The cooler evenings are setting in, it feels like autumn is around the corner. I have already dug out my jumpers and other autumn accessories. Cooler evenings mean one thing, I can now be found curled up on the sofa, one foot under me, sipping a hot chocolate. My Handsome Man makes the best hot chocolates. I’m not even joking. He’s got skills! What better way to drink your hot chocolate than from your very own personalised mugs?
Oh and that mug, I MADE IT MYSELF!
Not the actual mug, that would be insane.
(We were bought the white mugs as wedding gifts.)
I have been wanting to brighten them for a while. I saw this project on A Beautiful Mess.
Although I absolutely loved the idea, I am by no means artistic and I hate my handwriting. Free style isn’t a good plan for me. This project was so easy and if I can make it, anyone can!
I have more designs I want to try (can I find my pens since we’ve moved?!) and more pen colours I want to order.
I did some research and found that the Sharpie doesn’t always last (They’ve added the edit since). Some people found it washed off after one wash. Not good. I found pens for ceramics called ‘Pebeo Porcelaine 150’. So far the design hasn’t washed off, but we don’t have a dishwasher so can’t test that.
To make your own personalised mugs, you will need:
Porcelaine pens in the colour of your choosing.
A mug, washed and dried.
Letter stickers to spell out your design. (I bought thick velvety ones for super cheap at hobbycraft)
Oven and oven tray.
Stick design on to mug. Using pen draw round outline of stickers, decorate with dots. Leave to dry. Use tweezers to peel off letters, bake in oven according to instructions.
Leave to cool.
Voila! Make one each and you have your very own personalised mugs for drinking out of!
Oh and I made my Handsome Man one too. How could I not?