Hi! Dana Tatar here today sharing how to use Smooch® Pearlized Accent Inks to create a monogrammed coffee mug. This gift is such a fun way to show a teacher or coach how much they mean to you. If you’re looking for a project that you can create with your child, the following instructions are easy enough for young children to complete with little supervision.
My go-to teacher gift is usually a gift card to a local coffee chain. I thought it would be fun to give my daughter’s teachers gift cards inside a personalized mug this year. I’m pretty sure that coffee tastes better from a pretty cup!
Step One: Wash and dry a coffee mug. Carefully place a re-positional letter mask or alphabet sticker onto a mug. Use Smooch® Pearlized Accent Inks to apply dots of color around the mask. Be sure to concentrate the dots of ink around the edge of the mask to ensure a crisp monogram. Switch colors of ink often. As you work your way outward from the mask, leave more white space between dots for a fun burst effect.
The 32 pearlized colors of Smooch® Ink are great for layering. Select colors to match your school mascot or use several different shades of your favorite color.
Step Two: Carefully remove the letter mask from the mug. Touch up any areas that may have been smudged during the mask removal.
Step Three: To ensure that the ink is completely dry and will not rub off, bake the mug in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.
I’m planning on filling the mugs with shredded paper and the gift cards, with an outer wrap of cellophane tied shut with a colorful bow. There is space on the bottom of the mug to write a short message. I’m advising the teachers to hand wash their mugs. Although the Smooch® ink is permanent when heat set, I’m not sure how it would hold up to cleaning in a dishwasher.
Thanks for stopping by today! I’d love to hear what color(s) of Smooch® Ink you would use on a similar project. Let me know in the comments section!