DIY project: Gold-dipped mugs

I love making DIY projects, as you know from a previous post. This time around, I traded in the string and wood for coffee mugs and spray paint.

I love making DIY projects, as you know from a previous post. This time around, I traded in the string and wood for coffee mugs and spray paint.

I’ve seen a lot of gold-dipped mugs, vases and glass bottles on Pinterest, and I decided to take my jab at this DIY project. I figured it couldn’t be too difficult. It wasn’t, but I will advise to make sure to do this project in a well-ventilated area as the sealer is very strong.

Want to make your own? Follow these steps to make your own.

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Supplies you’ll need:

  • White (or the color of your choice) coffee mugs
  • Painter’s tape
  • Gold spray paint (suggestion here)
  • Sealer (suggestion here)
  • Aluminum foil
  • Cardboard or newspaper
  • Q-tips and/or paper towels to clean up mistakes

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Step 1:

With a freshly washed mug, choose a pattern you’d like to create. Start taping your mug with painter’s tape. Make sure that there are absolutely NO ripples in the tape. This will assure no paint streaks.

Step 2:

Once the mug is covered in tape only exposing the parts you want to be gold, make sure to cover the top with aluminum foil. Tape the edges down so no paint will go inside.

Step 3:

Following instructions on the spray paint can, spray your mug and let it dry.

Step 4:

Once the spray paint has dried, remove the tape. Spray the mug with sealer according to its instructions and let dry.

Step 5:

Hand wash mug and use as you please! I would advise against putting this mug in the dishwasher.

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Where to buy

The Repository
Select Rite Aid Stores
Spee-D Foods
Buehler's Fresh Foods
Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations
Aultman Hospital Gift Shop
Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop
Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace
Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations
News Depot
Avenue Arts Marketplace
Yum Yum Tree Alliance
Grapes in a Glass