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The 'Perfect Pair' of DIY Galentine's Day Mugs

 

DIY 'Perfect Pair' Galentine's Day Mugs for your Best Friend

We're fully on board with Galentine's Day and we whipped up a sweet and simple DIY project you can complete in a matter of hours. Start brainstorming nicknames for your dynamic duo, your terrific trio, and your fantastic foursome, because once you start this project, you won't want to stop.

 Inspired by these tees, I put together a set of hand painted mugs to treat my best friend.

PB&J Best Friend Tees
Photo by Mattie Krall for Champagne & Macaroons 


All you need is a special set of paints, some mugs, and about an hour. Here's how you can make a set of your own!

 

DIY stenciled mugs for Valentine's day present.

Materials

Step

Wash and thoroughly dry your mugs. 

Step

Cut around the outline of each letter and remove the actual letter so you're left with a stenciled outline. To prevent the stencil from permanently sticking to your mug, press it against a clean scrap of fabric to make it less tacky.

Step

Place the stenciled letters on your mug in a straight line. You can use a strip of washi tape to keep your line straight.

 

Step

Brainstorm a list of nicknames to put on your mug. Here are some of our favorites:

 

  • Bacon + Eggs
  • Thelma + Louise
  • Pen + Paper
  • Donut + Coffee
  • Bread + Butter
  • Beyonce + Kelly + Michelle
  • Monica + Rachel + Phoebe
  • North + South + East + West

Apply the stencil stickers to your mug.

Step

Fill a round foam brush (spouncer) with paint and dab it on your stenciled letters. 

 

Step

While your paint is still wet, carefully remove the stickers from your mug and do any touch-ups with a Q-tip.

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Bake the mugs at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes. Once baked, let the mugs cool in the oven. Some people report that this paint is dishwasher-safe, but hand washing is what the manufacturer recommends.

 

A note about safety. Although this enamel is specifically designed for ceramic and glassware, the manufacturer recommends your mouth not come into contact with the enamel. We recommend the same. 

That's it! Doesn't the simplicity of this project and the satisfaction you feel make you want to repeat steps 1-6 at least a dozen more times?

 

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