These designs practically created themselves based on the design of the mugs I bought. The strip at the top was just begging for some words, so I chose “Peace, Love, Joy” for the first one. Later, I made another that says “Let it Snow.”
STEP 1: Clean your surface with alcohol.
STEP 2: Align your adhesive stencils on the mug.
Prior to this project I’d never worked with adhesive stencils before, and let me tell you, I don’t want to go back! I. am. in. love. For rounded surfaces like this, they are just amazing! They go on like a sticker and peel right back off when you’re finished, ready to re-stick and use again.
STEP 3: Use a dauber to apply glass paint. Remove stencils while paint is still wet.
STEP 4: Continue, alternating stencils and colors until your design is finished.
For this particular design, I stenciled my three words, as well as stars in between and on the handle, and a tiny polka dot border in gold glitter.
I absolutely love the way this project turned out, and I have big plans for other ways I’m going to use these glass paints and adhesive stencils for holiday decor! Be sure to stop by in the next few weeks to see more great ways to use the same supplies!
Creative Raisins says
I am the same way with doing my Christmas shopping, the sooner the better. I love the mugs this would make a great teacher gift as well.
Jourdan @ Two Million Miles says
Those are great, Amy!
Designed Decor says
Amy, I love these! Really cute idea and so easy to complete! I love the stick on stencils, I will have to get some of these!
Wow! Love these!
Lyuba @ Will Cook For Smiles says
That is so pretty! I love coffee mugs, wish I had more cabinet space for them 🙂
Adrianne at Happy Hour Projects says
LOVE these, Amy!! The snowflake one is my fave!
Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. says
Those are so cute, Amy! I love those cute little stencils!
4 You With Love says
Amy, these are awesome! Shared on my facebook page!
Erin Fickert-Rowland says
Loved this, Amy! Your design is just perfect on the mugs! You chose the perfect words, and I really liked how you used multiple colors and patterns. This would be a great gift!
Heidi @ Moms Crafty Space says
These would make great teacher’s gifts! So cute!
Shannah @ Just Us Four says
The mugs are gorgeous! You did an amazing job. I love those little adhesive stencils too. They make stenciling so easy.
So cute! I would love to have you come share this or any of your great ideas at the link party on ‘Or so she says…’ There’s one going on right now (and every Saturday – Tuesday). Hope to see you there! http://www.oneshetwoshe.com
Hilani Ellis says
I’ve been thinking all weekend about doing something like this! Of course you thought of it and did it! LOVE IT!!!
Did it take all the products you are showing to make these beautiful mugs? Would love to make some but this looks like it would be very costly to buy all of these Martha Stewart items at once. Kathy
Kathy, it doesn’t take everything in the photo. You just need one pack of the stencils, and one or two colors of the glass paint. The stencil packs are around $5 and the paints are $3-4 a piece, so it’s not too bad, especially if you make them all at once. I used her daubers too, but any sponge brush would work; you may already have one, or you can get a plain sponge brush for less than a dollar. Hope that helps!
Thanks so much Amy for your quick reply. Going to T-town tomorrow (Texarkana, Texas) so will drop by Michaels and see what I can find. Can’t wait to start this project.
Of course! Have fun, and please email me a photo of yours when you make them; I’d love to see how they turn out! By the way, I recommend the opaque paints rather than the translucent ones. Go for the pearl or gloss ones and make sure they say opaque on them. 🙂 Enjoy!
Four Marrs and One Venus says
Another Cute one!! Love it!!!!