Hello readers!! Today I am turning my blog over to Leah and Chelsea of Life, Love, + Coffee Stains. They are new to the blogger scene and we share one major common interest…COFFEE! Please take a minute to follow them over on Twitter, Facebook, and Pintrest.
I don’t know about y’all, but there are two things that we can’t live without in life: coffee, and crafting. And like all good coffee addicts, we also know that mugs make the perfect collectibles and gifts! We combined our two loves into this DIY – perfect for a girls night with a bottle of wine or to do with the kids for a keepsake that will last forever. It’s simple, relatively inexpensive, and so easy to make unique!
– Coffee Mug (we got this from the dollar store – yours doesn’t have to be white)
– Paint Brush
– Porcelaine 150 paint (amazon: http://amzn.to/1oyeWm4– again, feel free to choose other colors!)
Step 1: Paint away! The best part of this craft is that there’s quite a bit of creative license! For multiple coats, give the paint a few minutes of drying time for best results.
Step 2: When you’re done painting, let the porcelaine 150 dry for at least 24 hours before baking.
Step 3: After drying, place upside down on the baking sheet and place in the oven BEFORE pre-heating. Turn the oven on to 300 degrees (fahrenheit), and once the oven is DONE preheating, set the timer for 30 minutes.
Step 4: After 30 minutes, turn off the oven, but do not remove the mug and baking sheet. Once the oven (and your mug) are completely cool, you’re good to go!
Note: I believe that once baked, the mugs should be dishwasher safe. However, we hand wash ours just to be on the safe side (who wants to waste all of that hard work?!)
Step 5: Fill with coffee and caffeinate!
Leah + Chelsea