Mornings look prettier when sippin’ coffee from these babies. The Hand-Painted Minimalist Patterned Mugs DIY is below! Let’s do this!
Awhile ago my bestie Maria called me and said she’d found some plain white mugs, and thought about making something of them, like painting them or whatever. Cause who likes drinking their coffee/tea out of a boring plain white mug, right? So, she brought them over & we had a “brainstorming” jam, where we went back and fourth with, first, deciding colorful or black & white patterns. But, since it was the same night we started making her Christmas Tree & had already wasted a lot of our energy + time on choosing the right colors (it’s so hard, we love all colors!), she put us out of the misery by deciding for black patterned mugs diy.
We obviously also spent an unnecessary amount of time “deciding” on patterns, but given how we both wanted it to be as simple as possible, we opted for careless brush strokes. Maria suggested we can add just several brush strokes in different colors, so that they kinda popped. And what can I say, these turned out pretty damn great! (heart-eyes emoji)
Head on below for the Patterned Mugs DIY tutorial.
Hand-Painted Patterned Mugs DIY.
This is really really similar to the painted plates post I’ve shared with you awhile ago.
All you need to do here is just play around, leaving brush strokes (about the size of a fingerprint) on your mug. And every now and then, add a color that kinda pops (we used these: Pollen, Beach Glass, Habanero, and Indigo, which unfortunately I couldn’t find from the Satin paints, but there’s Indigo from the High Gloss Collection. And of course, beetle black for the main brush strokes).
If you remember the post about the patterned plates I mentioned above… I’ve written how I left the painted plates dry on their own for around 21 days to make sure that the paint has sealed in (after reading some suggestions). Then I tried washing one of the plates in the washing machine. When that was over, my plate was intact & man was I thrilled.
Then after awhile, I put them into the washing machine again, after which my patterns have completely vanished. The plate looked pretty much the same like the first time I bought them – plain white! I honestly had no idea what the eff happened whatsoever. I cursed, I swore, not Martha, she’s the queen. But the paints sure got theirs… But at the end of the day, it was my laziness that stopped me from actually try baking them to begin with, and then just wash those two strictly by hands, girl!
So, to try and avoid making the same mistakes, we actually baked these this time! First, they stayed the night, and the next day. Then that evening we baked them for around 45 minutes on 150 C (300 F). They cooled off, I tried washing one of them (again, by hands! I can’t stress this enough!), and everything stayed put. There was this dot that wasn’t supposed to be there, it was a little mistake while making the brush strokes, and I even tried scratching with my nails, it wouldn’t come off.
However, I’m still a little skeptical, I gotta say. This was, what, like the third or fourth time I’m trying this and it keeps messing up? But, M will only wash them by hands, very carefully, and hopefully these will last her awhile longer. But, seriously, look how pretty (again with the heart eyed emoji)!
So, what do you think about this fun hand-painted patterned mugs diy idea? Morning coffee in one of these pretty patterned mugs sure looks, if not easier then prettier fo’ sho! Are you making these for yourself (also would work great as a gift set!)? Already have? Share your pretty patterned mugs and all the tips you got (especially for keeping these last longer)!