DIY Mug Holder and YouTube Video!

Hey guys!

It’s Wednesday and we are back with our latest YouTube video tutorial!  Are you subscribed to our channel?  If not, be sure to subscribe HERE!  Today we are sharing an awesome gift idea!  With Christmas just around the corner, we love finding fun and cute gift ideas that don’t break the bank.  Check out our Shanty Mug Holder!


How fun is that?  These are SO easy to make!  Be sure to check out the YouTube video first HERE or click the button below!

You can download and print the FREE PLANS by clicking HERE!

First, you want to make your cut.  This is a great scrap pile project!  Be sure to check your scraps before buying anything.  All you need is about 15″ of 1×8 board and 12″ of 2×2 or a 1.5″ dowel.

These are your cuts for the base which are made by trimming down 1×8 board.


And this is the dowel cut that will hold the mugs…


Your first step is attach the two small square pieces together.  We used our new Ryobi battery hot glue guns for this… Guys, these are AMAZING!!!


They stack just like this…



Next, we hot glued the dowel piece to the top and center of those pieces.



To hold everything good and tight, we used a 2.5″ spax or wood screw through the bottom and into all 3 pieces.


Once all of this is complete, you are ready to stain or paint yours!  After it dries, it’s time for the cute stuff!

I found all the knobs for the tops at Hobby Lobby.

I found hooks at Hobby Lobby and I also found these great hooks on Amazon I used on some other mug holders I gifted…

Brass Hooks


Black Hooks


Here are a few more shots of our Mug Holders!



Thanks so much for stopping by guys!  Let us know if you have any questions at all!