As Mother’s Day is approaching, I like to think ahead. I did these for Christmas this year, but I think they would be super cute for Mother’s Day gifts.
Waterfall Mugs… You can see the video that I used to do them from the Babble site here. Here’s my pro’s and con’s…
- Easy to do with kids (mine are ages 8-12)
- Very little mess
- Inexpensive for a nice gift
- Using the alcohol ink / Mod Podge method, they bled a little bit which didn’t give us the exact look we were going for. Still cute and gift-able, but not exactly like the end product on the video.
VERDICT: The came out cute for a nice quick gift, but the next time I do them I would try this method using nail polish instead of ink, I don’t think they would bleed as much. You can check the post from Working Mom Magic here.
I gifted these mugs with some loose tea (I purchased a sampler set and broke it up, one for each mug), these adorable Owl Loose Tea Reusable tea bags, and Snail tea bag holders.
We did these mug gifts for under $10.00 each which I think was a great deal. People love to get handmade gifts if they are useful and of course made with love!
Here is a complete list of the items that I used, I ordered them all at Amazon to save my sanity and the running around. You can probably easily find them at a local craft center – Michaels or A.C. Moore too:
Foam Paint Brushes: http://amzn.to/2mfxiv8
White basic mugs: http://amzn.to/2nt2hE4
Alcohol Ink: http://amzn.to/2lQxmFc
Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge: http://amzn.to/2niRPzU
Added these to make the complete gift:
Loose Tea Sampler Pack http://amzn.to/2niOIYJ
Owl Loose Tea Reusable Tea Bag http://amzn.to/2mA2k38
Snail Tea Bag Holder http://amzn.to/2nsRABo
If you make these, let me know how they come out! I would love to see your designs.