Decorate a Ceramic Mug with Paint Pens
Decorating your own mug, cup or glassware is super fun and really easy to do with paint pens.
A hand-painted cup or mug makes a great gift for almost any occasion and its a great activity for both adults and kids. The designs can be as simple or complicated as you like.
Some perfect occasions for a DIY mug include:
- Mother's Day
- Father's Day
- Christmas themed glasses or mugs for the family Xmas table
- Easter decorations (Easter decorated mug filled with eggs)
- "You're a 🌟" mug for a child who achieves something at school
Here are the main steps you should follow to create a masterpiece on your favourite ceramic or glass item...
Thoroughly clean the surface first using rubbing alcohol (eg Isoprol or Methylated Spirits)
Paint your design using either our Medium Tip or Extra Fine Tip Paint pens. Let it air dry completely (24 hours).
Baking the paint onto your item helps to 'cure' the paint and make it more permanent. When completely dry, place the object into a cold oven, set the oven to 180 Degrees Celcius. After 1 hour, turn the oven off and let the object cool completely in the oven.
Caring for you Item
Hand-wash only in cold or warm water, don't put it in the dishwasher.
Remember there is still a chance that the acrylic paint may scratch if you are particularly rough with it, so handle and clean the item with care!
If you are looking for a design idea for your DIY mug design - check out this video: