Sunday, 4 July 2010

Mugs

As most of you know Steven leaves school in 3 weeks, (not that I'm counting, lol)... and we're making some post-it books, well they are coming along nicely, Steven has finished he's art work on them, so it's down to me to do the names and finishing touches....

Another idea of mine was to give the teachers and people that have known Steven for a while a mug, so today I got Steven to do he's 'art' again...



The mugs were bought from Asda at a £1.00 for a pack of 4, and the Marabu porcelain painter pens were bought from my local craft shop, I chose 4 different colours but they're were loads of colours to choose from... and only cost me £2.69 each...



The best bit is, when you oven bake them, they will become dishwasher proof, I've not sure yet if to stencil the name of the teachers and helpers on the mugs to make them more personal...

10 comments:

Carole said...

What a good idea these mugs are - and Steven certainly seems to be enjoying decorating them, bless him. They'll make lovely gifts with or without the personalisation - if you've got time, add the names, if not, they are still lovely!

Hugs - Carole xxx

SusieJ said...

Great gifts Maria and well done Steven on the art work.
Sue xx
p.s. I'd stencil the names on - I remember school staffrooms!!

DGgirl said...

Maria

What a fabulous idea - where do you come up with them?

Gillx

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks carole, sue and gill...xx

OK, looks like I will try and do the names, also will add a tag to the handle rather than wrap them up....

gill I tried to think of practical presents, as I know teachers will not want home made stuff from someone else's child... also Steven did clive one of those painted mugs, but when we put it in the dishwasher, he needed to do it all over again, lol... so saw these type of pens in a do-crafts mag, think you can get it in paint too.

jan said...

wow lovely mugs Maria, and well done Steven decorating them, very special and lovely gifts, they will be pleased. hugs Jan xx

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks jan...xx

tea_bag said...

What a fab idear, and certainly a gift that can be used. Steven done a fab job and looks to be having fun doing them hugs alma xx

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks alma...xx

Susan said...

They look fab. You ought to send that photo of Steven into Docrafts for them to put in the magazine.

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks susan...xx

and not sure they would want he's ugly mug in their mag, lol.. get it, sorry too much caffeine...