Hello – I'm Dom from Crafted, with a DIY glitter mug tutorial for you today. The best part of this mug? It's dishwasher safe. So once you follow the instructions and let it cure, you can wash it in the top rack of the dishwasher and the glitter won't wash off. Amazing, right? Add a bit of glittery bling to your morning coffee with this super simple project!
DIY Glitter Mug Gift
You will need:
- Rubbing alcohol
- Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge
- Fine grain glitter
The first thing you have to do before you can start blinging up your mug is clean the area with rubbing alcohol. This is recommended on the packaging of the Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge.
Ok, so there are two ways you can do this. You can mix your glitter into the Mod Podge which I did in this photo. I felt like this was just going to take way too many coats and was going to be very slow as you would have to wait for each coat to dry before you could add more . . . don't bother!
Instead, coat the handle in your dishwasher safe Mod Podge and generously sprinkle your glitter over the top.
I'm recommending fine glitter for two reasons. One, personally I think it looks better than the chunky stuff. Two, it will feel better when your holding the handle of your mug enjoying your morning coffee. 🙂
Once your Mod Podge is dry, shake the excess glitter from the handle and wipe off any loose glitter from the body of the mug. Give the handle a coat of Mod Podge over the top of the glitter. The instructions on the side of the container recommend 2-3 coats.
Now I will admit, I haven't tested my glitter mug in my dishwasher yet. The pack does recommend leaving the piece to cure for 28 days before washing. I'm sure it will work but I will pop back once it's been washed and let you know how it goes!
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