For my daughter’s birthday brunch, we looked for some fun bowls or large mugs for the cereal. Unfortunately, we didn’t have much luck finding anything on a short notice. So, I started looking for bowls or mugs that I could paint with gold dots. We got lucky and found some oversized, clear glass mugs at the local Dollar Store. Mira thought they would be the perfect size for eating cereal. We picked up 6 mugs and some Martha Stewart Opaque Glass Paint from Michaels.
Mira loved how the glass mugs turned out! They were the perfect addition to the top of the place settings for her Preppy Kate Spade Inspired Brunch. Read below for instructions to make these simple DIY Painted Gold Dot Mugs.
What You’ll Need
Martha Stewart Opaque Glass Paint (shown above)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Using the rubbing alcohol, clean all of your glass mugs with a rag soaked with alcohol.
3. Pour a small amount of Martha Stewart Glass Paint on a paper plate. Dip Q-tips into paint and dab onto glass. Repeat in a random pattern to look like confetti.
4. Once you have finished painting, place mugs, upside down, directly on center rack. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Turn oven off and let the mugs cool in oven until completely cool to the touch. Remove from oven.
5. At this point, the mugs should be dishwasher safe on the top rack. *If you use a different brand of glass paint, please check the manufacturer’s instructions. Each brand’s curing process may be slightly different.