Creative Mama: Father's Day Mugs | FreshlyPlanted

Creative Mama: Father's Day Mugs

It's so much fun to see the world through my children's eyes! Recently Isia told me, "Mama I love you so much. Like bananas and ice cream with sprinkles." Love it. What better way to remember their unique phrases then a cup designed for someone they love best? I made this cup for Father's Day, but I could also see it as a great birthday gift for a Grandma or Aunt, a fun Mother's Day gift, or a thank you gift for a special baby-sitter. The possibilities are endless- and the results are always as unique as the answers!


Creative Mama: Father's Day Mug
This is a standard mug that I bought from Target. I used the DecoArt Glass Paint Markerand found it really easy to work with. The first thing I did was to wash the coffee mug, removing any stickers, and dry it thoroughly. Then I wrote Isia's answers onto it (see our questions below), keeping q-tips handy to erase off mistakes with a dab of water and making sure any "erased" areas were dry before writing over them again. Sometimes, after being put down for a second, my pen would need a little help flowing- so I always tested it out on a piece of paper first before writing on the coffee mug again. Once finished it sat on our kitchen counter overnight to cure before baking it in a 375*F oven the next morning for 40 minutes. I then turned the oven off and left it in there to cool, just for good measure. 

Creative Mama: Father's Day Mug
Once it came out of the oven I scratched & scrubbed it, but it wouldn't come off at all. Success! 

Here are our questions:
{Grandpa} is... how old?
{He} loves to eat...
{Grandpa} is funny because...
{His}'s favorite colors are...
{Grandpa}'s job is...
My favorite thing about {Grandpa} is...
{Grandpa}'s favorite thing to do is...

Some other questions to consider:
{Grandpa} is really good at...
{His} favorite thing to do with me...
{Grandpa}'s favorite food is...
{He} always says...

Do you have a special or funny question to add to the list? 
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Cassidy Sevier

Cassidy is a former art classroom teacher from the city, now unexpected homeschooler to three active kids in the woods. She loves nature, good books, large pots of tea, and creative projects with her family. You can read about their learning adventures and more at Freshly Planted.com

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