Painted Mugs DIY



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I have seen so much pretty hand painted mug projects on Pinterest that I really wanted to try it for myself. And I must say that it's a lot of fun!
It's also very easyand inexpensive, which makes it even better!
And now every time that I see someone drink from my own designed and crafted mugs, it gives me that proud feeling :)

Here's how:

Take a plain mug. (I bought mine at the eurostore). 
Decide which kind of ceramic marker you want to use. We have a different selection of ceramic markers here in Holland, so I think it's best to just go to your local craftstore and see what they have. The marker that I used is a black ceramic marker that is also dishwasher proof. 

Start getting creative! Just draw anything you like on them with the marker. The marker I used could also be removed with a wet napkin during the drawing process, so I could easily fix any mistakes I made.
Then just put your mugs in the oven according to the instructions on the marker.

All done!







23 comments:

  1. in love with your drawings ... it has a style that reminds me of Scandinavian illustrators ... gorgeous!

    a n n a · e v e r s
    http://www.annaeversplanb.blogspot.com.es/

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    1. Thank you! I have been looking for a particular style to draw lately to practice my drawing skills, and I never knew how I could find drawings in the style that I am interested in for inspiration. (besides a lot of searching on etsy and pinterest)

      So after I read your comment, I googled scandinavian illustrators and found exactly what I was looking for! Thank you!

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  2. These are a lot of fun! I just love your little drawings, especially the windmill. :)

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  3. I can hardly wait to try these! (The product description says to avoid putting on surfaces that will come in contact with food. I wouldn't draw too close to the rim of a mug because you don't want to end up eating the finish.)

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    1. My ceramic marker didn't mention anything like that, so I think it depends on which marker you use. But avoiding the rim is a good idea :)

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  4. I made some for my friend as a christmaspresent and I draw the silhouettes from Alice in wonderland on it. But I definitly will do some with a kind of your design, it looks so pretty :)

    greetings from germany
    Sophie :)

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  5. so sweet !! Great idea and a lot of fun :)

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  6. Emus Upcycled Gifts is nominating you for the Liebster Blog Award http://emusupcycledgifts.wordpress.com/2012/12/13/nominated-for-the-liebster-award/ whether you choose to participate or not (and for the “rules”), please know that I have found much inspiration from your blog.

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  7. Hi Lana! I recently found your blog and am now a fan&follower :) These coffee cups where so cute and saved me from the agony that was planning my sister-in-laws Xmas gift! I made a post at http://lipstickandawhitetee.blogspot.com/2012/12/19th-diy-paris-cappuccino-cups.html, and credited you of course :)

    Have a lovely Christmas back in Europe! No snow here in San Francisco Bay... :(

    J

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    1. Hi! I just love it when someone shows me how they used my tutorial! I love your mugs and the Paris theme looks great! Thank you for linking back to me!

      Happy holidays! And no snow in Holland either... :(

      x

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    2. Your mugs look so great, could not resist :)

      Oh :( I hear they have a massive amount of snow in Finland already (we don't have a white Christmas too often), and now there's a snowstorm, when everyone is driving around :S

      Keep up your amazing work!

      J

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  8. I love these so much! Your illustrating is beautiful!

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  9. Hi again! I've given you some link love at http://lipstickandawhitetee.blogspot.com/2012/12/favorite-diys-from-2012.html, since your DIY was one of my Top 10 DIYs from other bloggers :)

    J

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    1. Thank you for the link love! Your list is great!

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  10. Cute mugs! I'll try it out with the kids this summer, looks like less mess than the Hema-DIY-mug-painting-sets we've tried before... Where did you buy your marker? Living at Terschelling I quite depend on online shops for crafting materials. I'll let you know when it's tried and blogged about :-)

    pienkel.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Pienkel!

      I bought mine at Pipoos. And I think they also deliver!

      Good luck!

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Thank you! x Lana