Yes, I don’t like white mugs. So I decided to make them, well… less white 🙂 Is it not just more pleasant to have morning coffee with a nice mug, that gives you some extra positive energy to get the day started? Well… you can guess my answer to that. DIY? YES! It is quite simple and these days you can get everything on Amazon or Ebay. So this is what you need:
- White mug
- Porcelain paints (I usually use Pebeo or Marabu)
- Brushes and sponge
Before you start make sure your mug is perfectly clean. And then just paint away. Even a two tone colouring looks nice and you add something little extra to make it really stand out. What I really like to do is paint the handle in different colour than the mug itself.
You are not happy with your first creation? Just wash it off with warm water, maybe scrub a bit. Usually even after one hour of drying you can peel the paint of if you change your mind. When you are happy with your design leave it overnight to dry. Pebeo paints require oven bake to fix the paint. Marabu paints are dishwasher safe (up to 40 degrees C) after full 3 days of drying.
I made quite a few mugs for my friends. It is very useful gift for men or women, birthdays or a housewarming gift. I even planted a tulip in one mug, so it will serve as a flower pot for now 🙂
Some of my earliest creations: