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DIY Coffee Mugs For Winter

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Let’s face it. Its winter, its cold and all you probably want to do is hide under the covers with a movie and something warm… Well at least that’s what I want to do. 

Because that’s all I want to do and because its winter I thought I’d show you how to make your own personalized mugs for the freezing days ahead.

WHAT YOU NEED:

x1 (or as many as you want) MUG/TEA-CUP

x1 ROLL OF BROWN PAPER

x1 GOLD SPRAY PAINT CAN

x1 CLEAR SEALER

x1 PAINTERS TAPE

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HOW TO:

1. Cover the mug with painters tape into whatever pattern/shape you want. I love triangles so that’s what I did.

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2. Lightly Spray your mugs with the spray paint, holding the spray paint about 30cm from the mug to avoid speckles. (I wanted this effect because I love textured look)

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3. Apply sealer and allow to dry for about 15 minutes then pull off painters tape (if you let the paint harden sometimes the paint comes off with the tape). GC__5576

4. Enjoy your new mug with your favorite hot drink.

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TIPS:

 1. The tape must be flats against the mugs, free of air bubbles otherwise paint will seep under the tape.

2.Don’t let tape sit too long because the paint may peel if it dries hard about 8 – 15 minutes is good.

3. Rather have two thin coats than one thick coat of paint.

4. Hold spray paint 33cm – 45cm away from mugs to avoid a speckled effect.

5. Don’t add patterns around mouth area of mug unless you have ceramic spray and sealer.

6. Not dishwasher safe. Lightly rinse once used.

7. HAVE FUN!

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8 Comments

  • Reply sarah August 3, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    Gracie thank you for this post! I loved it!!!!

    • Reply Grace Charlotte August 4, 2015 at 7:12 pm

      Yay! im so glad you like it 🙂 🙂

  • Reply Mariana Garcia August 4, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    Hello, Grace!

    I was thinking to do this with my grannies, at work.
    If i do, i’ll show you the results! Just one thing: the brown paper is only to protect the work area, right?
    Thank you for the tips!

    Kisses,
    MGarcia

    • Reply Grace Charlotte August 4, 2015 at 7:08 pm

      Hello Marina 🙂

      Thank you so much for your comment <3 and please do show me the results 🙂
      The brown paper is only to protect the floor 🙂 so you can use anything you like, newspaper, a cloth, anyother paper 🙂 🙂

      So looking forward to seeing what you did. <3

  • Reply smiley johnson August 4, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    this is incredible and easy!! gonna try it real soon.
    thanks Grace

    • Reply Grace Charlotte August 4, 2015 at 7:05 pm

      Oh lovely! yes do try it its super fun and super easy. 🙂 Please do send pics of yours when you do them 🙂

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  • Reply pour over coffee maker May 10, 2017 at 11:37 am

    wow such a great and unique idea . I will definately try this with my coffee mug .Thankyou so much for this post.

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