Christmas Crafts: Personalized Mugs & Dinnerware
Let's get to Christmas crafting, shall we? Today, we are making a super simple project. Grab a few supplies, and you're all set.
- Plain white ceramic dishes (can be found at Dollar Tree & Target)
- Sharpies or ceramic paint pens
- Acrylic Sealant Spray
- Oven safe cookie sheet
Picking the perfect mug is your first task. I liked these due to their shape and size.
Then I decided on a design. This is where you have the freedom to do holiday themes, personal themes, monograms, etc. I chose a phrase for my mug that is often said around the office; as ridiculous as the saying is, I know I'll find it satisfying to take a sip of cocoa after telling some horrendous individual some bad news.
I practiced some different styles before putting them on the mug itself.
After I decided on my design, I quickly drew it onto the mug while the oven preheated to 400 degrees (F). After the design was done, I popped the mug in the oven for 20 minutes.
That's seriously it. Done-zo.
My only recommendation to ensure that the design lasts through numerous hand washes, you spray the outer surface with acrylic sealant spray. If your mug is going to be for decorative purposes, or to hold pens and pencils, this step is totally unnecessary.
So now I have a new work mug, and I can't wait to use it! These are so quickly finished, you can easily make one for everyone on your list in one night. The hardest part really is choosing the design for each person (the reason I only did one... Hannah cannot decide what she wants on hers).
And the price can't be beat at a dollar a piece, assuming you already have Sharpies.
I'll be doing more detailed Christmas crafts soon enough, but for now...
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