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 have you ever wondered, how to paint a mug and make it dishwasher safe? These painted mugs are special because they are…wait for it….DISHWASHER SAFE! Dishwasher safe painted mugs are pretty simple once you know the secret item you need!
These dishwasher safe painted mugs take no time to make. They require no oven baking at all! I actually used a product that Plaid gave to our whole team 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.
Updated January 2019 – Just to be safe, I always put my mugs on the top rack and I don’t use the dry setting. I’ve had a few questions about whether you can put pictures on the mug or raised vinyl. I haven’t personally tried this but if you do, let me know if it works! I also received questions about where I put the dishwasher safe mod podge….I put it all over the outside of the cup. These are absolutely food safe!
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
2 Steps to Make Dishwasher Safe Painted Mugs
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. Will you be making your own dishwasher safe painted mugs?
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!!