When I saw these mugs at my local craft store, I thought they would make the perfect Father's Day gift.
But, they needed a little personalization. So, I got out my etchall® etching crème and, in no time, I had a personalized gift for Dad!
After I washed and dried the mug, I applied etchall® etching crème to the area within the lip of the label. I applied a glob of crème in the center of the label area and slowly pulled it out to the raised edge with a toothpick. Since it's nice and thick, it stayed in place, but you could tape around the lip if you prefer.
Here it is after the etching. You could write a name or number right on the etched label area, but I wanted to go a little further. Here was the chance to use some paint I had-- Americana® Chalkboard paint by DecoArt®.
I followed the instructions and painted two layers letting each layer dry in between painting.
Now, it's ready to personalize.
I wrote Dad on the chalkboard area with a chalk pencil that I had in my sewing box. Or, try a chalk marker. Now, add a little decoration - a cute bow tie, twine, or ribbon around the top. I used a strip of bandana.
How's that for a quick and easy personalized gift! Just fill it up with Dad's favorite snacks and gift! Don't forget to use etchall® etching crème to start the process. It makes a great base for the chalkboard paint because it provides a rough surface to which the paint can cling.
I think I'd like a whole set of these for summertime. Everyone could label their own mugs!
|Etched Mug with etchall®|