Looking for a great new gift idea? I may have the answer! Recently, I have been going through all of my boxes and junk that I brought home with me from university. Yes, I'm three years behind... but at least it's getting done! While going through my kitchen dishes, I found a travel mug that was given to me as a gift from my friend Lynn when we were going our separate ways across the country for school. I had completely forgotten about it, so it was one of those finds that makes you go "I remember this!!!" It was a 'create your own tumbler', and she had collaged various pictures of us from high school as a souvenir. There was no way I was throwing this out, but there was also no way I was taking this mug to work with pictures from high school all over it!
This was given to me as a gift, so I'm not sure where it was purchased, but a quick Google search tells me they are still available at Starbucks, and maybe even the Dollar Store if you are lucky! The bottom screws off, and the insert is removable.
I bought some scrapbooking paper at Michaels for 49 cents, and traced the template onto the paper. The paper is a bit thicker than regular paper - I thought it would be easier to slide into the mug. (I couldn't get an accurate picture of the colour of the paper. It's actually a pea green rather than a yellow.)
I cut it out, inserted the paper, and voila - a brand new tumbler suitable for the workplace! (I did scan the insert Lynn made so I have a digital copy of all those photos!) No dishwasher for these though - handwash only! The great thing about these mugs is they can be customized to suit any taste. They make a great gift too (I still have mine 9 years later)!