For me, I think most mornings need a little pick-me-up. I usually head straight for my coffee and reach for my less pretty mugs that are just the perfect size for me. I found a few plain white mugs that are a great size, but way too boring for my taste. I decided to add a little party to my mugs!
I’ve been very intrigued by Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge for a while now, so I decided to give it a test run with one of my favorite things to Mod Podge – homemade confetti. I really like the way that this turned out, and while I’m still in the “curing” phase with this craft (Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge takes 28 days to cure), I do have high hopes after reading reviews from others.
I have used and washed this mug several times now. The first wash did give the area above the tissue paper a slight pink tinge, but much to my delight, that coloring went away with a couple of washes!
What You Need:
- Plain White Mug
- Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge
- Colorful Tissue Paper
- Paint Brush
- Painter’s Tape
- Craft Knife
How to Make It:
Tape off your mug so the bottom of the tape is about halfway down the mug. Don’t forget the handle!
Cut your tissue paper into little confetti pieces using your scissors. I used 4 squares about 8 x 8 inches and it was the perfect amount of confetti. To make it go quickly, you can use a paper trimmer to create strips of tissue paper, gather the strips together and trim them.
Brush a thin layer of Mod Podge onto your mug, and sprinkle the confetti on top. You can press with your fingers if you don’t mind having a little bit of tissue paper stuck to them. Continue brushing and sprinking until the entire bottom of your mug is covered.
Once the whole mug is covered, give it another top coat of Mod Podge, and let the whole thing completely dry.
Once it’s dry, find the edge of your tape, and lightly trace it with your craft knife so you will have a clean edge when you pull the tape off. Remove the tape and give the confetti area one more coat of Mod Podge, paying special attention to the edge. I brushed about 1/4 inch above the edge to make sure there was a seal.
Let the mug cure for 28 days as directed on the Mod Podge container. I’m probably going to give it at least a month to be safe. I’ll update once I try it out.
Once it’s had the proper amount of time to cure, enjoy your new mug!