The holiday times are drawing near, and the gift DIYs are coming in! It’s really easy to buy someone a gift from the store, but when you’re on a budget and want to get something thoughtful, it’s more fun to DIY the gift!
Mug DIYs as a gift are super easy and awesome because everyone uses cups and you can customize it in many ways! I saw a lot of cute mug DIYs, but they either involved Oil-Based sharpies or stickers I just didn’t have the time to get!
With a quick stop at the local dollar store and a bit of raiding through your make-up bag, you can make this really amazing, expensive-looking mug!
DIY WATERCOLOR-EFFECT MUGS
WHAT YOU”LL NEED
Ceramic mug (any shape or size)
Nail Polish - preferably 2+ colors
HOW TO MAKE IT
Fill the container with warm water - make sure it’s not filled all the way, so the water won’t spill over when you dip the cup in!
Pour some of your nail polish colors in the container one at a time. (I used two, but I can see it working with more colors!)
Note: for me, the nail polish got on the container, and I had to toss it out. Make sure it’s a disposable container!
Use the toothpick to mix the colors into an interesting pattern one stroke at a time! (the nail polish is thick and won’t mix together if you don’t stir too much)
Dip your cup into the mixture - I stayed away from dipping the top where people drink
Optional - Use the toothpick to design with the clumps of nail polish on the mug or left in the container for extra customization!
Ideas - You can drag the clumps downward into a spiked design like the pink or dot them around into flowers like the blue!
Let dry for 2-3 hours.
Hand wash these only! Otherwise, put on some dishwash safe Mode Podge as a sealant.
The mug will smell like nailpolish afterwards obviously, but with a good (careful) wash, the smell should go away.
Wrap these mugs up, and now you have the coolest mug gift ever! ♥
IDEA: Wrap them with hot cocoa mix (and marshmallows?!), coffee, or tea bags for those special friends!!