13 May 2013

DIY gold painted mug


So this feels like a bit of a cheeky DIY because really it is very easy!
I needed some procrastination craft and saw some lovely gold painted porcelain all over pinterest so went to try and make my own.

You will need: 
A plain white mug. I picked mine up from the supermarket for about £2.00
A Gold paint pen or permanent marker. I used a uni paint marker in gold.
A sunny afternoon and some good music.


I decorated my mug outside just because the paint pen is quite smelly!
Really there isn't anything scientific or technical about this. I just drew what I thought would look nice- spots and geometric shapes.


The paint pen works well and gives it a nice shine. It also dried super fast.
I wanted to add some words to my mug so wrote this on one side...

and this on the other...

I also decorated the handle in stripes. So simple but it looks effective. Just experiment and play around.


I dont' really know how safe the mug would be to drink out of so I have used mine to hold flowers.


I guess if you wanted the porcelain to be useable I would bake it in the oven for an hour or so to set the paint. I didn't do this and the paint is waterproof and doesn't chip so success all round!


I think this would make such a fun gift. Flowers look lovely but you could fill it with kitchen utensils and give it as a housewarming gift or fill with sweet treats for children. And who says you have to stick with mugs? Vases, plates and butter dishes could all look sweet with a little bit of paint!

11 comments:

Beverly said...

It looks spectacular, Abi! I love your design :) This may be great for my Wednesday night crafts group at church, tfs!

Sian said...

Glitteringly brilliant! and very on-trend: a definite winner

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

I loved this on Instagram, so I'm really glad you told us how it's done. I love the look of your mug and the fun gold doodling on it. I'm adding this to my list of crafts I want to try! Thanks for the fun inspiration.

Karen said...

This is gorgeous!

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a great idea. Your hand writing is so lovely.
Rinda

Katherine said...

The gold looks great! I agree, your handwriting is really nice :)

scrappyjacky said...

It looks wonderful,Abi.

Gail said...

It looks great Abi. I was wondering about the drinking out of it bit.

Poètesse Hannaé-Elisabeth said...
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Poètesse Hannaé-Elisabeth said...

The post is old, but i post my advice. You should not drink in it, i confirm it to you and for others people who could came on this page. It say on the pencil that it could be harmful or fatal if inhaled or swallowed. I don't advice to bake it to fix the colors, as it's say on the pen that it could be flammable. And if you offer it to someone, say that it should only use to decorate

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