Today we’re sharing the last two projects in our DIY Gift Series from Merrilee of Mer Mag. To check out her previous projects — a cozy mountain pillow and a pretty bleach-dot clutch — click here and here. Thanks for sharing, Merrilee! — Kate
Hi, friends! Merrilee here again to help you check off those items on your gift list with simple and thoughtful handmade gifts. This week I’m excited to share our little bear mug, a new favorite in our home. This mug is an extremely fast and easy gift to pull together. I recommend making a set of two, or pairing it with your favorite coffee, tea or hot chocolate — and maybe some bear claws — to make the perfect gift for your loved ones. Enjoy!— Merrilee
Read the full how-to after the jump . . .
- a ceramic or porcelain mug (I used a vintage milk glass mug for this tutorial.)
- bear illustration template
- porcelain marker
1. To get started, print out the bear illustration.
9. Once your drawing is complete, follow your porcelain marker instructions for setting the artwork. We placed ours in the oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees, and we can only wash it on the top rack of the dishwasher.