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A brilliant gift idea: painted mugs

Make your own Mother’s Day gift

If you’re looking for a lovely present for your mum, we have the perfect idea for you: DIY painted cups and mugs. Homemade and handcrafted gifts are always extra-special and will be treasured by anyone, not just mums! What’s more, you don’t have to be an artist to decorate your mugs with love or laughter any way you please. With the edding porcelain brushpens, even beginners will get great results. We show you our foolproof method in our step-by-step instructions. The special ink for porcelain and oven-proof glass boasts a creamy application and an even colour result. After finishing your designs, leave the ink to dry for a short while before baking them in a pre-heated oven. Your designs will then be dishwasher-safe!

You will need:

  • Black edding porcelain brushpen. If you prefer a more colourful design, there are three sets to choose from: blue/green tones, shades of red and assorted colours. All of the pens are also available individually.
  • White porcelain mugs or oven-proof ceramics
  • Water and methylated spirits for cleaning
  • Cotton buds and a damp cloth for corrections
  • A conventional oven
Step-by-step instructions:
  1. For the best colour results, first clean your mugs with water (ideally in the dishwasher) and wipe them down with methylated spirits. 

  2. Think up a beautiful design and draw it onto the mugs. We recommend that you only decorate the outside of the mugs, leaving the inner surfaces and rim free.

  3. The highly flexible nib of the porcelain brush pen will allow you to create fine strokes and dots (with the tip), as well as broader strokes (by holding the pen flat). 

  4. If you make a mistake, you can fix it with ease using a damp cloth or cotton bud.

  5. Once your design is finished, leave the ink to dry for 15 minutes. Then bake your painted mugs for 25 minutes in an oven preheated to 160°C. Make sure you place the porcelain on a cold oven shelf and put this in the oven once it has reached the right temperature. Then leave it in the oven to cool afterwards.

  6. After baking, your DIY painted mugs will be dishwasher-safe!