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DIY Romantic Gifts: Painted Mugs

Updated on April 14, 2014

Express Your Love Artistically

Your partner cannot start the day without your morning coffee and you have some artistic skills you want to practice? Then, here is an idea of a gift you can craft yourself in no time and offer it on any romantic occasion you might think of: Valentine's Day, Christmas, his/her birthday, your anniversary, etc.

I am talking about a painted mug. Well, it does not have to be entirely painted like the one in the image below, unless you want it like this, of course. But, if this is the first time you try your hands at this, I suggest you start with something easier like writing a message or making a simple drawing.

All you need to complete this project is a mug and a marker. Moreover, it will only take you a few minutes to come up with a gift that will woo your partner and show him/her how much you appreciate his/her being in your life.

Image courtesy of jojomelons

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Ready-Made Painted Mugs

Here are some painted mugs you can buy. They are very cute, but I still prefer the ones made with my own hands. The message the latter transmit is completely different. Anyway, you can use them as inspiration for your own project.

Handmade or Ready-Made?

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Painted Mug #1

Supplies for Your Painted Mug

Here is a list of the things you need to make your painted mug:

How to Make a Painted Mug

  1. Take a simple mug and make your drawing.
  2. Then, heat it in a toaster over for half an hour at about 180 degrees Celsius.
  3. Let it cool off completely.
  4. Ta dah! Your mug is ready! You can wrap it up.

Painted Mug #2

Learn How to Make a Painted Mug Yourself

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Painted Mug #3

Pebeo Porcelaine Painted Mug

Here is a nice tutorial that will teach you how to make a Pebeo Porcelaine painted mug featuring different patterns like fruit and flowers. Watch it, then use your imagination to create beautiful and original mugs that you can use yourself, offer as gifts or even sell.

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