DIY Mug Decoration


Okay, been a while since I've done a DIY, especially as this is only my second one, sacre blue! 
And not that this is particularly difficult, but I thought I'd share as not many people know about these awesome pens!

You will need:
A mug (or several)
Porcelain Pens!
An Oven
Tracing Paper (optional)
Sellotape (optional)
Pencil (optional)

1. Clean your mug and dry thoroughly.
2. Give your pens a good shake and test the ink on a piece of scrap paper. Then draw away! Optionally, if you aren't too sure about your design, you can trace it, sellotape the tracing paper on to your mug, draw over the lines on the tracing paper and when you remove it then pencil lines should be on your mug. The just draw way!
(Quick warning: These pens can be tricky and it may take a while to get your design perfect, or good enough in the time it takes you to give up, like in my cake.)
3. Allow the ink to dry for at least 4 hours (I didn't do this on some of mine and I may live to regret it.)
4. Place in a none pre heated oven at 200C for about an hour and a half (but this depends on your mug).
5. And VOILA, you should have a prettily decorated water and wash proof mug!

 These were the mugs I started out with on Thursday morning, the smaller one is a mug we already had that Mother kindly said I could draw on. The other mug was bought for the special purpose of making Mum a mug for Mothers' Day.

The first mug here was one I made for one of my Best Friend's 18th Birthday, this one was quite successful and he says he still uses it to this day and that the J is still there (Thank God). The Moustache Mug was the first one I did on Thursday morning, just because I really wanted a Moustache Mug! (However I didn't give this one 4 hours to dry as I was pretty rushed for time, and it didn't withstand the oven as well as the other one, see the black mark on the handle? That's the oven's fault!)

Now Mufasa's Mug is one of my Mother's many presents for Sunday (luckily she doesn't read my blog so she won't see it). On one side it says 'Mufasa's Mug' (obviously) - My wonderful Mum is obviously Mufasa- and on the other side was meant to be a pretty flower, however the yellow porcelain pen didn't work very well *sad face*, hopefully she'll like it anyway.

If anyone has a go at this, or has any tips, please let me know. And I hope everyone has a nice Mothers' Day.
So remember, each day, live a little, laugh a little and love a little. 

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  3. okay those are beyond creative! thank you for sharing i am so going to make those! love the blog!

    1. Thanks,
      Let me know how they go if you make some.

  4. cute mugs! love these, might try and do it myself

    1. I hope you enjoy making them.
      I'll make sure to check out your blog.


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