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1.29.2013

DIY Polka Dot Coffee Mug

By now you all have heard about Vine, right? {For those of you who are sick of it, please hear me out.} I signed up with the intentions of using it for blogging purposes...oh, and my successful Target shopping spree. {Have you seen the new spring arrivals? Gorgeous!} Anyways, when I decided to do a DIY project I figured Vine would be an easy, yet effective way to show you a step-by-step tutorial.

With all the cold weather we've been having here lately, I've been drinking a lot of coffee. It's been great because I'm finally making use of our 12 white ceramic coffee mugs. {Yep, I said 12.} However, those white mugs are pretty darn boring and yesterday I had an amazing stroke of craft genius. Those moments don't happen too often, so when they do I make sure to take full advantage!

I've always been a big fan of Kate Spade as seen here. There's just something about white with gold polka dots that makes me extremely happy. Wait...gold polka dots! Those would be perfect for my mugs! I headed to my local Michael's to pick up this gorgeous set of Martha Stewart paints for 40% off.

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DIY polka dot coffee mug



I am *soooo* thrilled with the way my mug turned out. The entire project didn't cost much (about $18) but it sure looks like it cost me a fortune! I am going to be looking for every excuse possible to sip out of this beauty. The only problem I have now is that I want to paint them all. I bought a set of 10 paints so the color options are endless.

Tips I Learned:

- When pulling off the reinforcements, it's easier to tear it and then pull around the circle rather than pulling off the entire thing in one piece.

- Some of your dots won't turn out the way you hoped. To fix this, I took a pencil eraser and dipped it into the paint. Then I went over all the dots to make them a little bit bigger and perfectly circular!

- If you bake your mug according to the Martha Stewart directions, it can be top-rack dishwasher safe! How awesome is that? {I've since dishwashed mine several times and they still look like new!}
 

29 comments:

  1. So cute! I loved the easy tutorial you posted earlier on vine as well!

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  2. Love the DIY tutorial! The mug is so adorable!! Will definitely have to do this now!

    www.christinamartina.com

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  3. Such a cute idea! Love this, and it's so simple!

    Carly
    www.lipglossandcrayons.com

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  4. This is adorable! I can't wait to try this out for myself :) xoxo! eliza

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  5. I love this!!! I'm definitely going to try it out!

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  6. This is genius! And super cute!!

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  7. I saw this on pinterest and died at how adorable these are and TOTALLY want to make them. I'm glad you've tested them first hahaha. have you tried dishwashing them?

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    1. The Martha Stewart paints I bought are for ceramic & glass specifically. I followed the directions on the box which calls to bake the mugs in the oven for 30 minutes. Then they're supposed to be top-rack dishwasher safe!

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  8. This is SO cute!!! I love it, and happen to have some ceramic paint on hand, and was looking for a good mug project. I did "MR." and "MRS." mugs for my friend's wedding, but now I'm going to do THIS for me!

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  9. That is such a fun idea! It turned out great!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  10. This is an awesome idea! I am not that crafty but I can do this, wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Love this! I made a similar one that you can find on my blog My Polished Side Blog. Found you through Lovely Little Things today! Happy to be a new follower!!

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  12. I think I might have to try this...awesome idea!

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  13. Adorable! I love the final product - might just have to make my own :)

    I'd be tickled if you'd link up at Off the Hook!

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  14. This turned out super cute! Love it! Thanks for sharing :)

    Brenda @ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com

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  15. What a wonderful idea and i love the color!! Thanks for sharing at our Monday Funday party!

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  16. I TOTALLY need to do this! Love! Pinning to the Monday Funday pin board!

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  17. So pretty! Thanks for sharing at I Made It! Monday. Be sure and grab a featured button when you link up this week.

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  18. cute! i love gold polka dots, can't wait to try

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  19. Oh so CUTE Danielle!! You did a FABULOUS job!!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! Can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening :)

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  20. Of course I love them! So cute! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

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  21. those look great, love the small dots too!

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  22. These mugs are super cute! I think me and the kiddos are going to make a few for Grandparents Day! All their Grandparents love coffee or tea and how cute would it be to add their initials!?!

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  23. This is so fun, i am definitely making these!

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