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DIY Tribal Print Mug
Friday, January 25
I need to get a start on my Valentine's Day craft projects. I'm loving all of the glittery hearts and pink sparkles hitting the blogosphere right now. But, as I was doing my spring cleaning (it's never too early to start, right?), I found a big bag of white mugs I'd bought back in September from the dollar store for a project that totally didn't work out. It'd been too long to return them, and they were only $1 a piece. I wanted to do something with them (actually, I kind-of just wanted to stuff them back in the closet and forget about them. Sometimes spring cleaning equals hiding things so you won't find them again until next year). So I hunkered down in front of the computer, grabbed a couple of ceramic paint markers, put on some "I Shouldn't Be Alive" episodes, and started doodling away.
I decided that for my first mug, I definitely wanted to do a tribal print. I'm kind-of obsessed with tribal patterns. I looked at this picture and this picture for inspiration, but for the most part I just went with what looked good.
I toyed around with the idea of baking the cup and actually using it as real mug, but the ceramic marker just didn't look as clean cut as I wanted. So I went back over the mug with a sharpie. Right now I'm just enjoying it as a cup holder for our markers.
I'm semi-happy with it. I like it, but I wish I'd gotten it a bit more crisp. But I'm happy to have something with a little tribal print in our decor, even if it is just a cup holder. Now I just need to figure out what to do with the other 6 mugs....
Hopefully I'll be back next week with some fun Valentine's Day crafts! Happy Friday, friends.