Since we have arrived home, these mugs have been playing on my mind. I LOVED them and I love family traditions. How good would a family treat of delicious hot chocolate be in these adorable mugs?
Well, last week I did a computer search and stumbled across this amazing project from Design Mom and I knew that we had to make them.
Have a look at how they turned out...
They were fun to make and the kids LOVED creating their own mug.
This is how we did it.
*I purchased 4 mugs from Spotlight - $1.99 each
*While I was at Spotlight, I also purchased a Black Pebeo Porcelaine Pen in Fine Point - $8.45
*Using Sketch Block Font I enlarged the selected initials (M,J,P and G) to size 250 and printed them out on my home printer.
*The kids cut out their individual initial
*We rubbed the back of the printed initials with a lead pencil so we could transfer them to the mug (I didn't have any carbon paper at home)
*We stuck the initials onto the mug in the correct position using sticky tape.
*We transferred the initial onto the mug by rubbing over the letter.
*We took the initial paper off the mug but realised that the lead pencil was light (so faint that we could hardly see it) so we went over it again with a lead pencil so the line was visible.
*Then we filled in the initial with diagonal strokes (I encouraged the kids to keep the lines in the one direction - Grace decided to get crafty and hers went a bit swirly - very 'Gracie')
*We had a few pen strokes that weren't right but we were able to wipe them off with a tissue
*We went over all lines on the mug about 3-4 times
*When we were happy with the results we left them to dry for 24 hours.
*Then we baked them in the oven at 150'C for 30 minutes to set the ink.
*When the mugs were cool we wiped off any left over pencil marks.
*That is it!
*Now they are sitting on our kitchen bench ready for the perfect night for a movie and hot chocolate. Tonight is looking good!