How To Create A PHOTO Mug Using a Zazzle Template

You don’t need design skills to create your own photo mugs with these easy to use custom mug templates

Fast Access PHOTO MUG Template Links

Zazzle (world leader in print on demand gifts) not only provides blank mug templates, they also have thousands of niche photo mug templates to suit a wide variety of keepsake and gift creation needs. These templates have been created by talented Zazzle designers who are skilled in knowing what is trending in the graphics design world. They incorporate trendy typography to ensure your photo gift mug is modern and up to date.

Not only that, if you have a custom request you can use the ‘contact designer‘ tabs below each each product type to request custom design services or assistance from the designer. They’ll usually provide these custom services free.

Let’s get started

NOTE: Ensure you are on the Zazzle website for YOUR country. You can see the drop down menu for these on the top bar of their website. SEE HERE  for Zazzle’s HELP menu for any questions you may have re delivery, registration etc.

1. How to find the perfect photo mug template

When using Zazzle to find a niche photo mug template the most efficient way is to add a short yet specific keyword phrase to the search bar.


If you are searching for a Pet Memorial Mug specific to cats, in the search bar enter pet dog memorial photo mug. It is that simple! Click on the linked phrase to see what Zazzle has found for your pet memorial mug needs.

32 Pet Dog Memorial Photo Mugs show up in the results  (see 1 from this selection below)


The prices shown are for 1 mug. Each designer sets their own royalty rates, so prices can vary between similar like for like products.

2 .Refine Your Search

Pick Mug Type, Color, Designer, Price

You can refine your photo mug search using Zazzle’s filter tools. You can search by most popular, the newest design, the lowest prices, highest and so on.

When you have applied your filters to suit your unique preferences, the selection will be smaller and you can more easily find what you need.

Advanced User Tips: If you designing using a blank template design your file in CMYK, which will ensure printed colors match what is shown on your monitor. Files designed in RGB may not print as expected. To match colors, grab the HEX value of the color and type it into the color tool.

3. Creating Photo Mugs That Include Text

In many cases niche photo mug templates will also have a  text template field for you to add a name, date, message as required. If it doesn’t you can use the design tools to add your own text.

To access the design tools which allow you to change fonts, colors, add image and text fields use the tab that is highlighted in blue. This tab may also read ‘Customize’.


If you require ANY assistance editing your design you can usually contact the designer using their contact tab which is on the product page via the ‘About This Design’ section.


Before selecting the mug style you want to order and adding to cart, check your design.

  • Ensure all template fields have been edited (check from all views)
  • Ensure all images and text are within the design printable area (no overlaps)
  • Check your spelling if applicable!

7. Place Your Order

When you’re 100% satisfied you have checked your design and eliminated all errors, you are ready to place your order. Choose a shipping method.


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