Wow, I cannot believe I haven't posted since September, 2014. Had to think why that was the case, and realized I had a great excuse. I became a grandma at the first of November, and traveled out of town to be with my daughter, son-in-law and grandbaby for five weeks. It was the best! When I got back it was only a couple of weeks until Christmas, and I had done absolutely no planning for the holidays. And, here it is, January, 2015.
During the interim, I made a few items. I found a Pinterest posting on these mugs that looked easy and fun to make, so I made 16 of them as gifts for Christmas.
Next, you need to make it permanent, so you bake in the over at 350 for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, turn the oven off, but do not remove the mugs. Leave them in the oven until it cools down completely on its own. Please note that this will produce a strong smell in your kitchen, so you should have good ventilation (windows open). I have double ovens, so I put half of them in the top and the rest in the bottom, and did them all at the same time.
I made another mug for my nephew with a monogram. This one was etched.
Here is a box I made for the mug. The pattern came from SVG Cuts' Winter Gazebo SVG Kit. I made the top solid, and I added panels to the sides on both the inside and outside, to make it stronger for the heavy mug.
Happy New Year - 2015!