A Marbled and Glazed Mug


Make your own marbled and glazed mug, with items you have at home.I announced many a moon ago to my grandmother that I didn’t need to read instructions because I could look at the picture and figure out how to do whatever

it was I wanted to do. Well that fact is nice and dandy except sometimes you need to read the instructions for you might miss a key detail…like when I tried out this fun idea from Carolyn’s Homework. If you haven’t seen the fun and pretty things she makes you need to check her site out because she is quite talented.

When I made my first mug I didn’t add the water and if you’ve ever done even a bit of marbling you will know that if it’s just paint it will not turn out to be marbled. It turned out to look like a glaze, so it wasn’t all a waste:

Make your own marbled and glazed mug, with items you have at home.When I dipped the cup the first time I was sure I must have done something wrong, but I went ahead and finished it. I actually jumped up off the couch as soon as I read what Carolyn did, sans the instructions considering her mug was just gorgeous!

The Second time around I read the instructions and used water:

Make your own marbled and glazed mug, with items you have at home.Make your own marbled and glazed mug, with items you have at home.I thought the idea of marbling cups was absolutely delightful because they’re beautiful, but I also loved the idea as I have some mugs that I don’t care for but we use….and I have nail polish that I don’t use. Speaking of hanging on to things I don’t use, remember the 40 days 40 bags challenge? I got rid of 45 bags! Back to the the mugs! Getting to use my nail polish and mugs to make something that I loved instead of loathed made me happy! I should have allowed more room for putting mouths when drinking so like Carolyn I might use these for flowers. Using these as vases might be perfect since I receive bundles of short stemmed wildflowers on a very regular basis and I don’t have anything for short flowers.

Make your own marbled and glazed mug, with items you have at home.A marbled and glazed mug might have initially gone awry, but sometimes our mistakes lead to something unique and quite beautiful.

And there you have it my darlings, I shall see you soon!

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  1. Carolyn ~ homework says:

    Your mug turned out fantastic! Thank you so much for the shout out about my mug. I was laughing because I tend to do the same thing. Just dive in and figure it out as I go. But that’s what makes creating fun. Thanks again. xxoo Carolyn

  2. Marti says:

    hahaha I can’t stand reading instructions either… for me it’s lack of patience.
    But what a cool idea!! Love it. Now I know what to make as a gift for co-workers during the Holidays. They’re both beautiful!!

  3. Deborah says:

    Love the pink mug! I will head over and read the tutorial. Thank you for sharing this and your copper pots and milk paint storage at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!
    Blessings, Deborah

  4. Marti says:

    Your cups are so creative, I love how they turned out! Thanks so much for sharing them with us. I pinned them to the party board. :)

  5. Brenda Young says:

    Mistake? what mistake, I love how the first one came out, what a perfect gift these would make for the creative who loves to paint! These would look great as paintbrush holders too if you get the paint to close to the lip.! hmm, I think I’ll throw one together for teacher appreciation week with some brushes… Thanks for the inspiration Heather!

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