Have you ever tried drawing on mugs?? I think it’s super fun! And the best part – they make amazing gifts – so customizable and unique, and we all love receiving handmade. With these mugs, I tried the new Painted By Me pens from I Love To Create (head over and check out other bloggers’ creations) – they are made specifically for drawing on mugs and they’re even food safe (think of all the fun you can have drawing designs inside the mug!)
They have mugs and stencils in the product line, in addition to the pens. I love the fun shapes and silhouettes of the mug options. And tons of paint colors to choose from!
For my design, I narrowed the colors down to black, teal, green, gold and pink. Obviously most of the cactus is green, but I added accents of teal and really love that touch.
I am by far no artist! That’s what makes these great – anyone can do it. If you mess up, you can rub off your mistake and try again. Nothing is set until you bake it in the oven. I looked at several drawings of cactus on Pinterest and then just dove in. First with an outline…
Then I filled in with green – – I didn’t let my outline dry completely, which is why there are bits of the black line pushed to the side – I really liked how that was looking. I was trying to go with an imperfect, watercolor type of feel.
I just kept adding detail and tweaks and then called it done – voila!
And then I did a couple of other mugs to match the theme.
I think it’s so fun to give friends a gift on their birthday, and this mug fits the bill for sure. I’m thinking I’ll accompany it with a gift card or maybe even a live succulent plant (a cactus plant, planted in a cactus mug – cuteness overload!). Currently it’s not hot chocolate season, so I’m using mugs for ice cream consumption 😉 So maybe an ice cream gift card…
I just love how they turned out! Head out and try those Painted by Me mug paint pens – you’ll love them! Painted by Me is a completely food safe, permanent, and bake at home ceramics program – perfect.
And don’t forget to enjoy your ice cream this summer!!