DIY: His and Her Mugs

Need a personalized wedding gift?

His and Her Mugs

Meet the cutest DIY wedding gift – His and Her Mugs!

You can either write their names, like I did above, or just “His” and “Hers”

Materials

  1. Plain mugs, I bought mine from Benix & Co. on sale, but you can always count on Dollarama!
  2. Porcelain Pen – I bought mine, in black, for $5 at DeSerres
  3. Optional: Stencils, found at Michaels and DeSerres

Instructions 

  1. Plan plan plan what you want to write, and where you want it to show up!
  2. Once you have finished your mugs, place them on a cookie sheet, pop them in the oven, and turn the heat to 350F. Make sure you put the glasses in the oven while its heating up, not once it reaches 350F, or the mugs will crack.
  3. Leave the mugs in the oven for 30 minutes (starting the timer when you put the glasses in, not when the oven reaches 350F)
  4. Turn the oven off and leave the oven door open after 30 minutes. Let cool.

Mugs can be handwashed or put in the dishwasher 🙂

Cafe au lait anyone?

DIY: Rosebuds

You might have noticed on top of my purple pineapple – otherwise known as my DIY: Ombre Vase – the little rosebuds.

This DIY was actually really difficult tedious. I did it with my BFF and we were both ready to call it quits.

I took my inspiration from The Idea Room, and as you can see, mine looks nothing like hers! A girl can only dream.

Materials

  1. Tissue paper streamers – I bought mine at dollarama, but they only had ugly colours remaining in the regular sized streamers, so I bought pretty pink colours in small sized streamers. I think this was my downfall. So definitely buy regular sized streamers (regular sized in width – about 2-3 inches).
  2. Glue gun and glue sticks
  3. Styrofoam ball to glue your rosebuds on

Directions

  1. Cut your streamers into 24 inch strips. You can crumple the paper if you want the paper to be softer (optional)
  2. Take one end and begin rolling the strip between your fingers
  3. Every 3-4 inches, twist the paper 180 degrees. Keep rollin’
  4. Now roll, twist, roll twist, etc etc etc etc
  5. Glue your roses onto your styrofoam ball

So, did you get beautiful roses like The Idea Room? Or not-quite bloomed rose buds like me?

DIY: Ombre Vase

I have seen so many versions of this craft all over the web, so much so, that I doubted it would even need an introduction!

But, just in case, and without further adieu..

The Plastic Spoon Ombre Vase (pictured on the far right, behind the white birdie)

Materials (all available at Dollarama)

  1. Plastic spoons
  2. Acrylic Paint – buy one base colour, i.e. purple, blue, etc. and buy white so you can make different shades
  3. Glue gun and sticks
  4. Any type of jar (I used an old coffee canister)

Instructions

  1. Cut off the heads of the spoons. I needed 12 heads per row. Try to guestimate how many you’ll need by measuring your jar
  2. Line your spoon heads on newspaper or a plastic sheet in as many rows as will fit on your jar (I had four rows)
  3. Take your base colour and create your different shades. Play around, adding more and more white paint for each row of spoons.
  4. Once you’ve perfected your colours, begin painting your spoon heads, each row the same colour.
  5. Let your spoons dry. While they are drying, you  might consider painting your jar or canister. I painted mine black.
  6. Once everything is dry, begin glueing the spoon heads onto the canister. You can arrange your spoon heads from dark to light or light to dark, facing up or facing down, your choice! Although it seems most people agree the downward direction of the spoon head is more attractive.

Do you like it? To be honest, I am slightly indifferent towards mine. It looks kind of funny. But the examples I’ve seen look really pretty, so maybe I will give it another go.

Check out Addicted2Decorating for a pretty example. In fact, check out her whole website. It’s awesome 🙂

What do you think? Did you try it?

DIY: Dub Step

 

Dub step, two step… let me see you one, two step

What am I talking about? Well, none other than the easiest and best crafting there is!

You two step… your craft has two steps!

For example, I painted this lovely antique tray (thrifted for $1 in Wasaga Beach, Ontario).

I bought, I painted.

If you think about it, you’ve probably done many two steps. And two steps are just as crafty as the dreaded ten step, in my humble crafty opinion.

Show me your best dub step!