Hey hey! I know it has been a while since I posted!! I’ve missed y’all. We went on vacation and I took a little time before that off just for a breather. I know I’m not alone when I say, this back to school is tough, plus work, blog, house cleaning, projects….and the list goes on…Sometimes you just have to get off that hamster wheel. But, I’m back with the Monthly DIY Challenge today! The whole team is using Mod Podge this month!! I know painted mugs have been done a gazillion times. But these are special because they are…wait for it….DISHWASHER SAFE! Dishwasher safe painted mugs are pretty simple!
These dishwasher safe mugs take no time to make. They require no oven baking at all! I actually used a product from that Plaid gave to our whole teams called Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge. Honestly, I was skeptical but I put these mugs to the dishwasher tests and they came out just as shiny and beautiful as they went in.
There are no before pictures….I know…bad blogger. I’ll show you what I used though!
A Black Mug for $0.88 from Walmart
First, wash and dry your mug. They get really dusty sitting in the store. Next, decide what design you want on yours. I took the INCREDIBLY easy way out and just did a little abstract whisper stroke coming up from the bottom of the mug. I did 2 layers. I let that dry for about an hour while I did some other things around the house, see hamster wheel mentioned above in first paragraph 😉
After the paint was dry I just painted on the dishwasher safe Mod Podge. This stuff goes on super smooth and leaves a great finish. I used the “Gloss” and as you can see it turned out great! Now you can make all the mugs you want and still be able to run them through the dishwasher. Cute mugs + Less Work = Happy Momma!! I drink coffee every morning and both of these mugs have been through the dishwasher and came out looking good still. Exciting! You can also do the ever-so-popular Sharpie mug and use the dishwasher safe Mod Podge on top of it.
Be sure to check out the rest of the team’s Mod Podge projects, they are all great! But don’t go just yet, there’s a GIVEAWAY!! Enter to win a $50 gift card to Plaid and product package worth $100!!