Congrats on making it this far.
I mean that both in the sense that it’s Friday so weekend is almost here, AND that you’ve made it back to this blog for another fun filled craft.
Way to go champ.
The latter potion of my first statement is especially true because this week’s craft is a mug. A MUG! Doesn’t get more filled then a mug. AND, as your stereotypical white girl, I’m an authority on mugs. I love them; the way they look, the warm drinks they hold. Mug and I are in a long-term relationship… and I’m unapologetic about it.
Mug’s first selfie
Another fun white girl fact about me is this, I ‘pin’ a lot. Like, I use the Pinterest machine quite a bit. So it really should come as no surprise that it was on this site, that I first stumbled across the ‘marbled mug’.
A marbled mug! What fun.
After a bit more investigation into the project, I realized the materials needed were quite simple.
-One ceramic mug
-Nail polish (one or two colours)
-One large disposable bowl or container
Choosing the color of nail polish you’re going to use for this project is crucial. Don’t use your limited edition OPI Khloe Kardashian Purple, unless you’re looking to finish the bottle (and I know you’re not, because that colour is fab, so stick to the Bieber blues).
I wanted a darker color to use for this project, and just happened to have a bottle of nail polish the shade of Avatar. I bought some months ago thinking it’d be adorable, then boom, was shocked when I realized blue is an awful colour for nails.
Also, a pie plate or something disposable is a good idea for the container, because it will have nail polish in it, and that can get messy.
So anyways, after I rinsed the mug of dust, grabbed some deep blue polish, and filled the container with water, I was ready to rock.
the film in that water is FIERCE.
Dropped quite a lot of polish into the water (too much) and watched the reaction happen. Most of the polish sunk to the bottom, but a little bit of it stayed right at the top and separated into a thin film. I dipped the mug into the water and boom! I had this tissue paper like film transferred permanently onto my $1 mug. It was awesome. Like, seriously so cool. There was some kind of crazy science happening that only my BF Jenna would understand. I just embraced the nonsense, cause the mug looked cool.
In terms of being dishwasher friendly, I’d guess no… But the paint does seems fairly solid so I’ll hand wash it after it’s first use and see what happens…
Awesome craft idea because it’s so ‘unique’… (sorry Kenton). I could easily still dip the mug in another colour, or even use remover and take off the polish in places. Oh the beauty of artistic interpretation!
I’m gonna leave you with a few more pics of the new boyfriend.
Yup, he was made in China
Til next time!