Easy DIY: Paint your own cup
When I took over my office space i got some things with it. Lots of pillows, bowls and a few white boring coffee cups. You know those standard ones you find at cafés or restaurants? I wanted to paint them for years and now when Monthly makers’ theme this month is interior design I finally got around to try it.
This is a really easy projcet that just take a few minutes to finish. I wanted to transfer one of the first drawings my daughter Nancy made. It is a monster, obviously.
Step by step
Step 1: Print the drawing. i had the drawing scanned for another project. Make sure the size fits the cup.
Step 2: Cut the paper to a managable size and paint with a pencil on the back.
Step 3: Put the paper onto the cup with the drawing towards you. Then trace the outlines onto the cup. Press hard, so the pencil will colour the cup.
Step 4: Fill in the lines with your pen. I used an oil based marker. I painted two other cups as well. Tried some patterns I like. It´s fun!
Step 5: To make the marker stick to the cup you can bake them in the oven. Put them into the oven to 120 degrees Celsius for a couple of hours.
Step 6: Let them cool down. Finished! Time for coffee.
I don´t have dishwasher at my office so the mugs are just hand washed. I hope they´ll keep for some time.
I really like how they turned out. Personalized cups makes your coffee taste even better. Have you tried painting on porcelain?
Love Ann-Charlotte & The Craft Lab team