Friday, May 27, 2011

Father's Day Idea - Mustache Mug

I've seen a couple blogs out there that did something like this, but they just free handed the design.  I don't have that much faith in my drawing skills . . . plus, I wanted both sides of the mustache to be the same - like mirror images and I knew I would mess it up if I just painted on the mug without a stencil of sorts. 
These are for my Dad and my Father-in-law...they will be loaded up with some goodies by gift-giving time.  And I'm pretty sure they don't check my blogs, so revealing it early shouldn't spoil anything.

I used porcelain paint that I found at Michael's and a non-foam paint brush.  The rest is pretty self explanatory. 
I drew a mustache and imported it into Sure-Cuts-A-Lot and the cut it out with my Cricut.
The only issue with using vinyl is that when you peel off the vinyl when the paint is dry, it tends to peel off the paint as well.  So I had to do it slowly and use my fingernail to hold down the design at the edge when pulling at the vinyl...definately a headache step, but you could avoid that if you just free handed the design.  Once it's baked in the oven, the paint hardens and won't peel off anymore.


  1. So, so darling, Serena! I just featured this post on my blog. Here is the link:

    I pinned and stumbled this too. Adorable!

  2. Super cute! I made these for Father's day because of your post. I just blogged about it and put a link to this post. Thanks a ton for sharing! I love your entire blog and want to do so many of your projects that you feature!!! :)
    Check it out!!!

  3. This is so cute!!! Hopefully I remember it for next year. ;)