If there’s anything I love, it’s a good mug. I mean it. I love mugs. I love to drink out of ‘em. I love to look at ‘em. I love to buy ‘em. There are so many to choose from, right?
I imagine a world where everything is porcelain (but it can’t break!) and we all get to paint and do whatever we want. The best place to start is with some good ole’ fashioned white dishes. You can customize them any which way you want. I like blue. So here we go.
To make these spotted beauties you need: a mug, small paintbrush, and some porcelain paint in any color you prefer.
The mugs I used can be found here. And the paint can also be found at your local Michaels store. It’s on clearance! That’s as awesome as a double rainbow.
I went with the turquoise. Cuz I’m cool like that. And it ends up a darker, navy-like blue.
Shake the bottle and then open up. Use the lid to hold a little bit of the paint.
Dip the circular end of your paintbrush in the paint.
And get crackin’.
And that’s it! It takes about 30 minutes start to finish. Let the paint dry and bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes. Now you have some cute new dishes.
It’s not super uniform and that’s why I like it.
After the mug, move on to a bowl! Have faith. Take the leap.
Love this easy tut. Something useful, “giftable” and personal– thanks so much!
Thanks for your sweet comment! These dishes were very fun to make and they are even more fun to give! I’m glad you like them!
hey lexy! love love love your blog! just shared this tutorial on my blog… http://wp.me/p1vcFR-sl
Hey Liz! Thanks for sharing these! And thanks for the compliments about the blog! What a sweet post you wrote! Thank you thank you!
I’m putting this on the list of ‘Someday Crafts’ – these are so fun!
Thanks, Esther! They are so fun and SO easy! They look really good in my cupboards. 🙂