Thursday, June 14, 2012

Father's Day Painted Mugs

I went to the craft store the other day and found that all the glass and porcelain paint was on clearance. What perfect timing! This is a fun activity to do yourself or with kids. The mug shown below is by Adam Tarbah who is a 10 year old who painted his mug for his father.

These mugs are dishwasher and microwave safe. Follow these instructions to make your own painted mugs.

What you will need:
  • A mug (I bought mine on sale for $1)
  • Porcelaine 150 paint ($5 at the craft store)
  • Paint brushes
  • An oven to bake your mugs

Paint the surface of the mug. You can paint porcelain, metal, terracotta, ceramic and earthenware with the paint I bought. BUT make sure you read the instructions for the specific paint you buy.

Let the paint dry for 24 hours and then place in a cold oven and set oven to 300 degrees. When oven has reached the temperature, allow to bake for 35 minutes, then open oven door and allow to cool. 


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