These designs practically created themselves based on the design of the mugs I bought. The strip at the top was just begging for some words, so I chose “Peace, Love, Joy” for the first one. Later, I made another that says “Let it Snow.”
STEP 1: Clean your surface with alcohol.
STEP 2: Align your adhesive stencils on the mug.
Prior to this project I’d never worked with adhesive stencils before, and let me tell you, I don’t want to go back! I. am. in. love. For rounded surfaces like this, they are just amazing! They go on like a sticker and peel right back off when you’re finished, ready to re-stick and use again.
STEP 3: Use a dauber to apply glass paint. Remove stencils while paint is still wet.
STEP 4: Continue, alternating stencils and colors until your design is finished.
For this particular design, I stenciled my three words, as well as stars in between and on the handle, and a tiny polka dot border in gold glitter.
I absolutely love the way this project turned out, and I have big plans for other ways I’m going to use these glass paints and adhesive stencils for holiday decor! Be sure to stop by in the next few weeks to see more great ways to use the same supplies!