These sports car inspired painted mugs make great gifts for guys! They are very easy to paint and very inexpensive to make – you just need a few supplies.
So when I asked him what a good DIY Father’s Day gift would be that isn’t socks or underwear, he told me he would come up with something. And then he did! And I have to admit . . . I love the results.
He decorated plain white mugs from IKEA to be the color schemes of vintage sports cars and motor vehicle accessories – like Ferrari, Porsche, Lotus, etc. It’s a cool idea that you can adapt to a variety of surfaces, not just mugs.
DIY Painted Mugs
Gather These Supplies
- White ceramic mugs (ours are from IKEA)
- FolkArt MultiSurface Paint – in the colors of your choice to match the autos/motos he loves
- Stencil tape – 3/4″ and 1/4″
- 2-inch circle punch
- Painter’s tape
- Cardstock or wax paper – something you can punch through with the tape on
- Craft knife and mat
- Computer with printer (for the number)
Place some painter’s tape (overlapping) down on cardstock. Wax paper could work too; you just need something that is stiff enough to punch through.
Use the 2 inch punch to punch a circle out of the cardstock, through the painter’s tape.
Peel the painter’s tape circle off of the cardstock. I might seem like it’s not going to come off of the cardstock, but I promise you that it will.
Place the tape circle down in the center of the mug. Then place painter’s tape stripes down either side of the circle.
Use a spouncer to apply the paint to the mug in the open spaces as shown. The nice thing about the multisurface paint is that you can put it on multiple surfaces (hence the name) including ceramic. You just have to follow the curing instructions on the back of the bottle.
Once properly cured, glass and ceramic projects are top-shelf dishwasher-safe, and fabric projects are safe for the gentle cycle.
Remove the painter’s tape stripes . . . and add the 1/4″ inch tape down the side of the first color (orange). Be careful not to tape on top of the paint . . . you’ll peel it off as you peel up the tape.
Put painter’s tape on the outside to make your second stripe. Use your spouncer to apply the second color.
Oh, I nearly forgot a tip! Remove any errant paint with your craft knife! Just kinda chip it away, after it dries, but before you cure it.
Print out a number “1” and punch it with the circle punch too, so that you know it fits right on top of your painter’s tape circle.
Tape down your number and use a craft knife to cut it out.
And place your stencil inside the circle. Again, be careful not to get the painter’s tape on the paint.
If you need a DIY gift for your man, visit Maggy’s 40 craft ideas for him – you have to see the awesome ideas she includes!