Watercolor Mug DIY - this is incredible! What a great holiday gift id

Watercolor Mug DIY - this is incredible! What a great holiday gift id

Watercolor Mug DIY - this is incredible! What a great holiday gift idea. Watercolor Mug DIY - this is incredible! What a great holiday gift idea.

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Contributor post by Caitlin of The Merrythought Lately, I've felt like someone could come in and splash some watercolor patterns all over everything I own and I wouldn't mind it one bit. Unfortunately, in a few months, I'm sure I would be a bit annoyed with that decision. So I've been trying to come up with a few ways to add some faux watercolor splashes around my house. Last week, I was watching my cousin give herself a "watercolor" manicure and I thought, that would be a great technique to use on a mug! So I tried it… and it works! What you need: -White Ceramic Mug -Old or Disposable Bowl/Container -Nail Polish How to make it: -Fill the bowl with warm water. -Add a drop of nail polish to the water and let it spread out. You can also use a skewer to swirl the color around a bit to give it the effect you'd like. -Dip your mug in the water. -You can use nail polish remover to remove any excess nail polish on the bottom and inside of the mug or sections that got messed up. -Carefully pat mug dry with paper towel. -You can repeat with additional colors if you want. -Once you've achieved the look you want, let it sit for at least two hours. I would recommend hand washing these mugs. (Although I haven't tried mine in the dishwasher yet!) Durability will also depend on quality of the nail polish a bit - just as it would on your nails. I let mine sit for about 5 hours then scrubbed them and they were fine. If you run into problems, try coating the outside with a clear coat of nail polish or a non toxic finishing spray. About the Contributor Caitlin McGrath lives in a small town in Western New York. When her face isn't hidden behind her camera, she's usually crafting and daydreaming for The Merrythought, where she is a part of the three lady team sharing DIY projects, recipes, fashion, home décor & and bits of daily life.

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