Christmas is my favorite time of the year and what better way to celebrate than with these fashionably cute mugs. I love reds, greens and golds but my favorite thing is warm hot chocolate and seeing shiny glitter on the floors of my house. Don't get me wrong, stores sell cute Christmas mugs however they never quite fit my mood or personality. With that said I wanted to create some fun whimsical mugs that adults and kids can both create in no time.
The best part about these mugs....You can write whatever you want on the "ugly sweater". We are gonna take ugly sweaters to a whole new level this year y'all!
My favorite thing about the Painted by Me markers is the pigment in them. The colors are so bold when they come out of the pen. They also have so many different colors to choose from!
When you open your maker the tip will be white. Shake it, press the tip down back and forth on a sheet of paper and you will see the ink slowly make it's way down to the tip of the pen.
The first thing you will do is get your black pen and draw an outline of a snowman. If you are worried about the lines don't because you can use a q-tip to erase the mistakes.
Once you have your snowman on the next step will seem a little odd. You will get a q-tip and a little alcohol to erase the black lines where the sweater will be.
Once you have your sweaters drawn on let them dry for a few minutes. Now is the time you can add details like a top hat and hands.
My mug had ton's of negative space so I grabbed my black pen and draw thin lines all the way around the mug. If you know anything about me then you know I LOVE black and white stripes. Just remember to let your paint dry before moving on to another section of the mug. Add the details on the handle to add some flare to it!
The red and white looks like a candy cane, feels so much like Christmas! Between me and you I love the mug with just black stripes.
If you want to go a little more into the creative side you can paint the top of the mug like I did below.
Place your mugs in a cool oven and let it heat to 375 degrees. Allow the heat to set the ceramic paint for 40 minutes. Turn the oven off and allow the mugs to cool with the oven before removing.
It's really that simple! Now you can sit back and enjoy your mugs!
Don't these make you smile from ear to ear!
These make the perfect Christmas gifts! You can fill them with goodies also!
I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I did! See you in the next post! XOXO, Jaderbomb