Hand-painted mug for grandma and grandpa is our idea for this year’s gift from granddaughters on the occasion of the upcoming Grandma’s and Grandpa’s Day. Children can make a gift in an original form and grandparents can admire the work of their grandchildren every day 🙂
Polska wersja: Ręcznie malowany kubek dla babci i dziadka
Good to know
- The mugs take 48 hours to dry before being baked, so don’t wait until the last minute to make your gift.
- The mugs are not dishwasher safe. They can survive 1-2 washes, but then the pattern gradually disappears.
You will needed
- White mug
- Markers for ceramics – these are special markers designed for painting on ceramics
How to make a hand-painted mug for grandma and grandpa
My daughters painted the cups and my role was to follow the instructions on how to use ceramic markers. Keep in mind that the cups require 48 hours of drying before they can be baked. Don’t wait until the last minute to make them.
- The cup should be degreased before painting, e.g. with nail polish remover.
- Shake the markers to mix the paint.
- The tip of the marker must be pressed in until the paint flows. It’s better to do it on a piece of paper than directly on the mug.
- Be careful not to touch the painted patterns, because they will smudge.
- When a mistake happens, the paint can be easily wiped off and make a correction.
Drying and baking
- After painting, leave the mug to dry for 48 hours.
- Then put it in the oven at 150 degrees for 30 minutes.
Hand-painted mug for grandma and grandpa
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Nothing gives more satisfaction than doing something yourself. I haven’t even thought about DIY as my hobby, I’ve just done different “projects” when it was needed. Sometimes it’s a disguise for the Masquerade Party in kindergarten. Another time, cutting out the pumpkin and baking the witch’s fingers for Haloween. Or simply organizing holiday souvenirs. Now I decided to share my realizations with you. Let’s go it together!