Today I am sharing a project I am super excited about. Seriously, the whole time I was taking these photos I was giddy. I couldn’t believe how much I loved it! I hope you love it too.
I used this glass paint marker (I found it at Hobby Lobby).
BUT it took me a little while to figure out the best way to paint the mugs. At first I applied a stencil with adhesive spray but that didn’t work because the paint bleed under the stencil. Luckily, the best part about this pen is that if you mess up you can just wipe it off (I may have done that a few times).
I finally decided that the best way was to just free-hand the letters. I sort of used the stencils, I just looked at them and went for it. There was some trial and error. I was really happy that I could wipe it off. Also, when the paint dried a little I used my fingernail and smoothed out any rough edges.
I let the paint cure for 8 hours and then I followed the directions on the pen and baked the mugs for 40 minutes to set the paint. Now it’s even dishwasher-safe.
To add a fun, Fall flair, I planted some succulents in the mugs. They make such a pretty Fall display. When I get tired of them, or when I kill them (it’s inevitable) I will use these darlings for coconut milk steamers.
The Anthro mugs are much more detailed. I was just not good enough with the pen to pull it off (I tried) but I really like the simple monograms that I ended up with.
The best part about these “FALL” monogram mugs is that the monograms actually work for the initials of my family members (what a coincidence).
I hope you will try this project yourself!