DIY

Mug Painting

It’s wedding season! Bring on the bridal showers and multiple games of bridal bingo, purse scavenger hunts, and wedding trivia! My cousin Stacie and I, who are both bridesmaids in her sister’s upcoming wedding, agreed that wedding games are most fun when prizes are involved! We tried our hand at painting mugs and I must say, they turned out fantastic! It was a pretty simple process. The most complicated part was the painting itself, and that is determined by the design. Here’s what we did:

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1. Grab plain ceramic mugs, wash and wipe them down with rubbing alcohol, and let them dry.

2. Paint away! We painted ours with pink paint (to fit the theme of the shower) using a variety of different brushes. I tried to make the paint as smooth as possible so it’s less likely to chip off.m12

3. Set the mugs aside and let them dry for 1 hour.

4. Put mugs in the oven and set it to 325 degrees for 30 minutes. DO NOT preheat the oven! Wait until the mugs are actually inside before you turn the heat on. This prevents the likelihood of the mugs cracking. Once 30 minutes are up, turn off the oven and let the mugs cool completely before removing.

5. TADA! All done! We filled ours with pink, crinkled strips of paper and chocolate. It’s a wonderful bridal shower prize of painted original artwork from soon-to-be famous artists! 😉

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