It’s no secret that I have a coffee mug obsession. We quite literally have an entire cabinet, with FOUR shelves, completely FULL with coffee mugs. I now have so many that I’ve bought a rack to have some on my counter and stuffed extras in my dining hutch! I just LOVE coffee mugs! Every time I’m in a home store, I always end up in the mug aisle, trying to spot the ones I love the most!
So when I discovered this beautiful mug called ‘Lip Tease’ I instantly fell in love. Problem was, it was $35 Canadian plus tax (and shipping)! I knew there was NO way I could justify that kind of spending on ANOTHER mug to my husband.
So recently I thought to myself, “Well, maybe I should try and make that mug myself!” And that’s exactly what I’m sharing with you here today!
The reason I absolutely LOVE this DIY is because of how personal you can make it. While some may chose to simply sketch a lower lip by hand, I’ve chosen to actually PAINT MY LOWER LIP and put my actual lip print on the mug! Not to worry, I used non-toxic paint and made sure none went inside my mouth.
But I just love the idea of giving your loved one a mug with your very own lip print right on it! So when they go to drink out of it, it’s like their giving you a KISS! Cheesy, ABSOLUTELY! But isn’t that what Valentine’s Day is all about?! Showing your undying affection for the one you love the most?!
I also love that this DIY is so inexpensive. I purchased a plain, white mug from HomeSense, on the clearance rack, for $3.00. I already had the Martha Stewart Acrylic Paint in Gold and then I used a 40% off coupon at Michael’s to purchase the Mod Podge, making it around $7 (and which I only used the smallest bit, so I will have for MANY more projects).
Not only is it personal and inexpensive but it is incredibly EASY! I’m talking like less than 10 minutes kind of easy (apart from drying it).
I’ve done a video tutorial to show you here but have also listed out all the materials needed and step by step tutorial below!
– Plain, White Coffee Mug
– Non-Toxic Gold Acrylic Paint
– Rubbing Alcohol
– Foam Paint Brush
– Regular paint brush, small
– Dishwasher safe, Mod Podge
Wash the mug with warm, soapy water and dry well.
Then use the rubbing alcohol and wipe off the entire surface of the mug, to clean away any soap residue.
Trace the opening of the mug on a piece of cardstock with a pen or pencil.
Then, squirt out the gold paint over top of the traced circle. Take the mug and place it onto the paint, press down firmly on the mug and then remove the mug.
Paint your lower lip (or trace lip onto mug) with gold paint. Once covered completely, place your lip onto the desired spot on the mug, press firmly and release.
Allow the paint to dry for about an hour on the countertop.
Once the mug is dry to the touch, place it into a COLD oven and set the oven to 350 degrees. Once the temperature reaches 350, set the oven timer for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, turn the oven off but LEAVE the mug inside the oven until the oven has completely cooled off.
Apply a thick layer of Mod Podge overtop of the gold paint. This will seal the paint and make it both dishwasher and food safe. Note: it will take 28 days for the paint and mod podge to completely cure.
And that’s it! Super easy, affordable and thoughtful Valentine’s gift for your loved one! Fill it with candy hearts or chocolates and tell them how much you love them with a print of your very own lips!
Love & Blessings,