The $5 – 5 Minute Project: Get Well Mug

This begins my new weekly series ,  the $5-5 minute project. Whether you are a busy working mom, busy stay-at-home mom, or just plain busy…anyone can tackle these quick and inexpensive projects that will help you exercise a little creativity. So grab your glitter and let’s get started…

I don’t know about you, but croupy coughs and runny noses make me want to curl up on the couch with a cup of hot tea. Whose spirits wouldn’t be lifted by this $5, 5 minute get well gift? Just grab a $0.99 mug from Ikea or the dollar store, your sharpie marker, a few tea bags, and a few cough drops to leave on your co-workers desk and watch their spirits visibly lift.

ikea mug


You can also use a porcelain marker which can be found at most crafts stores. Baking the cup in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, will set the ink but be sure the cup is microwave and dishwasher safe.


Cost Breakdown:
Ikea Mug – $0.99
Tea – grabbed a few bags from a box I already had
Ribbon – already had
cough drops – $1.99 for 1 bag
Total Cost = $2.98 + tax


I’d love to share your $5, 5 minute projects. Shoot me an email with your idea or images of a project you have created at theweekendhomemaker (at)


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5 Responses to The $5 – 5 Minute Project: Get Well Mug
  1. Jayne Barbour
    January 14, 2013 |

    oooo, you’ve got my wheels turning for crafty ideas on the cheap! This is so cute!

  2. What a nice idea to make this for someone who needs it! Your teabag drawing is so cute :)

  3. Jill
    January 15, 2013 |

    This is absolutely brilliant.

  4. Kristin
    January 19, 2013 |

    So easy and adorable!!!

  5. Rosemary
    January 27, 2013 |

    Great idea. Love the little tea bag on the cup.

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