A couple of weeks ago Davida and I were together for a weekend in Minneapolis. It was a very last minute trip but within 10 minutes of the flights being booked we already had our list of projects to get done mapped out in Wunderlist (our fav app!).
So how did we spend our 48 hours together? Well, we made cupcakes, spent too much money at Sur La Table and made and photographed these DIY Color Blocked Mugs. You know you’re meant to be besties when this is exactly how both of you want to spend your weekend…
We ran into some bumps along the way (note to self: do not attempt to spray the mug while it is sitting on your hand…ahem Davida) but eventually we got the technique down. We’re thinking we’ll stuff these with an assortment of tea and gift them for friends and fam for the holidays!
1. Wash mugs to remove any dirt or residue. Dry very well.
2. Cover parts of mug with painter’s tape where you DO NOT want the spray paint to cover. To create the triangle pattern in the picture above, tape 4 upside down triangles from the rim to the base.
3. Cover the rim and inside of the mug with tape to ensure no paint gets on these surfaces.
4. Go outside and place your mug upside down on some newspaper in an open area.
5. Spray mugs in a thin coat from a distance, according to your paint can instructions. Apply a second coat if needed.
6. Allow to dry outside for 10-15 minutes.
7. Remove tape carefully once paint is completely dry. If any paint seeped through just use a sharp knife to scrape it off.
8. Fill mug with tea bags to gift them or enjoy your morning coffee from your new color blocked mug.
*Note: Do not place in dishwasher. Wash by hand.