Okay so, I have this reusable to-go cup that my friend got me as a gift because she knows I always gotta have a drink with me, and one day I was making iced coffee and I guess I didn’t pour slowly enough, because it got a little crack on the outside. It’s double insulated, so the crack doesn’t affect anything, it just didn’t look great. Since it was a gift, I didn’t want to get rid of it, so instead I thought I’d fix it up and paint a little something on it. I’m so glad I did, because it came out really cute and it covered the crack perfectly 🙂
I decided on the design because I’m a bit obsessed with it…I don’t know what it’s called…leaves on a vine? Anyone? I just know that it’s pretty popular right now and I love it! I started by painting the stem, vine, whatever you want to call it, using some painters tape, and Martha Stewart paint, because it goes on plastic (although, I’d still only hand wash it).
Originally, I wanted to use a leaf stamp that I had bought, but it didn’t work out so well, so instead I hand painted them. They didn’t come out perfect, or even, but I actually liked it! Usually, I’m a perfectionist, and it would bother me like crazy, but I think it actually looks better this way!
And there you have it! An easy remodel. I even saw one of these reusable cups at the Dollar Tree yesterday so it would be a really cute and inexpensive gift for someone 😉 ***Update! Almost a year later, and my cup looks exactly how it did the day I made it! I let it cure for the 25 days that the Martha Stewart paint suggests, and I ALWAYS hand washed. No chips, no nothin’!***
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Until…Thursday! (If you don’t follow me on facebook, I’ve decided that I won’t be posting on work days (Wed. & Thurs.) anymore, as I’m too exhausted to do anything!)