Well, this Pin comes from something I made for someone as a Christmas Gift! So I’m a little behind in sharing. I’m gonna play the pregnant mother of a toddler card while I still can :)
It was really a combination of two pins that led me to the craft I chose.
1. Coffee Mug
2. Paint (I used Martha’s metallic gold all surfaces paint)
3. Dotter (you can find these at the craft store, mine was from the scrapbooking section. You can also find them in the nails section at Target for nail art!)
This pin of painting dots climbing up stemless wine glasses:
We have a cousin that loves her coffee and she is always posting pics to Instagram of sitting on the porch or in front of the fire with her coffee cup.
I found this lovely mug at World Market for only $4.99. Originally, I was in search of a large plain white mug, but couldn’t find the right one. This one jumped out to me instantly for my cousin.
So first you’ll want to take your mug and clean it with rubbing alcohol to make sure there are no gooies or residual oils on it from your hands.
The mug’s lovely backside.
Then take your paint and pour a little out. I used a mini cupcake liner for this. Quick & easy prep and clean up.
Now, grab your dotter. This can really be any tool you want. The hard metal dotter is good for small and consistent dots. You could even use an old pen/pencil with a point. Or, if you want a more loosey feel to the dots, you could use a Qtip or the eraser end of a pencil. You get the idea.
Dip your dotter lightly in the paint.
Then dot your mug! You may want to do a few practice dots on your cupcake liner to get the feel.
I started by doing one layer about a 1/3″ thick around the entire bottom. Then I decided to go over that again, with some dots slightly overlapping. Really I just let me hand go and tried to be as random as possible.
Then I slowly inched up the cup and just made them less dense and close together the further I went up the cup. Add a few more random dots up towards the top if you feel like it!
And that’s all there is to the paining!! According to the directions on the paint, this now had to cure for 28 days. Yowsa. So, I just stuck it up on a shelf in my craft room until it was time to wrap Christmas Presents. Thankfully, I planned far enough ahead to allow for adequate drying time.
You could use the sharpie approach as well. I’ve heard mixed reviews on this. Sometimes the Sharpie doesn’t set, or it steams off in the dishwasher. The paint should be top rack dishwasher safe if you let it cure the full time.