December 19, 2012

Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

Did you remember to get your brother's girlfriend, son's teacher, bus driver, letter carrier, husband's boss a little something to say Happy Holidays?

No?

Well here is a a super easy, and impressive, idea using DecoArt 3D Opaque Gloss Enamels.

First, go to your local dollar store and pick up a couple of coffee mugs in the colour of your choice. For me project, I went simple with big white oversized latte mugs.


Next, pick up your DecoArt 3D Opaque Gloss Enamel paint at your local craft store. I used the black, but it is available in a wide variety of colours including silver, gold, green, blue and orange.

Then...write out a sentiment, their name, draw a design! You certainly could create a beautiful pattern {I'm thinking paisley in orange, green, blue and yellow for a mug all to my own} or keep it simple and sweet. The writer tip on the Enamels making writing and detail work a breeze!



Now comes the hard part. Let dry for 4 days. Yes, FOUR! The paint needs the four days to cure and set, and I promise you...it's worth it.

After you've let the paint dry, bake at 325F for 30mins and you have a beautiful, personal, easy and dishwasher safe gift to give that didn't break the bank.

I promise you, once you finish your project you're going to want to find other things to use the Enamels on! I'm already scheming serving platters for bridal showers, special wine glasses and of course a mug for myself!

Disclaimer: I was provided the 3D Opaque Gloss Enamel paint by DecoArt for the purposes of completing and blogging about this project. Views and opinions expressed are my own.

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Kaymee said...

I LOVE this! Pinning this now :)

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