Thursday, June 21, 2012

Hand Painted Teacups



A super easy-peasy DIY for you to try this weekend! 


I just bought some adorable little teacups at the thrift store for 25 cents a piece (see them here), and decided that they needed a little sprucing up! Pinterest has some excellent inspiration for this kind of thing, and the possibilities are essentially endless. I decorated mine with a pewter-coloured porcelain gel, but these things come in so many different colours so you can really get creative with this one. Can’t wait to start sipping tea out of these cuties!





The paint I used is called “Pebeo Porcelain 150 Outliner” and it worked great. I’ve heard you can even do this with Sharpie markers if you bake the mugs afterwards to help it set (35 minutes at 300°F). If you try out this DIY, let me know… I’d love to see what all you creative creatures can come up with!


Enjoy your trendy, pretty, and thrifty new teacups! Xoxo.


43 comments:

  1. What a beautiful DIY! I love how the cups came out!

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  2. OMG I LOVE THIS!!!!

    I am now following you, follow back?
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    <3

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  3. Looks beautiful ,great Work!
    i´m a new Follower :)

    Lovely Greetings ♡

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  4. WOW, your Blog is great! :)
    Thank you for your nice comment, sorry for my bad english. :D

    I'm also following you now. :)

    Michi :*

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  5. Love your blog!! Would you like to follow each other on gfc?
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  6. Omg , they're amazing :X More cute than the one that you found in shops :X

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  7. omg i love your blog!! now following you too! :) I love DIY projects!!!! thanks for sharing!!

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  8. Really cool! And I love that you did two slightly different chevron patterns<3

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  9. oh Wow such lovely cups <3 thank You sooo much , Your blog is great too :) following You now :)

    xoxo

    Daggi

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  11. You did an awesome job! This is amazing!! I wish I had a skill like this! You have such an amazing blog.

    Ellie

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  12. These are so cute! What an amazing design. You did such an awesome job decorating them. Love it. Thanks for sharing the sharpie and baking tip as an alternative to using the porcelain gel. Such a cute idea. ;)

    Thanks too for visiting my blog, You Like It? I Made It!, and commenting on my Neon DIY oxfords. I really appreciate the comment and the follow. I'm now following your fun and lovely blog too. ;) Hope we can stay in touch. ;)

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  13. Your blog is so amazing!:) Keep it up!

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    I'm following you, hope you do the same!

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  14. I love the cute teacups! :) Thanks for the sweet comment and stopping by my blog. Your blog is awesome-following ya back!!! Keep in touch. Happy Blogging!!!

    Elle xoxo
    
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  15. absolutely adorable! thanks for your sweet comment, following back! x

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  17. How fun! What a great idea! I love the way they came out! :)

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  18. They look beautiful! What a lovely chevron pattern :-)

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  19. thank u for your comment.
    great blog. do u want follow each other?


    xoxo


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  20. Creative painting on the cup...
    It looks cool :)

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  21. Thank You sooo much! I always wanted to paint/ draw my own teacups :)
    I love it and now I know how I can do it! Thank you so much! ^-^

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  22. lovely, u're very talented, Great blog……..
    I'm following you now. check out mine and if u like pls follow me back!

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  23. The cups came out fantastic! You're so creative, such a fun DIY project. Your blog is so cute =)

    xoxo,
    Suzie Q
    www.StyleCueBySuzieQ.com

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  24. Wow, great job, looks really interesting :)

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  25. omg thats soo pretty i never would have thought you made that at home <3

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  26. OMG YOU'RE SO CREATIVE. I'M AMAZED :O

    definitely following your blog :D
    follow back my blog?
    xx,
    petiteness

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  27. love it :)

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    and if you like it, feel free to click that follow button pretty! ^^

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  28. Hey girl, thanks for stopping by my blog. I'd love to follow you too! Following you now :)

    Victoria x
    walkinyourownshoes.blogspot.com

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  29. It's a great DIY! That's very pretty and so creative. I really love it.
    You have a very interesting blog.

    I am following you now, follow me back?

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  30. Wow this is such a fun and simply DIY project! I love it :) You have a nice blog as well! I am now following. Hope you'll check out my blog too <3

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  31. These are so cute! i love them! i want to go thrifting for mugs now!

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  32. I'm simply in love with this DIY idea! You're very talented; glad I ran across your blog and happy to be a new follower!
    Looking forward to more fun posts like this in the future!
    Hope you'll check out my blog as well!
    xo Paige Renae
    http://paigerenae.blogspot.com/

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  33. Oh, this is such a fantastic idea! I love it! I think I should find a thrift store somewhere around my place, thrifting seems like so much fun and it's a great inspiration for amazing DIY projects like this one! I'm so glad I've discovered your blog, and I'm most definitely following you to see more :)

    Have an amazing day!

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

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  34. Amazing blog dear!!!!
    Now, I'm your new follower... follow me back ;-)
    A big kiss!

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  35. Wow!! This is so creative and talented1! *thumbs up*

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  36. What a great idea!! :)

    I invite you to check out my blog
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  37. That's such a great idea!
    Really nice blog with wonderful DIY stuff!:)

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  38. I'm obsessed with these mugs! they are wonderful!

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  39. I have tried doing this with sharpies and every time it scratches away pretty quickly. (I have learned that if you don't over-layer the sharpie it doesn't happen AS quickly) I will definitely have to try it with that gel! - Dusty.

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