We’re fully on board with Galentine’s Day and we whipped up a sweet and simple DIY project you can complete in a matter of hours. Start brainstorming nicknames for your dynamic duo, your terrific trio, and your fantastic foursome, because once you start this project, you won’t want to stop.
Inspired by these tees, I put together a set of hand painted mugs to treat my best friend.
All you need is a special set of paints, some mugs, and about an hour. Here’s how you can make a set of your own!
- FolkArt Enamel Paint for Glass and Ceramics
- Ceramic Mugs
- Spouncer Foam Brush
- Alphabet Stickers – You’ll want a full sticker sheet (not just stickered letters; you’ll want to use the letter’s outline as a stencil)
- Scrap of Fabric
Wash and thoroughly dry your mugs.
Cut around the outline of each letter and remove the actual letter so you’re left with a stenciled outline. To prevent the stencil from permanently sticking to your mug, press it against a clean scrap of fabric to make it less tacky.
Place the stenciled letters on your mug in a straight line. You can use a strip of washi tape to keep your line straight.
Brainstorm a list of nicknames to put on your mug. Here are some of our favorites:
- Bacon + Eggs
- Thelma + Louise
- Pen + Paper
- Donut + Coffee
- Bread + Butter
- Beyonce + Kelly + Michelle
- Monica + Rachel + Phoebe
- North + South + East + West
Apply the stencil stickers to your mug.
Fill a round foam brush (spouncer) with paint and dab it on your stenciled letters.
While your paint is still wet, carefully remove the stickers from your mug and do any touch-ups with a Q-tip.
Bake the mugs at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes. Once baked, let the mugs cool in the oven. Some people report that this paint is dishwasher-safe, but hand washing is what the manufacturer recommends.
That’s it! Doesn’t the simplicity of this project and the satisfaction you feel make you want to repeat steps 1-6 at least a dozen more times?