Most of you know I love making owl-themed projects but if you've been following me for awhile you know I also have a soft spot for cute little monsters :) And now that Halloween decorations are starting to pop up in stores, I thought it was a good time for another monster project. So let me show you how to make your own Monster Mugs! Good for anytime of year but especially cute for the Fall/Winter seasons.
You only need two materials:
1. White Mugs
2. Pebeo Porcelaine Paint (and a paint brush!)
I purchased my mugs from the Dollar Store. Yes, only $1 for each mug! Now unfortunately the paints were a little more pricey. I found mine at Blick Art Materials but I am told you may be able to find them at some Michaels stores as well as on Amazon. You will want to make sure you buy the paint colors and a Pebeo black paint marker.
First you will want to wash and dry your mugs. Then I used a Crayola washable marker to lightly draw on the faces on each mug.
I painted the main color in the background first. Then when that was fairly dry (about 30-40 minutes) I used my black paint pen to trace over the mouth and eyes. The Pebeo website says that you do not want to paint on the inside of the mug where food will touch.
I let my mugs dry for 24 hours and then popped them in the oven at 300 degrees for 30 minutes for a heat set finish. They are now permanent and dishwasher safe! If you are worried about your mug cracking, put it in the oven at room temperature and allow it to heat up with the oven. Then after it has baked, let it cool with the oven as well. I didn't have any trouble with my Dollar Store mugs.
Don't feel like making monsters? So many possibilities for painting your own mugs with a unique design, name and more! Why not the most out of your paint and make personalized mugs for a teacher gift or better yet, for holiday gifts?! Fill them with candy or a special treat as well!