I’ve had this picture saved since I first made my “things to make” folder. Now, I definitely don’t need any more mugs, so I don’t know who this is going to, but it’s so cute I had to make it!
So here’s the picture that I based my mug on…
I began by drawing my birds on some contact paper. As you can see, my birds are a lot different than the original ones. I actually based them off of birds I have hanging on my kitchen wall.
Then, I cut them out with my Xacto knife.
I stuck my birdies onto my mug, which I got from the dollar store (best place for things like this!).
Using my Martha Stewart paint, because it goes on anything, I dabbed it over the bird cutouts with a foam paint brush.
When I peeled the contact paper off, there was some bleeding, but it wasn’t terrible.
Using my Xacto knife, I scraped the excess paint off and it worked like a charm! You just have to do it before it dries completely.
I have this really thin paint brush that I actually cut to make even thinner for projects like this.
After painting my birds on the other side of the mug, I finished it up by painting the wire they’ll be sitting on. I love the way it came out! The paint has to cure for 24 days before you can wash it.
Speaking of birds, this little guy came for a visit! Roscoe of course had to go and scare it away, but this is actually the second time it’s stopped by 🙂