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Goodwill DIY custom mugs and terrarium
Goodwill DIY custom mugs and terrarium

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) You don’t have to have a garden to enjoy some greenery in your space. A plain glass container can become the perfect place for plants you can enjoy indoors. A regular mug can also become a masterpiece. Goodwill of Greater Grand Rapids has so many treasures you can transform into the perfect DIY project.

DIY Goodwill Terrarium

  1. Gather glass bowl, vase or jar, cactus soil, small rocks and small succulent plants
  2. Place layer of small rocks on bottom
  3. Add small layer of soil, then small plants
  4. Continue filling terrarium with soil until level with your plants
  5. Decorate!

Custom Painted Mug

  1. Use clean, light-colored oven safe mug
  2. Draw any design with a Sharpie
  3. Allow ink to air dry for 24 hours
  4. Place mug upright on center rack in cold oven
  5. Turn oven to 300F and bake 30 minutes
  6. Allow mug to cool in oven before removing
  7. Enjoy your one-of-a-kind mug!


  • To have make your mugs dishwasher safe, use an oil based sharpie
  • Let mug heat up and cool with the oven
  • If you mess up, just use rubbing alcohol (hand sanitizer) to wipe off and try again!

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