I have a mug addiction and I’m not afraid to admit it! I LOVE fun mugs! I guess a mug addiction goes hand-in-hand with a coffee addiction, cause I have one of those too! I had this idea for some color etched mugs a few weeks ago, but I had to wait for the etching medium to arrive! Oh the joys of living in a tiny Texas town. But it finally arrived and I was able to make my DIY Color Etched Mugs and I LOVE them!!
Here’s what you need to make your own DIY color etched mugs…
Neon Pink Glass Paint
Paint Brush or Foam Brush
Step One: Remove any stickers and wash your mug(s). Using the painters tape, tape off a shape on your mug(s). I went for a random sort of geometric shape.
Step two: Follow the directions of your etching medium, Replace half of the water called for dilution with your neon glass paint. Mix well.
Step three: Apply a liberal layer of the mixed etching medium to the blocked off section of your mug(s). Allow to dry. Remove painters tape.
Let your color etched mugs sit for at least 12 hours and then give them a good wash before using them. Just to be safe 🙂
Want to guess which mug I am drinking my coffee out of today?? *Giggles* Thats right! One of my new color etched mugs! I’m thrilled with the way that they turned out!!
Do you collect mugs? Something else?
Patti Tucker says
I see a Christmas gift idea that me and Sweet E can handle for his mom and dad!
Oh yes! This would be perfect for you both! Just make sure you’re in a well ventilated area 🙂
How very cool Jennifer! Even I could do this one! Thanks for an easy project today! Stacie xo
Lauren Spann says
ooh cool! love the look and it appears to be super easy!
Southern Elle Style
That is so very cool! My 9 year old MEGA CRAFTER would love this! 🙂
Once etched with the added paint, are the cups dishwasher safe?
I didn’t have a dishwasher when I created this mug. So I only ever hand washed it. It has since been broken so I can’t confirm that it’s dishwasher safe.