you make one of these adorable Chip Beauty and the Beast mugs, share it on Instagram and tag us using #TheSwayLife so we can check it out! 

*Shout out of thanks for Kelli Seeley’s beautiful photography and emlaurenVO’s beautiful artistry and help with mug designs.

About Leah Leatherby

Hi! My name is Leah Leatherby. I graduated from UC Davis with a BS in Textiles Marketing and Science. Since then, I have had four little ones – three boys and a girl. My life now consists of planning parties, baking cookies, and watching my kids. My husband has 75 first cousins alone, so we pretty much have an event every weekend! It keeps us busy, and lets me get my creative juices flowing.