I had a fun time making up these cute mug rugs out of Cream and Sugar by Ampersand Design Studio for Windham Fabrics. I think they turned out fantastic and I'm a little disappointed that I didn't keep any for myself. I used some thermal Insul-Bright batting. I have heard from friends and family that they work great.
I also took some mugs I found for less than $2 from Crate and Barrel outlet and painted them with porcelain chalkboard paint. I think the combination turned out great!
And here are some pictures of my one year old trying to climb the cabinets to pull them off the counter!