DIY Watercolor Mugs

Hello Dearest home

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There is something about a handmade item that transforms it from the ordinary into a treasure. Whether you labor over making something unique from your home or someone gives you a personalized gift — the value becomes exponentially higher. 

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Amy and Joey added extra meaning when they made mugs with their 2 ½-year-old triplets, Evelyn, Jesslyn and Levi! Make the mugs with friends or your kids for your own extra-special memories.

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 You’ll need

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porcelain mug   +   porcelain paint   +   paintbrushes   +   water   +   oven

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    1. Take a wet paintbrush and dip it into your color of choice. The more water you add, the more your color will run.
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    2. Begin painting your mug. Start at the top and let your paint drip down.
    3. Allow mug to dry completely and remove all stickers from the mug (even the bottom).
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  1. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, and you have a beautiful handmade mug for drinking, holding jewelry or even for serving food. No matter what the use, they will represent the special moment you shared being creative.
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Photography by Cameron Washburn | camwashburn.com


 

 

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