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As a pinterest/craft blog lover you will have seen DIY mugs. Having never made one I leapt at the opportunity to review the ebook “10 Minute Mug” by Elizabeth from the blog Destination Decoration.
There is always a risk when such an opportunity appears, will the book be well written? Will it be original? Will the crafts appeal? I was not disappointed. The ebook is comprehensive with many fun ideas and comprehensive hints and tips to execute an excellent finish. It covers sharpie pens, nail varnish, metallic spray paint and glitter.
The only dilemma? Where to start – I decided on a sharpie pen technique. There are 17 hints and tips for a professional finish plus downloadable patterns. I decided on a quote from Julian of Norwich “All shall be well”. This seems fitting as I am studying Julian of Norwich’s book Revelation of Love.
To make my own pattern I opened picmonkey to find a script I liked the look of. Using the free software I created a template which I printed off.
As suggested I used the rubbing pencil on the back and drawing round to transfer the image to the mug.
Next to build up the sharpie pen dots, one colour at a time.
My sharpie mug did take longer than the suggested 10 minutes – but that really doesn’t matter. The ideas are wide, there will be a mug suitable for a gift for whoever your recipient is. Find the book here.
The mug is destined for work so it may spark interesting conversations amongst the agnostics and believers. Hopefully a quote of inspiration will center me when required!!
Amendment – do follow the instructions correctly, unfortunately I did not check whether my sharpies were water or oil based before I started:(
I was provided the ebook for a review – all opinions are my own