Friday, April 5, 2013

The Girly Mug :: DIY

I have to admit I am starting to have a pretty big collection of shoes, dress and... mug at home. I am a tea lover and I am used to chose my mug regarding my mood or the time of the day. Yeah, it might sounds weird, I know...

Recently, I wanted to make a kind of girly-funky mug. The one that will make you laugh (or smile at least) each time I will sip my tea in, and this idea of a princess ring popped up into my head.
And what I love most is how excited I am just before sliding my finger in the ring-handle. This stupid act cracked me up each time and it became my morning ritual to start well the day !

You need:

1 mug, chose one with a narrow handle to remind a ring (pick up one in procelain, faïence or ceramic) 
golden porcelain painting
porcelain glue
1 strass (its diameter has to match with the mug handle width) 
white spirit

* Wahs-up and dry well your mug. With a clean towel soaked with white spirit rub the handle in and out.
* Paint the handle, allow to dry for 30 minutes and paint an other layer. Make more layers if needed.
* Allow to dry for 24 hours.
* Preheat your oven on 180°C and put your mug into the oven for 35 minutes (follow your porcelain painting packaging oven temperature and during time directions for this step).
* Set your mug aside and let cool completely.

* Glue the strass well centered on the handle. Allow to harden 1 hour or so.
* Preheat your oven on 80°C and put into your oven for 30 minutes (here again follow your porcelain glue temperature and time instructions).
* Allow to cool before using.

N.B: only hand-washing for this mug ! 

Tadaaaaaaaam !

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1 comment:

  1. Absolutely love this mug! I'm def making this and pairing it with tea or hot chocolate for my bestie