Everyone needs a bit of inspiration everyday, right? Items with inspirational or motivational quotes on them can brighten someone’s mood, or give them enough energy to go through the day. This stenciled quote DIY mason jar mug would be the perfect gift for someone in your life who needs a bit of motivation, inspiration or a daily dose of happiness!
- Darice Mason Jar Mug
- Today Will Be Amazing Stencil Template < click to print
- Adhesive Backed Vinyl
- X-acto Knife & Scissors
- Die Cutting Machine (optional)
- Contact Paper
- Multi-Surface Satin Paint & Paintbrush
Step 1. Start with a clean mug. Wipe the surface you want to paint with some alcohol to get rid of dust and chemicals.
Step 2. Cut your template (download here). If you don’t have a cutting machine, you can cut this by hand (and patience!). Alternatively, you can use letter stickers and tape.
Step 3. Cut each line (you’ll end up with a total of three), and then transfer your vinyl to your mug’s surface with contact paper. Carefully adhere each line to make sure they’re aligned with one another.
Step 5. Retouch areas as needed (like lines you want to make thicker) and remove areas with imperfect paint (such as if it bled through the stencil) carefully with a cotton swab. Cure according to your paint’s directions, and you are done!
I love the hand-painted feel of the DIY mason jar mug, and it’s easy to overlook the imperfections with the font as it looks hand-painted with the font I chose. And as I have stated before, you can even create your own designs with just letter stickers! Perfect if you want to add a different quote.
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Aki is an avid DIYer at heart. She documents her crafting adventures over at Minted Strawberry where she shares various DIYs – but mainly focusing on jewelry, clothing and accessory crafts. She also shares printable cards, wallpapers and other graphic work. She loves trying out new craft materials, processes, and learning about new ideas.