DIY - Personalized Mugs for my Mom’s 70th Birthday http://ift.tt/1v3girz My mom just turned 70! Big date! I want to give her a personalized gift, to remember this date.
So I decided to make personalized mugs for her.
Here’s the project step by step:
First, I made the graphics. The labels to go on the mugs.
- Printing paper - 100gr (3.5 ounces)
- Mod Podge (with or without gloss, you decide)
- Sponge brushes
- Cue tips
In English: “The seventies are the new fifties”
And, Here is the background so you can add your own text:
This one says: “Fabulous since 1944”
And again, the background without text:
The fonts I used, you can check my previous post to see which ones I used.
Next step, print 2 of each label, just in case! I use a printing paper with 100gr. (3.5 ounces), not regular one.
Cut the labels with an X-Acto knife.
Then, clean the surface where you going to apply the labels with the alcohol.
Apply the Mod Podge to the back of the labels and wait for about 20 minutes.
After the 20 minutes are out, in fact I waited a bit longer, apply the top coat. Don’t keep brushing, it will have a milky appearance, it will be translucent once it dries out. (sorry for this next picture, I was holding my iPhone with just one hand). Why I use my iPhone? Because once I take the pictures, I upload them into Dropbox, and then they are ready to use in my computer! I don’t have to connect the camera to the computer…get the photos…etc…etc…
Then, clean around the labels with the cue tips dipped in alcohol and let it dry for 24 hours. So, I’ll be showing you the finished project tomorrow!