If your mom is anything like mine, she is always on the go and drinks LOTS of coffee every morning. Let me tell ya, not one morning is ever missed. I thought it would be perfect to gift her a hand painted mug for Mother’s Day. I mean, she can never have too many coffee mugs. Especially one that’s hand painted with lots of love! This super easy and cute DIY will leave you unstressed and proud to gift!
Here is what you will need:
- Paint pen
- Plain mug with a handle that mimics the shape of half a heart.
- Mod Podge and paint brush
- Scrap paper and scissors
Start by holding a piece of scrap paper up beside the handle of the mug. Trace the handle. Once traced fold in half and cut along side the traced line. This should leave you with a heart-shaped cut out.
Put the heart cut out in the crease where the handle is. Use your paint pen to create random dots that go around the shape of the heart. (The handle being the other side of the heart)
The random dots should be close together and slightly bigger. As you begin to expand, spread out the painted dots and shrink them in size. Take a look at the photo below to use as your guide. Expand the dots about 3-4 inches from the handle.
Allow the paint to totally dry. Once it is finished drying, go in with mod podge and coat it all over. This will protect the paint from ever coming off.