Looking for a great gift for a friend or teacher this upcoming Valentine’s Day? Look no further! Today I am going to share a cute and easy tutorial for a DIY Valentine Glitter Heart Mug. I was totally inspired on Pinterest by this post here, but I did things a little differently as you will see below.
These Valentine’s Day gifts are great for the kids give, and an easy project for you and the little one to make. It doesn’t take too much time, and once cured can even be dishwasher safe!
DIY Valentine Glitter Heart Mug
Here is a quick list of the items you will need (some optional):
- Americana Crystal Glitter Gloss Enamels in Red
- optional: vinyl cutting machine to cut the heart, or you can hand cut if you do not have access to a vinyl cutting machine
- access to an oven
Step 1: The first thing you will need to do is clean your mugs, and then clean the surface you are placing the stencil on with alcohol.
Step 2: Next you will want to cut out your vinyl and then place on the mug in the desired spot.
Step 3: Paint (by dabbing, not brushing) on your glitter enamel.
Step 4: Remove the vinyl once painted, and then carefully using a Q-Tip remove any bleed thru paint you may have encountered.
Step 5: Allow the mug to dry for 4 days. Then bake in an non-preheated oven on 275 degrees for 30 minutes. Open the oven door and allow to completely cool.
Once you have completed all of these steps, your mug is now dishwasher safe! Just make sure not to eat or drink off of the painted portion. (Which could be hard, but not impossible!)
This is such a cute and simple gift, and one that will have the Teacher Appreciation level elevated when they receive their thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift!
Make sure to give this sweet DIY Valentine Glitter Heart Mug a try for this Valentine’s Day! Are you making teacher Valentine’s Day gifts?
You might also like this recipe for Chocolate Strawberry Hearts!