Tea Anyone?

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
  • Quick
  • 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:

Rubbing Alcohol

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.