Posted by on Jun 7, 2013 in Father's Day, Gift Ideas, Handprint / Footprint Crafts | 0 comments

When I was rooting around in my closet I came across a few extra white mugs I had recently purchased from the dollar store for the DIY painted mugs my boys and I made as Mother’s Day gifts. I decided to use the leftover mugs as an extra gift from the boys for their daddy, Grandpa, and Papa. Originally, I wanted to put M and B’s handprints on each of the mugs, but B was being less than cooperative. For some reason, he refused to let me paint his hand, but he was more than willing to let me take a print of his foot! A footprint may seem odd on a mug, but it still makes for a cute keepsake.

To create these mugs I used:

  • white mugs from the dollar store (I bought ours from Dollaramma for $1.25 each)
  • gloss enamel paint (purchased from Michael’s)
  • a foam brush
  • black paint pen (purchased from a set from Michael’s)

Father's Day Mugs

I painted M’s hand, and B’s foot, using a foam brush, then made prints on either side of the white mugs. When the paint dried, I painted a red heart on the prints, outlined the hearts with the black paint pen, and wrote the boys first initial on their corresponding prints.

Father's Day   Father's Day

Father's Day   Father's Day

To set the paint, I baked the mugs for 30 minutes at 275°F in a non-preheated oven on a baking sheet. I recommend washing the mugs by hand, as the paint may wear off over time in the dishwasher.

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