Hello Crafting Chicks fans! I am so happy to be here guest posting on one of my favorite blogs and some of my favorite girls. My name is Aly and you can find me at my blog, Entirely Eventful Day. I love sharing my interior styling tips and easy projects to make your home more beautiful.
Today I am sharing a project I am super excited about. Seriously, the whole time I was taking these photos I was giddy. I couldn’t believe how much I loved it! I hope you love it too.
I’m sure you have see the adorable monogram mugs from Anthropologie. I have been wanting some but didn’t want to pay the price, you know what I mean? So I found these cute white mugs for $1 each and made my own. Here’s how…
I used this glass paint marker (I found it at Hobby Lobby).
BUT it took me a little while to figure out the best way to paint the mugs. At first I applied a stencil with adhesive spray but that didn’t work because the paint bleed under the stencil. Luckily, the best part about this pen is that if you mess up you can just wipe it off (I may have done that a few times).
I finally decided that the best way was to just free-hand the letters. I sort of used the stencils, I just looked at them and went for it. There was some trial and error. I was really happy that I could wipe it off. Also, when the paint dried a little I used my fingernail and smoothed out any rough edges.
I let the paint cure for 8 hours and then I followed the directions on the pen and baked the mugs for 40 minutes to set the paint. Now it’s even dishwasher-safe.
To add a fun, Fall flair, I planted some succulents in the mugs. They make such a pretty Fall display. When I get tired of them, or when I kill them (it’s inevitable) I will use these darlings for coconut milk steamers.