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.