- Mustache Mugs
Alright, my husband thinks I’m a huge nerd because I’ve become obsessed with making these mustache mugs, or as i like to call them, mug-staches. He just doesn’t get it. But I know you do, right? I’m a frequent Etsy visitor (and occasional seller) and lately I’ve been seeing tons of mustache merchandise and I LOVE it. So kitsch, so fun, so whimsical. At my little handmade holiday party last weekend, I thought we could try our hand at making some of these to give away as Christmas gifts. I made like 8. And I want to keep them all. Yes, I love them that much. And yes, I am a nerd. Anyway, heres the breakdown.
Cost: About $3 per mug.
- An oven-safe mug. I bought a bunch at the Dollar Store. *TIP* The unpolished rough porcelain mugs will hold up longer without the paint chipping over time.
- A sharpie marker.
- Black glass paint. Or another fun color of your choice…hmmm…I’m going to try that.
- An oven.
- Something warm and yummy to drink when you’re done.
Lets do this!
1. Wash your mug throughly so that the paint will adhere well.
2. Because I’m nice and I just couldn’t help myself, I drew up a bunch of different mustache designs you can use as templates for your mugs. Just print them off and cut them out and them trace them on to the top of your mug with your sharpie.
- Mug-Stache Templates
3. Next, with a small paintbrush and your glass paint (I used Folk Art Enamels) fill in the mustache and outline. This might take a couple of coats to make it completely opaque.
4. Bake it in the oven according to the glass paint instructions.
Yay!!! All done! I think I’ll fill these with gourmet hot-chocolate and hand them out to my friends at our Christmas party tomorrow! Enjoy your new Mug-Stache!