Saturday, January 22, 2011

Mustache-tic mugs

Thanks everyone for your encouraging comments on my last post.  I stepped back from the organizing and took a breather and now I think I am getting my organizing mojo back.  My goal is a simplified life.  Less stuff.  Less stress.  More happy.  Doesn't matter if it takes more then 21 days, just as long as I reach my goal.

So two things that help me relieve the stress of being overwhelmed from organizing (or whatever!) are crafting and hanging out with adults without kids.  Not that being with my kids is stressful all the time but you know how it is...sometimes I just need to have some adult conversation that does not involve why Caillou is 4 and still has no hair or why it's not healthy to eat goldfish for every meal.  Although I do wonder why Caillou is still bald and while we are on the subject, where the heck are Max and Ruby's parents?  But I digress.

Okay back to adults and crafting...thanks to Cassie at Primitive and Proper I can look forward to de-stressing a least once a month since she hosts a monthly Wine and Design at her home.  Yep I'm lucky enough to know her in person.  And she is just as awesome as she seems!!

This months craft theme was painting ceramic or glass.  Well I have been wanting to make some mustache mugs for some time and thought this was my opportunity.  So I found two mugs at the dollar store and bought a porcelaine 150 fine tip pen in Anthracite Black and the same color in paint form.


I didn't take an pictures during the mustache mug making (ahh...alliteration always makes me smile) but it's super simple.  I used the pen to draw the outline of my staches and then filled it in with the paint.  I did several coats letting it dry in between.  If I made any mistakes they were easily fixed with rubbing alcohol.  Then I let them dry for 24 hours and then baked them at 300º F for 35 mins.  Now they are dishwasher safe.

So here are my finished mugs...


And here's my mug showing off my mugs...(someone get that girl a brush!!!)



One last thing, make sure you put the stache closer to the handle then I did otherwise this will be how you will look when drinking your beverage of choice...


Last time I checked, off centered staches are not considered"the norm".  Semi-fail????  Well, either way...fun project with so many great possibilities.  I will definitely be making more.

Thanks Cassie for hosting!  Can't wait til next month.



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22 comments:

  1. ok, so with the first one, i totally expect you to say, "my name is anigo montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die." princess bride in case you missed it. :)
    thanks so much for your kind words- i feel the same about you and am so happy we've met and that we have this once a month adult time. and i also wonder about caillou and why he is bald. and i think max and ruby were abandoned and are bing raised by their grandmother.

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  2. Oh my those mugs are so hilarious!!

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  3. These are awesome- I would never get anything done if I made these because I would just be walking up to people trying to get them to laugh :)

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  4. You are cracking me up! I love that you posted the wonky mustache:)

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  5. Andi...I think the second one is the one that suits you!! lol

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  6. These are so funny...I love that you showed pictures of yourself "mugging" for the camera!

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  7. Haha what a great idea! I have some leftover black from a previous project, looks like a great idea!

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  8. Baahahahaha! Those are so stinkin' cute! Hilarious!

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  9. i love it! so easy and so fun!! :) and i already have a porcelin (sp?) marker! :)

    thanks for the great idea!

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  10. Perfect gift for guys participating in "Mowvember" next year!

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  11. Cute mugs, Andi! Such a great guy gift idea, too.

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  12. I'd love for you to link up to Inspire Me Mondays @ Singing Three Little Birds!
    http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com/2011/01/inspire-me-mondays-1.html

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  13. If you have not been by already, I hope you enter my linky contest! You could be the Best of January 2011 and be showered with prizes! While you are there, I have several Valentines giveaways going on right now!

    http://www.thesaturdaymorningsblog.com/2011/01/strut-your-stuff-link-up-party.html

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  14. I can only chuckle when I see this :)
    http://accomplishingmotherhood.blogspot.com

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  15. This is a brilliant idea ... I am SO going to make one for my sister-in-law, who likes to draw mustaches on her finger :) A mustachioed mug is soo much better!!

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  16. I love those, they are great! Now I wanna make some!

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  17. I love them, off-centered and all!

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  18. These are so fun! They would be great party favors for a teen boys birthday party. At least they would have a mustache drinking hot chocolate LOL.

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  19. I know what I'll be shopping for and hopefully making this weekend. THIS ROCKS!

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  20. Ahhh I love this!!!! I love mustache things its my new addiction!

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