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Two of my biggest loves on this earth are Starbucks® Coffee Products and adorable coffee mugs to drink them from. Being able to do a post that features both of these feels like Christmas morning y’all. Speaking of Christmas, this post is guaranteed to give you some great Christmas present ideas so make sure you pin it for future reference.
How many of you have been wanting to make your own mug art for what feels like forever? If you are anything like myself you have thought about it at least a dozen times, but have never followed through. Why? It looks too hard. Today I am happy to report that I tried, I conquered, and I lived to write this blog post. I am going to share with you how to make your own custom mugs, give you some tricks to get you started, and offer you four free design templates that I know you are going to love.
There are 6 steps to the process.
1) Take your template that you print out and trace over the back of it. To make the process easier I traced mine on a window. After you have the outer edges done fill it in. I mean REALLY fill it in so it is very dark.
2) Cut around the template and tape it perfectly to the cup. Make sure you place the side you traced on the back and the printed side facing out. I used lots of little pieces of tape to get mine well secured
3) Scribble. Take your pencil and go to town scribbling over the printed words. Use this to de-stress a bit if you need to, pressing as hard as you can and being very careful not to rip the paper.
4) Carefully remove the tape and the paper
5) Go over the marker with Oil based paint markers. Regular permanent markers WILL NOT do the trick.
6) Bake your creation at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, allow it to cool in the oven before removing.
There you have it, the secret is out. Your not free handing the art work, your tracing it. See, this project just became much more manageable in your eyes.
This was my very first attempt. Not too bad, right?
Here are a few tips to hopefully make your attempt easier.
*Thinner words and designs are much easier than wider ones. The main reason being there is less to fill in and overlap. Try and work from the outside inward overlapping as little as possible.
*Mistakes can be removed with acetone nail polish remover but you will lose your pattern to trace and fixing mistakes can be a little tricky.
*Practice makes perfect. Consider practicing your design a few times before diving head first into a project. This gives you a chance to adapt to how the markers work.
If you are excited to give this a try but feeling creatively uninspired, you can grab your free copy of these templates.
Now you clearly need something to put in your mug and I have the perfect thing for you, Starbucks® Caffè Latte K-Cup® pods. This new product is everything I need in a cup of coffee and more. They are made from milk with no artificial flavors and come in 3 Starbucks® signature flavors: Mocha, Caramel, and my favorite, Vanilla. You can also pick them up in two seasonal favorites too, Pumpkin Spice and Peppermint Mocha. I may never leave home again… unless I run out.
Starbucks® Caffè Latte K-Cup® pods are so easy to make in a simple two-step process. Pour the packet into your mug, Add your pod to your brewer, select the 8 oz setting, brew, stir and enjoy! Just knowing I am minutes away from a latte whenever I need keeps me going on days when I know I’ll need a little pick me up. Which is pretty much every day.
So it’s time to celebrate friends. Starbucks® Caffè Latte K-Cup® pods are available at grocery stores nationwide!
Have you found them instore yet?
Which flavor would you try first?
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