Mug love

I know that you should not have strong feelings for material things but the fact remains that I constantly fall head over heels in love with mugs.

I have mugs that I use for coffee; mugs, which are for tea; some mugs I use in the morning and others I prefer in the afternoon. I buy mugs at flea markets, when I’m on vacation and when I really just want to get something quickly at the drugstore, but when it comes to mugs as presents, I like to paint them myself. Many of you may have already tried it but if you haven´t, it´s about time: quotes, graffiti, comics, patterns, freestyle, templates… everything is allowed and everything is fun! If you like my mugs, I have here a tutorial for you on how to paint one of my mug-patterns:

Steps

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1. You need a white mug.

2. The outside of the mug must be cleaned. If you don´t have a cat on hand to lick the mug, you can also wash it yourself.

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3. Malt mit einem Bleistift Kästchen auf den Becher und fangt an in jedes Kästchen mit Porzellanfarbe die Kreisform zu malen.

3. Draw boxes on the mug with a pencil and start to paint the circular shapes with porcelain paint in each box.

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4. Paint small dotted triangles between the circular shapes. My blue color had to air dry for 24 hours.

5. Next I painted a rim with porcelain color in copper. First this color had to air dry for four hours and then I put it for 90 minutes at 190 degrees in the oven. Supposedly, the color is dishwasher safe but I could not try this because I don´t own a dishwasher. The color remains definitely on the mug when I do the dishes by hand.

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Update:

Since I had two more white mugs left, I decided to try out porcelain markers, with which you can apply the color directly on the mug without a brush.

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I have to say, that you can paint with the markers significantly faster and they are definitely better suited for children, because they are much easier to handle than a brush! Especially when you want to write something on your mug, I would recommend a marker – to write with a brush is definitely too hard for me. As you know I typically don´t recommend shops but I was a bit shocked about the price range for these markers and that is why I will reveal now that I bought my markers at Nastami because they had the best price. Furthermore, this is overall a cute online shop and the owner has also a blog where she shows what you can do with the materials you can buy at her shop. I really like this concept of craft online shop with craft blog.

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