• Mug Pots

    Posted on January 10, 2016 by in DIY home and garden craft projects, Home decor, Recycled and repurposed items as garden art
    Mug Pots http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/mug-pots/

    Dollar Store mugs and an oil-based Sharpie pen are all you need!

    "Mugsies" panter mugs http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/mug-pots/

    “Mugsies” all drawn and ready to bake in the oven!

     

     

    I have been wanting to try my hand at this simple Sharpie craft I’ve seen on Pinterest. With a Master Gardener fundraiser coming up, I decided this would be a perfect time.

    Use an oil paint Sharpie permanent pen to draw faces on mugs, bowls or pots. You can draw the designs on lightly in pencil first, if you like. I freehanded my designs on four Dollar Store mugs. Use black and white, like I did, or have some fun with color!

    Mug Pots http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/mug-pots/

    Mug Pot with closed eyes

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    Mug Pot with star eyebrow

    After drawing the faces, let them dry for a few hours. Then place the mugs in a cool oven and turn it on to 300 degrees. Set a timer for 20 minutes, then turn off the oven. Let the mugs stay in the oven until cool. By doing this, you keep the mugs from getting too hot or cool quickly, which could cause them to crack.

    Once the mugs have cooled, add potting soil and plants of your choice. Remember that there are no drainage holes, and water the new plants carefully.

    Mug Pots http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/mug-pots/

    Mug Pot with a cat face

    Mug Pots http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/mug-pots/

    Mug Pot with closed eyes

    Mug Pots http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/mug-pots/

    Mug Pot with dotted eyebrow

    Four Dollar Store mugs, a little potting soil and some spider plant starts make for some cute little Mug Pots! A cute little craft for kids and adults alike!

    Mug Pots http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/mug-pots/

    Mug Pots planted with spider plant starts.

    Here are some “Mugsies” on colored mugs!

    "Mugsies" mug pots http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/mug-pots/

    More “Mugsies” using colored mugs and pens!

    Mugsie Planter http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/mug-pots/

    Mugsie Planters with button bows!

    Mugsie Planter http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/mug-pots/

    Mugsie Planter with a plant start

    Mugsie Planter http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/mug-pots/

    Mugsie Planter

     

     

6 Responses so far.

  1. Helen Malandrakis says:

    too cute!

  2. Nan, Odessa, DE says:

    Be sure to let us know the details of the sale!
    I would like to attend.

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