The crafting bug bit Fanny and she presented me with a Pinterest project she wanted to create. Fanny decided we were going to make polka-dot initial mugs for each of her employees. I am always game to try a new Pinterest project.
- Ceramic Mug (Fanny purchased these white mugs at Dollar Tree)
- Sharpie oil-based paint pens
- Initial stickers (I used my Silhouette to cut the necessary initials on Oracal 631 removable vinyl. If using regular stickers, Michaels suggests first placing the stickers on a piece of fabric to make them removable from the mug.)
Time to Decorate:
- Place initial sticker on mug
- Press the pen on the mug to create dots. The tighter the placement of dots, the more the letter will be defined
- Use additional colors to add more dots
- Allow the paint to dry for about a minute before removing the sticker
- Bake the mugs to make the paint dishwasher safe. General consensus on Al Gore’s Internet is to place the mugs in the oven, warm it to 350, bake for 35 minutes once the oven is heated, then let cool in the oven. Note: The paint color will slightly lighten after baking.
The little kids had a blast decorating the extra mugs. It is beautiful to see 1st graders exercise their creative spirit. When will they be old enough to learn how to use the sander?